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407 Dainichicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8044 , Japan
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Kinmata
Ranked #31 of 194 Kyoto B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

We stayed one night in this very traditional Ryokan. Ukai-san and his son were very hospitable and made our stay a very comfortable one. The shared bathroom was clean and well maintained. It was a very traditional Japanese experience which must not be missed. Following the bath, we had the traditional Kaiseki dinner which was seasonal and beautifully presented. They... More

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zuerich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We stayed 3 nights in Kinmata in September. It was a great experience in a wonderful ryokan. We enjoyed the hospitaly from the owners very much. The keiseki dinner we had on 2 nights was very nice. The location is good. We would recommend it to others.

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Bastrop, Texas, United States
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

We stayed at the Kinmata several times and loved the experience each and every time. This is a beautiful traditional ryokan tucked away from the bustle of the city. It is an oasis...as soon as you enter, you are whisked away to another time. Ukai-san, the proprietor and chef, is a charming man and a gifted chef. The rooms are... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

When we arrived in Kinmata we were promptly met by Mr Ukai-sai and family. We came before check-in time and they had no problem holding on to our luggage while we explored NIshiki Market which was around the corner. Mr. Ukai-sai's son speaks perfect english and pointed us to all the attractions and handed us a map of Kyoto which... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

We stayed 3 nights at this delightful ryokan which has been run by rhe same family, now in their eigth generation. Located on a busy and narrow side street just a few steps away from the busy Shijjo-dori, the ryokan stands out as possibly the oldest surviving structure on this street. The character is unmistakable as you enter and you... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

Kinmata was absolutely fantastic - from the hospitality shown by the innkeepers to the incredible cuisine to the tranquil feeling of the place. I would recommend it extremely highly. It is also in a great location in Kyoto, right next to the Nishiki market. I think my highlight at this ryokan was the food. Everything was beautifully prepared and presented... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

I spent two nights at Kinmata as part of a visit to Kyoto. It's expensive, but I was traveling alone (as an add-on to a business trip to Korea) and I wanted to be somewhere where I would really experience traditional Japan. Kinmata was all that and more -- I was the only westerner in the place and many Japanese... More

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Kuala Lumpur
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38 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2010

The Kinmata Inn, centrally located in old Kyoto, is a traditional Japanese Inn, a Ryokan - except for air con and some sanitary installation it's unchanged since 1801 or so. The owners are very sweet people and are in charge for many many generations - running the hotel really is their life. You will sleep on the floor on a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2009

We stayed there for only 1 night, as we wanted to try other inns. My wife and I went there for the food more than anything. Without a doubt, Kinmata had the best kaiseki meal of all the 'high end' places we tried. In fact, we went there first so it ended up being all downhill from there. Extremely welcoming... More

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jakarta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2009

We stayed there for 3 nights. The location couldnt get any better. It's literally next to Nishiki market, walking distance to some big malls, and Gion. The guy who manages the ryokan is very helpful and fast. Very nice guy. We asked him to recommend us couple restaurants, he searched, printed the complete address and map and got back to... More

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Also Known As:
Kinmata Hotel Kyoto
Kinmata Hotel
Address: 407 Dainichicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8044 , Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
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Ranked #31 of 194 B&Bs / Inns in Kyoto
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