We enjoyed three nights at Ryokan Shimizu in March, 2013.
Located close to central train and bus station, made it easy to get around the city
Front desk staff spoke excellent English, and provided good travel tips for the area, including a map with restaurants near the ryokan.
Onsite ofuro (soaking tub) that made all the difference after a long flight from California
Fun cultural events offered in the evenings, including calligraphy, origami and traditional dress
Smallest room we stayed in during our trip, and it could have used more storage, especially near the bathroom (an upright cabinet in the corner would be great for storing toiletries)
Hard to find location, but that was mostly my fault. Should have used their map from their website!
Located away from the main areas of Gion and eastern Kyoto, which meant a bus ride everyday. As mentioned above, the location near the bus station solved this issue.
If we visited Kyoto again, we would stay in this ryokan - the value was good, the service was excellent and the experience worthwhile.
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- Also Known As:
- Ryokan Shimizu Hotel Kyoto