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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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  • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We stayed here as a couple to experience a traditional ryokan and we were not disappointed. Our room had its own personal internal courtyard and we were given yukatas to wear daily. As we opted for the half board option, we were served very elaborate Kaiseki dinners and traditional breakfast in our room. Personally, I did not find sleeping on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We arrived around 6pm and were quickly greeted by the hotel attendants. We were sitting at the sofa wondering when they would lead us to our room. Instead of quickly ushering us to our room, they started by giving us warm towels as well as fresh green tea. They then brought the green tea sweets and chocolates for us to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We stayed here for a night in April during the sakura season. We were staying 3 nights in kyoto but as we were late in our booking, we had to spilt our stay. This is a small hotel style ryokan rather than family style. Thus less personal. Our room was small but adequate. There is a little balcony decorated zen... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

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 April 7, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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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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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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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