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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 #8 of 192 Kyoto B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Drraymond Sugar Land, Texas
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sugar Land, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family and I recently visited Kyoto for the first time and we decided to stay at the Matsubaya Inn verse the major hotels as we usually do. What a great decision! We were very relaxed and happy with our 8 day stay and would definitely stay there again if we get the opportunity to return. The staff was very... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location of this ryokan is about a 15 minute walk from the Kyoto station in a very quiet area. The family who runs this ryokan are very friendly. The rooms are kept very clean with an ensuite bathroom (western style-no Japanese bath) and tatami floor. Unlike a traditional ryokan where breakfasts are included, this ryokan offers Japanese and continental... More

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Speers Point, Australia
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177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Shunichi and the team at Matsubaya do a great job looking after Kyoto visitors. The location is super convenient, close to Kyoto Central Station and the Gojo subway station and easy to find! My wife and I enjoyed a Japanese tatami room on the ground floor which had a little private courtyard - it was small but certainly gave us... More

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31 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay at Matsubaya Inn. We stayed in a Western style room on the 5th floor. The room was quite spacious, and had several nice amenities - fridge, induction cooktop (didn't use), utensils, cups, tea set etc. Our bathroom was a little cramped - the doorway to the bathroom was a little low - but that was not... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff are friendly as they'll make sure you get enough info before you start your journey, suggest to you the best route, transportation and even the best place to visit. The location is strategic, very near to the Kyoto station but a bit hard if you come at night or walk with a few baggage. Oh ya.. the Japanese... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed 4 days at Matsubaya Inn. I stayed in the western style room because the other rooms were all booked. It was an easy 10-15 min walk from the JR Kyoto station. With google maps and google street view available to show you landmarks every step of the way, it was almost too easy to find the hotel. I... More

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Chicago, IL
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10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here in 1989 and still recall one of my most memorable "good night's sleep" -- As an American, the futon and tatami mat floors are truly something to be experienced. Based on more recent reviews, it is wonderful to see an establishment deliver after so many years in business.

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Singapore, Singapore
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

does not live up to expectation. Stayed there for two nights. Quite a distance away from Kyoto Train Station and not easy to find. Overpriced in my sense with much facilities. Unless it is a must must to stay in traditional Ryokan style, I will not recommend. Staffs are quite helpful. Breakfast is just average

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New York City, New York
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3 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

If you're up for something a little different and want a more traditional Japanese hotel experience, then we highly recommend Matsubaya. We stayed in one of the tatami rooms in which mattresses are rolled out onto the tatami mat floor each night and then folded back up in the morning. Despite being on the floor, they were quite comfortable. Rooms... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We stayed here 6 nights while touring Kyoto, and taking day trips. Close to Kyoto Station, the subway, bus stops, shopping, and dining. A very Japanese experience with tatami rooms, futons, and Japanese style breakfast (if you want it - the European options were delicious too). Once you learn how everything works, it's a great home base for exploring (they... 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*
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