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Daiya Ryokan

292 Ameyacho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8148, Kyoto Prefecture
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We booked this Ryokan because everything else in the city was completely booked due to cherry blossoms. The lady that runs the place is very nice, she gave us lots of recommendations of what to do, where to go, etc. The sleeping situation is typical old facing Japanese tatami matt flooring with futons and rice pillows, comfy enough to get... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This place is pretty much the most revolting place I have ever stayed. It's dirty, there's bed bugs, the bathroom is filthy, the unisex toilet doesn't even lock. I booked for four nights but could only stand it for two. Even that was a stretch. Don't even consider staying here, you're wasting your money. There's better places out there. How... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Before we booked this Daiya Ryokan or they call themselves Daiya Inn, we have read the many bad reviews everywhere and we ended up booking this place for 4 nights as all other places on the internet were fully booked in October 2014. We had stumbled upon with many tourists and school trips during this season even when we have... More 

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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We arrived in Kyoto over a festival holiday, and could only get a decent place (read amazing) for the first night. The only place available even remotely in our price range was this "ryokan". The only fair thing about it was the price; the room was tiny, dirty (even by international standards), the bathroom was separate and bizarre. In short,... More 

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Daiya is located near a bus stop (bus no. 5 from the city). It's within walkable distance to Kyoto train terminal (5-10mins) - there are restaurants/shopping beside/around the terminal. We stayed there for a night because all the other hotels were fully booked. The owner is very nice and oversee most of the stuffs herself. However, cleanliness of the room/toilet... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Daiya Ryokan is very well located near Kyoto main station. Owner is very kind but it is the only guesthouse, during our japan trip, which was not clean. Being king does not compensate for not being clean. We definitely do not recommend it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

Stayed two nights and disgusted enough. There were no rooms left for the new year holiday so we chose the only available one in kyoto area. And it was a terrible idea! The owner, an old japanese lady, has an extremely low standard for cleaness. It started off from the owner's dog pee-d on the tatami aisle. It was on... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

this place is not easy to find, since i got the map from google map and its not specific.luckily when we ask to several people near kyoto station its quiet famous among them. cons -toilet at the upstairs is annoying, unisex toilet with no lock -the tatami dusty and smelly -the owner have a dog which is noisy and stinky... More 

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urbino
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

the most filthy ryokan i have seen in my life...and so expensive ...we paid for 5 night 350 euros without breakfast ...the first night we discovered the air condition dropping water on my futon and the walls so dirty.....we notify at the owner (old japanese woman pretending to be polite but so fake) the fact but she was so lazy... More 

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norfolk, england
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2010

Easy to find from the STN, friendly owner with 2 tiny dogs. It states they have a restaurant, I stayed there 9 nights but never saw it open. Evertthing is a bit worn out and slightly shabbly, but that's O.K. with me for this price. A single dried up used contact lens stayed on the side of the communal wash... 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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