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Ryokan Shimizu

646 Kagiya-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8317, Japan
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  • Location
    4.5 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
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Ryokan Shimizu works on so many different levels. Rooms - very comfortable, clean, big enough for our family of two adults/two children. decent size bathroom. Service - wonderful and caring hosts, snacks and tea and different times during the day, quick to make itinerary recommendations. Ambiance - quiet. even during the day, people talk in a whispering voice. Location -... More

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We have stayed at this wonderful Ryokan twice. The facilities are great and the staff very accommodating. We enjoyed extras like calligraphy classes, costumes and also fireworks in the front garden. Rooms are very comfortable and plenty of space for a family of 4. The Ryokan is an easy walking distance to Kyoto Central Station and there are many restaurants... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

A great hospitality that was giving us always more than we expected. The staff was very friendly and helpful, giving us extra treats at all times. A firework (Hana-bi) nice ceremony at evening times is a small example for nice things that make this place special. A very good value for money option. The location very close to Kyoto station... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I can't recommend this place highly enough. Staff were very welcoming from the moment we arrived. Iced tea on arrival, short activities on the evening, and small gestures every day. The public bath was also a nice treat after a long day in the humidity. Very close to the train station and very easy to find. Don't hesitate in booking... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

it's a lovely small room in a lovely small house but the ofuro's terrific. The ryokan is full of warmth and laughter. During winter, it gets super cold washing my face at the basin in the room. There is a closet full of yukatas and kimonos for guests to try on.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We havent visited Japan before, but wanted to get a feel for 'traditional' Japanese culture. While we can't comment on how authentic Ryokan Shimizu is, it certainly felt like it was. Such a contrast to a big chain hotel, this place is tucked away in a quiet suburban street just a few minutes walk from Kyoto station. The host family... More

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Address: 646 Kagiya-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8317, Japan
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Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
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Number of rooms: 12
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