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Toyoko Inn Kyoto Gojo Karasuma

393 Gojo-Karasumacho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8418 , Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #145 of 342 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is at the more budget end of the spectrum but is nice enough. Rooms are predictably cosy in size but not too bad. Breakfast was ok, not a lot of choice or space but again not too bad. I have two main gripes - the beds are HARD. I know this is a bit of a cultural thing but... More 

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San Mateo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I have stayed at this Toyoko inn location several times already. The price performance of this chain has always exceeded my expectation. The hotel is within a 5 minute walk to the gojo karasuma subway station and about a 5 minute walk to Shijo karasuma ( a big intersection with shops, restaurants and subway interchange). There is a family mart... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

It is located in middle of Shijo Karasuma and Gojo Karasuma. About 5-10 min walks to both Shijo Karasuma bus station and Gojo Karasuma subway depends on your walking speed. It is situated at a place where tourist spots are easily accessible through bus only (one day pass for bus is cheaper than one day pass for bus and subway),... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

Good location, close to the train line and easy to find. As per all Japanese hotels they are small in size so don't expect big western style rooms. Well priced and probably better suited to a travelling couple than a family or backpacker. Clean rooms, bathroom and toilet. Make sure you are on a non smoling floor. Staff are well... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This is one of two Toyoko Inn chain hotels that we stayed in during our 10 days in Japan and they were very similar in look and feel. Very small room and bathroom but clean, quiet and conveniently located 5 mins walk from Gojo station, which is one subway stop from the main Kyoto Station. Friendly staff and the breakfast... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Thanks to TripAdvisor found the hotel easily. From Kyoto station take Karasuma line subway to Kojo station turn left at corner - can see McDonald's across the road. Hotel is on left just before Family Mart. Staff were cool at first but later friendly. Speak some English. We always get a twin room & have plenty of space but not... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

Nice hotel, very friendly staff with English a million times better than my Japanese. Lift to all floors. Room was spotless and had everything necessary for a comfortable stay. Breakfast was included in the price, was served 7-10am in the large reception area and was a help yourself buffet with both Western and Japanese food all of which was lovely.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

One stop from Kyoto station, 5 minute walk and you're there. Via subway, you get quickly to most of the shrines and temples or you just walk downtown within 10 minutes. It's clean, rooms are not too tiny and an okay breakfast is included. Perfect for the price you pay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Coming from Osaka the hotel is very easy to find. Just one metro stop from Kyoto station to Gojo, take exit one, walk 5 mins and you are there. Location is a big plus, close to cafes, restaurants, shops and walking distance to Kyoto's temples & shrines. Our room (tiny bathroom, hard bed) felt a bit old but except for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

I actually stayed here on April 2013 but no April Choice on trip advisor's date of stay. I think it's because the more than a year has passed from date I stay therefore the choice is not available. Well,,OK..enough for the intro and let me begin my review. We arrived early in the morning around 7AM from Tokyo by Willer... More 

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