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Stockholm, Sweden
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18 reviews
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We found this place through tripadvisor and stayed for two nights and can only say it absolutely deserves all the good reviewes and high rating. Clean, quiet, comfortable, friendly, well situated and quite unique in its very personal decorations. We would recommend anyone to stay here- unless you are looking for partytime and nightlife- this is a quiet and peaceful... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this place from the minute I walked up to it from the street. In front, there is a small, lovingly kept garden with little statues and plants, and a couple of wooden tables and chairs. The minute you walk inside, you are welcomed with such warm hospitality it is like arriving at the home of a relative. Tip:... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were for 3 days in Ryokan Shimizu in November 2016. It was a great experience, our host were genuinly kind. The ryokan is in a great location, quiet hood - 6 min walk from the train station! They also have some traditional bath that you can privatise for an hour. Definitively a place to go if you want to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great stay at the ryokan Shimizu. The place is close to Kyoto station so it is easy to reach to the main platform for city buses. The hosts were great, making sure the guest have a great experience and explain everything for our journey in Kyoto. We would highly recommend this place. The private Onsen is amazing... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed October 17, 2016

Location is great, very close to Tokyo Station with access to buses, trains and the subway. This is definitely a quaint Japanese version of a B&B so don't expect all the hotel frills. It was a great, quiet, comfortable stay in a traditional ryokan. Be respectful and know the expectations (quiet, tranquility, no shoes past the front door) and you'll... More 

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Jakarta
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Reviewed August 8, 2016

No wonder this place had an excellent rate from tripadvisor. For homestay is it more, especially for the cleanness of the showe room n toilet.. much more clean than in a hotels...I love it. I stayed here with my family n we are very very happy...with the room and the cleanness. For us the rules is ok since for the... More 

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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Reviewed July 1, 2016

Ryokan is relatively easy to find in a neighbourhood street. However, a little overrated. Upon arrival, the check in is only at 4pm which is rather late compared to a hotel. Pricing was rather higher than hotels in the Sanjo area but we thought that it would be wiser to move to a hotel closer to the Kyoto station to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed June 18, 2016

It was my husband's first trip to Japan, and I wanted him to experience staying at a ryokan. I came across this little gem on booking.com and tripadvisor and thought this would be a nice place to try, yet also much more affordable than other ones i found in Kyoto. Location is great, it was about 10-min walk from the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed June 15, 2016

For the reasonable price this ryokan was very suitable for a few nights in Kyoto. Near the station in a quiet residential area. Nothing fancy but clean and friendly. No food is served but there is a great convenience store just down the street. Beds were clean and comfortable. Bathroom was clean. Room was very clean. Owners / staff were... More 

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Stockholm
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Reviewed June 12, 2016

We stayed at ryokan shimizu for one night and we loved it! It was our first time staying at a Japanese hotel and we were a little nervous since we didn't know what to expect. We were shown to our room and got welcome tea. The room was great and the futon was very comfy. The service was truly great... 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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Additional Information about Ryokan Shimizu

Address: 646 Kagiya-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8317, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku
Price Range: $103 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ryokan Shimizu 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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Ryokan Shimizu Hotel Kyoto
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#8 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
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“As with most ryokans, the walls are pretty thin so you will get some noise from your neighbours!”
 of 5 bubbles Australianwoman, Mar 3, 2015 | Read review
“Book early!”
 of 5 bubbles PeterR869, Feb 11, 2015 | Read review
“The rooms at the front of the ryokan have clear glass windows whereas the ones on the side are frosted. It didn't bother us but if you think having frosted windows will, I suggest asking for a room at the front.”
 of 5 bubbles Aussie111, Dec 20, 2014 | Read review
“Specify a western style toilet if you prefer to have one!”
 of 5 bubbles JadeK764, Oct 29, 2014 | Read review
“You have to book early to get a room. This Ryokan is always full.”
 of 5 bubbles epsManila, May 3, 2014 | Read review
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