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Ryokan Tazuru

179-1 Minoyacho, Matsubaraagaru, Kiyamachidori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8015, Kyoto Prefecture
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This ryokan is a gem. You get to experience the traditional Japanese inn at a very affordable price. The staff was very friendly and gracious. The breakfast was simply amazing. The location is excellent. It is next to the river and peaceful and very convenient to the Gion district and the subway. It is very close to shops and restaurants.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a sweet little Ryocan, lovely people in THE most beautiful neighborhood. We loved it. This is a very small local traditional Japanese hotel, tiny ooms, just tatami matts, and a couple of Japanese stools and a coffe table to sit on the floor with. It feels like an American would think of an urban B and B or a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We have just returned after almost 3 weeks trekking and sightseeing in Japan. After hiking the Nakasendo and the Kumanokoda , our last 4 days were spent in Kyoto staying at the elegant Ryokan Tazuru . This is a traditional inn just 10 minutes walk from Gion, along a beautiful narrow tree-lined, stream-lined street. In fact a delight ! The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

I stayed with my boyfriend for 4 nights at this ryokan and we had a very pleasant stay. The room is traditional (tatami floors, futons for sleeping, etc.) and very spacious. We were very comfortable. The street where the ryokan is located is beautiful, next to a canal and full of trees and flowers. A taxi to/from Kyoto JR station... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Tazuru is a traditional-style hotel (read: tatami mats, futons, public baths, etc) just across the river of the popular Gion district, a short walk from the buzzing Pontocho bar and restaurant district, and facing a narrow, pretty, cherry-tree lined canal. The hotel is also easily accessible from the main Kyoto train station via a ~15 minute bus ride. In addition... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

We stayed two nights at Tazuru and had the delicious Japanese breakfast each morning. The friendly staff speak a little English but my basic Japanese got us through. It was quiet and comfortable and conveniently located. We visited during cherry blossom time and it was beautiful!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Location, charm, and breakfast are this ryokan's selling points. Our room looked out over the cherry trees blooming along the canal -- possibly the nicest location in Kyoto. The traditional Japanese room was in good condition with a little evident wear. The room was quiet and I never heard our neighbors. The room also did not smell of cigarette smoke,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

This was my first ryokan experience and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Pricing is middle of the range and I felt great value for money. We had both dinner and breakfast for a full traditional experience and I would recommend this, especially if it is your 1st time in a ryokan. The 5th floor onsen is made primarily from wood and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

Tazuru is a great friendly ryokan in central Kyoto. The location is near Gion and he main shopping area. The staff are very friendly and have is good advice about family friendly itineraries. We could even borrow umbrellas for a rainy day. The bath is nice and has a good view

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

We stayed in room 202 and it was a very large, traditional Japanese style room. The wifi work great and the futon beds were amazing- the buckwheat pillow was the best I have ever slept on- so much so that I ordered one from Amazon when I got home!! We had a meal the first evening and it was 10... 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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Address: 179-1 Minoyacho, Matsubaraagaru, Kiyamachidori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8015, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku
Price Range: $193 - $631 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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