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Nishi-hairu, Hitosuji-me, Shichi-agaru, Sumiyoshi-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8143, Japan
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Kikokuso
Ranked #6 of 194 Kyoto B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I came here last week on our trip to Kyoto, and Kikokuso was wonderful. The owners were extremely friendly and welcoming and made sure we were both comfortable and enjoyed our stay. Our room was very traditional and exactly what we were looking for when researching ryokans; we especially enjoyed the small balcony that overlooked the garden... More

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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights in February and this was by far one of the best experiences we ever had. The property was amazing and very clean, attention to detail was top. The entire staff was very friendly and went out of their way to assist you anyway they could. They even drove us to the train station on... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Spent 2 nights(daily of 5) in january. Fantastic attention by owners. Excellent food. Large traditional rooms w tatami mat beds. Vastly different experience to a hotel and would thoroughly recommend for a short stay(knees would not cope for long period sleeping/.resting/eating on the floor). Only downside is no credit card so for an expensive place a lot of cash is... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

My wife and I visited Kyoto in October 2013. One of the places we stayed for one night was Kikokuso. We stayed in the large upstairs room with private bathroom. The most outstanding thing about Kikokuso wasn't its atmosphere (which was fantastic) or the food (which was delicious) but was the wonderful service provided by the family who run the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

My wife and I, along with our 3 year old daughter, stayed at the Kikoku-So Inn, and it turned out to be the highlight of the trip. The service was over the top, and the food was absolutely outstanding. The Chef is deserving of a Michelin star. Foodies with families will love this place.

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Sydney, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We had an amazing time at this Ryokan. The hosts were super friendly and the food was all freshly made and delicious. We were so comfortable that we didn't even feel the need to go anywhere! I'd highly recommend this Ryokan if you're looking for a convenient place to stay but still would like the traditional Japanese cultural experience!

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Wellington, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

This is a small, family run ryokan. The host is polite and friendly. We stayed for 1 night. The ryokan itself is quite simple - the room is a little small and crowded. It has a wash basin, but no toilet / bathroom. The garden is small but pretty. The common area feels a little crowded. The public bath needs... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We stayed one night with group of 8 and loved it. The hosts were extremely helpful and yes we did experience that Japanese are nice by nature but here it was like icing on the cake. It completed our great experience in Kyoto and made the trip unique. It's truly little piece of peace in the middle of the city.... More

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London
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4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

This was a truly lovely place to stay. Yes, it's very different from Western-style accommodation, and no, it's not very modern in terms of furnishings (in fact, the building is over 100 years old, which makes it pretty old in Japan). But the warmth of the welcome and the sheer charm of the family who run this ryokan are outstanding.... More

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Barcelona, Spain
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I was there a few months ago, I was thrilled with the comments here and expected and over the top traditional experience, I've stayed two nights and had traditional kaiseki dinner on the first night. The place is very nice and well located, although extremely simple, you feel like you are entering some else's home, which make it a little... More

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Address: Nishi-hairu, Hitosuji-me, Shichi-agaru, Sumiyoshi-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8143, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
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Ranked #6 of 194 B&Bs / Inns in Kyoto

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