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128 Nishishinyashiki Kaminocho, Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto 600-8826 Kyoto Prefecture
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"The Rate is Here! 1000 yen lower than the others on Kyoto Ryokan Shoei official website. Book on Kyoto Ryokan Shoei official website and get the guaranteed best rate. Kyoto Ryokan Shoei has Open-air bathtubs and Large bath facilities. The bathtub in our large communal bath is made from Japan’s famous Mt. Fuji lava that has been processed into tile-like shapes. Japanese-style rooms in sizes of 8, 10 or 12 tatami mats are offered. Settle yourself in the tatami room for a time of relaxation and enjoy an experience in the lifestyle of Japan. Kyoto Ryokan Shoei is located in the Shimabara district of Kyoto. 7 minutes by taxi from Kyoto Station.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Hot spring bath
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Street parking
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Complimentary tea
Snack bar
Vending machine
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pipatwice wrote a review Mar 2020
Ubud, Indonesia37 contributions
The ryokan is well-maintained and the onsens are heaven! I would say onsens as they have both indoor and outdoor (must try). Not forget to mention that they provide you with a book of how to live in a ryokan. I would for sure try ryokans from now on.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded Mar 20, 2020
Dear Pipathetraveller, Thank you very much for your fabulous comment and we are very glad that you enjoyed having stayed at Kyoto Ryokan Shoei. We are delighted to hear that you were satisfied with Open-air bathtub and Bath facilities. We are also pleased to hear that you enjoyed the book of how to live in a ryokan. Once again, we sincerely appreciate for your comment you gave us. We certainly hope to welcome you back again in the near future. Sincerely, Kyoto Ryokan Shoei
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leggomyeggo wrote a review Nov 2019
London, United Kingdom20 contributions17 helpful votes
This ryokan was very clean and the baths were very well maintained - perhaps to be expected but worthy of mention. We did not eat in and every night they made our futon (sleep on the floor, which is the experience we wanted). Complimentary Japanese tea and sweets, but also a 2L bottle of water every day which was really helpful (although you can drink the tap water safely). The only downside is the location, which is a decent hike away from any station or bus line and there is very little around, including restaurants and even a convenience store is probably an 8-10 minute walk. However, the 100/ 101 Raku bus (google it) is as far as the station and takes you right to the sights, so I would recommend that mode of transport - get a one day bus pass as it will be worth it. We didn't eat at the hotel restaurant but the menu choice was very good, and if you don't have time to walk around to look for somewhere to eat (breakfast was tricky to find) I would suggest booking in your meal, which I believe they do say needs 2 days notice for guarantee. If going to Nijo Castle (which personally is highly recommended) by the time you walk to the station and go the one stop and walk at the other end, you may as well walk the whole thing. And for a bit of a laugh, for cheaper karaoke rates than central Kyoto the Sidax karaoke building is a 10 minute walk.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Responded Nov 4, 2019
Dear Leggomyeggo, Thank you very much for your fabulous comment and we are very glad that you enjoyed having stayed at Kyoto Ryokan Shoei. We are delighted to hear that you were satisfied with bath facilities. Once again, we sincerely appreciate for your comment you gave us. We certainly hope to welcome you back again in the near future. Sincerely, Kyoto Ryokan Shoei
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RussellYokoi wrote a review Oct 2019
Little Chalfont, United Kingdom13 contributions
Great place to stay, a bit away from the main centre - 20 mins walk, but had a JR station nearby. Clean, friendly, helpful and spoke good English. Definitely recommend. The hot baths were really nice, didn’t eat here so can’t vouch for the food.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Oct 31, 2019
Dear Russellyokoi, Thank you very much for having stayed at Kyoto Ryokan Shoei for your recent trip to Kyoto, and taking time to write a laudatory comment. We are delighted to hear that you were satisfied with the hot baths. Once again, we sincerely appreciate for your comment you gave us. We certainly hope to welcome you back again in the near future. Sincerely, Kyoto Ryokan Shoei
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Jacqueline S wrote a review Oct 2019
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Loved this place for the onsite onsen, although we weren’t very used to sleeping on futon, the quaint Japanese style room was very nice and loved the kimono dressing gown (I’m sure there’s a specific name for them) provided to be used within the ryokan. The tea set with sweets provided were a nice touch and was much appreciated after long day out. It’s 10mins walk to the railway museum, closest train station and around 18mins away from Toji temple which was handy. There weren’t many places for food that we saw, but where we found food they were yummy and onsite restaurant had high quality food also. All in all we were extremely happy with our 2 nights spent at Ryokan Shoei.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Oct 30, 2019
Dear Jacqueline S , Thank you very much for your fabulous comment and we are very glad that you enjoyed having stayed at Kyoto Ryokan Shoei. We are delighted to hear that you were satisfied with Japanese style room, the kimono dressing gown and the tea set with sweets. We are also pleased to hear that you enjoyed bath facilities and the restaurant. Once again, we sincerely appreciate for your comment you gave us. We certainly hope to welcome you back again in the near future. Sincerely, Kyoto Ryokan Shoei
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GTO-Gerry wrote a review Oct 2019
Manchester, New Hampshire, USA145 contributions36 helpful votes
This Ryokan was a challenge to find. No meals included (I knew that), but apparently needed a reservation for breakfast...they were "full" for the next day - don't know about dinner (stayed 2 nights). Baths were nothing special compared to others. Staff did not know much English (somewhat a surprise). Not conveniently located- should have done better research.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: not 329. against an outside wall. Noisy and lights shining through
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Responded Oct 28, 2019
Dear GTO-Gerry, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your review with us. However we are sorry what we could not make your satisfactory staying for us. If we may, we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back to Kyoto Ryokan Shoei in the near future. Sincerely, Kyoto Ryokan Shoei
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$141 - $337 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
JapanKinkiKyoto PrefectureKyotoShimogyo-ku / Kyoto Station
NUMBER OF ROOMS
36
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kyoto Ryokan Shoei
Which popular attractions are close to Kyoto Ryokan Shoei?
Nearby attractions include Sumiya Motenashi Cultural and Art Museum (0.06 miles), Shimabara Wachigaiya (0.04 miles), and Shimabara Omon (0.05 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kyoto Ryokan Shoei?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Kyoto Ryokan Shoei?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Kyoto Ryokan Shoei?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, complimentary tea, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Kyoto Ryokan Shoei?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kyoto Ryokan Shoei?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hamburg & Steak Pound, Umekoji, Miyatake, and UMEKOJI COLLABO.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kyoto Ryokan Shoei?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Kyoto Ryokan Shoei?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (2.4 miles), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (2.3 miles), and Sanjusangendo Temple (1.6 miles).