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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 6 days ago NEW 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 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay in Ryokan Tazuru. The staff were helpful and friendly, and the rooms, though a little smaller than some of the other ryokans we stayed at, were nicely furnished and had great ambiance. Rooms and toilet were clean and the breakfast was really good as well. We liked Tazuru's location as well - on a quiet... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Great location, along the river and a few steps away from the old town, restaurants, temples etc... Breakfast is good, . Clean and very tidy. If you are more than two guests or have kids, try to book the apartment on the 6th floor. Rent a bike for the day from the nearby bike rental shop... 10 mins by walk... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Very good location and walkable distance to several attractions such as kiyomizudera (about 20 minutes relaxing walk), Gion and Nishiki Market. The ryokan is clean and the room is spacious compare with typical hotel room in Japan. The front desk was helpful even they speak very little English. The breakfast is just sumptuous. We stayed for 2 nights and have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

During our visit to Kyoto, my wife and I stayed at Tazuru. We wanted a ryokan experience without the price tag of, say, Tawaraya or Hiiragiya. We also wanted somewhere within walking distance to attractions and transport. Tazuru delivered on all of these. (Don't get me wrong; Tazuru is not cheap by any means--we paid around $400/night for two people... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Sleeping on tatami mats and with a nice (although small) public bath this gives you a good impression of the traditional Japanese Ryokan. Location is great, especially if you enjoy the Geisha neighborhoods. Wifi unfortunately only worked in the lobby.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is by far what I found after research a great Ryokan for the price, although not cheap this is a great place to experience the tradiaitonal japanese inn while having the comforts of the modern world... but not interupting the tradiaitonal feel. for eg. there is a public onsen (bath) on the terrace , but there are attached shower... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

The staff were very kind and helpful here and the room was spacious, but for the price it should have been (about euro 250 per night, no breakfast). The Ryokan experience is naturally novel and fun but definitely not for the price we paid. the location of the hotel is also great but wifi didn't work at all in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We went to see blossoms, and oh my, our view was right on the street with cherry trees blossoming. Food is amazing, and rooms are exceptional ryokan experience. Service was also really good. For breakfast you have to choose from a couple of times offered since it is a small dining room - and you have to keep with the... More 

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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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