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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

+ very helpful, very friendly and professional staff. we felt very much at home. + big bedroom with separate loo / shower. Main building. + Very quiet. Slept v well. + As usual in Japan, incredibly clean + very nice breakfast + great location in an attractive and quiet part of Higashiyama + a smaller more personal hotel - not...

Thank gmbklm
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed 2 nights in Maifukan in a Japanese style room. The hotel is in Gion, which is the historical part of Kyoto; it is very convenient to numerous temples, including those that offer night tours. (The hotel will also sell you tickets to Kodai-ji night-time so that you don't wait in the crazy long lines.) Just for the location...

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Hong Kong
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for 1 night in Oct. If you have booked traditional Japanese room, the reception of Maifukan will take you to another complex round the corner up the slope to check in and stay. Not a huge problem unless if you huge luggage. Better ask for the exact address if you arrive by taxi, saving you from walking. Check...

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Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a reasonably priced ryokan in the heart of Gion. The neighborhood embodies the very reason for visiting Kyoto and this ryokan provides a reasonably authentic lodging experience. It's important to walk, and find, and follow the small lanes (not obvious from the main streets) around the inn. A short walk from the ryokan there is a wonderful winding...

Thank cowboy888
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ideally situated in Gion, within walking distance to sights, restaurants ,bus stops and a ten minute taxi ride from the station. Staff can speak English and is very helpful,friendly and attentionate. Choice of Western or Japanese breakfast, had the latter and it was always very good. Stayed in a Western style room which was spotless clean and very functional albeit...

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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I have stayed in quite a few hotels in Japan, and I would have to say this is the best! Staff went above and beyond the level of service I have seen anywhere else and were very very accommodating. It literally is in the best possible location for Kyoto. After a long hard day visiting sites it was wonderful to...

Thank redrae666
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Absolutely brilliant location just up the road from Yasaka Shrine & Maruyama Park, as well as so many other shrines too numerous to mention. We loved walking through the Shrine of an evening on the way to scout out dinner propositions as there was always such a positive buzz about the place. We stayed in the Japanese style room &...

Thank MaxGreen133
Reviewed 14 October 2016

The location of this ryokan is excellent ...quiet charming laneways and streets, low traffic levels [ at night ], with an easy walk to major shrines [ the Yasaka shrine at the end of the street, and the Temple of Kodai-ji one block away ]..The ryokan does not have a garden so the views from the rooms overlook other properties...

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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The staff was so helpfull and nice. We had a Japanstyle room - cosy and clean. Only trouble is getting food - must be planed. Nice to take evenig walks in the park or morning run by the river. We will come back.

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 1 night when we visited Kyoto from Osaka. It is among the houses in small streets. Kyoto is a very nice and calm place herself. The staff are nice, good command of English and welcoming. The Japanese room is overall ok, toilet is clean and main room is not too small. They have no digital saflok key...

Thank Dennis O

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Address: Minamimommae Yasakajinja Gion, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0822, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range: £131 - £264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Maifukan 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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Maifukan Hotel Kyoto
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#6 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
#9 Luxury Hotel in Kyoto
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