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644 Kagiyacho Shichijodori Wakamiyaagaru, Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto 600-8317 Kyoto Prefecture
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
Updated 06/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#21 of 598 hotels in Kyoto
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.8
Value
4.5

If you’re looking for a quaint ryokan in Shimogyo, look no further than Ryokan Shimizu.

Nearby landmarks such as Aqua Fantasy (0.3 mi) and Awashima-do Shotoku-ji Temple (0.3 mi) make Ryokan Shimizu a great place to stay when visiting Shimogyo.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a refrigerator, air conditioning, and a desk, and you can stay connected during your stay as Ryokan Shimizu offers guests free wifi.

Plus, Ryokan Shimizu Hotel offers complimentary tea, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, parking is available.

If you’re looking for a French restaurant, consider a visit to A Peu Pres, Topof Kyoto, or Guruman Tachibana, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Ryokan Shimizu.

Looking for something to do in Shimogyo? Shimabara Wachigaiya (0.6 mi) is a popular attraction that is within walking distance of Ryokan Shimizu Hotel.

The staff at Ryokan Shimizu looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Wifi
Hot tub
Complimentary tea
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Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Clara F wrote a review Feb 2020
24 contributions48 helpful votes
My sister and I spent one night at Ryokan Shimizu and we had the most wonderful experience! We wish we could have stayed longer! Everything is very well taken care of, the decoration is beautiful, the room is perfectly done. We took the bath, and pictures with the kimonos, it was great! Besides, everyone is very welcoming, kind and always smiley and ready to help. Arigatou!!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Diana M wrote a review Aug 2019
Australia48 contributions81 helpful votes
Lovely family ryokan located in a quiet street at 10 minutes walk from Kyoto Station. We were welcomed by a super friendly lady, who made us feel at home as soon as we entered. Our room was in the first level with lots of natural light. The room is a typical Japanese traditional with tatamis and futons. At night they brought us some warm tea which was perfect as it was still rather cold in January. On our check out we were gifted with 4 coasters and a polaroid. 100% recommended!!
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Catrina wrote a review Jul 2019
1 contribution2 helpful votes
The stay here was fantastic. Every one was really nice and helpful! The hotel was very clean and the mats were comfortable. It felt as though you were staying at a family members house, but nicer. The breakfast in the morning was delicious. It is in a great location as well, super close to the train station. I would definitely stay here again!!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Tara K wrote a review Jul 2019
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The Ryokan owners made me feel right at home. On Fourth July when I was feeling homesick for the United Sates they bought fire works to set off. The hotel was very clean and the Onsen was super nice. They served a breakfast that was hand made for each person I stayed with. As a side note owner of the Ryokan plays the ukulele fantastic. Please stay here if you are going to Kyoto.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Sucdi A wrote a review Jul 2019
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Their service was unmatched, made us feel right at home. They even surprised us with fireworks thinking we missed the US and it was our independence day. I cannot thank them enough and words cannot describe the amazing hospitality and welcome they gave us. If in this area there’s no other place i’d rather stay!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
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maverickmitsche wrote a review Jul 2019
Beaverton, Oregon2 contributions2 helpful votes
I stayed here on a study abroad trip with the rest of my class, and I have to say the experience was one of a kind. The Ryokan itself was extremely clean and felt very traditional. There was a bunch of tiny things that they provided that made all of us feel extremely welcome and at home. My class was also there on the 4th of July and the owners went out of their way to provide us with fireworks so we could celebrate our nations Independence Day. I would recommend this Ryokan to anyone who is thinking of visiting the Kyoto area and wants a traditional and very welcoming experience.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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sydsunshine wrote a review May 2019
Sydney, Australia20 contributions50 helpful votes
We stayed for 2 nights and it was wonderful. If they have a free night, book it! It is run by the most lovely family and they go above and beyond to make you feel welcome. The Ryokan is super clean, homely and very conveniently located to the train station as attractions. You can also hire bikes to ride around. We had a room with a private bathroom which was great. The bath house is also wonderful which you can book. We walked to lots of restaurants, supermarkets, transport and attractions. Would have liked to stay longer, it was really relaxing. Highly recommend
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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tallguy wrote a review May 2019
Nassau, New Providence Island144 contributions60 helpful votes
You sort of feel like your are visiting some uncles or grandparents when you stay here. Its quaint, and a nice place to satay for a night or so. A bit of a walk to the station but nothing too bad. You dont get full service but this is a budget Ryokan so its to be expected.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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albertchristiandilao wrote a review Oct 2018
Nagoya, Japan5 contributions4 helpful votes
The ryokan vas very simple on the outside, but as you enter the door you’ll see the beauty of the place...the room, the mattresses, the toilet are clean...the hallway floor is very clean...definitely worth what you paid for!!!
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Rena R wrote a review Oct 2018
Ottawa, Canada1 contribution2 helpful votes
The Ryokan’s location is very convenient. It’s extremely clean, residents are mindful or reminded of the need to be silent because the walls are thin. It would be hard to find a better deal. I highly recommend it to get a taste of Japanese traditional life. No need to worry about the tatamis. I had my best sleep in a long time.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Traveled solo
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PRICE RANGE
$37 - $73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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ryokan shimizu hotel kyoto
LOCATION
JapanKinkiKyoto PrefectureKyotoShimogyo-ku / Kyoto Station
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ryokan Shimizu
Which popular attractions are close to Ryokan Shimizu?
Nearby attractions include Nishi Honganji (0.3 miles), Higashi Hongan-ji Temple (0.2 miles), and Kyoto Tower (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ryokan Shimizu?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a hot tub, and complimentary tea.
Which room amenities are available at Ryokan Shimizu?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Ryokan Shimizu?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Ryokan Shimizu?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ryokan Shimizu?
Conveniently located restaurants include Premium Pound Kyoto Ekimae, Hokuto, and Tajimaya, Kyoto Yodobashi.
Are there any historical sites close to Ryokan Shimizu?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (1.9 miles), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (1.7 miles), and Sanjusangendo Temple (0.9 miles).