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3.5 of 5 Ryokan   |   511 Washio-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0072, Japan (Gion Higashiyama/Kita Shirakawa/Kurama/Yase/Ohara)
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Ranked #4 of 194 Kyoto B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our first ryokan experience and the first night of three in Kyoto. As it was cherry blossom season, the ryokan was fully booked and we could only stay for one night. We did not know what to expect, but were very pleasantly surprised by the entire experience. The ryokan was in a perfect location near the Gion district... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just an exceptional experience. Excellent location where you can walk to for shopping, eating and visiting. The bath was very relaxing, clean and soothing. Our room had a small refrigerator and overlooked the street. Restaurants close to this ryokan were expensive so we had our meals in our room. The meals were 5 star quality, tasty and traditional. We sent... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This isn't a bad place to stay, but there wasn't really anything about the experience I found noteworthy enough to justify the price. The location is certainly good. The garden downstairs was quite nice. The food was good, not amazing. The atmosphere was fairly plain and authentic. It felt like like staying in a place fifty or a hundred year... More

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Ise, Japan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The attention and the service were great. The western breakfast was delicious and served in a particular way where you could cook your own egg in a traditional Japanese pot. The location is perfect, it is in the middle of a zone full of temples, restaurants and little stores.

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London, UK
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This ryokan is perfectly located for exploring Kyoto: near many temples and Gion as well as close to bus roar to take you to the rest of the city. The ryokan itsrlf is calm, clean and the staff super friendly and helpful. We had Japanese breakfast and dinner, both delicious. And don't be put off by the public bath: the... More

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Toowoomba, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are travelling in Japan you must stay in at least one Ryokan. We stayed in two during our trip and this was by far the best. The service is exceptional - there is always someone greeting you at the door and grabbing your shoes for you or waving you off in the morning. They are also very helpful... More

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Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We stayed 2 nights in March 2014. The reception we received during our stay was better than any other place we've visited. Someone is aways there when you arrive take your shoes and give you slippers. They are also there to give your shoes back and pass and umbrella if needed for the day. They bring green tea to your... More

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Hong Kong, China
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Tucked away is this delightful ryokan. You feel more like an honoured guest in someone's house than an hotel guest. The rooms are comfortable and the whole place is spotlessly clean. The public baths, which you can reserve for your private use are well equipped and very relaxing. If you have any dietary requirements be sure to let them know... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights in Feb 2014. We were made to feel at home at the point of checking in although the check in time was abit late, but because it was so strategically located, we managed to stroll around the surrounding areas (Gion). When we finally tucked into our room, we were served tea snacks. The room itself... More

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Grenoble, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Very nice stay in riokan Motonago in Kyoto. Well located for tourism, warm welcome, excellent japanese food and very comfortable private baths. I hope I will have the opportunity to come again to Kyoto and stay in the same place

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Also Known As:
Motonago Hotel
Motonago Hotel Kyoto
Address: 511 Washio-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0072, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Gion Higashiyama/Kita Shirakawa/Kurama/Yase/Ohara
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
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Ranked #4 of 194 B&Bs / Inns in Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Motonago 3.5*
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