Two bedrooms; one with double bed, another two singles, perfect for a family
Akiko & Hidemasa Yamamoto
- english, Japanese, japanese
About Akiko & Hidemasa Yamamoto
I am a retired professor who took her degree from Columbia university in NYC long time ago.
Akiko & Hidemasa Yamamoto purchased this House in 1950
Why Akiko & Hidemasa Yamamoto chose Sumida
Traditional outlook and modern equipments. Convenient to get to Akihabara, Ginza, Asakusa, Shibuya, Shinjuku, or even to Nikko. Bus stop right near the house and get to Asakusa by 10 mins. Less than 10 minutes walk to two major train stations.
What makes this House unique
Though it is located close to Asakusa, the major tourists attraction in Tokyo, Mukojima area is not polluted with commercial tourism. There is a famous Japanese style 'tea house restaurant' where you can see and enjoy Geisha performance with reasonable price.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Wonderful place to stay in Tokyo
Amazing house in Tokyo close to the Skytree making it easy to access all that Tokyo has to offer.
Dear Elaine Sherring,
Thank you very much for your good rating. Do please come back. HIDE Yamamoto
Very nice place to stay.
It was nice to spend a few days in this lovely place and the extra welcome at the train station was definitely a plus!
Thank you very much for your 5 stars. Come back to our Sumire House. HIDE Yamamoto
Cozy, traditional house
All of us enjoyed staying at Sumida House. There was a very informative guide and any questions were quickly answered by the hosts. The bedrooms had plenty of room and the beds were comfortable. The only reason for four stars instead of five is there is a very busy road close by and it was quite loud making sleeping difficult. However this would not keep me from staying again but I would bring ear plugs next time.
Dear Janine Maher,
Thank you very much for your staying at our place. Sorry about your sleeping. Did Kelly have a good start with her Japanese University? I assume you folks went over to Sumida river to walk along under its famous Sakura blossoms in bloom. Sakura and the river has been well-known as authentic beauty of old Japan and wish good photos were taken with the camera.
Thank you very much again. Fumiho
Everything we needed
Great location, great host. If we come back to Tokyo, we will be staying here.
Danny, glad to know you folks enjoyed the restaurant. Did you enjoy walking around our area to feel its own unique atmosphere?
Do please come back to Mukojima. Thank you very much for your staying at our place.
Comfy house in convenient location!
Stayed here in summer of 2018 prior to this visit and was pleased to find it was consistently in good shape! Very convenient location next to two stations and several convenience stores and a supermarkey nearby. House was the perfect size for our party of three, but if you’re a family that’s a little bigger might be a tight fit. Beds are great, bathroom is clean and the aesthetic is very relaxing. Would always recommend!
Thank you very much for your 2nd stay at our place. We appreciate your nice comment so people will be encouraged to visit our place.
We will look forward to seeing you back some future. Thanks again. HIDE Yamamoto
Great Tokyo neighborhood experience
We had been to Tokyo before and always stayed in the tourist areas on the west side of the river. This time we were interested in experiencing life in a Tokyo neighborhood and we found that at Sumire House. The house is old (immediate post-war) but well maintained and retains many traditional features. (Even if you’re average height you need to watch your head in places.) At the same time it has a modernized bathroom, washer/dryer, good wifi, and tv with many channels including a few in English. We enjoyed exploring the neighborhood, which had many small shops and restaurants. Like other reviewers we encountered many non-English speakers, but we found people were very nice and we were able to get by with our limited Japanese. (We avoided places where it looked like language would be an issue if they were very busy.). Although a little off the beaten path, the house is about a 10 minute walk to two train stations that provide good access to the rest of Tokyo. The owners and property manager were very nice and responsive. This house isn’t for everybody, but if you’re interested in experiencing Tokyo beyond the tourist zone we highly recommend it.
I hope this trip has added some new taste to your memory about Tokyo.
Thank you very much for your kind review.
How about having a day trip to Nikko, where one of the most famous shinto shrines in Japan is located? That was built for a tomb for Yeyasu Tokugawa, who started Tokugawa shogunate in 1603. From Sumire House, it is very easy to get to Nikko.
Kyoto enjoyed culture of court nobles with showy buildings and gorgeous eating/clothing habit while Nikko, the place where the top samurai is laid, has different taste.