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Motonago

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3.5 of 5
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511 Washio-cho, Higashiyama-ku | Nene no Michi, Kyoto 605-0072, Kyoto Prefecture
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Monterey Park
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly staff and lovely stay in Kyoto! I had emailed the hotel with questions and received prompt and helpful responses. The neighborhood was also traditional and beautiful. I wish I had a few more days to explore the neighborhood.

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Redhead, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we wanted to experience at traditional Rykon and that what we got here. Served dinner in our room and the food/ service exceptional. Not much English spoken but this is Japan! And we were still able to communicate. We were able to book a private onsen and a meal, so happy to watch the snow fall in our private garden.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything abou this incredible ryokan was perfect, including the location, service and genuine smiles. After a long day of touring Kyoto, there is nothing better than a hot bath and a 14 course Japanese dinner. Every minute of our stay, my wife and I felt like we were royalty in the Motonago palace. Our four days here was an absolute... More 

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San Diego, California
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I loved our experience at Motonago Ryokan. Tip: take a taxi when you arrive, as it is tucked away and would be difficult to find. Accommodations: do not be intimidated by "sleeping on bamboo mats." This was one of the most comfortable beds we have ever felt, and we enjoyed one of the best night's sleep of... More 

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I haven't been able to stop talking about my experience at Motonago. I highly recommend it and would go back in a minute! It's so traditional and has the highest service. The food and breakfast is delicious, the reserved bath time is incredible and the bedding (although on the floor) in very comfortable. I wouldn't change a thing!

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Melbourne
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our 4 night stay at Motonago was the highlight of our trip to Japan.  The service and hospitality was one of the best I have ever experienced.  I really enjoyed staying here.   Motonago has an excellent location.  I cannot imagine a better location within Kyoto.  It is a 15 minute walk to downtown Kyoto and Karawamachi subway station.  It... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

How on earth does this place not have 5 stars across the board? Great location, as others have noted. The ryokan experience is really fun/unique. Service is fantastic - everyone was super friendly/accommodating. Not every room has private showers/bath but they allow you to reserve their communal bath (which is very nice/clean) for an hour, which is way more than... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We reserved for two at Motonago for the festive season upon looking at the comments on TripAdvisor. It turned out to be one of the best places we have been to in 2015. It was our first trip in Kyoto, let alone Japan and we were really excited at the idea of living in a ryokan for few days –... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I really enjoyed my stay here. It's in a great location in the traditional part of Kyoto (Gion) and there are a few temples within walking distance + so many restaurants and shops all around. I arrived on a rainy evening and had dinner at the ryokan -- delicious. The service was fantastic -- the staff really made an effort... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Great hospitality, excellent food, perfect location for sightseeing around Kyoto. Faultless and would recommend to anybody. Stayed for a couple of nights in winter - a warm and comfortable haven. Close to everything in Gion. Would definitely stay again.

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