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Rakucho Ryokan

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67 Higashihangicho, Shimogamo, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0824, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #51 of 342 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015
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    3.5 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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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 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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Malaga, Spain
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
44 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

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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Florence, Italy
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 hotel reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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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7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Marrakech, Morocco
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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27 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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