Ryokan Sawanoya: recommended ryokan-style accommodation in Yanesen

Yanesen is an area which has an atmosphere of old town  Tokyo.  Sawanoya is a ryokan (inn) style accommodation in which you can feel the nostalgic atmosphere of the Yanesen area. This ryokan is especially popular to overseas travelers because of traditional Japanese atmosphere even while being located in a metropolitan city like Tokyo. In this page, we’d like to describe in detail what is attractive at Ryokan Sawanoya.

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Ryokan Sawanoya

Ryokan Sawanoya

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Ryokan Sawanoya, a family-run long-established inn that opened in 1949,  is located in Yanesen area. It is very popular for international visitors; on the TripAdvisor website, Sawanoya is ranked 1st in Tokyo accommodations surpressing other famous hotels. It has only 12 rooms and a 20 person capacity, yet a total of over 170,000 people stayed from 89 different countries at Ryokan Sawanoya. You will be fascinated by the retro atmosphere and the hospitality of the staff.

Heartwarming hospitality is the charm of Ryokan Sawanoya

Heartwarming hospitality is the charm of Ryokan Sawanoya

source: http://motokurashi.com/inbound-sawanoya-ryokan/20151127

The difference between Ryokan Sawanoya and other accommodations is the heartwarming hospitality of a family owned business with a small scale facility. The inn’s staff are not fluent in secound languages, but theyassist you to have relaxed and enjoyable stay during your travel. In addition, the beauty of the building and interior will bring you comfort. You can relax and enjoy sightseeing while staying at Ryokan Sawanoya.

Rooms and facilities of Ryokan Sawanoya

Rooms and facilities of Ryokan Sawanoya

source: http://motokurashi.com/inbound-sawanoya-ryokan/20151127

All guest rooms are Japanese style rooms with tatami mats. The room is equipped with futon mattress, duvet, toothbrushes, wash cloths, bath towels, hair dryer, and internet connection. Yukata (kimono style room wear) will be provided for your stay at Ryokan Sawanoya.

Rooms and facilities of Ryokan Sawanoya2

source: http://motokurashi.com/inbound-sawanoya-ryokan/20151127

All guest rooms are Japanese style rooms with tatami mats. The room is equipped with futon mattress, duvet, toothbrushes, wash cloths, bath towels, hair dryer, and internet connection. Yukata (kimono style room wear) will be provided for your stay at Ryokan Sawanoya.

Breakfast will be served at the dining hall for all guests. Japanese style bathrooms are available by reservation, so you can relax with privacy. In addition, there is vending machines, a laundromat, and a fax machine are available during your stay.

Sightseeing spots around Ryokan Sawanoya

Hebi-michi, the snake path

Hebi-michi, the snake path

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Hebi-michi (the snake path), a characteristic path is located about 2 minutes away from Ryokan Sawanoya. A winding road to the left and right creates a very unique scenery. There are many stylish shops along the road so it might be good to stop by.

Nezu shrine

Nezu shrine

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Nezu shrine is located only five minutes away from Sawanoya, and has a history from 1900years ago. There is Senbon Torii (meaning “one thousand torii”) which is many red-colored torii shrine arches lined up to make a tunnel. There also is a fine gate called Romon which is a recommended spot where you can feel like traditional Japan.

Ryokan Sawnoya

・Address:2-3-11 Yanaka, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0001

・Phone number:03-3822-2251

・Check-in/check-out time:

Check-in: 3pm

Check-out: 10am

・Number of rooms and maximum capacity of the facility:

12 rooms

20 guests

・Available credit card: VISA, Master, American Express, Mitsubishi UFJ Nicos, JCB, UC, Diners Club

・Access: 7 minute walk from Tokyo Metro Nezu station

・Required time from major airports and a train station

55 minutes from Haneda airport

65 minutes from Narita airport

25 minutes from Tokyo station

・Website: http://www.sawanoya.com/nihonngho.html

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