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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 #14 of 193 Kyoto B&B and Inns
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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London, UK
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31 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Matsubaya is a cross between a ryokan and a western hotel. Having stayed at a few 'real' ryokans which come with meals, onsens, etc it was a bit different, but we knew this and the price reflected that. I do think breakfast should be included in the price, though! Otherwise the rooms were clean and pleasant. Bathrooms were tiny,... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lean, spacious room in a traditional ryokan complete with tatami matting and a private contemplative room with Zen garden. The breakfast was out of this world - authentic, delicious and very different to our western palette. The owner was very friendly and gave us a charming send off. Can't think of a better place to base yourself... More

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Roma
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a night in the western stile room and two nights in the Japanese style room and I can't say wich one was better. The staff is very helpful an kind. I really enjoy being there and can't wait to go back in Kyoto!

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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent 4 days in Kyoto with my two daughters, 11 and 15 and we stayed in this ryokan (Japanese traditional inn). The main purpose was to experience something of an authentic Japanese lodging and it fitted the bill perfectly: beautiful rooms, traditional (no bed but futon mattresses on tatamis), tea set and kimonos in the room. All is super clean... More

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at this ryokan for 5 days in July and had so much fun! This ryokan is a nice blend of traditional ryokan and a modern hotel. The room comes with complimentary traditional Japanese tea and tea snacks, which we enjoyed very much. We had no problems with the noise level, but it was hard sleeping on the floors... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

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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ontario
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45 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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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70 hotel reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

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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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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