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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 #12 of 193 Kyoto B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Hong Kong, China
17 reviews 17 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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 July 5, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

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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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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