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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2008
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2008

Most comfortable futons *ever*! The whole place is well-kept & squeaky clean so we didn't mind sharing bathrooms. So clean, in fact, that we wondered if we were the only people using the soaking tub every night. Many useful amenities for the budget traveller: refrigerators, some silverware, microwave, laundry facilities, free use of computer/internet. They also sell one-day bus passes,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2008

We stayed at Rakucho for one week. The website had some grammar problems, so when we read "bathroom for private use" on Rakucho's website, we assumed this meant a private bathroom for every guest room. WRONG. The bathrooms, showers, and sinks are all shared. What the website means, I think, is that the shower room has only one shower with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2008

We stayed at the Rakucho Ryokan for 3 nights in March 2008 and had a great experience. The rooms were immaculately clean and the entire facility was well taken care of. Our room was quite large and faced the traditional Japanese garden. There was a small kitchenette with sinks, microwave and toaster oven which were extremely helpful for the evening... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2008

An overall good experience with a great japanese barh and well mainained bathrooms. Our room faced the nice garden. It was a quiet and reliable ryokan. Don't bother that the ryokan is away from the city center, it is easy to catch the bus or the metro!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2007

We stayed at Rakucho because we wanted a ryokan experience but were also on a budget. The room was very simple, comfortable futons on a tatami mat floor, a small table with a kettle and cups, and japanese style robes and slippers were provided. Toilets and showers were shared. No breakfast is served and there isn't really a kitchen area,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2006

My husband and I stayed at the Rakucho Ryokan for 3 days and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It's in a quiet neighborhood, but close to the subway and bus lines. The staff was very helpful with directions and suggestions for sites and area restaurants. The ryokan was clean and the futons were so comfortable - probably the best beds in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2005

We were looking for a Japanese ryokan experience, and Ryokan Rakucho was the best one that we could afford. For the price we paid, we were quite pleased. There weren't any meals served, but the hostess is friendly and helpful (she speaks a smattering of English), and the feel of the whole place overall is very Japanese and traditional. Tatami... 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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