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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 194 Kyoto B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 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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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All the staff were extremely friendly. They offered maps without us even asking. Breakfast was delicious. All amenities were clean and of a high standard. It was our first time sleeping on tatami matt and futon and we both had great nights sleeps.

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Baltimore
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51 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were really made to feel welcome in this homey little place. It is within easy walking distance of the train station - stay to the right on Karasuma when it divides around the median next to the large temple complex. It is on a small side street to the right. It's also close to the Gojo subway stop if... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

This was our second stay at Matsubaya and it was another amazing stay. It feels like you are staying with family and they will go out of your way to help you find restaurants, things to do and any assistance. If you can stay I'm the traditional rooms as they are great! Thanks again :) Kyle&Pete

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Had no problems finding the place, even late at night when we first arrived. It is about a 10 minute walk from Kyoto Station by foot with luggage. If you want to take a taxi, it costs about 700 yen only. The staff are warm and friendly. Our luggage were taken up to the rooms and we were given a... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Got a little lost while trying to find the place, but we saw photos on Tripadvisor and managed to find our way there. It's about a 10-12 minute walk from Kyoto Station, which is quite manageable in good weather conditions. We went to Kyoto during winter and walking back to Matsubaya Inn every night in the cold was just crappy.... More

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

Very friendly personal service. Food and onsan lovely. No Internet. Only take cash. Told we had to take train to get cash from next village as we had not got enough. After few minutes silence credit card machine mysteriously appeared. Note little English spoken.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

We ended up here by accident,but it was meant to be I think, we arrived at midnight after a diversion from Tokyo due to worst snow storm in 47 yrs. no accommodation available anywhere near Osaka .. This accommodation was fabulous, the hosts were so wonderful looking after us so late. The room was gorgeous all authentically decorated in ryokan... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

The accommodation is basic Japanese style, which the kids thought was nuts but proceeded to enjoy immensely.The location is very handy for the main train station, spotlessly clean and, as mentioned elsewhere, the room was a bit darker and smaller that we would have preferred. However what made our stay especially pleasant was the staff who were kind, helpful, patient... More

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Atherton, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We only had a 1 night stay and we had 2 rooms for a family of 4 - this was a great experience for our 2 teenage sons who had not experienced accommodation like this. The hosts were fantastic and as we arrived early - they looked after our baggage and it was waiting at room for us when we... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

A good introduction to Japanese style accommodation for first-time visitors. We had a no-frills, yet cozy tatami mat room, and sleeping on the floor without much of a mattress took some getting used to. The staff gave us an extra pair of mattresses after a few days, without even being asked(!), which was much appreciated. Another amenity that we enjoyed... More

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Also Known As:
Matsubaya Hotel
Matsubaya Hotel Kyoto
Address: Higashinotoin Nishi-iru, Kamijuzuyacho-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8150, Japan
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Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Kyoto Station
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #8 of 194 B&Bs / Inns in Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Matsubaya Inn 3*
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