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“Excellent Location and very friendly service” 5 of 5 stars
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  |   725 Higashi Shiokoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture (Kyoto Station)   |  
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Ranked #96 of 344 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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“Excellent Location and very friendly service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This Ryokan is perfectly located about 5 minutes walk from Kyoto Station, yet it is quiet. The Japanese breakfast was delicious and the rooms spacious. Very friendly staff. Everywhere is within walking distance, from Gion to the Nishiki markets. And plenty of restaurants to Kyoto Station. For those wanting to do laundry there's a coin laundry just 5 minutes walk away. Definitely recommended. One thing to remember though, the place only take cash payments (no credit cards) but there is a 7-11 atm (ask the yodobashi camera reception for details) that takes international cards.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Our experience in Heianbo was really great! It feels very much lived in, and the staff makes you feel well taken care of! I would stay there again if I had the chance to go back!

Location was perfect as well; it's easy to access from Kyoto Station, but despite its prime location, it was really quiet.

The Japanese breakfast was light but really filling, and as authentic as it gets. They cook it fresh every morning, apparently, and it was really good!

Consider Heianbo as your home in Kyoto!

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Phoenix, AZ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Heianbo. Easy 5 min. walk from Kyoto Station, We stayed in 2 Japanese style rooms, and both were tastefully decorated and large for Japan. Bedding was clean and comfortable. Owners spoke some English, but tried to help as much as they could. Very accommodating. Wi-fi does not work in back, but good in the front. Only reason 4 stars is because smoking is allowed in the lobby. Otherwise, excellent stay.

Room Tip: Wi-fi does not work in the back rooms.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

I stayed in four ryokans during my trip to Japan and this was by far the best. The Japanese-style room was large and the en-suite was cute and cosy. The ryokan was decorated with lovely statues and traditional Japanese items. I was allowed to leave my suitcase in the lobby the date of checkout whilst I went exploring the city, which was very handy. I collected my case when I was due to leave Kyoto. Staff were very friendly and the whole ryokan was pristine. I will definitely be staying here again when I visit Kyoto in the future.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Had a really great time in Kyoto, and part of it was because I stayed here. Really love the place, very comfortable and the service was good. Just walking distance from Kyoto Station. I think I've got more than I expected considering the relatively cheap price.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

This easy to find ryokan is walking distance from the station, on a quiet side street. Super-friendly staff speak reasonable english, and provide spotless, comfortable rooms, great breakfasts, and a coffee table covered in guide books. Bike rental next door, on 2 bus routes, is an excellent find - well worth staying here!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bonny Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We spent two nights at this Ryokan. Excellent location in the same block as kyoto tower, making it easy to locate on your day trips. Fantastic friendly service, and breakfast was wonderful. Very close to the the train station, restaurants, cafes, and easy to get to tourist attractions, museums etc. Very quiet at night. No traffic noises at all which is amazing considering you are bang in the middle of the city. Free wifi in the lobby. It is down a quiet laneway, and difficult for cars. Even so, the taxi drivers will still deliver you to the front door. Knowing this, we got drivers to drop us nearby. Taxi drivers are wonderful too by the way. They will go out of their way to help you. One of our drivers went into the hotel for us to check that it was the correct place. The service everywhere, was awesome. Anyway great Ryokan with great friendly staff that can speak English. You wouldnt get a more convenient location.

Room Tip: All rooms are private, quiet. Good value
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Ryokan Heianbo

Address: 725 Higashi Shiokoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Kyoto Station
Hotel Style:
#49 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
Hotel Class:1 star — Ryokan Heianbo 1*
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Ryokan Heianbo Hotel Kyoto

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