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3.0 of 5 Ryokan   |   531 Asakuracho, Nakagyou-ku,, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8074, Japan (Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya)
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Ranked #95 of 193 Kyoto B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This Japanese style hotel is located near Nishiki market where we found plenty of nice and cheap japanese produce and food. Lots of eating places around and close to Daimaru and Takashimaya shopping centre. It is also close to a bus station where you can find lots of buses to go to all sightseeing places in Kyoto. The hotel is... More

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Madrid, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This ryokyan is pretty old, and so is the common bath. The rooms are ok but there was mold in the bathroom. The reception has a subtle weir smell and does not look very clean. There is not internet in the rooms. However, the location is great.

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Melbourne, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

First of all they speak English here, so your stay will be smooth and they are very friendly! It is a traditional Japanese family-run Inn, with futon beds that are laid upon tatami (straw mats) which are common in a traditional home. Don't expect a western style hotel this is far more charming; however they have TVs and western toilets... More

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Amman, Jordan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

It looks old at first impression, but you will enjoy this as soon as you get a green tea in your traditional tatami room. I finally found the cheap but decent Ryokan for me and my friend in Kyoto as you know that if you use the name of Ryokan, the price is doubled. Especially when we visit this place... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

We took almost 20 minutes to locate Kinsuikan Ryokan when we first reached Karasuma-oike Station as I had carelessly forgotten to print a detailed map of the area. The ryokan is located along one of the small streets in the entire area. The counter staff's service was barely passable. They did not do anything wrong nor did anything good stand... More

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Camarillo, California
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459 reviews 459 reviews
83 hotel reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

The location of this place can't be beat in Kyoto. Right in the central part of the city. Rooms are Japanese style and can fit up to 5 people, albeit tightly. If you have large luggage, forget it. Some rooms have private baths. There is a shared bath in the basement. This is very spartan accommodation, but comfortable. Prices are... More

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Montreal, Canada
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19 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2010

I did a reservation for three night... The room is nnot heated and I was there at the end of december. Pillow are so hard and the mattress is so tinny and hard. I paid 6300Yen. At 11:00 pm , I could sleep.. I when in the lobby and booked with japanican.com the hotel Hearton hotel For 6000Yen!!! A real... More

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Turku, Finland
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2009

About 20 min walk from JR Kyoto Sta. Quiet place but near shopping streets and for example the Nijo-castle. Room was small but charming and comfortable. Breakfast was very good and filling (japanese style). Staff was really nice and helpful! Would definitely go back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2009

This is more a budget hotel than a Ryokan given the number of rooms, but it's traditional style. It's a bit oldish but decent, has japanese-style rooms with private bath and WC, and a fridge. It's well located if you wish to be in the city center, with immediate access to Kyoto Museum and many restaurants and shops (including a... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2008

We have a twin room with private bath and stayed for a few days....the overall feeling of this ryokan/room was dark and old. The place needs a serious make over as carpets and walls were noticeably stained and worn out. Our room was reasonably large but the bathroom has a mouldy wall and it was considerably smaller than other Japanese... More

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Address: 531 Asakuracho, Nakagyou-ku,, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8074, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
Hotel Class:3 star — Kinsuikan 3*
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