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“Not Bad!!”
Review of Ryokan Ginkaku

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Ryokan Ginkaku
Ranked #291 of 369 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Los Angeles, California
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“Not Bad!!”
Reviewed January 2, 2009

We arrived in Kyoto, put our bags into lockers at the station, and took off on foot to find a place to stay.
We looked at a couple of hotels, then decided to find a Ryokan.
There were plenty to choose from, and this was actually the first one we went into.
The staff were friendly, one man spoke a little english, and the price was ok. We decided to take the room but no meals.
The room was a good size, private bathroom, and there were also baths downstairs. I used it twice and was alone both times.
The futons were a little thin, and we ended up pulling out an extra one for a little more padding.
I have also stayed in a luxurious ryokan and know the futons can be very comfortable. I had a stiff back in the morning.
The room was clean enough, not spotless though like some places.
But overall everyone was nice and it was a good experience.

  • Liked — great location
  • Disliked — thin futons
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Ryokan Ginkaku
Address: 709 Higashishiokojicho, Shichijosagaru, Akezudori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Kyoto Station
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Ranked #291 of 369 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
t will take you 4 minutes from JR Kyoto Station by foot. As the origin or destination of Kyoto travel, the traffic is very convenient.It is a quiet and comfortable Japanese-style hotel, even though located in front of the station. ... more   less 
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