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Ryokan Heianbo

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725 Higashi Shiokoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #103 of 342 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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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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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This traditional ryokan is situated two or three blocks from Kyoto station. Despite one or two negative reviews I've seen here I found the staff eager and helpful, the room everything I could want in a traditional ryokan, the prices very reasonable and of course the location near the station very convenient. I sometimes think some of the reviews I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

My wife and I stayed last week - we had a lovely room and our sons an adjacent room. Rooms were lovely and clean and traditional, in that you sleep on the floor on a kind of futon bed. The owner was lovely - and speaks English. We liked the small touches - tea and coffee making, your own pyjamas,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We decided to try a ryokan to experience the traditional way of the Japanese, which this ryokan had it all. We were greeted & checked in by the owner who was so ever pleasant. The room was big with ensuite as requested. They even had a look out garden from our room, which was a soothing sight. The whole place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

Great location for sightseeing Kyoto, nice Japanese experience, very nice staff and excellent breakfast for starting day. Rooms rather simple but cosy. Wifi available only in the reception. All in all good and worth going to.

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