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ryoken in kagurazaka

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ryoken in kagurazaka

will going tokyo in Dec. Came across this royken ''wakana kagurazaka"'. only 1 review for this royken. And somewhere mentioned Kagurazaka is a quite nice place. And this royken is share toilet. I can take room small but I cannot share toilet.

Can anyone recommend and royken in this location - Kagurazaka. The most important is private toilet.

thank you

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1. Re: ryoken in kagurazaka

Kagurazaka is a sort of nice place today, with plush restaurants and bars here and there, with an atmosphere of an old entertainment town with social salons for VIPs and geishas performing (kagai or Flower Town). You do need to have a lot in your wallet as well as reservation for restaurants to enjoy what Kagurazaka offers though.

Ryokan is just a collective name for "voyager's hotels" in Japanese. It usually means old Japanese-style, but they can range from a shelter for manual laborers to a five stars establishment. Wakana seems a rather nice but non-luxury, deeply nostalgic establishment.

Edited: 26 April 2016, 22:12
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2. Re: ryoken in kagurazaka

So if you don't like a shared toilet, you should stay somewhere else.

Note that Tokyo was heavily destroyed during WW2 by incendiary bombings. Not many things from the old times remain. It is not the best place to look for quality ryokans.

huffingtonpost.jp/2015/03/12/tokyo-firebombi…

https:/…Bombing_of_Tokyo

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3. Re: ryoken in kagurazaka

Waken is the only ryokan in Kagurazaka. If you can't deal with a shared toilet, you'll need to find one elsewhere. Keep in mind that staying in a low end ryokan is almost never a good experience. If your budget is small, a business hotel is a better choice.

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4. Re: ryoken in kagurazaka

Right spelling is ryokAn:)

Try to avoid Sundays and Mondays for your exploration of Kagurazaka - many high-end Japanese restaurants will be closed.

Friday or Saturday is the best day for lunch - but make a reservation and enjoy a nice traditional meal for 2,000-5,000 range for what you woul pay double or triple at night!

Reservation is a must even for lunch though.

Edited: 27 April 2016, 08:15
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5. Re: ryoken in kagurazaka

Then can anyone recommend a middle range (¥5000-¥10000/room/night)ryokan in tokyo. Private toilet.

Or any website have list of ryokan. Thank you

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6. Re: ryoken in kagurazaka

Btw, Kagurazaka is the closest Tokyo gets to Kyoto's tea houses districts - its certain streets resemble Gion etc. The degree of this "resemblance" is a topic for separate descussion and is not the point of my comment.

You might occassionally see a geisha* or just a restaurant manager wearing a kimono, but don't expect young maiko to float around at certain area.

*Average age of local geisha is quite... mature.

Not the right place for a tourist on a supertight budget, but the topic starter isn't such - ryokans of Tokyo are for the well-off, even with shared toilet.

I personally love Kagurazaka and visit it every so often and never get tired of its backstreets and hidden shops and small but exquisite restaurants.

Edited: 27 April 2016, 08:40
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7. Re: ryoken in kagurazaka

Thank you for all information that kagurazaka is place for a day visit not staying

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