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“You can still smell the 'newness'!”
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Sakura
Ranked #75 of 178 B&Bs / Inns in Kyoto
Reviewed June 27, 2010

We stayed for two nights in this very new and modern ryokan and we thought it was lovely!
The rooms are a little small and the bathrooms are really tiny (but we found that in many places) - but it is so clean and comfortable and we were really only there to sleep so the small space wasn't too much of a problem. The staff are so friendly and helpful. I was ill one day and one of the staff looked up a doctor for me and drew me a map of where to go etc and what characters to look for on the sign etc - was so nice of her! I have only taken points off for the small room and it is quite pricey.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with friends
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1  Thank matchstic
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Reviewed May 21, 2009

We stayed at this Ryokan in April 09. I found their Website on the Internet and I loved the pictures. But in reality I was disappointed. We booked especially the VIP Room because of the private garden but got the first nigth a normal room with only a small window where you can squeeze yourself out somehow and then you have like 1 meter of private space divided to the inner patio - this room was dark and felt very claustrophobic and I went to ask if this really was a VIP room and they told me yes....then I insisted of getting the VIP Room from the picture where we could move the next day. This room was better, with much more ligth and a small terrace and a tiny garden. But the room and bathroom still small and honestly I was disappointed about this place - I expected from the pictures so much more than what there is in reality. The Ryokan is noisy especially the rooms to the inner patio you can hear everything - on the VIP Room on the other side its sligthly better, but outside there is a sort of a pump which is also very noisy....The working staff is very nice, speaks good english and is very helpfull. Location is okay even though if next time going to Kyoto I would rather prefer to stay closer to Shijo or Gion or somewhere close to the Ishibe-Koji Street. So if you go to this Ryokan - stay only 1-2 nigths then its okay but for longer stays I wouldnt recommend - there has to be better accomodations in Kyoto for the same price!

  • Stayed: April 2009
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Thank Travelina73
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Reviewed June 11, 2015
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  • Stayed: February 2015, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 13, 2014
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  • Stayed: November 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Catherine_chateau
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Reviewed September 1, 2014
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  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile
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Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 13, 2014
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank BricedeParis
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Address: 433 Kamibentencho Shimokawaradori, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0822, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
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Ranked #75 of 178 B&Bs / Inns in Kyoto
Price Range: $273 - $376 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sakura 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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