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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 #47 of 344 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our hosts were beautiful and very accomodating to any request we had. A lovely orientation upon greeting/check-in to our room. A bonus of washing/dryer facitility (300Yen) a bonus for your travels. Suitable location, only a short 10min easy walk into Kyoto station/shops/hospital/taxis/shrine. Breakfast is minium, eggs/toast/coffee/juice included, however a further (100yen) a traditional Japanese brekkie could be had. Light into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in the japanies ryokan style rooms for 3 nights. The rooms were really clean. The staff was excellent and friendly. The place of the hotel made it the best place to stay. It had a japanies sento near and it was just a walk away from the kyoto station.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Matsubaya Ryokan in a garden room during the last week of May 2015. The location of this ryokan is very convenient, just a short walk from the JR Kyoto Station and close to a number of amazing Kyoto sights and parks. Although the Inn is located just steps from the main road, we found our room to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are a party of 3 adults and stayed in a traditional jap room for 2 nights. The ryokan is about 10mins walk from Kyoto station. It is about 3 bus stops from the city. During checked in, the lady at the reception was friendly and gave me a mini orientation of the place and our room. Our room was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I absolutely loved the Matsubaya Inn! We were there for over a week and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. They were quick to confirm the booking by email and provided a map to find the Inn. On arrival they took our bags up to our room and showed us where everything was and how everything worked. They were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let me first get this out of the way. Book at least one Japanese breakfast (you can do that when you arrive) when you stay there. It is rewarding. As to the place itself, rooms are very small (heard it was converted from an apt building which actually shows how little space an average Japanese needs to put up with.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

There are several serious problems with this place and frankly I don't understand the large number of positive reviews. 1) The room is quite small with no place to put clothes, hangers or draws. 2) The bath tub is so small I could not even sit in it without getting into a very uncomfortable position and I am not that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Just spent 4nights in this warm friendly place 10 minutes straight walk from Kyoto Station. Traditional rooms nice seating area overlooking small garden. Just turn up for western breakfast but order previous day for Japanese one I unfortunately missed out as had to leave last morning before breakfast.Lovely friendly staff got a leaving present and a send off from lady... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We had read the reviews of Matsubaya and we were delighted with our stay here. We were a family of 3 adults and took a triple occupancy room. Our room was a typical Japanese room with mats, a couple of Japanese chairs, a small table, a kitchenette and our bathroom (small but very functional & comfortable). We were in touch... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This ryokan was really clean, with helpful and nice staff. Room are quite big for japan, and breakfast was one of the best we experienced in Japan. Quite neighborhood, with bike rental just nearby. very good place to stay in Kyoto

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