Asakusa Ryokan Tokaisou is a friendly guest house offering budget accommodation close by the Tsukuba Express (TX) Asakusa Station. Here you can rely on clean, cheap, and comfortable no-frills accommodation in a relaxed setting which is perfect for meeting other international travelers.
Guest Rooms & Dormitories
Asakusa Ryokan Tokaisou has a mixture of private rooms and dormitory beds available. All guest rooms on the 1st and 2nd floors are private rooms come with single, double, or twin futon bedding. These private rooms all have their own private bathrooms and toilets. Rooms which have separate bathrooms and toilets are slightly cheaper than those where they are together. Flooring in the private rooms is traditional tatami matting and guests sleep in comfortable futons which can be laid out on the floor, or folded away when not in use. All private rooms come with air conditioning and heating, a small dresser, a sink, a tea set, a hair dryer, a set of towels, Japanese-style bathrobes (called yukata), combined shampoo and conditioner, body wash, and toothbrushes.
On the 3rd floor there is a hostel style mixed dormitory, and private group dormitory rooms which can hold between 2 to 5 people. All dormitories have bunk beds. Guests on the 3rd floor should use shared bathrooms and showers which are separated by gender. Bathroom amenities are not supplied for 3rd floor guests, but they can rent a towel for 100 yen. 3rd floor guests also have access to private lockers, and a living room with a TV and computers. There is also a small kitchenette with a refrigerator, microwave oven, sink, some crockery and cutlery, and an electric kettle.
Wi-Fi internet access is available in all the rooms, dormitories and public areas of the guest house. All rooms and dormitories are non-smoking.
Children under 4 years of age may not stay at this guest house, and children over 4 years old will be charged the same rate as adults.
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This guest house does not serve meals and does not have a full kitchen where guests can cook their own meals. However, there is a microwave oven and refrigerator that guests can use. For daily groceries there is a supermarket just 3 minutes’ walk from the guest house, and there is also a Lawson convenience store two minutes’ walk away where guests can buy cheap rice balls, noodles, sandwiches, snacks, and drinks. Guests can also find plenty of cheap restaurants and eateries in the surrounding neighborhood. As well as Japanese style izakaya taverns, and sushi bars, there is a good mix of international cuisine at local Chinese, Italian, and Turkish restaurants.
Other Services & Facilities
The reception desk is open from 8.00 to 23.00. The staff at Asakusa Ryokan Tokaisou are very helpful and happy to suggest sightseeing, dining, and entertainment options around Asakusa. Check in time is from 15.00 but guests can leave their luggage at the guest house prior to checking in any time after 8.00 am. Checkout time is at 10.00 am, but after checking out guests can store their luggage at reception until 15.00 on the same day.
There is a computer near the front desk that guests may use during reception hours to access the internet for free. There are also computers that guests may use in the 3rd floor living room.
There is a coin operated washing machine and dryer on the roof that guests can use to do their laundry. The washing machine costs 200 yen for a single cycle and the dryer costs 100 yen for 30 minutes. Laundry detergent is 50 yen per pack. Guests can also hang their washing out to dry on the rooftop washing line if the weather is fine.
This guest house has no curfew, so guests can come and go whenever they please.
Asakusa Ryokan Tokaisou is an 8 minute walk from the Kaminarimon Gate of Sensoji Temple and 3 minutes from the Asakusa Rox shopping center. This location is also convenient for local transport. TX Asakusa Station is a 4 minute walk away and the Toei, Tobu, and Tokyo Metro Asakusa Stations are a 12 minute walk away. Tokyo Metro’s Ginza Line can also be accessed at Tawaramachi Station which is a 6 minute walk to the south. Here is a map of the location.
Article and original photos by Michael Lambe. All rights reserved.