ACCOMMODATION in Taito
There are a great variety of choices for accommodation available in Taito. Choose a hotel or a hostel, or try a Japanese style “ryokan”, business hotel or capsule hotel. There are thousands of places where you can enjoy Japanese food in Taito. Eat at traditional restaurants, ramen shops, “izakaya” pubs, “kissaten” cafés, or specialty shops for sushi, tempura, or soba noodles. You can easily try something different at every meal. Hotels and restaurants welcome many international guests, provide information in English,and are adapting to people’s needs. The Richmond Hotel Asakusa for example offers halal breakfast and lunch. You can also find an increasing number of halal food options now, including ramen and sushi (see shop list and map here).
Taito is very conveniently located for travel to and from Tokyo. There are direct trains to Narita airport leaving from Ueno, Asakusa, and Nippori near Yanaka. Asakusa also has a direct train to Haneda airport. Nippori and Ueno are stations on the JR Yamanote line with easy transfer to Shinkansen trains and the Tokyo Monorail serving Haneda. If you want to explore Tokyo you are close to Akihabara, Ginza, Tokyo Skytree, and the Kokugikan Sumo Hall in Ryogoku. You can also take a side trip to Yokohama, Kamakura, or Nikko from Taito. Taito is a convenient travel base for exploring Tokyo and Japan.