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Inn Kawashima

3.0 of 5 Ryokan   |   207-2 Ayazaimoku-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8072, Japan (Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya)
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Ranked #53 of 193 Kyoto B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had such a lovely room and the owner was so sweet. We had a 10 month old baby and he would draw a bath for us in the early evening so it would be ready just as we returned from sightseeing. The food was delicious and I would highly recommend this ryokan especially for those who are a bit... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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136 reviews 136 reviews
8 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a great time spending one night in the inn. Any longer and it might not have been so quaint. Although there was air conditioning, it was still a hot night and we couldn't enjoy opening our windows into the nice garden below. Internet connection was a bit spotty from the upstairs room we had. Walking down the stairs... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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97 reviews 97 reviews
22 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I am already almost a professional ryokan reviewer, having stayed only in ryokans during my visits to Japan. Kawashima Inn (or Ryokan) is definitely one of the best so far. It is small, maybe 5 or 6 rooms, everything is in the same scale as in old British town houses, the stairs to the first floor are very steep (there... More

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Rabat, Morocco
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The value is simply amazing... you have an excellent service as the manager of the ryokan was quiet discreet and absolutely helpful. The room had a view on the street, but it was amazingly decorated and quite large fo a ryokan. i won't talk about the clean aspect as it was as clean as an operating room. As it's a... More

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Belgium
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61 reviews 61 reviews
46 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights and overall it was enjoyable - I booked it so my husband could have the experience and I informed him beforehand it would not be a luxury hotel. As it can happen with other B&B's and Inn's sometimes you encounter friendly owners who like to talk and interact and sometimes they are more business minded... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I stayed at Inn Kawashima in March/April. It is very conveniently located very close to the subway line, and only a block from the main Shijo Street, which has lots of shops and restaurants, and transportation. Really easy to get around from here. My room was a good size. My bed was a futon on the floor, which was thinner... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We stayed for three nights. I was a little disappointed by the breakfast which wasn't a traditional Japanese style breakfast (it was western, but still quite tasty). Apart from that it was a characterful building in a very central but quiet location. The owner was polite and his brother was very friendly and despite him not speaking much English we... More

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

I stayed here for one night because I heard this was a traditional ryokan compared to Gion Maifukan which is a more modern ryokan. Big fail in so many ways. 1) We were greeted by the unfriendly owner. Even though he spoke English, he was a man of few words. He showed us to our room and disappeared for 2... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
16 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

An authentic experience. Sleeping on mats, eating on the ground, rice paper walls, divine breakfast, first-rate location in charming streets with numerous bars and restaurants. Close to transport. But better suited to a couple of nights just for the experience. Then you might prefer the comfort of a hotel. If you have kids it can be pretty stressful to get... More

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Lawrence, Kansas
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6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

My husband and I stayed at Inn Kawashima for two nights during our trip to Kyoto. I was very excited to stay in a ryokan, having an amazing experience at another in Nikko a couple of months earlier. I have to say, I was a little disappointed, although Inn Kawashima does have some really good attributes. First of all, the... More

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Address: 207-2 Ayazaimoku-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8072, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
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Hotel Class:3 star — Inn Kawashima 3*
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