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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 #3 of 192 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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Oxford, UK
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was my first time on a ryokan so hard to compare but as a quintessential Japanese experience this was very impressive. Immaculate service and attention to detail - eg tea delivered to your room when you return fro sightseeing for the day. The ryokan is also spotless - you are using shared bathroom facilities but it never feels like... More

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Macau, China
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117 reviews 117 reviews
40 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed one night at ryokan Motonago. I have to say that everything was perfect. The decoration of the room, the location, the food (kaiseki dinner and breakfast) and the service. I strongly recommend Motonago as it is definitely a big hit in Kyoto.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Too many good things to say about this place. The staff was incredible and take great pride in the property and providing impeccable service. The location is hard to beat if you're in Kyoto to tour the sites and get a taste of "old" Japan. The property is old (we were told it has been a ryokan for over 100... More

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Zurich
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We spent two nights at Motonago during our trip through Japan. We had decided to try out three different Ryokan in Kyoto since this was our first trip to Japan an we didn't really know what to expect. Motonago is a lovely place. It's located very conveniently - close to the magnificent Kyomizu-dera temple as well as the Gion district.... More

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london
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Like most people travelling to Japan we were advised to spend at least one night in a traditional ryokan. I came across this particular ryokan after many nights trawling through the web (we booked direct) I have to admit, I was very concerned about the costs as some were extremely expensive. We finally found the Motonago and booked straight away.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

A traditional ryokan situated along the routes to the temples and the Gion district and was wonderful for my parents-in-laws to explore the older part of Kyoto. The ryokan itself was small and beautiful although a little on the steep side; it was overall still very much worth the experience and the Kaiseki dinner included was a beautiful representation in... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 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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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
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Motonago 3.5*
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