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Togetsutei

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54-4 Arashiyama_Nakaoshita-cho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 616-0004, Kyoto Prefecture
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good location facing the bridge. A very well kept old hotel though some furniture looks tired. Our room was facing the street so not much of a view. However, the service was simply excellent. From the moment you step into the hotel, the very friendly staff, the help with the luggage, the welcome tea and candies, and the little snacks... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a terrific Ryokan. I stayed here on 6/30/15 and was running late taking the bullet train form tokyo to kyoto bc of an accident. Their last kaiseki service was at 8:00pm and they were very accommodating to extend the kaiseki until 9:00pm. We had traveled for 15 hours at this time and it was pouring rain when we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Authentic ryokan in Arashiyama, a calm place in the tradicional city of Kyoto. Surrounded by woods and small temples and shrines, the place sends you 200 years ago at Japan. Amazing private onsens in some rooms, with an espectacular service, with high quality japanese traditional food. It seems very expensive... But it's cheap when you see this ryokan, the onsens,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

This was our only ryokan stay during a 2 week trip to Japan in Dec 2014. We thoroughly enjoyed it. The traditional meals were fantastic, and the staff all very helpful. We stayed 2 nights. The only quibble is that the baths are indoors, and not natural hot springs. Otherwise, it's a great place

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

The hotel is less than helpful in terms of shuttle service. When our party of 8 arrived at the taxi stand of the JR station, the cab drivers kindly advised us that we could request the hotel to send a shuttle van to pick us up. One driver even kindly called the hotel for us and communicated effectively. The van... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I noticed this place when I was in Japan last time because of the excellent location and booked this one in purpose this time. However I think the hotel and Kaiseki are overrated. The food looked like being prepared long time ago - not fresh at all and the taste was very average - nothing surprised us at all. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

This ryokan is very friendly for foreigners to learn more about Japanese culture. There are 16 rooms, and I would recommend to book a room with a garden from the 3rd floor. The meals can be served in the room. Nine course kaiseki-dinners are unbelievably good (also shabu-shabu is avaliable) with a cute waitress making sure one gets the best... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I stayed at Togetsutei for 2 nights with my husband and 15-month old daughter. We stayed at a 8-mat (tatami) room on the 2nd floor of the mountain side building. The room was decorated in traditional ryokan style, it was very clean and well appointed with a little balcony and ensuite toilet and bath. We had our breakfast and dinner... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We were a group of two families (four adult and three children) traveling from Tokyo to Kyoto. We decided to booked our accommodation in Arashiyama area at Togetsutei. The room was the type two with private bathtub which was convenience for the children. The Japanese bed and yukata were comfortable and provided some taste of Japanese traditional style. The public... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

It was first trip to Japan for me and my mom. For first introduction to Japanese culture ryokan "Togetsutei" is really good choice. Despite of being quite costly, it's worthwhile every dollar! it's high class traditional Japanese experience. My friend, professional tour guide recommended me and we didn't regret. Starting from simple but stylish room (but in Japanese style -... More 

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