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Matsui Honkan Ryokan

4.0 of 5
405 Izutsuyacho Nakagyo-ku | (Yanagino Banba Rokkaku Sagaru), Kyoto 604-8113, Kyoto Prefecture
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have stayed at this ryokan for the sakura season. The food was Ok, the staff was attentive, but the toilet in our room was smelly. I did not think that it was cleaned properly. Other than that everything was OK, but nothing special about the place. i would not go there again for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Super nice staff and the room is really really nice... We enjoyed our stay here very much. Breakfast is very fancy! They have a very big path in the basement too. I did not try it but my friends said it was superb. One of the friends who was having her birthday during our visit to Japan received a birthday... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Ryokan was what every hotel stay should be - comfortable, clean, charming, and not lacking for any necessity. The service was outstanding. Upon check-in we were greeted with some matcha green tea and snacks. The staff almost fell over themselves helping us with our luggage. Although the gentleman at the front desk wasn't completely versed in English (and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

For the price of this ryokan is cheap ¥40,000 for room and half board, the location is less than five minutes' walk from the fish market 錦市場. Food ingredients are not the top notch but they are nicely prepared and presented artistically. Breakfast is really sumptuous. The only thing I don't like is there is only one hot tub for... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We wanted to love the Matsui Honkan on our recent 3-day trip to Kyoto, based on the prior Trip Advisor reviews. And the facility was lovely. In particular, the common areas and baths were soothing and pleasing. The room was sparkling clean and well-maintained. And, as noted in other reviews, the location is excellent. Perhaps we caught them on a... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Everything was absolutely perfect. Most inviting staff, free souvenirs, free food from check in, amazing hot spa, gigantic room with the most intricate detailing to assimilate real ryokan, blankets are like clouds... Worth the money and slight tugging of luggage through cute, small streets. Thank you for bus directions, umbrellas, banner wave goodbye and all hospitality. Will be back for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My daughter and I stayed at the Matsui Inn ryokan on our last night in Japan. It was a lovely experience, with very kind staff. Very large suite-type room and a memorable breakfast experience. Nice kimono robes in room. Complimentary tea in room. Given chopsticks and tea as going away gift, and staff came out from behind counter to hold... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My friend wanted to experience the traditional japanese style (ryokan) accommodation so i looked in the net and found this place. Found it to be expensive but we booked nonetheless for the experience. No expectation except knowing that we will sleep on the floor using futon beds. We were pleasantly surprised with the elaborate breakfast set before us the next... More 

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Matsui-inn, マネージャー at Matsui Honkan Ryokan, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. Did you enjoy Japanese style hotel? We all staff looking foward to meeting you again soon! Thank you. Matsui Honkan Manager More 

Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We spent 2 nights. Short cab ride from train station to hotel. We were amazed by how large the suite was (Take) on the top floor. To say "room" is inadequate. Entry way, toilet, bathroom, room for lounging and room with futons. Everything was immaculate. Check in (with tea and sweets), orientation to room was efficient & friendly. Hotel staff... More 

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Matsui-inn, マネージャー at Matsui Honkan Ryokan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Did you enjoy staying Kyoto? Check in sweets is our original White Miso cheesecake! Our head chef make it every day. Please come again soon. We all staff looking forward to meeting you again! Thank you. Matsui Honkan Manager More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stayed at Matsui Honkan for four days, and we enjoyed every minute of it! First of all, the staff are very helpful and eager to help. The hotel has a very good atmosphere and very clean. The room we stayed in was spacious, and the bathroom is beautiful! We tried the Japanese breakfast and the Kaiseki dinner and both... More 

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