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Toyoko Inn Kyoto Gojo Karasuma
Ranked #153 of 366 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Raleigh, NC
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“Very nice hotel”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

My wife and I recently stayed here for two nights in a large double room. The room was reasonably large, and the bed was very spacious. The room was clean and included nice amenities. Breakfast was included, and had mostly Japanese menu items, but we were satisfied with the few western items that they had. The location was not bad, being about a third of a block from the Gojo subway station, which was only one stop from the train station. There was a Family Mart very close to the hotel, and there was a McDonald's and other restaurants near the Gojo Station. Kyoto is a fairly expensive destination, and this hotel was very reasonably priced. For the money, this hotel is a very good choice for your stay in Kyoto.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2013

I stayed here 3 days from 17-19th of April. I really enjoyed the stay for the price I paid. The price includes the japanese style breakfast. The hotel is little far from the JR Kyoto station a bus or taxi ride to the hotel is needed. It is close by the Gojo Subway. The bus stop near this hotel Gojo-Karasuma a 600-700Meter walk will onnect you to the entire Kyoto city. A one day pass for 500 yen will let you cover the Kyoto city and most attractions in and around the places.

--Sightseeing
So if you are travelling independently, please prepare your homework in advance or enquire at the Kyoto Tourist Information at Kyoto train station. Always equip yourself with a Kyoto City Map and a Kyoto Bus Map available free at the staion or at the hotel. It is good to move by bus instead of subway because you get to see Kyoto City instead of being underground.

--Breakfast
Toyoko Inn serves Japanese breakfast comprising of toast, ongiri, miso soup, pickles, white porridge, coffee.

--Television
Mostly Japanese channels. Bring your own laptop to watch your own movies/dvd.

The Family mart is just next to the hotel and there is a McDonalds just 50 Meters away.
Toyoko Inn has clean room, clean sheets, hot water, a kettle, a safe, and in room internet access wifi and pay and use laundry. The rooms are small just like any other Japanese hotel but comfortable. I recommend for this hotel for a budget stay.

Ask for a non-smoking room if you are a non-smoker. The smoking room is intolerable if you are a non-smoker.

I will definitely recommend this place for all. Had a pleasant stay.

-Vijay

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2013

Perfectly formed single room, which I was pleased and surprised to see meant a double bed, especially as I:m sharing with my son. Only gripe is that on the door, the price is cheaper than I booked with Laterooms, which is annoying. Also, it is slightly more than 10 minutes walk (which they say) from the JR station they recommend, and is pretty much equi-distant from the main Kyoto station. Directions on the bus would have been good.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

Decent room, efficiently designed if very tight. Just remember to put your luggage under the bed if you want to move around! It had a very narrow wardrobe which was more than other hotels we stayed in Japan. We didn't try the breakfast but looked popular and plentiful - you can easily fill up with rice if you want to stick to a budget. We walked to Kyoto station (because the buses are so ludicrously busy) and walked to the shops at Shijo Karasuma, to the food market and even to Ponto Cho and Gion. At least we avoided the crammed buses for some trips. In terms of location, I would probably book the other branch of Toyoko Inn at Shijo Karasuma if I was doing it all again (it's only about 7min walk but more central to shops and food market and nearer the underground tube).

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thailand
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed November 8, 2012

This Toyoko Inn branch also perform the same standard of Toyoko Inn chain.
Good location for subway travel Gojo station.
The breakfast has a bit more variety compare to other ToyokoInn i have been to.

By comparison of location for shopping the ther ToyokoInn brach Shijo will be more closer to main shopping area.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Baltimore, MD
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47 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2012 via mobile

Really enjoyed my stay at this hotel. Rooms are tiny and basic but very clean and comfortable. The staff were very helpful and usually spoke enough english for me to communicate with them! Traditional Japanese breakfast was tasty and varied day to day. Highly recommend the luggage forwarding service, which I used from Tokyo to Kyoto. It made train travel much more pleasant!

  • Stayed September 2012
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70 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2012

Pros: Free wifi in rooms, clean and decent size for Japan. Close to metro and convenience stores. Short walk to great food areas. Free breakfast included.
Cons: Many tour groups stay here. Breakfast is so-so.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Toyoko Inn Kyoto Gojo Karasuma
Address: 393 Gojo-Karasumacho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8418 , Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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#3 Best Value Hotel in Kyoto
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Hotel Class:3 star — Toyoko Inn Kyoto Gojo Karasuma 3*
Number of rooms: 162
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