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Yoshikawa Inn Tempra

135 Matsushitacho, Tomikojidori, Oike Sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8093, Kyoto Prefecture
Yoshikawa Inn Tempra
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is one of the best ryokans I've ever stayed in. We were there for 2 nights and it was such a wonderful experience. First and foremost is the people who took care of us. (A special thank you to Ms. Yoko for taking such good care of my mom!) But really, I have to say the entire staff was... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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63 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I love this quint little restaurant specializing in tempura. They don't accept reservations for lunch, so I recommend you go early. We were lucky to have seats immediately upon arriving at 1.30pm (believe their last order for lunch is 2.30pm). Thereafter, at least 10 others were waiting behind us. The restaurant sits 12 around the bar and Chef Okita works... More 

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Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We loved it all. Yoshikawa gets 5+ stars If you want have a Japanese experience then stay here. Since the moment you arrive beautiful woman greet you with their sweet smiles. Everything was amazing: The service, the welcoming, the presentation of the dishes, the comfy futons and of course the food. We even had a foot warmer heater in our... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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67 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We stayed at Yoshikawa for one night during our recent stay in Kyoto and would highly recommend it as a once in a lifetime experience. We had the large beautiful upstairs (traditional Japanese) 3 room suite on the second floor that overlooks the garden. From the moment we stepped inside we were pampered with wonderful service and excellent meals. The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

After staying at the Hyatt I was a bit apprehensive about a Ryokan stay. But this Inn does not disappoint. The entrance is small and the stairs steep but the rooms and service are both excellent. Our room was upstairs (after navigating the very steep stairs) with three tatami rooms and of course the wooden tub in the bathroom. Individual... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I had the room with dinner and breakfast package. The staff was considerate, patient, and accommodating. We had a room overlooking the garden which was really nice. Our room also had a wooden bath tub. Next time I would definitely try to stay there when I have more time in the city for a relaxing experience. The price was quite... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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35 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We joined the Yoshikawa to have dinner (we did not rest there!) and the experience was great. A very small tempura bar ( only allowing 12 people eating!) and the service and food were amazing. A unique experience!!!!!

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This knocks most Western five star establishments into a cocked hat. I have never felt so welcome and looked after anywhere in the world except my own family home! The staff are traditionally dressed, adding to the atmosphere, and no matter what time you meet them are gracious, kind and welcoming. I really can't emphasise enough how lovely they are... More 

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We landed here by chance on the recommendation of the concierge at the Hyatt Regency. It was simply an awesome experience. It was only one night, including dinner and breakfast. Amazing food. Fun and laughter as the staff are simply great people who are there to enjoy the experience as much as yourself. Air con exceptional in our room. We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We started our trip off in Kyoto and fell in love with the Yoshikawa Inn. You feel the tradition and hospitality of the Japanese from the first instance. They always remember which shoe is yours, you are greeted with tea on arrival back to the hotel every day. Their simple rooms are refreshing and if I didn't sleep on them... More 

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