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Rakucho Ryokan

67 Higashihangicho, Shimogamo, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606-0824, Japan
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Ranked #41 of 194 Kyoto B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013
Angela M Florence, Italy
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Florence, Italy
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Nice, traditional ryokan in a quiet area. We stayed here for 4 nights and we have been accomodated in a nice and very, very spacious room overlooking the garden. Thank to the heated futon, we had a really pleasent comfort. Katsunori, the person who takes care of ryokan, is professional and very helpful and speaks a very good english. Good... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We stayed 4 nights here in Nov 2013. Recommended for those (esp couples) who wish to experience traditional ryokan stay with moderate budget. Very clean room, comfortable futon, no curfew, free wifi in room, nice people, cheap laundry (self-service coin machine) and it serves as a good place to explore Kyoto, with nearby bus stop serving Kyoto city bus as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

From the minute we got there we were greeted and basically taken care of. The weather was good. This place was very clean and had a homey feel to it and great location. We had turn down service in our room everynight also. We would definitely stay here again.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

This is not a ryokan, but a budget minshuku. We liked it, and would glady return. We booked for the second floor, but when the staff saw that my wife had a minor disability, they offered to change us to the ground floor. This was well done. She declined, because with a bathroom and two toilets down there, she wanted... More

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Torcy, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

Warm welcoming. The owner is your morning smile and your evening addresses book for good restaurants And places to go out. The Ryokan is clean, you can have your room cleaned everyday or not. Bath facilities are good. The bathtub is always ready when you come from a long walking day. Free Internet access is provided and even a computer... More

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Timika, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

If you're looking for a more authentic Japanese style place to stay than a generic hotel in Kyoto, look no further. Although a little out of town, this little Rakucho is lovingly kept with it's quaint bamboo mat flooring and futon beds. The location is actually pretty good once you figure out the Kyoto bus system as there's a stop... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

We stayed at Rakucho on our four day stopover in Kyoto, and loved returning every night to our warm ryokan room. The facilities are basic but well maintained, and the owner is super-friendly and helpful with general tourism advice. She really looked after us and made sure we felt at home for our stay. There's plenty of nearby eating (the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

We stayed in this ryokan because we were late to book a place in Kyoto and it's was hard to find something else. We stayed in many ryokan in Japan they are often aren't so cheap but if you find a good one it's a real pleasure. This ryokan tends to be more a touristic hotel, thou sleep quality is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

This is a nice small ryokan style guest house at a real budget price. It feels a bit more like a quiet backpackers (shared showers, washing mashine available, etc.), but offers a unique Japanese experience at a very affordable price. The owner is friendly and will give you tips and advice on touring around Kyoto. One problem for me was... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

Stayed here for 3 nights in November. The staff were fantastic! Our flight arrived in the evening and we didnt arrive until 10pm (Although I did email them of our late arrival we were still later then expected). The staff were fantastic! They were there when we arrived, took our bags to our room and explained everything to us. The... More

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Also Known As:
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Address: 67 Higashihangicho, Shimogamo, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606-0824, Japan
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Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
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Ranked #41 of 194 B&Bs / Inns in Kyoto
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