Tokyo has a splendid mix of accommodations but if you are going to be in Japan, what’s the point of staying in a regular hotel? Ryokan, Japanese-style inns, can be expensive so where do you go?
Guesthouses are a great option to explore this city and the newly opened Ikidane House Asakusa Hatago, just 10 minutes from Sensoji in Asakusa, won’t disappoint!
What makes the Ikidane House Asakusa Hatago special?
★ Rooms like those in a ryokan
Unlike most budget hotels, where you would get no sense of place, at the Ikidane House Asakusa Hatago, you will be surprised to see how each room reflects a Japanese aesthetic. From the floor covered in tatami mats to wooden lamps, sliding doors with Japanese motifs inspired by kimono and Japanese paintings, the minute you step into a room you will get a feel of Japan. Lay down your futon and get ready for a comfortable night’s sleep!
Can you believe that such rooms are available in the concrete jungle that is Tokyo?
★ Attention to detail
As you walk through the corridors, you will see how much attention has been paid to everything. For instance, each door number has a cute little Mt. Fuji illustration. These touches is what really makes this place unique.
You can also lounge in the lobby which almost has a Tadao Ando-esque feel!
★ For solo travelers
Even if you’re traveling alone, you don’t really want to spend time in a hotel room, do you? You can stay at the dormitories of Ikidane House Asakusa Hatago. With one mixed dormitory and one women-only dorm, there’s no need for you to worry if you’re a solo female traveler.
Even the dorm beds have a layer of tatami. As you can see, each bed is spacious and divided so you can see you get your privacy but if you feel like having a chat, you can always interact with other guests. Perfect for budget travelers!
★ Soak in a bath
Nothing soothes a jet-lagged body like a warm soak. Even though rooms don’t have attached bathrooms or toilets, the common bath is a chance to experience a communal onsen (hot spring) or sento (public bathhouse). Feel the warmth of the wooden interiors!
The bath and showers are available 24 hours a day.
★ Easy access to famous sightseeing spots
What’s more, you are just a ten-minute walk to the top sightseeing spot in Tokyo, Sensoji temple in Asakusa.
Whether you decide an early morning or late evening visit, there couldn’t be a better location than this. The Tokyo Skytree is a 20-min walk and Don Quijote is great place to pick souvenirs. The staff will assist you with information on “cool” places to eat and shop too!
★ Rooftop views
The Tokyo Skytree, the world’s tallest tower, is visible from the rooftop. You can lounge on the rooftop after a tiring day and in summer, you can even see the Sumida River fireworks! It couldn’t get better than this!
A real Japanese cultural immersion at an unbelievably reasonable price.
Ikidane House Asakusa Hatago
Address: 4-27-6 Senzoku, Taito-ku, Tokyo