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Rakucho Ryokan

  |   67 Higashihangicho, Shimogamo, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606-0824, Japan
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Ranked #73 of 331 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Malaga, Spain
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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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
12 reviews 12 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 hotel reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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35 helpful votes 35 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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Milan, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Nabire, Indonesia
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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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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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Number of rooms: 8
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