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Ryokan Heianbo

725 Higashi Shiokoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
Ryokan Heianbo
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I stayed in a single room for two nights. The room was large and featured a TV, air-con, a mini fridge, a toilet and shower unit and a bed. There was also a yukata (dressing gown), towels, toiletries and tea making facilities. There was breakfast available for a reasonable price in the downstairs common room, with a different selection of... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

It was the first time visiting Japan and everybody told us the experience in a Ryokan is a must. It is true! It is a great experience! Ryokan Heianbo is very clean and in a very good location, close to the train station, a mall, pharmacies, places to eat, etc. Everybody is very kind! The breakfast is also an experience!... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

We had initially wanted to book for another ryokan we had once stayed before but was fully booked due to overwhelming demand. So we decided to try out Heianbo since it is fairly near to Kyoto Station. Although the staff in Heianbo don't speak very fluent English but we managed. We had problem in using our portable wifi device, the... More 

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Berlin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Stayed in the Ryokan for four nights. Ideally located close to the station. Very nice rooms (ours had a private bathroom) and excellent breakfast. The communaal bathroom was very nice as well. Highly recommended for exploring Kyoto.

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Manila
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

i wanted to have my family experience a traditional ryokan but at a reasonable price. April is peak season so most of the highly rated ones inTA are fully booked already. I tried Heianbo though there were mixed reviews. But at the price we paid, I would rate it very good. We're a family of 4 (3 adults and 1... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Just coming to the end of my Japanese adventure after an amazing time. So far this is my least favourite place - nothing major so I don't want this to come across badly. It can be noisy. Every street siren and sound can be heard, no shutters on the window leading to the bathroom so anyone can peer in from... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The ryokan is well described by the other reviews here, but we felt that we would not have booked here if we had known how little sleep we would have got here. With the paper-thin walls and lack of curtains – together with one of the other guests fancying themselves as a singer-songwriter, another sounding like he had sleep apnoea and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Location cannot be beat, as it is so close to Central Kyoto station, but still quiet as well. Close to the bus stops I used to get to many parts of town as well. Room size was very big and comfortable. The restroom was a bit dated and the washer toilet did not work. Staff was very accommodating and friendly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Comfortable room for couples with own private bath, serviced each day. The room was a good size for what we needed and bedding was adequate and comfortable. Perhaps the only downfall was the 1130pm curfew, but otherwise really happy with the quality of stay. Nice and close to Kyoto Station and within walking distance to bike hire so you can... More 

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Arizona, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Sleeping on the floor is not my thing but this ryokan makes it better by providing private facilities for each room. Our room was fairly large but still didn’t have adequate room for suitcases. The futons were reasonably comfortable. There was a TV in the room but we couldn’t figure out how to make it work. There was also a... More 

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Staying in Shimogyo-ku

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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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