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Ryokan Tazuru

179-1 Minoyacho, Matsubaraagaru, Kiyamachidori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8015, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #114 of 342 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sleeping on tatami mats and with a nice (although small) public bath this gives you a good impression of the traditional Japanese Ryokan. Location is great, especially if you enjoy the Geisha neighborhoods. Wifi unfortunately only worked in the lobby.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is by far what I found after research a great Ryokan for the price, although not cheap this is a great place to experience the tradiaitonal japanese inn while having the comforts of the modern world... but not interupting the tradiaitonal feel. for eg. there is a public onsen (bath) on the terrace , but there are attached shower... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

The staff were very kind and helpful here and the room was spacious, but for the price it should have been (about euro 250 per night, no breakfast). The Ryokan experience is naturally novel and fun but definitely not for the price we paid. the location of the hotel is also great but wifi didn't work at all in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We went to see blossoms, and oh my, our view was right on the street with cherry trees blossoming. Food is amazing, and rooms are exceptional ryokan experience. Service was also really good. For breakfast you have to choose from a couple of times offered since it is a small dining room - and you have to keep with the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We really enjoyed our night at this ryokan (traditional style hotel). We weren't able to stay for our breakfast meal, so I can't comment on that. The room was great-- large and traditional, tea, everything provided. The people at the desk were very helpful but spoke very little English-- having an address and a map was helpful for us to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Had a nice stay at Tazuru. After a day walking and cycling around Kyoto it's a real treat to take a long bath and enjoy the view. The place is not cheap and aimed for western travellers, but this doesn't have to be a problem. The breakfast is a real feast and looks gorgeous. Good location especially if your travelling... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This Ryokan was excellent. We arrived early so we asked if we could leave our luggage with them until it was time to check in, they happily took our luggage and even checked us in early, although we were asked to return later as the room was not yet made up. When we returned our luggage had been taken up... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 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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60 helpful votes 60 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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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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