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Matsumoto Ryokan

579 Higashishiokoujicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8216 , Japan
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Ranked #88 of 194 Kyoto B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Barcelona, Spain
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I thought for the price this accommodation was quite poor value for the price and a little rough. The reception are Ok, there were cigarette burns on the mats, in the sink, even on the what looked like brand new bright red carpet at the rooms entrance. It was tired. The bedding sheets looked a bit old (but clean) and... More

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Burfjord, Troms, Norway
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36 reviews 36 reviews
33 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Matsumoto Ryokan offers classic japanese hospitality and foods in a ryokan with the perfect view to one of the most characteristic railwaystations in the world. In the heart of Kyoto town, everything is accessible from this accomodation. Matsumoto Ryokan also have western rooms, making this a good choice when friends travel together and some will stay ryokan-style and some want... More

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Went to Kyoto early April during the Sakura viewing peak (early April). Quite hard to book a place. So settled for this one at a price not cheap. The place was old. The room furnishing was old. But its strong point was location. Just opposite to the Kyoto station. Convenient for sightseeing as all tour buses started at the terminal... More

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

This very centrally-located ryokan did not disappoint our first-time experience with traditional Japanese accommodation. Having been a bit of an armchair traveler when it came to ryokan-style accommodation, it was great experiencing it for real - the tatami mats, interior decor and most importantly - the luxurious breakfasts. Go for the breakfast option if you get a chance - it... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

I'm so pleased we stayed here, it's a super ryokan in so many aspects. BUT as a life long veg I thought my hubby and I would get to say our preferences on arrival. Massive oops. I sat through the most beautifully presented and crafted dinner in purest essence of Japanese, that made the cost outstanding value, watching my man... More

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Burfjord, Troms, Norway
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36 reviews 36 reviews
33 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

I willingly admit that I am kind of a freak, as I more or less am in love with the Kyoto Railway Station-building. (And by the way: I probably am not alone about having this passion: The Kyoto Station has recieved a number of awards for its architecture, and is a study well worth.) If you, like me, prefer a... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

It is conveniently located at kyoto station so I could pretty much travel around kyoto easily. One street down is a local public bath with interesting guests. Two streets down is a restaurant selling palatable pork slices. However, the room is dusty and the bedsheets are stained. Furthermore, the toilet seat is not heated. If it wasn't because most ryokans... More

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fort myers, Florida, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

We stayed 2 nights last week in this Ryokan. It was a great location right across from the train station and very affordable. While it was traditional with the onsen located in the basement, it was a 7 story building and did not have the ambiance of a Ryokan with a garden or waterfall. But still for the price it... More

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Tampa, Florida
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3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Comfortable futon's, more slipper changing (typical Japan Ryokan fashion) than ever, with showers and public bath in the basement. Clean, close and convenient. Front desk was helpful (some English with the desk attendent we spoke with). Book this Ryokan, best bang for the buck.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

I wanted to stay in a traditional Ryokan and this was booked because of its close location to the station - and it is great when you just arrive into Kyoto, tired and dirty, and it's just 3 minutes away. It is also rather cheap. Staff really helpful and nice. The hotel is quite tired and worn, but the room... More

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Address: 579 Higashishiokoujicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8216 , Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
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Ranked #88 of 194 B&Bs / Inns in Kyoto
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