Gion Maifukan Hotel
Gion Maifukan Hotel
Gion Maifukan Hotel
Gion Maifukan Hotel
Gion Maifukan Hotel
Gion Maifukan Hotel
Gion Maifukan Hotel

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8.9

Excellent

126 reviews

126 reviews

Housekeeping4
Shops2

I would definitely stay there again for my next Kyoto visit.

Ang
- Sep 12, 2018
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9.2

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - 720 meters from city center
Parking
Available
Popular landmarks
Kiyomizu-dera Temple 930 m
Nishiki Market Shopping District 1.5 km
Sanjusangendo Temple 1.6 km
Nijō Castle 2.9 km
Ginkakuji Temple 3.4 km
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine 3.9 km
Kinkakuji Temple 6.2 km
Arashiyama Monkey Park 9.6 km
Nearby landmarks
Jouvencelle 70 m
Sammen Daikokuten 110 m
Furukawamachi Bridge 120 m
Entokuin Temple 120 m
Ishibe Alley 120 m
Tessai-do Shop 120 m
Nenenokomichi 130 m
Gesshinin 140 m
Nene-no-michi 140 m
Kodaiji Sho Museum 150 m
Free Wi-Fi

Gion Maifukan Hotel

440, Kamibententyou, Higashiyama-ku, Gion, Kyoto, Japan, 605-0822 - See map
  • 410 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Garden

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Pets allowed

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Shops

Laundry service

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Value for money8.3
Distance to city center1 km
Location rating9.2
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport39.2 km

Rooms available at Gion Maifukan Hotel

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

9.1

Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 futons
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Twin
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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Standard Japanese Room Annex Karaku
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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Traditional Room
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
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Standard Japanese-Style Room - Annex Karaku
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
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Japanese-Style Room - Annex Karaku
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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Suite with Tatami Area
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
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Japanese-Style Room with Free Internet
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  • Non-smoking
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Semi Western-Style Room
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  • Non-smoking
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Gion Maifukan Hotel?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Gion Maifukan Hotel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Gion Maifukan Hotel has a car park available for guests.

Is breakfast offered at Gion Maifukan Hotel?

Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 1200 JPY if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What is the smoking policy at Gion Maifukan Hotel?

Gion Maifukan Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Gion Maifukan Hotel?

Chion'in Bus Center is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 420 m away from Gion Maifukan Hotel.

What restaurants are nearby Gion Maifukan Hotel?

Gion Maifukan Hotel is located in Gion, famous for good restaurants such as Mavo, Suien and Anti Dilettante.

What popular shopping places are close to Gion Maifukan Hotel?

Gion Maifukan Hotel is located in Gion area which features shopping places such as Sensho Kitamura, Shijo Street and Malebranche Cacao365 Gion-branch.

What are popular attractions near Gion Maifukan Hotel?

Gion Maifukan Hotel is located in Gion area, which is famous for attractions such as Gion, Eikando Zenrinji Temple and Heian Shrine.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Gion Maifukan Hotel?

Gion Maifukan Hotel is located in the Gion area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Kamo River Promenade and Konchi-in.

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What people love about Gion Maifukan Hotel

  • 8.8

    Excellent

    "I would definitely stay there again for my next Kyoto visit."

    Ang

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    September 12, 2018

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Just across the door is the Bapan Shrine, a hotel very close to the scenic area, I feel very good."

    Jinghao

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    March 12, 2019

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "I would definitely stay here again!"

    Monique

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    February 8, 2018

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Room comfort score
9.1/10
Location score
9.2/10
Service score
9.5/10
Cleanliness score
9.4/10
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Overall rating:

8.9

Excellent
126 reviews
Cleanliness
9.4
Facilities
8.3
Location
9.2
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More about Gion Maifukan Hotel

More about Gion Maifukan Hotel

Situated in Higashiyama, Gion Maifukan Hotel is the perfect place to experience Kyoto and its surroundings. Situated only 1 km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. For those of you who want to venture out, Sammen Daikokuten, Furukawamachi Bridge, Entokuin Temple are just some of the attractions available to visitors.

Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Kyoto hotel. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park.

Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find television LCD/plasma screen, linens, towels, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary). Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Gion Maifukan Hotel.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.3

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

5 mentions

Taxi

3 mentions

Breakfast

2 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Garden
  • Massage

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Restaurants
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed

Getting around

  • Car park [on-site]

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
  • Complimentary tea
  • Free bottled water
  • Free instant coffee
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Internet access – LAN
  • Internet access – wireless
  • LAN Internet in room [free]
  • Linens
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Smoke detector
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • TV [flat screen]
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Location
440, Kamibententyou, Higashiyama-ku, Gion, Kyoto, Japan, 605-0822
Exceptional
Location

9.2

Airports

  • Osaka International Airport (ITM)
    39.2 km 54 min drive
  • Kobe Airport (UKB)
    64.5 km 1.4 hour drive

Public transportation

  • Gion Shijo Subway Station
    660 m

Hospital or clinic

  • TSURUHA DRUG
    280 m

Shopping

  • Kyoto Station Building
    2.5 km

Convenience store

  • Lawson
    160 m 2 min walk

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    120 m 1 min drive
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple
    930 m
  • Nishiki Market Shopping District
    1.5 km
  • Sanjusangendo Temple
    1.6 km
  • Nijō Castle
    2.9 km
  • Ginkakuji Temple
    3.4 km
  • Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
    3.9 km
  • Kinkakuji Temple
    6.2 km
  • Arashiyama Monkey Park
    9.6 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Jouvencelle
    70 m
  • Sammen Daikokuten
    110 m
  • Furukawamachi Bridge
    120 m
  • Entokuin Temple
    120 m
  • Ishibe Alley
    120 m
  • Tessai-do Shop
    120 m
  • Nenenokomichi
    130 m
  • Gesshinin
    140 m
  • Nene-no-michi
    140 m
  • Kodaiji Sho Museum
    150 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Others
  • Children under 4 years old stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • Children 7-12 years old will be charged 50% of the adult price.
  • Children 4-6 years old will be charged JPY 3,500 per night with extra bedding included.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until10:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center1 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)120

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)1200 JPY
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 USD

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of floors4
  • Number of rooms 21
  • Room voltage100
  • Year property opened1980
  • Most recent renovation2010

Parking

  • Daily parking fee2000 JPY

Reviews of Gion Maifukan Hotel from real guests

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8.9
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Cleanliness9.4
Facilities8.3
Location9.2
Room comfort and quality9.1
Service9.5
Value for money8.3
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9.2
Exceptional
Donia from United States
Couple
Twin
Stayed 5 nights in October 2016

A small hotel on a quiet side street in the bustling Gion District of Kyoto. ”

We had a western style room (they also have Japanese style rooms with futons), very spacious and comfortable. Many temples and shrines and beautiful gardens to see in this traditional, old-Japan neighborhood . Everywhere you look, beauty! The Maifukan staff was excellent, everybody pleasant and very helpful, with good English speaking skills. A lovely Japanese style breakfast is available right in the hotel, for an added price. We loved the peace and quiet of the hotel, with the main streets of Gion just a short walk away. Convenient to public transportation, and also a great area for walking. For me, the only negatives were 1) the firmness of the beds, because I am accustomed to a softer mattress, and 2) they did not have a public bath (hot tub spa) on site. But these small complaints were outweighed by the many positives.

Reviewed November 03, 2016

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8.3
Excellent
Bernard from Australia
Solo traveler
Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in January 2014

Nice tatami room in Gion. Very authentic”

Tatami room was well-sized, location was great and price was reasonable.

I brought my friend to Japan for the first time and wanted to give him an authentic Japanese experience in the form of a tatami room. The futons were very comfortable and we were both very impressed with the size and cleanliness of the rooms. The hotel is a short walk from Yasaka Shrine and Shijo Dori, one of the major shopping streets in Kyoto. We were able to explore Southern Higashiyama from here and take a short walk to Kiyomizudera for a spectacular view of the city. The staff were nice and attentive at the hotel and I would highly recommend Gion Maifukan to anyone visiting Kyoto for sightseeing. The only downside would be proximity to Kyoto Station. It was either a 30min walk and train trip or a 1,200 yen taxi ride.

Reviewed January 16, 2014

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8.7
Excellent
Yu from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in October 2012

Nice hotel in perfect location with excellent serv”

Location, Service, and nice Japanese style room

Loved my 3 nights stay in Gion Maifukan Hotel, and will definitely go back with my family! It's a hotel suitable for all kinds of travelers: spacious and quiet room, friendly and nice staff providing efficient services, perfect location (few minutes walk from main bus stops and many sight seeing spots.)

Reviewed October 09, 2012

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9.2
Exceptional
Matthew
Solo traveler
Twin
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Cool throwback vibe”

Picture yourself attending the 1964 Olympics at this MCM vintage property. Everything at this hotel has a cool 60's feel, complete with impeccable service and cleaning that you just don't get from large corporate chains. Great location too....love Maifukan and will return on my next trip to Kyoto...but I'm booking the big suite on the 4th Floor ;)

Reviewed May 14, 2019

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9.7
Exceptional
Charlotte from United Kingdom
Couple
Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in October 2011

Smart, slightly bland but great location”

Great location, easy access via public transport, big rooms / bathrooms, free internet access in lobby

A perfect location in the heart of mystical, magical Gion. On a picturesque street close to key sights including Ishibe-koji alley, lots of great temples. Peaceful location but close to good bus route, shops, restaurants etc. About a half hour walk into centre of Kyoto. The hotel staff are friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and comfortable - and big. It's a new building and very smart, with a great French restaurant on the ground floor. It does feel a little bit characterless compared to some of the "real" ryokans we stayed in, but it's a good blend of Western and Japanese characteristics for those who aren't quite adventurous enough for the full Japanese style accommodation.

Reviewed October 31, 2011

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8.7
Excellent
Carsten from Germany
Couple
Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in November 2011

Great location and friendly staff”

Good location, close to Gion, nice room,

The hotel is locates close to the Gion district with many temples, shrines and restaurant. It's alos only a short stroll to the downtown area with an intersting market and a number of department stores. The staff were very friendly and helpful, their level of English was OK. The room was normal size, Japanese style with comfortable futon beds. We didn't have breakfast here as we had to leave very early the next morning. Kyoto main station is a 15 min taxi ride away. Would definetely go back to this lovely little hotel.

Reviewed November 21, 2011

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10.0
Exceptional
Seth from United States
Couple
Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

One of the nicest in Kyoto ”

The beautiful Japanese style room. The friendly staff. The new and amazing breakfast

I have stayed in this hotel many times and have always found it the perfect hotel ryokan in Kyoto. I thought it could not get any better, thus time, however, they added a new breakfast. It turned out to be one of the best I gave had anywhere. Not only was it an exceptional value, but it was haute cuisine. It was washoku at its best. Do not mis it!

Reviewed December 22, 2014

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9.3
Exceptional
Elisa from Singapore
Couple
Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 5 nights in January 2012

Great traditional Japanese hotel”

I really enjoyed my stay

The rooms is traditional and spacious, very nice and quiet location. Service is good. But finding the hotel by taxi is quite difficult, so should prepare and print out the maps before heading there since Kyoto taxi driver do not speak Enghlish at all.

Reviewed April 21, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Monique from United States
Family with teens
Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

Wonderful hotel in the heart of Gion”

Stayed in a tradional Japanese room for 2 nights with my husband & 10 yr old. This hotel is very clean and the futons are comfortable. The weather outside was quite cold during our visit but our room was warm and cozy. We are not used to sleeping with the heater on so we turned it off at night and it stayed a comfortable temperature. The staff were very welcoming, kind and professional. The location was really great too. I would definitely stay here again!

Reviewed February 08, 2018

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8.0
Excellent
wong from Malaysia
Couple
Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in November 2019

Strategic japanese ryokan in gion district”

Strongly recommneded if you want to explore all the heritage buildings/attractions in gion district due to close proximity (5-10 minutes walk) to maruyama park, kodaiji temple, yasaka pagoda, yasaka shrine, gio corner and shijo shopping street..............

Reviewed December 06, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Jinghao from China
Family with teens
Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

很方便的酒店,离景点近,地铁稍远,但很安静”

Just across the door is the Bapan Shrine, a hotel very close to the scenic area, I feel very good. A little far from the subway station, but very clean, quiet and noisy, the room is actually very large, bigger than most Japanese hotels, sleeping very comfortable. When you see the path, you only need two roads.

Reviewed March 12, 2019

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9.3
Exceptional
Siek from Malaysia
Couple
Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in January 2014

Fantastic stay!”

Clean and large room, great service, near to attractions

It was a fantastic stay as the tatami room is so clean and spacious and comfortable. The hotel is located right in the middle of all the shrine and temples where I was planning to visit. Walking distance to the famous geisha street. Easy to find local food.

Reviewed January 27, 2014

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8.8
Excellent
Ang from Singapore
Couple
Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in August 2018

Very nice & spacious Ryokan”

I would definitely stay there again for my next Kyoto visit. Recommended for those who would like to try Ryokan stay.

Reviewed September 12, 2018

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7.3
Very good
Shalini from Switzerland
Couple
Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in April 2015

Quaint Ryokan/ Hotel”

It was clean; the location was convenient for exploring the Gion area; they had apple tv!

Our stay was ok - we were there for one night only and chose not to eat at the ryokan. We had opted for one of the traditional rooms. A few disappointing things although not deal breakers for our trip. 1. we checked in at 8pm but our room wasn't ready...it was being made for the evening. We did not know this was the tradition so I guess they expect you to announce when you will arrive? After a long travel, we were asked to wait in the small lobby to await our room being made up. 2. Check out is at 10am! We asked for late check out but this was not possible / allowed. You would expect a little more flexibility given how expensive the room was!!

Reviewed July 14, 2015

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9.6
Exceptional
Irene from Australia
Couple
Twin
Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

Good sized room, helpful staff”

We stayed for 2 nights in a Western style room. It was comfortable and roomy, with tea and coffee bags provided along with delicious rice cakes. The staff were very friendly and helpful. No laundry facilities, but there is a great commercial laundry just over the road if you need to do some washing. Very well located to the city centre and Higashiyama shrines. Overall, a nice place to stay. Would definitely stay there again.

Reviewed January 28, 2017

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8.3
Excellent
Terence from Singapore
Couple
Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in April 2012

The service and the room are great. ”

style of the hotel ( Ryokan )

Although the hotel is not near any train station but it is quite easy to get to the hotel. The hotel is very spacious and clean. The service of the staff is excellent. I had a great time staying there.

Reviewed April 12, 2012

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9.3
Exceptional
Pablo from United States
Couple
Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in August 2011

Quaint place with easy access, very comfortable”

Good bedding, clean facilities, friendly staff

We both really enjoyed the location and the look of the hotel.

Reviewed August 20, 2011

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9.3
Exceptional
LIN from Taiwan
Group
Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in April 2012

satisfying experience ”

excellent service and room

1. easy access to tourist attractions and transportation 2. the clerks are hospitable and thoughtful to provide assistance 3. before going to the front desk, the staff had already had the key prepared for you 4. really relaxing environment especially after a long day sightseeing 5. luggage service is friendly

Reviewed April 13, 2012

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9.6
Exceptional
John from Singapore
Family with teens
Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 4 nights in December 2017

My serene stay in Maifukan ”

Quiet location. Friendly and warm staff. Front office staff walked and see you off. Help in stuffing my luaggages into taxi. Near my places of interest within 20 minutes walk. Beautiful surrounding.

Reviewed December 18, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
Maria from Philippines
Family with teens
Japanese-Style Room - Annex Karaku
Stayed 1 night in July 2016

Great ryokan with great location”

We spent a night at the annex Karaku coming from Osaka. The staff were very polite and helpful. It was near Yasaka shrine so whenever we arrive by taxi it is easy to inform the driver. It is also near several shops, restaurants and train station. It was a wonderful stay and experience for me and my family.

Reviewed July 30, 2016

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