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Ryokan Heianbo

725 Higashi Shiokoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

My daughter (6yr old) and I stayed in this Ryokan in June 2015. It was perfect! Very, very friendly staff, clean large bedroom, with tea making facilities and a huge wardrobe to place suitcases in and an enchanting onsen (hot bath!!). I have read some of the reviews on here and found that although people are complaining, they are generally... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Clean comfortable room, soft futons, light and bright building. En suite bathroom. Frig in the room. Easy walk to Kyoto railway station, bus station, restaurants, shops and historic sites. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

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Castlemaine, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

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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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

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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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 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

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 14, 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

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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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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