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Ikumatsu

497 Kamikoriki-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0923, Kyoto Prefecture
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

We loved the old part of the Ryokan as it is really beautiful and authentic. It was nice to be able to use the private hot bath. However our room was in the westwing which definitely needs renovation. The walls and furnitures are worn out and run down. The breakfast room is dark and dull. The bathroom is small and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

It was great spending my holidays with my friends in Ikumatsu Kyoto. It has its best location - walking distance to the Train station Shiyakusho-Mae station, beautiful Misosogi River with full of lovely Sakura along the river etc. The Ryokan has provided very Japanese breakfast (you can opt for american breakfast, but why if u stay in Ryokan) and dinner.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Went with three adults and one child. The food was fantastic (they gave us a different dining room each night, so that we could experience the different atmosphere. One was even on the Kamo river!), the location very central, the staff very helpful. Not all of them speak great English, but they will do their best to help you with... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Ikumatsu in April 2013 and took a deluxe twin room in the main building. We booked online and requested the kaiseki dinner at 7:30. The Ikumatsu was difficult to find, our cab driver had to get out and walk up & down the street to find the doorway, so if you can print... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

This is a fairly traditional city ryokan. It is very well located, just around the corner from a subway station and an easy walk to many of the hot spots of central Kyoto. They will get you a taxi in a few minutes to help get you to the various temple areas. While not everyone speaks English, some are extremely... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2010

... but for me it was less then ok - with all the surroundings, it's just very artificial. And the food - fermented tuna guts, it's sexy on the other hand, so i guess it could have lots of devoted followers, but me - no more!!! Thus the ryokan is on average, nothing special, nothing really bad. What i disliked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2008

This is a beautiful traditional styled ryokan, set on a quiet street in the middle of Kyoto. It can be difficult to find as the signage on the front is in Japanese only. The reception staff speak a little English, but the majority do not. A lot of hand jestures and sign language help though. The rooms are small but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2008

We stayed here for 4 nights. Without meals, the price is about 12,000 yen a night, while with breakfast and dinner, the price is then 24,000 yen a night. Room came with private bath and toilet. Prices are per room for twin sharing. The kyo-kaiseki meals were thoroughly worth it. The other review (having fed it through a translator) suggests... More 

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No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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