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Hong Kong
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70 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is one of the two hotels I stayed in Kyoto during my autumn foliage trip in Japan. The hotel is situated inside the historical building facing the river. It gives you real-life experience of how people live in the past. Location is perfect with great scenery. Food served by the hotel is fabulous which I tried the Japanese breakfast.... More 

Thank Anna W
Hong Kong, China
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191 reviews
114 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2016

Short version- expensive ryokan hotel, great area, room a bit shabby, food excellent staff varied! This was our ryokan experience while in Japan. The street is absolutely beautiful, actually great location near city hall. No sign but all drivers knew it. Reception is quite frankly shabby, ripped chairs, old carpet behind reception, dusty shelves, not a great start. The receptionist... More 

3 Thank schemie2016
Hong Kong
2 reviews
Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

We loved the old part of the Ryokan as it is really beautiful and authentic. It was nice to be able to use the private hot bath. However our room was in the westwing which definitely needs renovation. The walls and furnitures are worn out and run down. The breakfast room is dark and dull. The bathroom is small and... More 

Thank Cowboymaus
Singapore, Singapore
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31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

It was great spending my holidays with my friends in Ikumatsu Kyoto. It has its best location - walking distance to the Train station Shiyakusho-Mae station, beautiful Misosogi River with full of lovely Sakura along the river etc. The Ryokan has provided very Japanese breakfast (you can opt for american breakfast, but why if u stay in Ryokan) and dinner.... More 

2 Thank TravelForQualityLife
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Went with three adults and one child. The food was fantastic (they gave us a different dining room each night, so that we could experience the different atmosphere. One was even on the Kamo river!), the location very central, the staff very helpful. Not all of them speak great English, but they will do their best to help you with... More 

2 Thank Mar9687768
Toronto, Canada
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75 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Ikumatsu in April 2013 and took a deluxe twin room in the main building. We booked online and requested the kaiseki dinner at 7:30. The Ikumatsu was difficult to find, our cab driver had to get out and walk up & down the street to find the doorway, so if you can print... More 

4 Thank summ3r
Sydney, Australia
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256 reviews
155 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2013

This is a fairly traditional city ryokan. It is very well located, just around the corner from a subway station and an easy walk to many of the hot spots of central Kyoto. They will get you a taxi in a few minutes to help get you to the various temple areas. While not everyone speaks English, some are extremely... More 

1 Thank BeachSwaggie
Vatican City, Italy
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93 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2010

... but for me it was less then ok - with all the surroundings, it's just very artificial. And the food - fermented tuna guts, it's sexy on the other hand, so i guess it could have lots of devoted followers, but me - no more!!! Thus the ryokan is on average, nothing special, nothing really bad. What i disliked... More 

3 Thank fobski
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60 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2008

This is a beautiful traditional styled ryokan, set on a quiet street in the middle of Kyoto. It can be difficult to find as the signage on the front is in Japanese only. The reception staff speak a little English, but the majority do not. A lot of hand jestures and sign language help though. The rooms are small but... More 

3 Thank Tipsy252
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2008

We stayed here for 4 nights. Without meals, the price is about 12,000 yen a night, while with breakfast and dinner, the price is then 24,000 yen a night. Room came with private bath and toilet. Prices are per room for twin sharing. The kyo-kaiseki meals were thoroughly worth it. The other review (having fed it through a translator) suggests... More 

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City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
200-year-old historical ryokan invites you to the nostalgic sentiment of the days of Samurai period. Great place to soak up the Kyoto atmosphere. During summer guests can enjoy authentic Kyoto Kaiseki meal on open-air restaurant called "Yuka", which is highly popular as well. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ikumatsu

Address: 497 Kamikoriki-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0923, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > City Center , Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
Price Range: $259 - $540 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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“We can't recommend street view rooms if they were like ours, perhaps back end ( Older ) better”
  • Tea bags survived 3 days! Nearly became historic artifacts!
  • Whisky added by us! Nice fluorescent strip light effect...
  • Nice but room for Improvement
  • Shabby chic or just tatty tatami?
 of 5 bubbles schemie2016, Mar 27, 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room in the main building, facing onto the Kamo river, for the history and the view!”
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