In a backstreet on the northern side of Ueno Park, Katsutaro is a small, friendly ryokan with good-sized rooms and the atmosphere of a real family home (which it is). Rooms can be occupied by up to four people, at an extra charge of roughly ¥4,000 per person. The owner speaks a little English, but have a phrasebook handy if you want the conversation to progress. Just a short walk away is the Annex (¥6,000 single, ¥10,000-¥12,000 double), which is more modern and has more facilities.

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4-16-8 Ikenohata, Taito-ku

Transport Nezu Station (Chiyoda line), exit 2

Telephone 03 3821 9808

Admission Rates ¥5,200 single (no bath); ¥8,400-¥16,000 2-4 people (no bath); ¥9,600-¥17,200 2-4 people (with bath).


Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.

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