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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were very lucky that there was a vacancy, as we had not booked anything and just were going door to door. Such lovely people and so very helpful. We had a large room, no ensuite but being upstairs we were close to the communal bathroom. It was very comfortable and I loved the tiny self serve Japanase tea service.... More 

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Jakarta
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

location near kyoto station (around 10mins walking), staff were very friendly, cozy room, warm blanket, private bathroom. recommended for traveller who'd like to stay at ryokan at reasonable price. they also have a fat fluffy cat in the living room that really cute. but the cat does not allowed in the guest room

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Super friendly staff. Super clean. Great to have private bathroom in the room. Furnishing is sparse but that is typical of ryokans. Disappointed that the room had no wifi access. Location is excellent, within a few minutes walk from the main Kyoto station. Was going to the station each night just to see the light show on the steps! Placid... More 

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Reviewed October 5, 2016

Stayed at the Ryoken Heianbo in Kyoto. I wanted to stay at a Ryokan and I'm so pleased I chose this Royakan. We were greeted with such a friendly, genuine welcome from the family who run the guesthouse. The room was delightful, and the futon was very comfortable. We had a room without private bathroom, which I was initially concerned... More 

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Turku, Finland
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Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Me and my wife chose Heianbo for trying the traditional ryokan on our Japan trip. We only spent one night at Heianbo, but it was enough to see that it's a great place to stay. The location is ideal just beside the main station, yet it's hidden just enough, so you don't need to worry about excessive noise. Our room... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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Reviewed June 16, 2016

Our final ryokan was the best of three fabulous Japanese traditional accommodations we stayed in during our trip. The rooms were beautifully laid out and it was en-suite! We had a separate shower room and bathroom. There is a spacious communal area where WiFi is free, a great place to congregate to chat with fellow travelers about their adventures that... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

My brother and I stayed here and it's the only ryokan we went to in Japan so possibly others have a more "authentic" feel but this served us well. The location is really easy to find from the train station and the breakfast is great. Room itself is spacious and welcoming to come back to each night.

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Goulburn, Australia
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Reviewed May 13, 2016

The biggest stand-out feature of this traditional ryokan was the great location. It was 5 minutes walk from Kyoto station where you can catch trains or busses to all the tourist attractions. The taxi fare from the Gion district was 1000Yen. The rooms were spacious with private bathrooms. There was no noise at all at night. There were big cupboards... More 

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Reviewed April 28, 2016

Ryokan Heianbo is about 5 minutes walk from the Kyoto railway station and bus station. The Ryokan is very comfortable and clean. The staff are very polite and friendly. The room is a comfortable size with a small ensuite bathroom with separate toilet, in addition to the shared bath. The rooms have an air conditioner, small fridge, TV (only Japanese... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed December 9, 2015

My daughter (6yr old) and I stayed in this Ryokan in June 2015. It was perfect! Very, very friendly staff, clean large bedroom, with tea making facilities and a huge wardrobe to place suitcases in and an enchanting onsen (hot bath!!). I have read some of the reviews on here and found that although people are complaining, they are generally... More 

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Address: 725 Higashi Shiokoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Kyoto Station
Hotel Class:2 star — Ryokan Heianbo 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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“All travelers we spoke with loved their rooms, irrespective of location”
  • I woke up at 6am to this incredible view through the rice paper shutters
  • So comfy, honestly!
  • i loved this tapestry
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“Great location.”
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“All about the same”
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“some rooms have a courtyard view and others have a private bath.”
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“Two rooms require a shared toilet, and they only share with one another.”
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