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Ryokan Ginkaku

709 Higashishiokojicho, Shichijosagaru, Akezudori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #250 of 343 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The ryokan is located pretty near to Kyoto station - probably a 5 mins walk. And just round the corner, there's a JTB outlet. Hence, if you need to make any last min purchase or booking, its rather convenient. The staff are really nice and friendly. However, they can't really speak any English; hence, be prepared to do hand-signal. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Accommodation was comfortable in large clean rooms with ensuites (biggest rooms I had stayed in whilst in Japan!). The retro furniture from around the 70s was very kitsch but adequate. The meals were great and our hostess made sure we didnt want for anything, but some of the breakfasts were a little hard to handle after a few drinks the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

For Japanese coutumes the rooms are quit big, the comfort is OK with TV set, table and 2 sleeping places. Bathroom and toilet are separated but small, all in all interesting experience but for sure don't expect luxurious living, it is a traditional Ryokan and that is per definition spartiate! The common bath is in the basement floor and quit... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2009

We arrived in Kyoto, put our bags into lockers at the station, and took off on foot to find a place to stay. We looked at a couple of hotels, then decided to find a Ryokan. There were plenty to choose from, and this was actually the first one we went into. The staff were friendly, one man spoke a... More 

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