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It was a nice experience. Friendly staff, clean onsen.
The futon was a little thin and could feel the hard floor underneath. Wasn't a very nice sleep.
Wifi was only available in the lobby.
The food was nice. Crab hot pot was the highlight. A...More
The ryokan is located pretty near to Kyoto station - probably a 5 mins walk. And just round the corner, there's a JTB outlet. Hence, if you need to make any last min purchase or booking, its rather convenient. The staff are really nice and...More
Accommodation was comfortable in large clean rooms with ensuites (biggest rooms I had stayed in whilst in Japan!). The retro furniture from around the 70s was very kitsch but adequate. The meals were great and our hostess made sure we didnt want for anything, but...More
For Japanese coutumes the rooms are quit big, the comfort is OK with TV set, table and 2 sleeping places. Bathroom and toilet are separated but small, all in all interesting experience but for sure don't expect luxurious living, it is a traditional Ryokan and...More
We arrived in Kyoto, put our bags into lockers at the station, and took off on foot to find a place to stay.
We looked at a couple of hotels, then decided to find a Ryokan.
There were plenty to choose from, and this 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.