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Ryokan Heianbo

725 Higashi Shiokoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
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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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Castlemaine, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 5 nights here recently on a first trip to Japan. We were budget conscious so a Ryokan experience suited us. Heianbo is a couple of minutes walk from Kyoto station and city buses. The staff are friendly and helpful and the place is clean and homely. The downsides are there is only wifi in the common area, not... More 

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Gibraltar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have just left Kyoto having spent 3 nights at Ryokan Heianbo in a room for two with en suite facilities. The room is very basic but most importantly; clean. The family that run the business are very happy to receive guests and are always very helpful. The place itself is in need of a re-vamp but the fact that is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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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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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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