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Ryokan Nihonkan Hotel
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9.2 Exceptional location
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  • 400 m to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

  • Air conditioning

  • Massage

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Japanese Style With Shared Bath
  • 15 m²
  • 1 futon
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Nearest essentials

  • Airports
    • 36 km
    • Osaka International Airport (ITM)
    • 62 km
    • Kobe Airport (UKB)
  • Public transportation
    • 400 m
    • Kyoto Train Station
    • 700 m
    • Gojo Subway Station
  • Hospital or clinic
    • 1.1 km
    • Okabayashi Clinic
  • Pharmacy
    • 250 m
    • Sakura Pharmacy
  • Convenience store
    • 150 m
    • Lawson
  • Cash withdrawal
    • 250 m
    • ATM

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  • Cleanliness 8.0
  • Facilities 7.0
  • Location 9.2
  • Room comfort and quality 7.3
  • Service 6.7
  • Value for money 7.5
  • Cleanliness 8.0
  • Facilities 10.0
  • Location 9.3
  • Room comfort and quality 7.0
  • Service 9.3
  • Value for money 8.7
  • Cleanliness 8.4
  • Facilities 7.3
  • Location 9.3
  • Room comfort and quality 7.4
  • Service 6.9
  • Value for money 7.6
  • Cleanliness 8.1
  • Facilities 6.5
  • Location 9.8
  • Room comfort and quality 7.6
  • Service 7.0
  • Value for money 7.4
  • Cleanliness 8.0
  • Facilities 4.0
  • Location 8.0
  • Service 4.0
  • Value for money 10.0
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  • Cleanliness 7.4
  • Facilities 7.5
  • Location 8.9
  • Room comfort and quality 4.7
  • Service 7.1
  • Value for money 7.4
  • Cleanliness 7.3
  • Facilities 6.7
  • Location 7.6
  • Room comfort and quality 7.2
  • Service 4.7
  • Value for money 7.1
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Jadessda from Thailand
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in December 2016
Very good”
I love this place
Reviewed January 28, 2017
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PANIDA from Thailand
Japanese Style With Shared Bath
Stayed 1 night in June 2016
near the kyoto tower”
near the kyoto tower
Reviewed July 12, 2016
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Terence from Singapore
Stayed 3 nights in December 2015
Convenient but inconvenient”
Plus: clean; spacious (by Japanese standards) rooms; excellent location (just 5 minutes from Kyoto Station); complimentary snacks every day Minus: very particular about ridiculously early check-out time (10 am) and late check-in time (4pm) - who needs 6 hours to clean a room??; imposes a strict 11 pm to 6 am curfew (we stayed over New Year's Eve so staying out to catch the new year countdown meant having to stay out all night - #YOLO?); curt staff (especially the main counter guy) whose conversation with you mainly consists of monosyllabic words like "KEY!" and "SHOE!"; pricey; hot water takes FOREVER to come on; place is kinda old and tired looking (and not in a ooh-it's-a-traditional-ryokan way). If you love Japan's famously fastidious adherence to rules and punctuality and their quiet efficiency, then maybe you'll love this place. For me, the negatives outweigh the positives. I've stayed in many other places in Japan where the hosts (whether hotels, hostels or Airbnb) go out of their way to be helpful and warm. So nope, I will not recommend Nihonkan unless you have a lack of other options.
Reviewed July 08, 2016
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Veronica from Malaysia
Japanese Style With Shared Bath
Stayed 2 nights in May 2016
Satisfactory Ryokan”
As I have already all the reviews, I didn't expect much. But it was a good stay and make sure you plan all your sight seeing earlier as the ryokan will closed at 11pm. Make sure to reach the ryokan at 10:00pm if you don't want to miss your bath as the shared bath will closed at 10:30pm. Yukata is provided and had my first experience public bathing.
Reviewed May 31, 2016
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angelica from Philippines
Japanese Style With Shared Bath
Stayed 1 night in February 2016
Overall Okay”
Reviewed May 31, 2016
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Antonio from Indonesia
Japanese Style With Shared Bath
Stayed 1 night in May 2016
The best hotel in kyoto”
The best hotel in kyoto
Reviewed May 04, 2016
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Brahim from France
Stayed 2 nights in March 2016
Quite disappointed”
The welcome was cold and you have to come back before 11pm. There is a very strict agenda for bathroom etc.. The decoration is very typical and you feel yourself in a Japanese house.
Reviewed April 05, 2016
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Chai from Malaysia
Japanese Style With Shared Bath
Stayed 6 nights in February 2016
Excellent Location and Room ”
At first I was worried about need to rush back ryokan before 11pm is impossible , then I realize that this ryokan is very near Kyoto station , u only pass the Porta Dinning Basement Walk and go straight , you will reach. Beside this , I also can't used to bath in front of everyone ( same sex ) , but then I try to persuade myself to accept Japanese bathroom style and I LOVE IT ! The bathtub water is very comfort ! The staff also very helpful ! The room was big and Tatami was fine ! I saw some bad review about this ryokan , and worries about that , but that is definitely wrong . My sister and I very enjoy to stay at this Ryokan . Definitely will come back here if we visit Kyoto again !
Reviewed March 07, 2016
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CHOW from China
Japanese Style With Shared Bath
Stayed 2 nights in February 2015
good location”
good location clean room good staff valueable price
Reviewed January 25, 2016
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Thiam from Singapore
Japanese Style With Shared Bath
Stayed 4 nights in November 2015
The last Resort”
Chose this Ryokan, like many others, as a last resort because most hotels in Kyoto at this period were fully occupied. The Ryokan probably knew of this fact n had never shown or attempt any gesture of welcoming guests. Using the name Nihonkan is totally an insult to Japan. As for "Ryokan" or "Hotel" they are not living up to either. Will never go back, even for free, to this horrible place.
Reviewed November 20, 2015
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