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Nihonkan

696-1 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
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Protaras, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We enjoyed our stay here since we looked for a traditional japanese accommodation experience. The staff was very friendly and polite. On the negative, there is a curfew between 11:00pm and 06:00, but we did not mind since we usually were back by those times. Also, there is poor sound proof, and could hear everything that happened on the street.... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Room was wide and the bed was comfortable. Staff was very helpful and polite. Walls were thin, and it sounds as if you could not close the window completly and you could hear all the street noise but it was not so loud to keep you awake though.Wifi was very good. Never had a problem. Location was very good. very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

We appreciate the good location next to main train station. Rooms were clean. There were 5 extra futons on a wardrobe but 3 of them we didn't dare to use because of large humidity stains on them. Walls are thin and you can hear neighbour's conversations. Shower can be shocking if you mind being nacked in front of others. The... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Location was superb. Lodging itself, was clean and functional. I booked the room with attached bath and toilet, so, privacy was not an issue. Air conditioning worked fine. The problem with this establishment is the unfriendly, unsmiling, joy-sapping personas of the staff. I did not feel welcome at all and was relieved at check out time to be leaving the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It is my first time staying in a Japanese style bedroom. I must say, it is comfortable even though we were sleeping on the floor. There is a shared Japanese bathroom where all women take shower together. There is even a bathtub where i understand contains hot spring water. This is truly a Japanese style for one if one is... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Nihonkan is very strict with its rules and regulations. This did not serve well for me as I had a Skype meeting and wanted a decent space (or even a corner to do it). The curfew aside, you cannot even be at the lobby area after 11pm. I am highly appalled by the gesture of the woman shutting the lights... More 

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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 16, 2015 via mobile

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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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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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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Staying in Shimogyo-ku

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Shimogyo-ku
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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