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Get this first: mostly, if I didn't like a place, I don't bother to comment. Times are hard enough and maybe they had a bad day. We've staid in ryokans before, always had a good experience. But this was absolutely not to be recommended. The...More
Don't sell your soul to go to this place.
Would give it a minus number, as soon as we arrived the reception was so cold as dusty was like entering a car boots sale dead stock garage.
We went to another hotel across the street...More
I found the this place very strange,although very well priced for the centre of Kyoto,it did not take me long to see why,the place is really nothing more than an old cramped and cluttered Kyoto hous up a back street that I was lucky to...More
This hotel would be better described as rooms in the Japanese style: we booked to stay one night here, expecting it to be a ryokan, but in fact, there was no evening meal available, and when we asked about the bath, we were told firmly...More
Booked here for 3 nights after coming to the end of 4 weeks of travelling.
As it was recommended in Lonely Planet Japan I figured it would be a fail safe option...
I appreciate that you get what you pay for and this place was...More
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and
with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.