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Matsubaya Inn

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location of the hotel is great, just a few minutes walk from the main station. Therefore great connections to all sight-seeing places in Kyoto. The staff is super friendly and helpful which makes the experience even more enjoyable. We stayed in a traditional room, which was very nice and clean. (It looks exactly like the pictures) Can only recommend... More 

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Tahiti, French Polynesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

- Super friendly and helpful staff - We stayed at a G-type room with ensuite bathroom and found it spacious, clean and enjoyable - Fantastic Japanese ryokan experience - Terrific location between train station and downtown so walking distance to both The ryokan is currently under construction to add 7 new Japanese style rooms so there was a strong odor... More 

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Bucks
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We stayed here for five nights, using Kyoto as a base for visiting a number of nearby towns. The staff here were very helpful throughout our visit and gave good advice on how to get around Kyoto and where to eat. The hotel is clean but facilities are quite basic. The location is very convenient for Kyoto station but still... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

What an amazing place to stay! Check in was easy and the man serving me was very pleasant, helpful and spoke perfect English. He presented me with a map and showed me all the main sights and how to get there. I stayed in the standard western twin room. The room was large and great value for money. I really... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

This was an absolutly best experince and the best little Ryokan. It was so cute and we stayed five days in traditional Japanese style room and two nights in ordinary room because they were fully booked when we booked it. We really really liked this little friendly Ryokan. It is not a fancy exclusive ryokan but a simple yet cozy... More 

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Matsubaya Inn is conveniently situated in a walking distance to Kyoto train station. It is a small and inexpensive traditional Japanese inn, which reflects on service (you have to lay down futons yourself while in more expensive ryokans it is done by hotel staff). However, the quality of the service is great anyway and the staff is very friendly and... More 

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Newcastle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We had an enjoyable time at this ryokan. This ryokan was located within 10 mins walk from the train station and < 5 mins walk from Higashi Honganji. The owners/workers of this ryokan were extremely accommodating and friendly. They will try to answer your questions and fulfil your needs should you have any. We stayed in a 6 tatami mat... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

At first the friendly people of the ryokan. Location is 15 minutes walk from Kyoto station. Or take bus nr.5. Quite a long walk to downtown, take again bus 5. Room was oke for us, but no good chair to sit on comfortable. Bathroom good. Sleeping also. Laundry for ¥ 300, 30 minutes, dryer for ¥ 100, 15 minutes. They... More 

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New Canaan, Connecticut, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

I trust trip advisor reviews and that is why I booked my stay here. I disagree with the outstanding reviews. The location is fine and the rooms were clean, however they were tiny and the common areas were cluttered and had no charm or atmosphere. There were also no services or amenities. No one even spoke with us except to... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

I always dreamed of visiting Japan I had expectations of what it was going to be like. This was it! It's traditional and is just like the scenes in the movies. I honestly couldn't have imagined staying anywhere else. The people who work there are super friendly and nice. I wish there were a bit more details on how to... More 

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Staying in Shimogyo-ku

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Shimogyo-ku
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.
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Matsubaya Inn

Address: Higashinotoin Nishi-iru, Kamijuzuyacho-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8150, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku , Kyoto Station
Price Range: $75 - $1,928 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Matsubaya Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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Matsubaya Hotel Kyoto
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#11 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
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