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Inn Kawashima

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Shimogyo-ku
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 with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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The owner spoke excellent English. The inn was quiet and our room was clean and spacious.The air conditioning worked very well.We had no problems with the shared bathroom, it was not over occupied and was very clean. The bedding was comfortable and I got the best sleep I had in
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The inn is a little tricky to locate, but if you get a bus to the shopping district (Kawaramachi on Shijo-dori) and turn right at the street with the Starbucks on the corner, it's one block down and on your left. The Inn is well located but felt secluded from the hustle and
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We had a lovely stay at Inn Kawashima. It's exactly what we hoped for; a traditional Japanese ryokan, but cheaper than the super high end ones. It has a sweet little (tiny!!) garden, sliding screen doors, tatami mats, futon, the works! Our gracious host even brought us 'western'
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We stayed in the second floor Japanese room. It was spacious room that was very quiet. The hosts were helpful and spoke great English. We did not order breakfast or dinner here, but great bar across the street. We were nervous about the shared bathroom but we rarely saw anyone!
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Spent one night there with a friend. The essentials you need are all there. Owner speaks fluent English and is very professional. The bed was really comfortable and I slept soundly till the next morning. The breakfast was simple but delicious. Although I did not stay for long,
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This was one of the larger rooms for comparison
This was my single room
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"Request a ground floor room if you need to get up in the night for the toilets."
"Next time I go I want the room that has a view of the zen garden! right next to the bathroom"
"Machi-yas have steep steps like canal houses. The elderly or disabled should take note."
"Just tell the owners if you need to be downstairs or closer to the bathroom. I am sure they will accommodate."
"Ask not to have the room to the street if you are a light sleeper. But it has more sunlight..."
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PRICE RANGE
US$82 - US$360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
inn kawashima hotel kyoto
LOCATION
JapanKinkiKyoto PrefectureKyotoKawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo OmiyaShimogyo-ku
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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