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696-1 Higashishiokoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8216, Japan
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Ranked #98 of 236 Specialty Lodging in Kyoto
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Bielsko-Biala, Poland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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New York City, New York
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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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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

I was very pleasantly surprised by this place. Very close to Kyoto station and easy to find with a map (just a couple of small blocks up). The proximity to train and bus makes it a great base for exploring Kyoto - and so handy for dropping off luggage at the start of your stay. Who wants to trail luggage... More

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

The Nihonkan Hotel is a budget friendly Japanese style hotel about two blocks from the central train station in Kyoto. Beds are traditional Japanese style mats on the floor. The hotel is clean and simple. The staff are friendly and speak enough English to help with whatever you need. You can pay extra for a room with a private bath... More

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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

I stayed a couple nights at Nihonkan ryokan and it was a great place! The staff is super-friendly, going out of their way to help. The room was in typical tatami-floor covered japanese style, with a rice-filled pillow. The shower is a shared room with a japanese-style bath. The only downside was smoke coming either from outside or my neighbour,... More

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

I was in Nihonkan ryokan for a night but i had really loved their effort to help also who can't speak fluent japanese.They can speak english,and for a low price (you are in the center of KYOTO!!) you are near all the principal way to visit Kyoto and Japan also.They was very kind and take care of my luggage after... More

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Address: 696-1 Higashishiokoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8216, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
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Number of rooms: 16
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