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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 2 days 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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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Three of us stayed in the 8-tatami mat room for 3 days. Very roomy and comfortable. There was a kitchen sink and hot plate in the room if we had wanted to cook light fare. We had walked from the station in the pouring rain. The walk is short, but a cab would have been smarter. The staff greeted us... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Travelling in a group of 5 from Melbourne we found all our expectations and requirements were met. The rooms were cosy and comfortable and the Japanese breakfasts were so delicious with generous servings. Staff very willing to assist. Would recommend.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Japanese style rooms for the feel of traditional. Good if you are traveling trough Kyoto and need a 1-2 day base. No amenities and luxury, just plain but clean room. Paper thin walls so you will hear your room neighbors. Good location near the Kyoto station. Helpful staff with good knowledge of English.

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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
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

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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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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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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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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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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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