Don't stay here, unless you enjoy BED BUGS.
I stayed first in the Japanese style single room on the 4th floor. I arrived at around 10pm and it was raining outside and was shown to my room by an elderly gentlemen. He explained that there's no one at the front desk after 11am. I thought - no problem!! Right after 11am as I'm getting ready for bed I notice a couple of tick looking bugs on the walls. Before long the room is swarming, they're all over the bed (tatami style) and there's no place for me to escape to. I had only a couple of hours sleep that night (some on the black sofa in the lobby downstairs) out of desperation and had to go to 2 business meetings the next day. I was so exhausted the following night that I just asked for my room to be changed to a Western style room -I just did not have it in me to look for a new hotel after a long day of meetings with no sleep and jet lag. Had no problem the second night (but maybe because I was exhausted!). I was moved to another room for the third night, Western style again. This time I noticed the same bugs and some smaller variety all throughout the sheets. I had to find a new place to stay. They didn't charge me for one of the nights but it's completely not worth going through this. I will never stay here again!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are by the Nakamise avenue, and a short walk from Asakusa Station, If you are planning to visit Ueno, Ginza, and Nikko, you can reach directly. We have Japanese style baths on 6th floor. There are two rooms separated for male and female. Please enjoy your bath time with the sight of five-storied pagoda. Traditional Japanese cuisine, "WASHOKU" was placed as a UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage in 2013. Traditional "WASHOKU" breakfast is composed of TAMAGO-YAKI (Japanese-style omelet), YAKI-ZAKANA (grilled fish of the season), NI-MONO (seasonal boiled dishes), SHIRU-MONO (soup dishes) and GOHAN (boiled rice). The quintessence of "WASHOKU" is to take the full advantage of seasonal ingredients. Menu varies with the seasons. Beside its tastes, "WASHOKU" breakfast is served with special attention to its appearance and nutrient balance. Please enjoy the authentic "WASHOKU" breakfast in Ryokan Shigetsu. Asakusa is one of the most well known and popular towns in Tokyo. The roads leading to the famous shrine there provide an abundance of cultural curiosities ,from sweets to yukatas to good luck charms. Ryokan Shigetsu is located right around the corner of the main street "Nakamise-dori." You can relax in the Japanese style room and bath just as comfortable and convenient as using an ordinary hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Asakusa Shigetsu Hotel Taito
- Asakusa Shigetsu Tokyo, Japan