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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we enjoyed the japanese room when we stayed in Kyoto. It is very clean ,great location to the downtown area in Kyoto and also convenient to go other places by bus, nice staff, delicious breakfast,we like everything!

Thank Shanon C
Metro Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here with my parents and sister for a night in while in Kyoto. Sister and I shared the room and were entertained with the small things in the room, like instructions on how to use chopsticks and public bath etiquette (they had this option for those willing to explore it). The place was walking distance to a lot of... More 

Thank Katy V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing hotel !!! Everything was explained for you. There were instructions for everything to help you get around. The staff were incredibly friendly!!! Everything was super comfortable and convenient !!!

Thank Brian K
Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The selling points of Maifukan are location and value. From Maifukan, you can walk to any of the temples in southern Higashiyama and also to the downtown area. We loved being able to do that. While the room isn't cheap, it holds 4 folks. So the per-person cost is good. Also, we found the futons to be the most luxurious... More 

Thank leifneve
Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed at this hotel upon tripadvisor reviews and we weren't disappointed. The hotel is located in historical Gion area, where there are many places of a walking distance. We had booked a western style room, however we thought we booked a Japanese style, upon request and availability, we stayed one night in a western style, and... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this hotel on Trip Advisor and once again wasn't disappointed! Great location and walking distance to what we called the older town of Kyoto (restaurants along the river and the Geisha Quarter!). The hotel had breakfast but we didn't take a dinner option as there are so many dining options in Kyoto. Great value and very well appointed. The... More 

Thank MacFiveCanada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Maifukan is located wonderfully in the heritage district of Gion. You can walk all around the area with many restaurants, temples and shops available to you. Despite the hustle and bustle outside, once you get into your room, it is all quiet and comfortable. We choose the western style room as we like our creature comforts and Maifukan did not... More 

Thank kesharoo
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

We stayed at Maifukan Hotel in the historic Gion district of Kyoto and loved it. As part of a three week trip, we decided to choose middle-range hotels with good ratings in Trip Advisor. This hotel is minimalist but wonderful. We stayed in a western room. While we missed having a Japanese-style bathroom, generally the room was spacious and clean,... More 

Thank Amy L
Caloundra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

In all the years I have travelled I have rarely raved on about the high level of customer service that this hotel has to offer. In particular Naoka Yamamoto & Fumio Takagi. Naoka went out of her way every day for the 2 days we stayed there, over and above in her role to help my son and I plan... More 

Thank Craig W
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Location is ideal in Gion, very near Geisha district and several temples and gardens that must be seen. We had a Japanese style room with its own Onsen. Fantantic. I have stayed before at several Ryokan around Japan and think this one is not only very good but the price is very reasonable. Breakfast comes with for an extra 15... More 

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Address: Minamimommae Yasakajinja Gion, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0822, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range: $193 - $407 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Maifukan 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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Maifukan Hotel Kyoto
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#6 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
#10 Luxury Hotel in Kyoto
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