The journey began with a question of how Japan could be better introduced to foreigners through my job. Ryokans in Japan were disappearing at the time, and the number of ryokans keeps decreasing each year. I believe the best way for foreign visitors to understand Japan, and people of Japan is to stay at a ryokan to experience our lifestyle, culture, and prevalent hospitality. My wish was to build a ryokan in Tokyo, and Tokyo's first designer ryokan was established on June 12th, 2003.
We are located within a 5-minute-walking-distance from the Arakawa Line Minowabashi Station and the Hibiya Line Minowa Station where it has a friendly shitamachi (traditional working-class neighborhood) atmosphere. We are also near Ueno and Asakusa, and a 15-minute-walking-distance from the JR Minamisenju Station. Tokyo Skytree is within 2.4 km radius, and can be viewed from our open rooftop terrace. We hope that the visitors from all over the world as well as from Japan relax at Andon and enjoy exchanging travel stories.