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Matsui Honkan Ryokan

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405 Izutsuyacho Nakagyo-ku | (Yanagino Banba Rokkaku Sagaru), Kyoto 604-8113, Kyoto Prefecture
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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This ryokan is situated next to Nishiki Market which is at the heart of Kyoto, and this made our travel within the city very convenient. Having a public bath open for the ryokan guests only was another plus for me and my husband. After a long day of walking and climbing, it was really nice to relax inside a clean... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Luxurious ryokan, excellent service, possibility of bigger rooms for families (we were five). The private bathroom was fully equipped and all necessary things, such as shower gel/shampoo, toothbrushes, combs, etc. were provided. The public bath area was very nice, beautifully designed and not overcrowded. There was also a small shop with souvenirs and sweets, convenient for the last minute shopping.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

My first time staying in a ryokan and I loved the experience. They have a strict check in time at 4pm, so dont even bother asking for early check in. However, if you are in Kyoto early, you can leave your luggage at the front desk and they will bring them to your room when it is ready. Upon check... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

I've spent one night in this ryokan and the experience was amazing! Beautiful room, lovely staff and we had the opportunity to enjoy the onsen even with our tattoos! I've nothing to complain just a lot to recommend.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Awesome Bath house with a Great area and friendly staff. Very clean and quiet place to stay. After staying at a Ryokan in Hakone I felt that we would have been better off staying at more of a hotel in Kyoto as we did not get the dinner or breakfast and ended up sleeping and sight seeing. It worked out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Amazing hotel...service is one of the best ive ever seen.it is great experience being here.I would recommend everyone ,foreigners especially,to come here and experience real Japanese way of service and food.Staff is so nice we couldn't believe

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Ideally located in the centre of Kyoto with lots of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. Staff were brilliant, and continually surprised us during our stay (won't go into specifics, you'll find out for yourself!). Room was great, although the lime design looks a bit dated, but could not fault the facilities (an excellent public pool in the basement). Check out... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

TOTALLY RECOMMENDED for a experience of ryokan but still keeping it modern if you are those who can't adapt to the traditional bathing and bathroom. The rooms are huge and very nice. Staff is friendly and helpful. Super super clean. You also get to wear yukata's to go to bed and a gift bag filled with bathroom essentials. In addition,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

The staff at Matsui Honkan could not have been more helpful and friendly, really made our trip to Kyoto. They helped us with restaurants and with how to get around the many local sites. The perfect Ryokan for those new to Japanese style Inns, very comfortable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The ryokan is perfect, the design, the service, the room - everything was great. The location is also nice: 35 min by foot from Kyoto station through cute historical streets, 5 min from Karasuma-Oike subway station, 15-20 min from Gion district, 10 min from the Nishiki market. The room was excellent! So spacious. And the bathroom in a separate room.... More 

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Staying in Shinkyogoku Shopping District

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Shinkyogoku Shopping District
Those who delight in shopping and cuisine will find themselves at home in Shinkyogoku. Lauded and visited by locals for its Nishiki Market, where baskets of fragrant spices, dried fish, and just-fried foods are piled high along the snaking streets of its enclosed outdoor shopping spaces, Shinkyogoku is not only a hub for fresh fare, but also for fast fashion fixes. Trends-in-the-making can be spotted in the tall windows of several one-of-a-kind stores featuring local labels and modish boutiques. Arcades, outdoor concert spaces, mega department stores, and small, enchanting cafes have sprung up to accommodate the increasing traffic. Whether looking for souvenirs and kitsch on Shinkyogoku Street, or scoping out the massive food court and restaurant floor at Takashimaya Department store, there's something for every wallet or purse, and a buyer for every item.
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