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Matsubaya Inn

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Higashinotoin Nishi-iru, Kamijuzuyacho-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8150, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #46 of 343 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed three nights at Matsubaya and thoroughly enjoyed our traditional Accomodation. The Tatami mats and traditional bedding were surprisingly comfortable (although they had a double layer) which was very welcome as I sometimes have a bit of hip trouble. The only problem was getting up off the floor. The room we had was reasonably spacious and also had a... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am so happy with the experience I had at the Mastubaya Inn. Such nice sweet people. The front desk woman called a restaurant and taxi company for us. So helpful and would suggest to anyone! Loved it

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Vancouver
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent 5 nights at Matsubaya Inn in May 2015. I was very happy with the traditional accommodation and found my room to be more comfortable than I expected. The bathroom was quite small but being on my own, I was able to manage. The hosts were very accommodating and when I requested a traditional breakfast, the cook came in... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are visiting Japan you need to make sure that you stay at least one night in a traditional place. You are in all your right to be scared to sleep on the floor, but in Matusbaya Ryokan they will make your stay the most comfotable one. Also they leave a tea set for your use during your stay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

room are very clean, Good first experience of ryokan. The employees are kind and helpfull Very good situation : close to bus station, metro and train station (walking distance) I really recommand this ryokan Free internet use

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our hosts were beautiful and very accomodating to any request we had. A lovely orientation upon greeting/check-in to our room. A bonus of washing/dryer facitility (300Yen) a bonus for your travels. Suitable location, only a short 10min easy walk into Kyoto station/shops/hospital/taxis/shrine. Breakfast is minium, eggs/toast/coffee/juice included, however a further (100yen) a traditional Japanese brekkie could be had. Light into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stayed in the japanies ryokan style rooms for 3 nights. The rooms were really clean. The staff was excellent and friendly. The place of the hotel made it the best place to stay. It had a japanies sento near and it was just a walk away from the kyoto station.

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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We stayed at Matsubaya Ryokan in a garden room during the last week of May 2015. The location of this ryokan is very convenient, just a short walk from the JR Kyoto Station and close to a number of amazing Kyoto sights and parks. Although the Inn is located just steps from the main road, we found our room to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We are a party of 3 adults and stayed in a traditional jap room for 2 nights. The ryokan is about 10mins walk from Kyoto station. It is about 3 bus stops from the city. During checked in, the lady at the reception was friendly and gave me a mini orientation of the place and our room. Our room was... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I absolutely loved the Matsubaya Inn! We were there for over a week and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. They were quick to confirm the booking by email and provided a map to find the Inn. On arrival they took our bags up to our room and showed us where everything was and how everything worked. They were... More 

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Shimogyo-ku
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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