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Matsubaya Inn

3.0 of 5
Ryokan
  |   Higashinotoin Nishi-iru, Kamijuzuyacho-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8150, Japan (Kyoto Station)
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Ranked #26 of 332 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Giv'atayim, Israel
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This ryokan, located close to Kyoto Station, is not too expensive, and offers traditional Japanese rooms, some with garden view. You can also have a traditional Japanese breakfast for an extra fee. The facilities are very good, and the Englush-speaking staff is very nice and helpful. Be advised, though, that this ryokan seems to be regularly jam-packed with western tourists,... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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37 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We chose the Matsubaya Inn as our base for 6 nights in Kyoto and couldn't have asked for something better suited for our purpose. The room was a traditional Japanese style, very plain and functional but provided all we needed - plenty of storage, kettle, fridge and a small bathroom. The futons were very comfortable and yukata (Japanese dressing gowns)... More

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Australia
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed 2 nights in June as a couple, it was our first time to kyoto. It wasn't too hard to find, a nice stroll through a few quiet streets within 15 mins of kyoto station. Special mention to Budi who was really helpful in checking us in and giving us his tips on where to sightsee! We stayed on the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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44 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My family stayed one night at this hotel. The goal: experience Japanese style hotel. The result: totally satisfied! The room was clean, the futon was so good that one of my daughter asked if we could buy one and bring back home. It was very quiet even though the hotel is at 1-2 min walk to the main big street.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had some difficulty finding this ryokan when we arrived at night-time, but once we figured out the lay of the land it took only 15mins to walk between Matsubaya Inn and Kyoto main train and bus station. The man at reception made a wonderful impression and it's hugely down to him that we enjoyed our time in Kyoto so much.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During our family trip to Japan in late September, we wanted to have an experience with a traditional Japanese room (Japanese room with Tatami and futon beds), and we selected "Matsubya" in Kyoto for our one night stay. All four of us loved our experience. The hotel room, actually looks like a suite to me, has one bathroom, one kitchenette,... More

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Paris, France
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ryokan is withing walking distance to the station and has good bus connections to sightseeing areas. The staff is friendly and helfpul (as always in Japan!), and the rooms, while simple and modern, are very pleasant - the larger rooms on the ground floor are particularly good value. Breakfast is OK but if the common table is full there... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

some people go to hotel for the experince. i go to a hotel to have a small piece of home in a strange land. this hotel does not promise the sky but delivers an honest very clean and neat accomodatiion, no fuss - just good bed, new weatern style rooms and friendly staff. that's all i need and beleive me... More

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London, England
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My sister and I enjoyed a four night stay here in early September 2014. We chose to stay in a Japanese-style room, with tatami matting and futon mattresses on the floor. At first this seemed like a novelty (the yukatas that the hotel provide definitely help with this!), but it was actually very comfortable. Our room was air conditioned, great... More

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New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 hotel reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

Our family of 4 stayed here in august for 3 nights. We booked directly through email.. Communication was prompt efficient and friendly although I would have liked to have paid in advance and to book the Japanese breakfast in advance.never mind. We arrived a couple of hours before our check in. The map that we were emailed was easy to... More

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Address: Higashinotoin Nishi-iru, Kamijuzuyacho-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8150, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Kyoto Station
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Matsubaya Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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