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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to stay in kyoto. Really lovely host and staff, beautiful room, close to kyoto central. Easy on the bus or train to get to the main temples! Would definitely stay again, amazing to find a place like this in central kyoto.

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Reviewed January 11, 2017

The hotel staff must have "excellent service" tattooed on the back of both hands or something. After checking in, I was personally escorted to my room and given a quick tour to make sure I understood everything. Shortly after, a staff member brought tea up to to my door completely unprompted. They had detailed guides and recommendations for food and...

1Thank Riley K
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

I stayed there for 2 nights with excellent experience. Ryokan Shimizu is located in the Kyoto Station area of Kyoto. Just 8 mins walk to Bus Station terminal and Kyoto Station hub. It is very convenient for traveller who would visit different places in Kyoto. Very nice hospitality, they made me feel like home. They even gave me a souvenir...

Thank WinterWong
Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
Reviewed January 3, 2017

The staff is very friendly. They gave us a souvenir at the end of our stay. The location is not near the main street but they sent us email with the details and map so we can find it easily. The accommodation is clean and we can experience Ryokan (traditional Japanese inn). I highly recommend this place to stay while...

Thank epheph
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

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...

Thank Lina S
Reviewed November 24, 2016

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:...

3Thank HFDC
Reviewed November 22, 2016 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...

Thank Sylvain P
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed November 16, 2016 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...

1Thank Puccachoo
Boston, Massachusetts
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...

1Thank Resa10984
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...

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Staying in Shimogyo-ku

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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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Address: 646 Kagiya-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8317, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku
Price Range: $87 - $132 (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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#10 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
#10 Best Value 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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