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Toshiharu Ryokan

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326 Benzaitencho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8428, Kyoto Prefecture
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The rooms were lovely although the futons were a little uncomfortable. Probably quite traditional but I have slept on many with more padding in the mattresses. The place was very clean and the bathroom a great experience for an authentic Japanese soak in the tub. The walls are very thin so the other guests talking kept us up for a... More 

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Bellaire, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

My wife and I spent three nights here. The owners really went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable even though we made a few errors with the customs and culture. You probably know about sleeping on the floor and sharing the bathroom. I did not enjoy sleeping on the floor but I would not have missed the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My husband and I had a fantastic experience staying at Toshiharu Ryokan. We stayed in the room on the ground floor with a private garden. The room was clean and comfortable and very basic - as it should be. The weather at the time was chilly....which made the room, the bed and the heated floor pads absolutely divine. The bed... More 

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Despite of the name of the hotel, I think this place is more like Minshuku (B&B) rather than Ryokan (up scale traditional hotel). Being a Japanese and grew up at traditional Japanese house, it was like I came back to my grand ma's. The room I stayed was small but enough to sleep overnight and cozy. You can see and... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Can't say enough good thing about this place. Stayed there December 2014 with a family of 4 with 2 teens. Fantastic hosts - communication was a bit of a challenge, but we were always met with welcome smiles and kind gestures. If anything the communication challenge only added to the experience. Beautiful rooms and gardens with cool narrow hallways connecting... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

My friend and I were looking for a place where we can enjoy the ryokan experience and Toshiharu gave us just that! Firstly, the service was just impeccable, from her warm smile to welcome us back from the cold streets outside to the prompt hot tea and sweets as we drop our weary bodies down in our room. She then... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Ryokan for one night and enjoyed a lovely little and traditional Japanese house.we were welcomed by the warn and lovely owners of the place. We left ours shoes outside, as needed and got a nice Japanese sandals to walk with while in the house. For those who don't use to it, it might be a bit... More 

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Macau, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This place is just awesome and every detail is reaching perfection. The room opens on a beautiful little inner japanese garden. The family running the ryokan was extremely attentive and helpful. In addition, the breakfast was excellent. Would stay there again with no doubt.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was our first ryokan experience in Japan and we couldn't ask for more. We spent 3 nights at this ryokan and didn't want to leave at the very end. Our room was in the back area so it felt pretty quiet each night. We had easy access to the shared bathrooms on both levels. The room was large enough... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

There is a certain level of apprehension when you book nights at a ryokan, a place more expensive than most hotel options in Kyoto, and promising a traditional experience. You fear you may be entering a Medieval Times-type experience. Fear not. This is a beautiful and simple ryokan with a pleasant and accommodating hostess and comfortable quarters. It is easily... More 

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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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