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9.2

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Exceptional location - 720 meters from city center
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Popular landmarks
Gion 290 m
Kiyomizu-dera Temple 930 m
Nishiki Market Shopping District 1.51 km
Sanjusangendo Temple 1.57 km
Kyoto Station Building 2.5 km
Nijō Castle 2.91 km
Ginkakuji Temple 3.35 km
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine 3.85 km
Kinkakuji Temple 6.15 km
Arashiyama Monkey Park 9.63 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
Gion Maifukan Hotel

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

Jinghao - March 12, 2019

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Gion Maifukan Hotel

440, Kamibententyou, Higashiyama-ku, Gion, Kyoto, Japan, 605-0822 - See map
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Exceptional service
9.5 rating for service
Exceptional cleanliness
9.4 rating for cleanliness
Exceptional comfort
9.1 room quality and comfort
Excellent facilities on premise
8.3 facilities on premise

This hotel is very clean and the futons are comfortable.

Monique | February 8, 2018

The staff were very welcoming, kind and professional.

Monique | February 8, 2018

I would definitely stay here again!

Monique | February 8, 2018

The location was really great too.

Monique | February 8, 2018

  • 690 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Garden

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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

9.1
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Room comfort & quality
Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 futons
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Twin
Twin
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Twin Room
Twin Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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Western Style Room
Western Style Room
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
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Two-Bed Room
Two-Bed Room
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
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Suite with Tatami Area
Suite with Tatami Area
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
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Japanese-Style Room with Free Internet
Japanese-Style Room with Free Internet
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  • Non-smoking
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Twin Room with Free Internet
Twin Room with Free Internet
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Semi Western-Style Room
Semi Western-Style Room
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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.

    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.

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    • 9.6
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Friendly and warm staff."

      John

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      December 18, 2017

    • 9.6
      Exceptional
      Location

      "Quiet location."

      John

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      December 18, 2017

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    Overall rating:
    8.9
    Excellent
    126 reviews
    Cleanliness
    9.4
    Facilities
    8.3
    Location
    9.2
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    Recommended for those who would like to try Ryokan stay.
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    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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    5 mentions
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    3 mentions
    Breakfast
    2 mentions

    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Staffs are very nice, room is nice, clean, and warm."

    Ling

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    February 10, 2018

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    Food and dining

    Nearby restaurants

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    Suien
    20 m Japanese
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    40 m Japanese, Sushi
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    60 m Japanese
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    American cuisine
    Kashiwaya Mitsusada
    180 m American
    Starbucks Coffee Kyoto Gion Hotel
    320 m American
    Kyo Cafe Komusa
    400 m American
    Asian cuisine
    Asian cuisine
    Mitake
    60 m Asian
    Bineizaka Inari Kyo
    70 m Asian, Japanese, Sushi
    Ajoshi
    140 m Asian, Korean

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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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    8.3
    Excellent
    Yehoram from Israel
    Couple
    Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 4 nights in June 2012

    Located in the heart of Gion”

    Nice rooms, great location, staff very very very friendly

    we stayed in a japanese style room, it was a nice experience. a quiet neighborhood, short walk from the main attractions around. no breakfast or any other kind of dining, but many options nearby.

    Reviewed June 19, 2012
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