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Ryokan Shimizu

646 Kagiya-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8317, Japan
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Ranked #6 of 192 Kyoto B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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United Kingdom
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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

For something like US$120 a night for two people this is a great bargain. Traditional feel and warm, attentive hosts - they'll go out of their way to help even though their English is limited. The rooms are traditional and sparse but very comfortable. There's a common room down stairs, bikes for rent, an onsen and it's close to Kyoto... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I've always been a fan of ryokan ever since my first visit to Japan, and Shimizu is a great example. Location is very convenient, and the staff very friendly. The private bath was great for winding down after a day of shrines and temples. Only thing I would say is that if you have any mobility issues (I have an... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

A small ryokan tucked away on a narrow side street near Kyoto Station. Shimizu is quite plain, but lovely in so many ways. Rooms are traditional Japanese style, we stayed in a room called Nagano, which had a private toilet and shower. We felt comfortable, very warmly welcomed and safe. It was like coming home! Our hosts were courteous and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We (me and my girlfriend)stayed here for one night but we wish that we could have stayed longer! As soon as we arrived we got the warmest welcome we've ever encountered. Satoshi, the owner of the hotel, always happy and cheerful, even provided us with some homemade drinks and made us feel at home. The staff was superfriendly and helpful... 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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