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Maifukan

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Minamimonmae Yasakajinja Gion Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0086, Kyoto Prefecture
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They offer western and japanese rooms, so we asked for a "japanese room"... and man, what a good idea! We loved the futon beds, the low table, the intriguing bathroom (which is indescriptibly appropiate) and absolutely everything, including the kimonos to wear indoors and the amenities in the bathroom, the water bottles, and the tea and coffee supplies. Breakfast is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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25 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at the Maifukan for 4 days and loved it--I opted for a western room rather than traditional Japanese room, just a personal choice, not a fan of futons. Perfectly positioned and virtually walking distance to many attractions and its a great city to walk and discover amazing little nooks and crannies not found in the guide books. While... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to stay in a modern ryokan right in the heart of Kyoto, then this is the one. The rooms are amazing, the staff so friendly and helpful and it has THE most comfortable pillows in the world. It is close by to everything and very easy to get to the train station, it was very easy to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Gion Maifukan for 4 days and were extremely happy with the standard of accommodation and the services offered by the hotel and its staff. The traditional Japanese style toom was very comfortable, and contrary to the opinion of another reviewer, the pillows were not hard at all - overall sleep quality was very good. The hotel staff... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

The accommodation was nice. Not bad for the price we paid. Had the traditional Japanese style room which is very comfortable. Really great service. Very helpful in booking and locating different events. Very good location- close to interesting temples and restaurants.

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49 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Very nice smaller hotel on a quiet residential, tourist street. Good beds and a TV but no English channels. About a 1,500 – 1,700 yen taxi ride from the JR Kyoto train station. Room 208 a large quiet twin room with good light at the back of the building. We really liked this room. Friendly, helpful staff. Can buy 1... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

I loved my stay at the Maifukan and would highly recommend it. We are a family of 4 and had stayed at the Suite with the Tatami Area. The suite was clean, spacious with good wifi connection, the beds and Japanese style tatami were comfortable. The staff was friendly, humble and ever so helpful. Although their English was quite limited,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is not a ryokan. I've stayed in a lovely ryokan in Kyoto, but the best ones can be super expensive. Therefore, we chose Maifukan, opting for the Japanese style room - so a semi-ryokan experience at half the price. Pros: -Great location in Gion. Just a 10 minute walk from one of the major temples, Kyomizu dera Temple -Solid,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Staying at the Maifukan definitely made our four nights in Kyoto a most enjoyable and memorable time. It is situated right in the heart of Gion and there is so much to do, see and experience in this area that we will have to return another day to see the rest of Kyoto. We were able to pop in and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 397 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

This is a small hotel with both Western and Japanese-style rooms that is not a ryokan. We booked a Japanese-style room for 7 nights. PROS: Location – located in the heart of Gion, walkable to many shrines and sites. Only a couple blocks from most major bus routes, a grocery store, convenience store, restaurants, and a block from a coin... More 

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