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Ryokan Kyoka

285 Nishi Tamamizucho Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8155, Japan
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Ranked #132 of 193 Kyoto B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Matsue, Japan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The location was hard to beat. Very short walk from Kyoto Station on a quiet street. It's pretty dated and low-key with not much interaction from the staff, but served our bare-bones purposes well. It's also very thoroughly Japanese is you're looking for a traditional Japanese experience (sliding doors, tatami, the works).

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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25 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

With help from tourist Information at the Station found Hotel quite easy. We booked a room with en-suite shower. There was two rooms with tatami matting, one with low table and other with the beds plus the shower room. The shower room did have drainage issues and smelt a little but once door was closed was fine. Did have a... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
57 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

This hotel was the most expensive during our 2-week stay in Japan but it seems to be a standard for Kyoto, one of the most expensive cities in this country. The staff was extremely friendly and their limited English was not a problem. We booked a double room which was very wide but had a private bathroom without any heating... More

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101 reviews 101 reviews
50 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Ryokan good quality for the money (I booked for $ 35 per night). Spacious room in Japanese style, TV, tea-cooler on the 2.5 liter, mini-balcony, daily cleaning service. Air conditioning. Free wi-fi in the room (running on the street next to ryokan). The shared shower (with hairdryer) and a toilet (the room has a sink). I settled for 2.5 hours... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Stayed here for one night after a long flight from New Zealand, and was booked in by a friend. Very basic facility - and talk about culture shock! Shared bathroom down the hallway, and the hallway was freezing cold (it was December after all). The yukata in the room had blood on it from the previous user, so was put... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Let's start with the positives: this traditional Japanese inn is about 10 minutes walk to Kyoto train station and has big tatami rooms. It in-room facilities include free WI-FI (fast too), tea set, futon and blanket, heater, towel and yukata. Its shared toilet and bathroom are clean there's hot water. The inn has a small garden at the back and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

Room good after lugging cases up a second flight of very narrow stairs. Spacious room furnished traditionally. Beware of pillows (like breeze blocks) fantastic location for travelling around, very near to station. Beware though if you leave the station by the wrong exit you've had it.

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Singapore, Singapore
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11 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2011

If room size is the main consideration, this ryokan beats all the 5 accomodation which I have stayed over my 14 days' trip in Japan. It even boast of a balcony which is definitely an luxury item in Japan. However, other than the room size, there is nothing positive about the room. The interior of ryokan was quite gloomy and... More

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7 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2010

We were quite content with this ryokan - not at all expensive, the room was roomy, private (very small) bath. Yet the first evening we found one cockroach in the room. The room looked quite clean - not perfectly but OK. Our windows were on a garden, so we thought maybe we'd left a window open without the mosquito net,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2010

Yes this ryokan is cheap and the owner/staff seemed pleasant. The room we had though, was simply not clean - curtains were dirty and there were dubious stains around. Shower and toilets were of a similar state. I don't mind basic at all, as long as basic is clean. The shame is that his place could be really nice and... More

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Address: 285 Nishi Tamamizucho Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8155, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
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