We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Matsui Honkan Ryokan

4.0 of 5 405 Izutsuyacho Nakagyo-ku | (Yanagino Banba Rokkaku Sagaru), Kyoto 604-8113, Kyoto Prefecture
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Matsui Honkan Ryokan
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Matsui Honkan Ryokan
Write a Review

61 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    44
    14
    2
    1
    0
See reviews for
11
32
Solo
0
2
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (5)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (61)
  • Mar-May only
    (7)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (19)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (18)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (17)
All months
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kansas City, Missouri
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
54 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boulder
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Quezon City, Philippines
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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
1 review
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 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Sintra, Portugal
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This Ryokan is just unbelievable amazing. We loved everything! Clearly one of the best places we stayed in our lives. He stayed in the Sakura room which was a traditional Japanese room. Not only the room as large (for a Japanese room) but it has a beautiful private garden. The bathroom followed the traditional way of Japanese baths, similar to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Matsui-inn, マネージャー at Matsui Honkan Ryokan, responded to this review

Thank you for your warm review! Did you enjoy Kyoto? Please come again! We all staff looking forward to meet you again. Thank you! Matsui Honkan Manager More 

Chieti, Italia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We've been here for just one night...what a mistake! Amazing and very polite crew, very big room, genuine Japanese style! We tried also the SPA and it's beautiful! We hope to come back soon in the future! If you come to Kyoto, you definitely have to stay in this ryokan!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
もも加 松, マネージャー at Matsui Honkan Ryokan, responded to this review

Thank you for your warm review! Did you enjoy staying Kyoto? We all staff hope you come again! Thank you so much! Matsui Honkan Manager More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We stayed at Matsui Honkan for one night that we were in Kyoto and were very happy with everything: very helpful and friendly staff, traditional japanese ryokan room with modern comfortable bathroom in the room, traditional japanese breakfast, good value for money and the location is excellent - just a few minutes walking distance to the market, Pontocho and Gion... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
もも加 松, マネージャー at Matsui Honkan Ryokan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our hotel is located central Kyoto. Did you enjoy sightseeing, shopping, eating Japanese food? Please come again , and we all staff hope you meet again soon! Thank you! Matsui Honkan Manager More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Matsui Honkan Ryokan? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Matsui Honkan Ryokan

Address: 405 Izutsuyacho Nakagyo-ku | (Yanagino Banba Rokkaku Sagaru), Kyoto 604-8113, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Matsui Honkan Ryokan 4*
Number of rooms: 33
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Agoda, Travelocity, Cheap Tickets, Despegar.com, Priceline, Hotels.com, JAPANiCAN, TripOnline SA, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Matsui Honkan Ryokan reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Matsui Honkan Ryokan Kyoto
Matsui Honkan Ryokan Hotel Kyoto
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kyoto
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto

93 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (61)
Viewed
Room/suite (9)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (8)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Other (36)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (32)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Other (23)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay