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Tokyo Hotel Review: APA Hotel Shiomi Ekimae and Kimi Ryokan

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo in Japan is one of the world’s top travel destinations and in this article, we take a closer look at Tokyo hotel reviews of little known accommodations in the modern metropolis.

APA Hotel Tokyo Shiomi-Ekimae

First Impression

The charm of this property is its distance from the city. Located amidst the quiet suburbs of Shintomi, there is little hustle and bustle which characterise the busy city of Tokyo. It’s a quick 11 minute train ride from Tokyo Station. If you’er coming from Narita International Airport, you can take the Narita-Airport Limousine Bus to Maihama Station, and get on board a train on the Keiyo line, which will get you to Shiomi station. The APA Hotel Tokyo Shiomi Ekimae is just a quick one minute by car from the Shiomi station, or if you prefer, a three-minute walk.

The Room

Twin Room

The rooms are well-appointed and clean, with the regular amenities expected of a hotel. The beds were soft and provided little support, which ended up with several nights of backaches. Apart from this, the hotel room was a good size for 2 travellers with medium-sized luggages and a cosy space for a holiday rest.

The Food

La Veranda is located on the first level (1F) near the entrance, and services up a spread of Japanese and Western style buffet. Items include steak, APA’ Hotel’s special curry, and other fresh dishes made from seasonal produce.

The Verdict

APA Hotel Tokyo-Shiomi-Ekimae is a practical choice for travelling families or corporate travellers who are not fussy about luxuries and frills.

APA Hotel Tokyo Shiomi Ekimae
2-8-6, Shiomi, Koutou-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Phone: 03-5653-8111

Kimi Ryokan

First impression

Kimi Ryokan, Tokyo

One of the few ryokans in Tokyo is the popular Kimi Ryokan in the heart of Tokyo city. A cosy entrance way with a tatami mat greets travellers into the warm ryokan, with exceptionally friendly service staff who were willing to go above and beyond the call of duty in making us feel right at home. The ryokan is a mix of traditional culture like the hand polished wooden floors, scrolls of calligraphy and flower arrangements, together with the comforts of modern life including reliable Wi-Fi, coin laundry, cable TV, computers and fully-decked kitchen facilities.

Communal Area, Kimi Ryokan

The Room

Private twin room at Kimi Ryokan

Greeted by a small traditional tatami room and shared facilities of toilet and shower, this was a pleasant introduction to Japanese culture and staying in a ryokan! We never had to wait for the shared facilities of shower or toilet to be available, all of which were very clean. In addition, all amenities were well-stocked and supplied, these included soap, shampoo, toothbrushes and other necessities.

The Verdict

If you’re seeking for a glimpse of traditional Japanese culture within the modern metropolis of Tokyo, Kimi Ryokan is a fantastic choice and one of the few ways you can experience the best of both worlds without making a huge dent in your wallet. Keep the Tokyo hotel reviews handy for your next trip planning!

Kimi Ryokan
36-8, 2chome, Ikebukuro,
Toshimaku, Tokyo
Japan 171-0014
Tel: (03)3971-3766
+81-3-3971-3766 (overseas)


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