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Ryokan Tazuru

3.5 of 5 Ryokan   |   179-1 Minoyacho Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8015, Japan
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Ranked #35 of 194 Kyoto B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014
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  • Location
    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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New Delhi, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They did not allow us to check in until the evening, but they were prompt to have us checking out at 10 am sharp in a very rainy day. It was an uncomfortable experience. Their osen is a joke, small and lacking maintenance. Overally, it seems more a tourist trap than a proper accomodation. This is not what we would... More

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20 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Fisrt of all the location, you are close by most major attractions, the street the hotel is in is amazin my itself, lanterns illuminating the street, between a little canal and the river, with plenty of good restaurants around. Than the place. I stayed in a Ryokan in Tokyo too, and just the people are overwhelming in how nice they... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

My finacee and I stayed at Tazuru for 5 nights in February. Staying at Tazuru was wonderful, the location is great. It's right on the river and walkable to major sights and transportation. The japanese breakfast by the river was wonderful, I highly recommend including it in your stay there. The staff is very kind, helpful and sweet. If you... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We stayed at Tazuru for 2 nights in December 2013, whilst travelling around Japan. It was the last stop before Tokyo, and is in a really cool part of Kyoto. Overall, I enjoyed the experience, and would recommend it for anyone willing to give something a little bit different a go. The staff are very friendly and welcoming, although most... More

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Makati, Philippines
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We took a side trip to Kyoto from Tokyo via the bullet train (which was so expensive!) to see and experience the old Japan and its traditional Ryokan way. The staff were very courteous and warm, even though we didn't understand half of what they were saying. :) We donned kimonos and slept on the floor. I'm so glad we... More

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I have to give this hotel a good review for how accommodating they were. My girlfriend doesn't like seafood, something we never considered telling our travel agents when we booked, we kind of thought she'd manage. When we arrived we told the staff, in very limited Japanese, this and they replied in very limited English. After a stuggle to get... More

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Renfrew, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We recently stayed here for 1 night in order to experience a more traditonal view of Japan. Glad we did this as it was a cultural adventure. The hotel is well situated and backs on to the river. It was easy to find our way about. The staff were very helpful and keen to ensure a great stay. We didn't... More

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San Francisco, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

We booked our stay through our travel agent who recommended this ryokan. I stayed 2 nights. Overall great stay and very hospitable staff. I had many opportunities to practice my Japanese as the staff speak limited English. There were both many Japanese locals and foreign tourists staying while we were there. Onsen was small but nice and has nice views... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We stayed here for three nights in late December, 2012. The staff has limited English, but works hard to make Americans feel welcome (we had enough Japanese that we had no problems at all). There is a very helpful booklet in the room that explains how everything works in both Engligh and Japanese. While the building may appear older, it... More

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Lodz, Poland
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209 hotel reviews
270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2011

We spent in Tazuru one night. The Ryokan is conveniently located close to Gion street. In the front of our windows, along the street, we had plenty of cherry trees in blosssom and it was really fantastic. Our room was not spacious, so the mattress for the night was put in the middle of the traditional room. The bathroom, equipped... More

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Address: 179-1 Minoyacho Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8015, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
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Ranked #35 of 194 B&Bs / Inns in Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ryokan Tazuru 3.5*
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