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Ryokan Shimizu

646 Kagiya-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8317, Kyoto Prefecture
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for a few nights. I love it so much that I will definitely go back again in 2015. The location is within walking distance to Kyoto station and it is located on a small quite alley.The host was helpful. The japanese style breakfast was nice too. The ryokan is small however the room is a good size.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The ryokan is a short walk from Kyoto Station down a quiet street. We stayed for a total of 7 nights and therefore found the rooms very comfortable. There are a number of food options close by particularly at Kyoto Station so there was never a shortage of food choices. The family that run the ryokan are just lovely and... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ryokan is nice, rooms are comfortable and clean. The staff is also very nice and helpful. I just didn´t like the "onsen" the water was really dirty, and as it was the first time for me in an onsen i thought it was normal, but it was not. Onsens normally have crystalline-clear water. On the other hand there is... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I wanted to experience a Ryokan so we stayed here for one night. Service was great, free Wifi but bit sad that the traditional breakfast wasn't available for one night stays. Loved that they supplied kimono robes for us to wear and it was very traditional experience! Worth the stay!!

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I just returned from Japan. Thinking back to all the places we've stayed (airbnb, hotels, ryokans), Ryokan Shimizu is definitely number ONE! I'm really thankful to have done some research on Tripadvisor and trusted the reviews. Even though we were only able to book just one night at Ryokan Shimizu (at end of Nov 2014), the experience... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for a week at the end of November- beginning of December. Rooms are very comfortable and convenient. Always clean and quiet. Close to the station for your day trips. The best part is the warmth of the hosts - Shimizu family. Always ready to help and very welcoming. They helped with directions and to make some reservations. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Favourite room throughout our entire two week Japan trip! Ryokan owners were very patient and helpful. Very warm and friendly environment. Lovely and quaint looking plant and ornaments. Very very happy with this place and would definitely return!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Perfect stay for myself and my daughter. Staffs are very helpful and friendly. After our evening trip the staff served us Yuzu tea and room is very clean too . Bathroom very spacious. Location is not too near to kyoto station just need to find the place carefully and it's at a quiet alley . I will return again if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Rooms are big (bigger than hotel room in Osaka), big bathroom, comfortable and clean. Owner is very nice, showed us map of Kyoto and recommendations of places to see. Location of Ryokan is very near to Kyoto Central Station but do print out the map and direction or you could get lost as most small street signs are in Japanese.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This is a lovely little place to stay in if you are after a traditional, Japanese experience. It's located on a quiet street and really takes you out of the busy city, yet it's about a 5 minute walk to Kyoto station. The owners were very accommodating, brought us tea on more than one occasion, let us borrow umbrellas and... More 

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Address: 646 Kagiya-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8317, Kyoto Prefecture
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Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
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Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Ryokan Shimizu Hotel Kyoto
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#6 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
#9 Best Value Hotel in Kyoto

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