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Matsubaya Inn

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Higashinotoin Nishi-iru, Kamijuzuyacho-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8150, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #42 of 342 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Washing machine on 5th level is free for using, 100yen for dryer. 7-11 is 5 minute walking distance on the Karasuma Dori. Room with Veranda. Very clean. Wi-Fi working well. Staff speak English. Try nice Japanese breakfast.

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Manila, Philippines
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123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed in Matsubaya Inn for our first visit to Kyoto. It was our first time to experience staying in a ryokan and we were glad that we tried this instead of the usual hotel. It was a reasonable walking distance from Kyoto Station, staff are friendly and the place is kept very clean. Coming in late... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice Ryokan in Kyoto. It is conveniently located at walking distance from the station. Also there is a bus connection to most of the city's major area at the end of the street. Now this is the typical Ryokan providing you with Yukata, green tea set and futon bedding. Our room was quite large (11 tatamis) compared to average Japanese... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I emailed this ryokan twice before the holiday. They replied very soon afterwards. They took the initiative to suggest me take Haruka, the Airport Express Train and attached a map which showed how to get to their ryokan from the station. I felt that they were caring and professional. A staff was waiting for us at the front desk. He... More 

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Kyoto, Japan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Our family stayed at matsubaya over christmas and we felt very welcomed. We had western style rooms which were very comfortable.unfortunately the wifi didn't extend to the top floor but that just meant we went down to the guest lunge when we needed the Internet. We heard from other travellers that the Japanese rooms are great. It was all clean... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This is the first time I'm staying in a ryokan, so I have really not much of a benchmark to mark this stay against. I booked this last minute and it wasn't that cheap as mentioned by most of the other reviewers, possibly because of the last minute-ness of it. So I didn't feel like it was really that value... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights in the smallest type of room with a bathroom - a standard twin room. (Our friends were in one of the Western-style rooms and were very comfortable too.) The inn is so popular that you need to book well ahead - even for cold February - and these were the last 2 rooms left... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is what you need to get the real Japanese experience. Very clean ryokan. Beds were amazing. Staff - very helpful and friendly. They gave us directions as to where we wanted to go, actually drew them out on a paper for us, which made things super easy for us. Location -- the best! Kyoto Station is just a short... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

A short walk north of the train station. The inn took in our luggage and guarded it while the rooms were being prepared. We explained we'd need to go out for a while to sight see before returning. They placed our luggage in the rooms, once they were done, gave us the key earlier. The hotel itself has a pretty... More 

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Handy location - walking distance from the central train station and there's a bike rental shop 20metres away, which was a great way to explore the city. We chose to stay in a western-style bed, rather than a traditional Japanese futon - the bed was comfortable and the room also had kitchen facilities and a Japanese style wet room for... More 

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