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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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New Delhi, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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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 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Address: 179-1 Minoyacho Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8015, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ryokan Tazuru 3.5*
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