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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellence in every detail. It is not cheap but if it is your first time in Kyoto, then it is definitely a great experience worth the money. From the food, to the bath, to the location, we could not have asked for more. Tips: If you've visited Kyoto, you would know how difficult it is and how lucky you need... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a treat to stay here! Hosts - super friendly, knowledgable, and genuine. We felt like guests, not customers, and enjoyed chatting with our hosts when tea and meals were served. When we wanted to send our bags to our next destination, Motonago was extremely helpful in arranging this for us. Facilities - such comfortable rooms. Beautiful origami treats left... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here two nights. It's about the right amount of time. You get served breakfast and dinner and have access to hot baths. We speak NO Japanese and the staff were very lovely and very patient with us. It's a traditional surrounding with tatami mats, sleeping on futons etc. The location is very convenient to some major temples/shrines and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is such a treat. Located in a prime location, the staff is super courteous and really knows how to take care of you. I highly recommend doing dinner and breakfast with them and choose the Japanese breakfast. They take such care in preparing the dishes and you may only be here once so you might as well venture... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

The place is in a residential neighborhood which gives the feel of what and how Japanese people (without tourists). The hospitality & cleanliness are impeccable. We got in a bit late and they still served us tea. The service that came next just reflected their thoughtfulness and their attentiveness. Our friend is not able to sit on the tatami mat... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Staying in a Ryokan is something that you have to do (at some time) when visiting Japan. Theres no better place to do it than in Kyoto and I'm not aware of any better Ryokan than Motonago. My family had a wonderful stay for 3 nights in July - the weather was extremely hot but the hospitality and service was... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

We travelled with two adults and three kids (4,7,9yold). The ryokan was pristine with amazing service and outstanding food. All the staff went above and beyond. The kids enjoyed the onsen and the tatami room. Walking distance to the Main Streets and excellent location near some very interesting shrines. Overall a flawless experience. One I would truly recommend to anyone.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

We spent our first night at Gion Hatanaka and second night at Motonago. We were so so pleased with Motonago that we wished we had stayed in Motonago for both nights! - Motonago is located right in the centre of Gion and all the major shrines. Staying here really makes you feel so blend in that its as though you've... More 

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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Staying at Motonago was a highlight of our trip to Japan. There were six of us, including 2 teenagers, and we all loved it. Definitely do the dinner and Japanese breakfast. They were both delicious. The staff was very welcoming -- the whole experience was serene.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

My boyfriend and I just stayed at Motonago and our experience from beginning to end was nothing less than extraordinary. Keiko, at the front desk, was an absolute delight and hospitable beyond belief. Our room was one of the most beautiful and serene that I have ever stayed in. Dinner and breakfast service is a must -- a once in... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Motonago hospitality With Kyoto flavor a homy feeling. Motonago nestles in a quiet, nostalgic scene, completely apart from the hustle and bustle of the city. Once you step outside, you can sense the overflowing taste of Kyoto - Japan's old capital. All the charm of Kyoto is gathered here, where Motonago stands. On entering through a door with a tiled roof while seeing a tasteful earthen wall made using traditional techniques, Motonago welcomes you with a warm hospitality that only a humble inn like ours, with its 11 rooms, can offer. Guests can relax while enjoying dinner and breakfast in their rooms, and our staff wear traditional kimonos as they serve the meals. Kyoto style cuisine made with special seasonal ingredients succeeds in bringing the Kyoto taste, with our chefs' sophisticated skills and selected menu, to our guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Motonago

Address: 511 Washio-cho, Higashiyama-ku | Nene no Michi, Kyoto 605-0072, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range: $292 - $1,617 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Motonago 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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Motonago Hotel Kyoto
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