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Rakucho Ryokan

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67 Higashihangicho, Shimogamo, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0824, Kyoto Prefecture
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Tarragona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

It's a Japanese old-style hotel in Kyoto. It's not close to the city center (about 35 minutes in bus from Kyoto station and about 10 minutes walking from the nearest underground station). In our case we rented bikes, which is a very suitable way to discover the city. Hotel is clean and staff is very helpful (we had a problem... More 

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Reggio Emilia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Great place to spend a few days in Kyoto. It is not very close to the city center but 205 and 206 buses which are very close will bring you everywhere! Hosts were very kind and always available. Clean rooms and bathrooms. We did not like the idea of shared bathrooms and showers but everything is very well organized. Umbrellas,... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Comfortable futons on tatami matting. Great traditional ryokan room. Washing machine & drier available along with small kitchen and fridge which was useful as we stayed for 6 nights. Good wifi connection in communal areas & probably most rooms. Our room was at the end of a corridor and therefore tended to struggle. No ensuite but good quality shower rooms... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This hotel is located in the midst of a neighborhood. It take about 10-15 minutes walk from the JR station. Enjoy their food of traditional Japanese culture and staff hospitality. Didn't stay in the hotel long enough to use other facilities as I started my day early to tour the city in order to avoid the crowd and stretch my... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

i stayed here with two friends and we all thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful ryokan. We were warmly welcomed and showed around by the owner who spoke very good English. The accommodation was very large for three people and included a separate dining area and toilet for us. There is also a sitting area near the front door for anyone who... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Very pleasant host, nice comfortable room with nice beds. Bathrooms had excellent showers. Location is fine as very near subway and bus routes. Good supermarket and lovely bakery nearby, plus a Starbucks, so good breakfast choices.

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The stay was wonderful. People are very nice and the house is fantastic (japanese traditionnal style). There is a nice little japanese garden. All this for a resonnable price. If I go back to Tokyo, I am sure I will go back to this ryokan. Nice situation (lot of bus lines passing at less than 3 min walking from the... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Four of us stayed at this lovely Ryokan during our visit to Kyoto. We had at our disposal an entire wing which made our stay even more pleasant. Plenty of room, and various sliding doors gave us more intimacy and privacy. A few little cupboards and coffee table made it almost perfect. The owner (Katsunore Urade spelling?) bought the tickets... More 

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Paris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We spent 3 nights at this ryokan, it is charming, very clean, comfortable and the manager is very helpful. It has also a coin washing machine, very convenient. One of the best choice during this month in Japan, the only concern is the location, it's not in the center, but the bus is direct to the center, and frequent. And... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Nice place with an awesome manager (really nice person) very helpful and easygoing. Clean tatami rooms with futons. Shared bathrooms. Shower and Japanese bathtub. Microwave and fridge so you can have some meals "at home". Not in the city center but easy access with a bus stop one block away. You can even but the one day bus pass in... More 

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Staying in Northern Kyoto

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Northern Kyoto
Hot springs and historic temples characterize the leafy landscapes of Northern Kyoto. Acres of tranquil residential streets are interrupted by some of Kyoto's most gorgeous architectural gems, including the majestic Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji, the serene artistry of the Ryoanji Temple rock gardens, and the bold red paint across the structures of Enryakuji Temple. Once a religious core of the city, the district now boasts some of its most remote and peaceful hot springs, as well as a few of its best family-run mom-and-pop restaurants. A blend of extremely local at its outskirts, and highly peopled at its tourist centers, Northern Kyoto nonetheless retains a halcyon air in harmony with nature.
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