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2.0 of 5 Minshuku (Japanese B&B)   |   5-352-8 Miyagawa-suji, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0801, Japan (Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya)
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Ranked #43 of 232 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I stayed here with a friend - we did a lot of research before choosing this place and we couldn't have been happier. The highlight: staying in a real modern geisha district. Miyagawacho is its own district, quieter and less touristy than Gion (which is a quick walk away) but very active. We went out to Miyagawacho's main street -... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Situated in a beautiful place, the Tanaka-ya Ryokan is a wonderful place where spend the holidays in Kyoto. The service is good, and the rooms are clean. The Mrs Tanaka is very kind and nice. With a bit of luck you can see the Geishas walking on these streets.

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Oshawa, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Just arrived in Kyoto first night. Room spacious and bedding comfortable. Directions from JR TRAIN...JR KYOTO STATION...transfer to JR NARA LINE...just one stop dowm exit off TOKUKUJI...change to subway KEIHAN LINE...three stops west to GION-SHIJO. Exit at GION SHIJO STATION and you can walk following the map from there. Only a fee minutes walk, still a little tricky but only... More

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Encinitas, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Tanaka-ya ryokan was in a great location in Higashiyama. Very comfortable futon beds and soft pillows. Shared bathrooms (2 rooms per bathroom). Free snacks - kakimochi and yogurt :) The owner is extremely nice. Wish we would have stayed here for longer.

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Shanghai, China
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Everything about this ryokan was just lovely. It was the perfect location for me and my friend as we were both really keen to see geisha (which we did every night!) although for some it may be a bit far to shops and restaurants. However, the metro and bus stops that would take you all around for sightseeing were just... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Tanaka-ya is a fairly nice ryokan experience, but does have it's flaws. The lady in charge was friendly and nice, the location is good for seeing Geishas as it is located right in the middle of the Gion district, where all the Geishas are. The room was small but clean and the mattress on the floor was comfortable. For me... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

I loved it. Yes you can hear other people but the other guests should be respectful. I personally had no pb at all. It's very cute and sweet. I saw geisha. It's not near all the things to visit, but everything is spread out in Kyoto, so unless you change hotel every night, you won't be close to everything. The... More

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Paris, France
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Good value Ryokan with a great location in Kyoto. Our room was a bit small but we changed for a bigger one during our stay! The woman in charge of the ryokan was very friendly. The ryokan is located in a small and calm street but room isolation is quite poor inside the building. Watch your head in the stairs... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
4 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We found this ryokan to be good value for a ryokan (I'd stayed in a cheaper hotel on the other side of town, but this was a good price for more traditional accommodation), and also found the floor mats incredibly comfortable. Since I'm not usually a fan of tatami-mate sleeping, this was a very pleasant surprise! I had a bad... More

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Portland, OR
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

This is a traditional ryokan in the historic Gion (heart of Geisha district) of Kyoto. The location is absolutely perfect – it is right on a charming, tiny street with private houses and tea houses surrounding it. Staying here for a week, we saw Geishas every night. Going back to our hotel at night felt very authentic, with lanterns dimly... More

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Address: 5-352-8 Miyagawa-suji, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0801, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
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Ranked #43 of 232 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
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Hotel Class:2 star — Tanakaya 2*
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