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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 193 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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food, service, public baths, room- all high quality. We enjoyed an excellent 4 days here. From the outside there is little to see and you would easily walk past it. Super location in Gion, close to the temples and in easy reach of the bus. Warm welcome, though we were early, kept our luggage so we could explore. Spacious room... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Motonago was a unique, once in a lifetime experience. This Ryokan is full of Japanese tradition, from having tea, sitting cross legged on the tatami floor in your kimono to unwinding after a day visiting temples in the amazing private onsen to breakfast in the stunning garden room, the Motonago really is something special. The staff are excellent, with... More

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've lived in Tokyo for four years now and whenever I have family or friends come to visit, I always make sure to take them to Kyoto for at least one night at Motonago. I've stayed there three times and am always so impressed by the service, atmosphere, cuisine and value. What some people may not know is that a... More

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Marseille, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect place, everybody was nice and welcoming, our stay was wonderful. We recommand it, it´s a beautiful experience, unforgetable... The dinner and breakfast was huuugeee and delicious, the best food we had in japan... No regret, we'll come back without any hesitation !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked one room for two adults and two kids for one night. We get 32.75 square meters room that divided into two separate rooms and washroom / toilet area, not all rooms have private toilet. The room is spacious , authentic, super clean and also expensive, because most ryokan charge you base on number of guests. The staffs is very... More

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Seattle, WA
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed two nights in a traditional room on the ground floor. The room was a traditional tatami room opening out in to a wonderful garden. The whole end of the room that opened into the garden was glass, with shoji screens at the ready, making the view of the garden really beautiful. This is an old traditional hotel so... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We would like to have an experience of traditional japanese stay and we choose Motonago Ryokan because of its placement and price. The Ryokan is situated in an old town of Gion that we can walking around in the small stone street with typical japanese architectures view, and luckily we had a chance to meet beautiful geishas! Hotel staff and... More

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Oxford, UK
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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43 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

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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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Motonago 3.5*
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