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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

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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5 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
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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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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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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: $273 - $428 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Motonago 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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Also Known As:
Motonago Hotel Kyoto
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#4 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
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