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Kyomachiya Ryokan Sakura

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228 Butsuguyacho Aburanokoji Hanayacho Sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8347, Kyoto Prefecture
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed for 4 nights, the property is brand new, only opened in the last 5 months. Rooms are quite cute, done to traditional tatami Japanese style. It's feels like a boutique stylist hotel evoking traditional style. Toilet quite spacious with good shower. Air Con, fridge, safe included in room. Room was cleaned every day, towels changed and after our... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a proper japanese ryokan experience this is not the place. I would describe it more as a "small hotel pretending to be a ryokan" as someone mentioned before. The place is nice and clean. Staff speaks english because some of them are from Europe. The location isn't the best (around 20 minutes walk from Kyoto... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Our stay here was perfect, the ryokan staff are amazing, extremely helpful and the traditional ryokan rooms are very beautiful: minimal design, no unnecessary appliances, extremely clean. The place is very quiet and cosy. Its located close to the train station, within 15 minutes walk. Ask the hotel staff for recommendations and they will suggest a lot of activities; they... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This new and very clean hotel is targeting European and American tourists who read TripAdvisor. Staff is also from Europe speaks English and French and is very nice and helpful. I think this is not original ryokan hotel but enough ryokan for us European. We also enyojed western style toilet we know from home. Hotel has very bad acoustic you... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We stayed in 6 different hotels during our 2 week trip to Japan and this was the most disappointing and the most expensive. The hotel is absolutely fine but just lacks something that makes you like it. Location is not that great, you can walk from the station but the number 9 bus is probably a better bet. We stayed... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

What an amazing little ryokan. I loved this place - we chose to stay in a Japanese style - it was MASSIVE and so pretty. You have futons that you have to put out and pack away which is nice and you have so much space. The ryokan staff were really friendly and there are lots of events going on... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I totally recommend the ryokan experience, and here I had a very pleseant experience. The room was perfect for a couple, tatami+beds are (against all odds) really comfortable and the bathroom was spotless. The downside is the location because there aren't many choices where to eat nearby, so you end up having breakfast in the ryokan (which is quite dissapointing)... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This hotel was amazing, one of the best places I have ever stayed. The staff were friendly, close to Kyoto central station. Very clean and tidy and I would recommend staying in a traditional japanese style room, its a great experience.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We stayed at the Sakura room which required to be booked directly on their website for 2 consecutive nights. The room is much smaller than expected and the little courtyard garden wasn't that impressive. The room itself is new and clean, but the space is so well used that there's no surface for you to put anything extra. Thank god... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

A very cozy and affordable place. We had a fantastic and genuine experience of the traditional Japanese accommodation. Everything was in good condition and the place was lovely. The staff were very professional and friendly. Make sure to try the Japanese breakfast!

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Staying in Shimogyo-ku

Neighborhood Profile
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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