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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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Ranked #62 of 343 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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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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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We chose to stay in the traditional rooms. Was fun doing the bed and having a chance to wear a Kimono! The room was clean and it was nice to have the green tea too. The Ryokan is in a great location, easy walking distance to everything.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I've mixed feelings about this this property. A lot of the positives were countered by a negative, and vice versa. For example, lovely check in process. The lady was very efficient, gave lots of good advice. The room was not ready, but they took my bag and when I came back later they had put my bag in my room,... 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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