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Nihonkan

696-1 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #23 of 89 B&Bs / Inns in Kyoto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights in a room with private facilities. Had not experienced anything like this before and only knew roughly what to expect from other reviewers. It was a little bit of an eye opener removing shoes at the front door, sleeping on futons and having a 'wheelie bin' bath, not to mention the tea!. However, it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My family and I stayed and visited Kyoto for one day. The hotel owners speak limited English however were extremely helpful. Sleeping on the Japanese hardwood floors wasn't too bad. The hotel provides everything you may need from travel adapters to toothbrushes and toothpaste. In terms of convenience, the hotel is located two streets away from Kyoto station. It was... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Good location, very close to train station & shops. Clean & comfortable rooms. Traditional style ryokan rooms & baths. Shared toilets & bathing facilities. Disappointed as little interaction with owners who speak very little English & on occasions appeared rude. Rooms at front were very noisy, could hear everything outside, & people in rooms next door, very difficult to get... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Great service! They make a big effort to make you feel comfortable even though their english language skills are limited. Rooms are kept always clean, comfortable and private that give you that serenity well-known in the japanese culture. Location is also excellent, just 5 min walk to Central Kyoto Station. Wifi works perfectly fine. Keep in mind that there's a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Strong points: - Location. Very close to Kyoto station and bus station to go to visit the main Kyoto temples. - Changing towels every day, hot water and green tea in the room, things normally not available in budget hotels. - Very good free coffee in the morning. - On the weak side: shared showers (though there is one private)... More 

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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

When going to Kyoto, you want to feel japanese aesthetic appeal. This is one budget hotel where you will appreciate friendly staff, spotless rooms and japanese environment. The hotel is conveniently located north of Kyoto station (very close) in a quiet street on the back side of a vast yodobashi store (brethren geeks, this is for you!).

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I was in July at this hotel. Friendly service, nice rooms in traditional Japanese style. Close to train. The hotel was closed at 23, so if you want nightlife this hotel is not for you. The room is air-conditioned But for me it is a great hotel. RECOMMEND :) :)

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We stayed in for 3 nights (myself, husband and twin 12 year old boys). It was really clean with Japanese style rooms, friendly staff who were really helpful and good bathing facilities which are public. Really convenient for sight seeing, very close to railway station, taxi rank and post office.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Located 2 mins from the station and near some good bars and restaurants this ryokan offers simple facilities. The staff are very friendly and speak enough English to help you. I stayed in the room with ensuite. The room is basic with futon style bed. There's no food server and an 11pm curfew. However with Kyoto being a great city... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

the hotel is very close to the railway station and is very conveniently located. one can just walk down to the station in 2 minutes. the rooms were designed in traditional way, but all the rooms does not have private bath (a downside). The common toilets are very small and does not have a bathroom. even in the rooms that... More 

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