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Ryokan Riverside Takase

172-1 Shoshinji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8116, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #57 of 89 B&Bs / Inns in Kyoto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013
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    4 of 5 stars
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Seoul, South Korea
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

1. The place is old, dark, damp and BADLY insulated. I and my boyfriend rent a doulbe room with really poor glass window, and we were freezing and shivering the first two nights out of three. Guess what? The heater was turned up to 30 deg (and I felt guilty as hell because of that) and the blanket was thick... More 

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Ipoh, Malaysia
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The exterior of the ryokan is unimpressive and so is the interior. The only consolation was we were given a room facing the river in a quiet neighbourhood. Do not expect a fantastic view though! The bus stop is closer to the ryokan than the nearest subway station. It takes about 15 minutes to walk to Kyoto Station. We didn't... More 

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Orem, Utah, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Clean and comforatable. Nice owners. The location along the Takase canal is very quaint and gives it a ncie atmosphere. A bit of a walk from Kyoto station, but a nice location once you get there. The price is very reasonable. Stayed with my wife, mother-in-law and two children and we all loved it!

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Paris, France
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84 reviews 84 reviews
56 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We stayed 3 nights in this traditional japanese hotel on the top floor of a small house. The neighborhood was quiet, with a river passing right next to the front door. We had two matresses on the floor, a thermos with green tea. There was only one bathroom and it was full of humidity and mold. The kitchen was basic... More 

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Paris, France
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58 hotel reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

This is a great value traditional hostel, in a quiet neighborhood not far rom central Kyoto. This is one of the 2 ryokan where I stayed and I loved the style of the room. The common areas felt nevertheless a bit outdated, like some decoration was missing.

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

You will never guest that the ryokan room available on top on the floor of this hotel. Located of this hotel really far away from Kyoto Station. You might be have little bit difficulty to find this hotel. So, before you attend this hotel it must to do is searching the route in google map and print on the paper.... More 

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19 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

There are tons of place to stay in Kyoto & this is a good place for the price, but pretty basic. We had a triple room which was littered with old souvenirs- quaint, in an odd way. There's no bath, and other places that don't cost much more often have a nice hot Japanese bath. However, there is a sento... More 

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Visited here for several nights in Oct 2011, only saw the owner once to get the keys - doesn't bother me i'm quite alright finding things out for myself in the city. Easy access to Transport links. Room was nice and big for the two of us, yes the beds are on the floor but also very comfy. The weather... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

I understand that you get what you pay for but despite the comparative budget cost for Japan you would expect a clean room, clean bedding and helpful staff. Compared to other places we have stayed, this was lacking which is a shame because it has the potential to be a traditional Japanese homely guesthouse. The website is misleading - it... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

I was actually very pleased with my experience at this guesthouse. Riverside Takase helped to make our time in Kyoto convenient, comfortable, and affordable. The value is absolutely unbeatable - you get a large, clean room all laid out in the traditional way a mere ~15 minutes walk from the train station. It's like a ryokan experience minus the extras... More 

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