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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good43%
  • Average24%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
9 May 2017
“Cheap ryokan experience”
5 Nov 2015
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

You can experience an old fashioned ryokan for quite fair price compared to other fancy ryokans. The room was quite nice and spacious and clean. The staff were very nice and there was always hot water with teabags and some sweets in our room. There...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

Friendly staff who work hard, but the shared bathing facilities are very off putting for non- Japanese. We timed our showers for mid-afternoon when no one else seemed around to avoid being seen naked by other guests. The women's' toilets were smelly we could hear...More

Thank PansyP73
Reviewed 17 September 2015

A good located ryokan, 10 minutes walking from the main train station. Room didn´t have private bathroom, and as it was located on the ground floor, it was a bit noisy because shared showers and toilets were nearby. A disadvantage was that showers had a...More

Thank JesLon
Reviewed 19 June 2015

Stayed one night here and it was very good. We had included in our stay traditional Japanese dinner and breakfast. Food was really good and varied. The staff are excellent and even drove us to the train station when we left as we were struggling...More

2  Thank Obihara
Reviewed 8 May 2015

If you are not fuzzy about having your own bathroom and want a traditional, Japanese ryokan (traditional guest house) in a central location, then this is a great option. We found the place spotlessly clean and with Japanese standards of hygiene you have one set...More

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Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo > Shimogyo-ku
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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
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"Ask for a room away from the kitchen"
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"Avoid this place."
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"Try to stay on the ground floor near the baths"
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"On the ground floor near the bathroom as there is no room with an ensuite"
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