[sumo] Tokyo Sumo in May

Jeffrey Anderson jeffand at regent.edu
Tue Apr 7 09:37:07 EDT 2009

I had a friend check out the Pearl chain for me yesterday. All rooms are smoking rooms, so if you prefer a non-smoking room - like I do - then don't book at The Pearl.  Here are a couple other places that speak English and have non-smoking rooms:


My wife and I are staying at the Lungwood in June. It is right by Nippori Station on the Yamanote Line


This one - KKR - is near Tokyo station and is right beside the Imperial Palace grounds. There is a subway station right next to it.

Want cheap with a true Japanese experience? Try the Kimi Ryokan in Ikebukuro on the Yamanote Line. My wife and kids and I have stayed there in the past and have had a blast. However, at 62, my wife doesn't want to sleep on a futon anymore.


How about a hostel right in central Tokyo? Try http://www.sakura-hostel.co.jp/

Hope this all helps.

Best regards,
Jeffrey Anderson
Gaijingai - a gaijin who's a guy

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