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4.0 of 5 Ryokan   |   Minamimonmae Yasakajinja Gion Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0086, Japan
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Ranked #19 of 194 Kyoto B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed 3 nights the end of March. We had one western style room and one Japanese style room. Both rooms were very comfortable. We can't rave enough about the staff! On our arrival the gentleman at the front desk greeted us with a list of restaurants that might accommodate vegans and vegetarians. Our luggage shipped from Tokyo was waiting... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Located in the heart of old Kyoto, perfect for sightseeing. Gion District, Yasaka Shrine, Maruyama Park, Kodai-ji Temple, Kiyomizu Temple are all within walking distance. For all food lovers, Nishiki Market is an easy 20-minute walk away. The nearest subway station, Gion Shijo, is about 10-minutes away, where you can easily take the Keihan Main Line to get to Tofuku-ji... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Prime quality is location, close to Yasaka shrine, Kodai-ji, Higashiyama and Gion areas. Reasonably priced, more hotel than ryokan. Fantastic restaurants nearby with countless Michelin stars. Friendly staff. Traveled July, 2011

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maifukan, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Maifukan, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us on last year. We are very glad to hear that you have enjoyed comfortably time here in Kyoto. And also thank you so much for giving us the valuable comment as future reference If you could have another chance to visit to Kyoto again , We are really looking forward to seeing you. More

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8 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I stayed 3 nights at Gion Maifukan in the Japanese style room (as pictured on the website) and was very comfortable. Staff are friendly and helpful, the room was large and had everything I needed. There was the traditional low table and another smaller table and chairs (yea!) along with a futon. Everywhere I went in Japan there were the... More

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maifukan, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Maifukan, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us on the other day. We are very glad to hear that you have enjoyed comfortably time in Japanese-style room. Thank you so much for your valuable comment as future reference If you could have another chance to visit to Kyoto again , We are really looking forward to seeing you. More

Sippy Downs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We decided to go with the Japanese style room for the full experience. I must say we were not disappointed in our room and the amenities. The room was clean and comfortable and the shower was the best we experienced in Japan. Some people have complained that there is nothing more to this hotel than the rooms and this is... More

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maifukan, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Maifukan, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us on the other day. We are very glad to hear that you have enjoyed comfortably time in Japanese-style room. Thank you so much for your valuable comment as future reference If you could have another chance to visit to Kyoto again , We are really looking forward to seeing you. More

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9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

The room is big and nice. However. We found a small living cockroach in the room..... The location ia good. Close to a few temples. The stuffs are helpful too. But they charged for the carpark and the room is a bit too expensive

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maifukan, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Maifukan, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us on the other day. We really apologize for making you feel bad Your valuable comment is very useful in creating awareness There are some agendas to improve as future If you could have another chance to visit to Kyoto again , We are really looking forward to seeing you More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised with Gion Maifukan. We were met at the lobby door and all our luggage was taken care off. The service was really good and staff helpful. The room was very spacious (we went for Japanese room) and having our own bathroom was a big bonus. Best of all is the location. Right in the middle of Kyoto's... More

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maifukan, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Maifukan, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us on the other day. We are really glad to hear that you have enjoyed comfortably time in Japanese-style room. Thank you so much for your valuable comment as future reference If you could have another chance to visit to Kyoto again , We are really looking forward to seeing you. More

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15 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Gion Maifikan is a convenient and very well situated hotel. Nevertheless, if you are looking for a charming hotel, you might want to skip this one as this is just a good modern hotel but that lacks character. I was not able to get a japonese room. My room was spacious but overlooking a parking lot. Friendly and helpful staff.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

This would have had to be the best hotel in the best 4 weeks in Japan, The room was clean and also offered a very generous space unlike alot of other hotels that I stayed in Japan, But what made this hotel so great was the staff, Every time we entered or exited the hotel we had an entourage of... More

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maifukan, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Maifukan, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us on the other day. We are very very glad to hear that you have enjoyed comfortably time in Japanese-style room. Thank you so much for your valuable comment as future reference If you could have another chance to visit to Kyoto again , We are really looking forward to seeing you. More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Fantastic locations and the staff were wonderful. Stayed in a twin share room for 3 nights. The room was massive! Coat locker and shoe locker, small table and two chairs, a small recess where the tv, kettle and fridge was and a largish bathroom. Was not expecting that at all after reading some reviews about hotels in Kyoto being very... More

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maifukan, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Maifukan, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us on the other day. We are very very glad to hear that you have enjoyed comfortably time in Western-style room. Thank you so much for your valuable comment as future reference If you could have another chance to visit to Kyoto again , We are really looking forward to seeing you. More

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Also Known As:
Maifukan Hotel Kyoto
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Address: Minamimonmae Yasakajinja Gion Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0086, Japan
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Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #19 of 194 B&Bs / Inns in Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Maifukan 4*
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