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Motonago

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511 Washio-cho, Higashiyama-ku | Nene no Michi, Kyoto 605-0072, Kyoto Prefecture
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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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Thank txbeebe
Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Motonago isn't a hotel. It's an experience that lasts a lifetime. I cannot give the staff enough praise for being so gracious and welcoming. You truly feel like you're experiencing Japanese culture first hand. Be warned that this is a very traditional guest house and you have to leave any hotel expectations at the door (along with your shoes) but... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We stayed at Motonago for 2 nights during our trip to Kyoto in late April, and I don't think there's anything bad I can say about our stay. The ryokan is located in the Gion district, which makes it the perfect location to see + experience the traditional Japanese lifestyle. The ryokan itself was absolutely lovely. Rooms are traditional tatami... More 

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Pantin, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

We had a marvelous experience in Motonago, staff is extremely kind and always helpful, tee is served every time you come back in the afternoon, and dinner is delicious. I recommend strongly this typical traditional ryokan.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

My boyfriend and I loved our stay at Motonago! We needed to book a one night stay in Kyoto and I came across Motonago on one of the hotel booking websites. I have always wanted to stay at a traditional style Japanese ryokan and this was exactly what was in my mind! The ryokan was easy to find (a few... More 

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Encinitas, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Our taxi dropped us off out front ad pointed down the street and left. We were a tad frustrated as we didn't know where to go, google maps wasn't cooperating. Turns out my hunch was right its right on the corner and once you press the bell, the staff opens the doors and greets you. Check in was a breeze.... More 

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Thank Efshany
Hong Kong, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

This is the first time i choose Motonago for my Japan trip. One word only: PERFECT! Should try once for this traditional hotel! Especially the dinner and breakfast! Excellent taste and services! The wooden bath is interesting!

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Thank luciferdark
Philippines
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Great ryokan and kaiseki experience! Loved the ambience of a Japanese traditional home. Fresh and delicious food for dinner (kaiseki) and breakfast. Loved the bath as well! Very friendly, helpful and professional staff. :)

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Internet
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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: $266 - $411 (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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#5 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
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