Our well equipped funky apartment in ASAKUSA/SUMIDA puts you right in the middle of one of the last traditional neighborhoods in Tokyo. A short stroll to Asakusa, Tokyo Skytree and the very convenient Asakusa subway station.
If you are looking for a perfectly located self-contained apartment in the central yet easy/friendly neighborhood of real Tokyo, you don't need to look any further! The Apartment is in the middle of happening Asakua, One of the Tokyo’s most famous Shita Machi’s (traditional centers). Asakusa boasts some of the most traditional areas of Tokyo but also sits amongst the modern metropolis of central Tokyo.
Asakusa has historically been protected by the government to retain its atmosphere so as to showcase traditional Japanese craftsmanship and culture. The area is seen as a museum of all things Japanese(typically Tokyo) with an amazing variety of restaurants(eg. the best and most inexpensive sushi joints, the oldest Sukiyaki parlor in Tokyo , the first western restaurant in Japan, etc), shops(a 100 year old hand made knife shop, a 120 year old rice cracker shop, etc etc), and attractions(Sumida River Cruise, Hanayashiki Amusement Park, Sensoji Temple, Nakamise Shopping Arcade, and the latest, Tokyo Sky Tree, all in the neighborhood of the apartment.
The apartment is within an easy walking distance to the stations of all 4 train lines coming into the area, which offer our guests an easy/direct access to major destinations in central Tokyo including Shibuya, Shinjuku, Roppongi, Ueno and Ginza.
This will be the perfect base for you to explore the amazing Tokyo metropolis from, while living among a friendly and easy neighborhood, experiencing real Japanese life and interacting with genuine local people. Asakusa also has direct train access to both international airports in Tokyo; Narita and Haneda., which makes your arrival to Retro Tokyo a very easy one.
Apart from this fantastic traditional neighbor hood. Tokyo Skytree is only a short walk away as is Sensoji temple and the Asakusa Neighborhood.
Interaction with Guests
Once you are at the apartment we leave you alone to enjoy this fantastic city. Our manager lives a short way away and is available;e by our house phone should you have any questions or issues
Our neighbor hood as been heritage listed by the government as a shita machi. It is one of the old neighborhoods of Tokyo that retains much of it';s old culture. You will find many traditional restaurants shops and locals that have been here for generations
Asakusa is our nearest train station that has excellent connections to both airports and around to the major attractions of Tokyo. be sure to spend at least one day in the neighbourhood. Another great way to see the neighborhood is to catch one of the many rickshaws that ply the streets.
Other Things to Note
For getting around Tokyo we also have available for hire a pocket wifi to go with any smart phone you may have.
Late Check Out & Early Check In:
We will try our best to accommodate any request for late check out and early check in provided that there is availability and it is requested 24 hours prior to check in day or check out day. Please note that such requests, when accepted by the owner of the property via emails, are subject to extra charges.
NO SHOES INSIDE THE HOUSE!!
Needless to say, all properties in Japan have no shoes policy. Violating this rule would be also subject to extra charges in order to get a professional cleaner in or repair the damage done on the floor.
Loved Retro Tokyo! Great apartment, clean, light and bright and equipped with every convenience even umbrellas that got a good work out during our stay! Great location both locally and easy access to trains to discover the city. Very comfortable stay, thanks.
We attended Japan for viewing the cherry blossom in the end of March 2015.
To lodge an apartment in Tokyo provided by Ben, it is safe, clean, calm and easily accessible by public transport.
In short, the room provided by Ben is traveller friendly shelfer. --Arnold
Ben provided very detailed instruction about how to get the apartment , and it is about 5 minutes walk from Askusa station, and the river Sumida so beautiful with Sakura !! It is easy to get food or others from the store just cross the street ....nice place and we will like to stay here in our next trip. -----Jean
호스트 Marek은 우리에게 정말 잘해줬다, 여럿 필요한게 있으면 연락을 달라고 한만큼 우리에게 안심을 주었고 무엇보다, 이번 숙소는
아사쿠사역과 가까워서 좋았습니다. 다음 도쿄여행을 간다면
다시 이 숙소를 이용할만큼 정말 좋았습니다!!
아사쿠사의 모든 곳을 쉽게 갈 수 있는 매우 좋은 위치에 있습니다. 다만 3인 이상의 여행객들에게만 추천드리고 싶습니다. 겨울의 여행객에게는 다소 추울 수 있습니다. 이점을 참고 하신다면 여러 일행이 있는 분들에게는 최적의 장소가 될 수 있으리라 생각합니다.
Retro Tokyo was perfect for our party of 3 guests and by Japanese standards - spacious enough that we didn't feel like we were in each other's space. A great location away from the hustle and bustle which was a nice escape. Retro Tokyo's hosts were welcoming and nothing was too much (so much so that Marek personally delivered the pocket wifi at late notice) which came in very handy when exploring the city. Thank you for hosting us, we will definitely be returning to Japan. The description provided to locate the apartment was PERFECT and greatly appreciated!
Absolutely loved our stay at Retro Tokyo! The apartment was fantastic, so close to Asakusa Station, so close to Senso-Ji Temple. Easy to get around Tokyo from the apartment. Retro Tokyo had everything we needed, and made our stay in Tokyo even more amazing! We would definitely stay at Retro Tokyo again!
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