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Hotel Shuhokaku

2-1 Gojo-ohashi Higashizume, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0846, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #208 of 343 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Lincoln, Lincolnshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This hotel is very dependant on what you are looking for. I was very happy and didn't mind staying on the futon on the floor and the small bathrooms and the very unusual breakfast as I was lost in the whole Japan experience. However for some I can see that this would be a nightmare. Therefore if you know what... More 

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Oss, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Personal I loved this hotel. It gave me the real experience of Japan. And yes, they will give you raw fish. But your are in Japan wat did you ecxpect? ( Which was freaking delicious). It is a bit challenging, because we had no idea how to eat everything. And the staffs engelish is very poor in the dining area,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We travelled to Kyoto at end of March and found hotel rooms to be very expensive everywhere. Finally we found this hotel to fit into our budget. We thought we were lucky. Upon check-in, we were shocked to find the room is only probably six tatami in size. Six tatami would mean if you have your cabin luggage opend up... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

We were told this would be a fun experience, but do yourself a favor and don't bother staying here. Rooms were large, bathroom was smaller than a 16 foot caravans! Included dinner had no other options if you don't like Octopus and raw fish and other weird stuff. Gave up on dinner half way through and went to the 711... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

I stayed here in late March, just a few days before the beginning of cherry blossoms, with my friend on my first trip to Kyoto. I will not stay here the next time I go - and TRUST ME there will be a second time to Kyoto, but not to this Hotel. On the plus side, the location is absolutely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2007

We stayed at this fantastic ryokan during cherry blossom season for 4 nights (only ryokan/hotel available during this time). The staff was extremely friendly. The room was HUGE (entryway with separate shower and toilet, bedroom with 2 double beds, and sitting area) -- 20+ tatami! A HUGE and tasty japanese breakfast was served every morning. The hotel also features a... More 

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