Asakusa area is the starting point of many tourist tours: the Senso-ji Temple and the majestic portal Kaminarimon are the most famous attractions, pointing out a traditional face of Tokyo that will amaze you! But other than historical buildings, here in Asakusa you can experience traditional Japanese food and sweets, try on a kimono and, of course, stay at a traditional Ryokan! Here are listed the best 10 inns to try in Asakusa!
1. Ryokan Asakusa Shigetsu
Ryokan Shigetsu offers romantic landscapes such as the Tokyo Sky Tree and the five-storied pagoda. This inn was very small when it first opened 80 years ago, but with experience came success and it extended to 6 floors! Still, Ryokan Shigetsu preserves its ancient soul, pairing it with Asakusa’s special atmosphere. Here you will find a quiet bathing room to relax after a long day visiting Asakusa, and you will have the opportunity to visit the Senso-ji anytime you like: it takes just 5 minutes from Ryokan Shigetsu. Enjoy the night view of the temple and the portal!
Address: 1-31-11 Asakusa Taito-ku, Tokyo
2. Ryokan Kamogawa
Ryokan Kamogawa is located near Nakamise street, full of souvenir shops and perfect for a good day of shopping. The rooms are minimal and elegant, and the dinner and breakfast service for the following day is rather luxurious! Ryokan Kamogawa caters the dinner from a near restaurant called “Kura”, which serves very rich and balanced meals. Your jaw will fall just by seeing the meal presentation! On the following website you can also find some suggested routes to enjoy a walk at the center of Asakusa by day or night!
Address: 1-30-10 Asakusa Taito-ku, Tokyo
3. Ryokan Toukaiso
This is one of the most affordable ryokans on this list. It has, in fact, both the hotel and the hostel options, with mixed dormitory or shared bathrooms. It is very well connected to the most important attractions in the Asakusa area and also in all Tokyo, with easy reach to Akihabara, Shibuya, and Ueno areas. Unfortunately, Ryokan Toukaiso doesn’t provide any meals, but the staff will help you choose some good restaurants nearby. A very good point of this ryokan, especially for the night owls, is that there isn’t any curfew and you’ll be free to go for a night walk or a party and come back whenever you please!
Address: 2-16-12 Nishiasakusa Taitou-Ku, Tokyo
4. Sukeroku No Yado Sadachiyo
Here at Sukeroku No Yado Sadachiyo, you can choose to relax in a wooden bath or in a stone bath…or even try both! The meals are very healthy and made with care, from the presentation to the taste, the website is very well organized and will also give you some tips about common bath rules, how to use a yukata and how to walk in a tatami room. These are very precious information for the first trip to Japan, and this ryokan’s staffs know how disoriented you’ll be, so don’t worry and enjoy!
Address: 2-20-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
5. Asakusa Hotel Hatago
Hotel Hatago is very near to Asakusa station (just 2 min walk!), making it comfortable to move around Tokyo. Here each room has a tatami floor, but the beds are a western style to guarantee a good night’s sleep. From the lounge of the hotel, you will be able to fully enjoy the view of the Tokyo Sky Tree, particularly enchanting at night.
Address: 2-6-8, Komagata, Taito-ku, Tokyo
6. Andon Ryokan
This ryokan was designed to look like a light lamp, and it makes it easy to find (Andon is a traditional lamp)! You can’t lose your way with this one. Andon Ryokan also offers interesting activities like tea ceremony, seasonal events and some basic Japanese lessons to help travelers look around Tokyo more easily. It also provides many special plans, like tickets for a traditional Sento (public bath) etc. Here you can also choose between western style and Japanese style breakfast and include it in your stay plan.
Address: 2-34-10, Nihonzutsumi, Taito-ku, Tokyo
7. Ryokan Mikawaya
If you studied even just a bit of Japanese, you will find an interesting guide to all the festivals in Asakusa in the Ryokan Mikawaya’s website! It offers Japanese style tatami rooms for a reasonable price, and they also have a massage plan to add to your stay to instantly upgrade your relaxing trip! If you want to look around the area, Ryokan Mikawaya is also very well connected to some tourist spots like the Senso-ji (you can see its pagoda from the ryokan!).
Address: 1-30-12 Asakusa Taito-ku, Tokyo
8. Hotel Kaminarimon
Hotel Kaminarimon is temporarily closed for renovation procedures, but it will be newly opened in spring 2019.This hotel offers a fantastic position, bright rooms, and a superb public bathroom! They also offer a massage plan and delivery services for your luggage. You can choose between western or Japanese style rooms, but of course to experience the real ancient Japanese atmosphere we recommend going with the second option!
Address: 1-18-2, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
9. Asakusa Hotel Waso
A simple designed and relaxing hotel to soothe your soul and make the first contact with Japanese life style. Here you can use a sauna or public bath for females and, if you are a smoker, you can also find a smoke-friendly area inside the hotel! For what regards the vending machines inside the facility, they’re equipped with Doutour’s coffee to offer you a quality service first thing in the morning.
Website: http://asakusa-wasou.jp/ (Japanese with parts in English)
Address: 3-7-2 Asakusa Taito-ku, Tokyo
10. Khaosan World Asakusa Ryokan & Hotel
This hotel offers a more luxurious stay, with a lot of plans and options to choose from! The dormitory is also available for a cheaper experience. Khaosan World Asakusa Ryokan & Hotel’s peculiar design will surprise you, it has both western-style rooms and luxurious Japanese style rooms, making it very difficult to choose. It might be very good to book for a large group, as there is a lot of big room for up to 6 people. There is also a shared kitchen fully equipped open 24/7 and even a kids room with toys and a lot of picture books!
Address: 3-15-1 Nishiasakusa Taito-ku, Tokyo
Find more places to stay in Asakusa: 10 Guesthouses and Hostels in Asakusa for Comfortable Trip
Data is as of August 2018