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Tama Ryokan

Certificate of Excellence
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have stayed at Tama Ryokan multiple times, and plan on doing so again. It is in a great location near Shinjuku, perfect as a hub for exploring Tokyo,and the host is warm and welcoming. When staying here, however, one should understand is not like an ordinary hotel or "ryokan." It is a lovely old home that has been converted...

Thank Daniel B
TamaRyokan, Manager at Tama Ryokan, responded to this review

Not to contradict such a glowing review, but as I understand the family history, Tama Ryokan was a ryokan from the day construction finished. (I'm not sure when that was, but I've been told that Eiko's father went into this business not long after the end of WW II.) And please don't let our "youth-hostel vibe" put you off if...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a really charming, nice, simple Ryokan (Japanese style guest house/hotel). Facilities were great and really clean. Michael was really helpful and answered any of our questions really quickly. The lady who works there was extremely helpful! She spoke good English and bent over backwards whenever we asked her for anything! Amazing location, 5 minutes from a central metro...

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TamaRyokan, Manager at Tama Ryokan, responded to this review

I hate to nitpick on such a glowing review! But ... a Tokyo Metro (subway) entrance is so close you can hold your breath walk to it from our door, without discomfort. (Please remember to exhale it you test this claim.) And I'd say we're actually about 4 minutes, not 5, from the Yamanote line station (which incorporates the Seibu-Shinjuku...

New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

My first time in Tokyo, I found the people to be lovely and welcoming, spaces to be clean and aesthetically pleasing. I wanted a quirky Japanese experience so decided to stay in a capsule hotel the first night and a ryokan the next two nights. Capsule was awesome, tama ryokan a complete let down. Its positives - very convenient, cheap...

Thank Naveen A
TamaRyokan, Manager at Tama Ryokan, responded to this review

As you can see, here we have a guest who believes that email asking "What are your plans?" is "blunt" and "rude", when there are still guest belongings in a room long after checkout time, but no guest to be found. Actually, asking the question was my attempt to avoid an accusatory tone in a context where accusations often backfire....

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 6 December 2016

I had an amazing staying at Tama Ryokan. Aiko was a lovely hostess, extremely welcoming and friendly. The ryokan was lovely, with tatami floored rooms and paper walled doors, creating a very traditional atmosphere. Location was a stone throw away from the metro, less than a minute away, and two stops from Shinjuku station, the heart of Tokyo. I loved...

Thank GlobeTrotter_80days
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

For the price, the location is good..walkable to train station and close to Shinjuku & Shibuya..the place looks Aged but clean & enables one to experience Japanese lifestyle.. There are strict rules to be adhered to..so make sure u listen carefully to them when u check in.. esp with regards to cleanliness, thus I'm sure the place is kept rly...

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Lund, Sweden
Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is a very rustic hotell which I guess is ok value for the money if you get a better room than we did. We were four people staying in one room without the possibility to lock the door. Shared bathroom.

Thank Guslor
TamaRyokan, Manager at Tama Ryokan, responded to this review

Our Japanese style rooms do lock from the inside, and we can secure any valuables if you like (although theft here is so rare that I can't remember the last time it happened). I try to explain the experience on request, but in the end it is up to our customers to understand what a Japanese style room is. As...

Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Good location, near Takabobaba JR station, it was a friendly personal stay of the old style Japanese inn. Much enjoyed and would have stayed there on return to Tokyo but no vacancies! Several places to eat locally, between the inn and the station for breakfast.

Thank murraymint48
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The location of this Ryokan is perfect, right next to a subway place and a 3 minute walk from the train station which has the yamanote line. The owner of the Ryokan is very nice, the rules are a little strict, but to be fair, they are there to keep the building clean and well maintained. Overall, this place is...

Thank Danielle H
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This is a quaint place to stay a few nights in the otherwise busy neighbourhood of Takadanobaba. There are a few rules to be followed, but this goes with every ryokan I've stayed in. I joined a group of friends here who occupied the "official" rooms, there was a smaller room available for me that met my needs. The rooms...

Thank Dick W
New York City, New York
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I worked with Michael to book a room at the Ryokan. He had a very reasonable cancellation policy, spoke great English, and provided details about the surrounding area (and Mt. Fuji). For travelers arriving at the major airports late at night, I have been told that Michael sometimes meets his guests at the terminals to help them get to their...

Thank sevan1028

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tama Ryokan provides basic accommodation for a reasonable price in a central Tokyo location. It is about 3 minutes walk from the Yamanote line, and literally seconds from the Tozai subway line. It is also convenient to the Internet - we have a WiFi throughout the building, and 24-hour access to one desktop computer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tama Ryokan

Address: 1-25-33 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku 169-0075, Tokyo Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Shinjuku
Number of rooms: 7
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Also Known As:
Tama Ryokan Hotel Shinjuku
Tama Ryokan Shinjuku, Tokyo
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“Choose a room with a tatami floor to complete the Japanese experience”
GlobeTrotter_80days, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Email the ryokan to communicate with the owners ahead of time.”
sevan1028, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The room upstairs next to the refrigerator is the best (big and private)”
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  • Our room with futons
Bettina1234, 23 Jul 2015 | Read review
“BOOK WAY IN ADVANCE. I booked a good few months in advance and it was only two weeks or so before my flight that I confirmed the booking. Phew!”
ChewChewChewChew, 28 Apr 2013 | Read review
“There is 1 room that is not tatami, but has a western style bed. I think it's better to chose tatami room if it's available.”
Paul4970, 11 Nov 2011 | Read review
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