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Tama Ryokan

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

My father, sister, two sons (ages 7 and 10) and I stayed at Tama Ryokan in June 2016 and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Eiko was so kind and helpful. My 10 year old referred to her several times on our trip to Japan as the nicest lady he has ever met! Michael was very prompt in returning emails and answering...

2Thank Rebecca J
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Our host was exremely friendly and our room was beautiful. We even received small gifts before checking out. The location was perfect for moving around in Tokyo with a subway and a railway station around the corner. There were also many good restaurants around the ryokan.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 9 May 2016

It was located very close to JR Takadanobaba station (about 5 min walk). It was convenient to get to places like Shinjuku, Harajuku and Shibuya. Theres quite a few places to eat around the hostel. There was also a McDonalds nearby and a small department store nearby. The owners were really welcoming and polite. However, there is a lack of...

Thank Michelle S
TamaRyokan, Manager at Tama Ryokan, responded to this review

Believe it or not, I gave this review an upvote for its criticism, not for its praise. My wife now has a helper, so I now only get glimpses in passing of how housekeeping is done. When I was working with my wife on the rooms, our intrusions were mostly limited to going into rooms to empty the wastepaper baskets....

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

I love this place, it's cozy and very japanese styled. It is also near a train Station, 7-11 and some places to eat. The lady owner is very nice and friendly. I just didn't get the chance to say goodbye before we leave. I will definite come back here.

Thank Rohaiza
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 13 December 2015

We had a great time staying at the lovely Tama Ryokan. Eiko-san made us feel very welcome and, despite our late check in hour, very kindly took the time to show us around and explain everything, including an arrival snack! Michael responded to all emails promptly and was very helpful making sure everything was ok before our arrival. Cosy traditional...

Thank Alister D
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

Had the pleasure of spending several nights at the Tama this December. First as a couple and then later as a group of seven. It is no frills but is a warm and welcoming place. I would recommend this accommodation to most travelers. It is very central, located just outside the center of Shinjuku. It is worth noting that a...

Thank Ross C
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 20 November 2015

Great things about Tama Ryokan: Michael responds very promptly to emails and bookings! Eiko-san was awesome! She made sure to walk us through everything in the Ryokan. She also gave my brother a nice Japanese banner as a present on his birthday, also brought us sweets to our room daily. Very clean Affordable The futons were very comfortable A lot...

1Thank Louie M
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

if you don't mind the no-frills accomodation this is for you. Beds are mattresses that you set up on the floor every night. Bathroom is common with hot shower working very well. Very clean room and bathroom. The place is excellently located just beside the subway station and bus station is just across the street. Lots of nearby restaurants and...

1Thank Zippyfilly
TamaRyokan, Manager at Tama Ryokan, responded to this review

Just a few points of clarification (a point that's buried down in this review): we're very close to one of the Tozai line subway. There's no noise from it, though a VERY sensitive person might sometimes feel very faint rumbling through the floor -- at least, that's what I think I feel sometimes at 4:30 AM, when it's very quiet....

Reviewed 9 September 2015

Location-wise it is pretty good, not in the absolute heart of Tokyo but a pleasant neighbourhood. Great value if you want to spend your money on things other than accommodation. There were a few housekeeping rules especially with the tatami room with paper doors but I can understand the need for it. I am already quite a neat person and...

1Thank Selina T
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Tama Ryokan is very welcoming and friendly. If you're not shy of a few housekeeping rules its a pleasant stay. The location is probably not as convenient in that it is a couple of stops from Shinjuku and then Shibuya. However my friends and I had a pleasant two night stay in a traditional setting. The owners are helpful and...

1Thank Stephanie Q

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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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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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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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