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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This quaint little ryokan is located in a narrow alley within easy walking distance of Kyoto Station, but that doesn't detract from its charm. It's a small family-run operation, and the owners are quite friendly and accommodating. They stored our luggage for the day even after we checked out while we explored Kyoto. We had two rooms, the only two... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

Other than the good location of the hotel and relatively lower room rates, the service level is not what I had expected from the Japanese. Upon arrival at 3pm which was the check in time, the tiny lobby was dark with lights turned off and no one to be seen. We had to call out loudly 'konnichiwa!' before the lady... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Ryokan Heianbro is a great way for you to experience the traditional accommodation of Japan. Very close to the station, although we did get lost due to another tourist directions headed us in the opposite way. A kind local stopped and helped and then we were on the way. We stayed here as we wanted to experience the traditional living,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

easy walking from the kyoto station; Quiet side street. ..... very clean, comfortable affordable accommodations, courteous staff. Had to return to Kyoto unexpectedly on the same trip; chose this ryokan to come back to!

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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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