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Ryokan Shimizu
Ryokan Shimizu
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Interior view, Ryokan Shimizu in Kyoto
Interior view, Ryokan Shimizu in Kyoto

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9.3

Exceptional

458 reviews

458 reviews

Housekeeping9
Breakfast4
Shops1
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8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Retro Building In Monzenmachi

200 m

Dendoin

200 m

Hihgashi Honganji Temple

260 m

Ryukoku Museum

260 m

Kungyoku-do Shop

270 m

Popular landmarks
Kyoto Station Building

590 m

Sanjusangendo Temple

1.5 km

Nishiki Market Shopping District

1.7 km

Gion

2.4 km

Nijō Castle

2.6 km

Closest landmarks
Koshoji Temple

380 m

Takeda Hospital

400 m

Nishi Honganji

410 m

Ryukokuzan Hongan-ji - Nishi Hongan-ji Temple

420 m

Kyoto Tower

460 m

Ryokan Shimizu

644 Kagiya-cho, Shichijo dori Wakamiya agaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan, 600-8317 - See map

If you're looking for a ryokan with free Wi-Fi in all rooms, look no further. Strategically situated in Kawaramachi, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

Highlights

Sparkling clean

Located in heart of Kyoto

Top Value

Excellent room comfort & quality

570 meters to public transportation

Hygiene Plus

This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Wi-Fi in public areas

Vending machine

Security [24-hour]

Daily housekeeping

Car park [charges apply]

Your dates are popular among travelersPopular destination! Properties in Kyoto are being booked every minute!
Value for money9.2
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport36.9 km

Rooms available at Ryokan Shimizu

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

9

Single Room with Private Bathroom - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 futon
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Japanese Style - 13sqm
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • City view
  • 3 futons
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Japanese-Style Single Room with Private Bathroom - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 futon
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Japanese-Style Twin Room with Private Bathroom - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 2 futons
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Japanese-Style Triple Room with Private Bathroom - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 3 futons
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Double Room with Private Bathroom - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 2 futons
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Japanese Style - 10sqm
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 futons
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Japanese-Style Twin Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
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Japanese-Style Single Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
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Japanese-Style Triple Room
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Ryokan Shimizu?

Check-in is from 04:00 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.

How do I get to Ryokan Shimizu?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Ryokan Shimizu has a car park available for guests. Parking is available for a fee of 1080 JPY per day.

What is the smoking policy at Ryokan Shimizu?

Ryokan Shimizu does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Ryokan Shimizu?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Gojo Subway Station, 630 m away from Ryokan Shimizu.

What restaurants are nearby Ryokan Shimizu?

Ryokan Shimizu is located in Kawaramachi, famous for good restaurants such as Inoda Coffee, Smart Coffee and Inoichi.

What popular shopping places are close to Ryokan Shimizu?

Ryokan Shimizu is located in Kawaramachi area which features shopping places such as Utsuwa Kyoto Yamahon, Kimono Kyokomachi and Mimuro.

What are popular attractions near Ryokan Shimizu?

Ryokan Shimizu is located in Kawaramachi area, which is famous for attractions such as Nishiki Market Shopping District, Yasaka Shrine and Pontocho.

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What people love about Ryokan Shimizu

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "The room is clean and tidy with basic items that you need."

    King

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    November 26, 2022

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Cleanliness

    "Room was very clean and nice ryokan experience!"

    Chin

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    November 2, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "The room was big a d spotlessly clean;"

    Tatjana

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    June 5, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 2,502 Kyoto properties
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Value for money score
9.2/10
Service score
9.6/10
Room comfort score
9/10
Cleanliness score
9.4/10
Better than
97
%
of Kyoto properties
Better than
97
%
of Kyoto properties
Better than
97
%
of Kyoto properties
Better than
94
%
of Kyoto properties
Overall rating:

9.3

Exceptional
458 reviews
Cleanliness
9.4
Facilities
8.8
Location
8.8
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What travelers say they love:
we truly enjoyed the hospitality at Ryokan Shimizu!
Yu from Singapore
Couple
More about Ryokan Shimizu

More about Ryokan Shimizu

Ryokan Shimizu

See the best of Kyoto with a stay at Ryokan Shimizu, which puts you right in the city center amidst the many sights and landmarks. With its convenient location, you can easily access to the city's must-see destinations.
The facilities and services provided by Ryokan Shimizu ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the ryokan's free Wi-Fi internet access. Parking is always available, provided by the ryokan for their driving guests. In-room conveniences include daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay.
The ryokan is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment.
Experience high-quality room facilities during your stay at Ryokan Shimizu. The ryokan provides linen service and air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. The ryokan also provides guests with a refrigerator and instant tea in some rooms. Ryokan Shimizu also provides toiletries and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Ryokan Shimizu has vending machines that provide round-the-clock refreshment, at low cost.


Around the property

This is your chance to explore all that Kyoto has to offer. Pose in front of Gion located 2.4 km away, and you can always show your friends the time you went to Kyoto.


Reasons to stay here

This ryokan scores higher than 96% of the city's accommodations on value for money
Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 97% of accommodations in the city.
This ryokan stands out for its staff and service, scoring higher than 97% of the city's accommodation.

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Amenities and facilities

Excellent
Facilities

8.8

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Garden
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Vending machine
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
Access
  • Adult-only property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [charges apply]
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Clothes rack
  • Complimentary tea
  • Free bottled water
  • Linens
  • Mirror
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • TV [flat screen]

Location

644 Kagiya-cho, Shichijo dori Wakamiya agaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan, 600-8317
Excellent
Location

8.8

Airports
  • Osaka International Airport (ITM)
    36.9 km 48 min drive
  • Kobe Airport (UKB)
    62.2 km
Public transportation
  • Kyoto City Subway
    580 m
  • Kyoto Train Station
    590 m 11 min walk
Hospital or clinic
  • Takeda Hospital
    400 m
Shopping
  • Kyoto Station Building
    590 m
Convenience store
  • 7 Eleven
    320 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    170 m 1 min walk

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Kyoto Station Building
    590 m
  • Sanjusangendo Temple
    1.5 km
  • Nishiki Market Shopping District
    1.7 km
  • Gion
    2.4 km
  • Nijō Castle
    2.6 km
  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple
    2.7 km
  • Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
    3.0 km
  • Ginkakuji Temple
    5.6 km
  • Kinkakuji Temple
    5.9 km
  • Arashiyama Monkey Park
    8.0 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Retro Building In Monzenmachi
    200 m
  • Dendoin
    200 m
  • Hihgashi Honganji Temple
    260 m
  • Ryukoku Museum
    260 m
  • Kungyoku-do Shop
    270 m
  • Ebisuku
    280 m
  • Higashi Hongan-ji Temple
    300 m
  • Yumekoubou Kyoto Head Studio
    310 m
  • Nishikawa Oil Shop
    310 m
  • Costume Museum
    350 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.

Minimum age of guests is: 11 year(s).

Others
  • This is a strictly non-smoking property. Guests are responsible for all costs, damages, and liabilities caused by smoking.
  • Children and infants cannot be accommodated at this property.
  • The property will not be able to provide a room for guests checking in with children on arrival day.
  • The property has a curfew at 12:00 AM.
  • All rates are fixed and cannot be discounted.
  • For security reasons, only guests staying at this hotel are allowed in the guest rooms. Friends and family members visiting the guests are not permitted in the guestrooms.
  • Check-in before 4:00 PM is not possible. Luggage storage is offered free of charge from 08:00 AM on the check-in date.
  • Luggage storage is available free of charge until 4:00 PM after check-out from Monday-Friday. Luggage storage will not be available after check-out on Saturdays and Sundays. For an additional charge, luggage can be delivered to Kyoto Station.
  • The property does not accept credit cards. All charges must be settled by cash.
  • According to local tax regulation, effective from October 1, 2018, guests should pay accommodation tax surcharge directly to the property upon check-in (per person per night):

    Tax JPY 200 - for room rate of JPY 19,999 and under per night.
    Tax JPY 500 - for room rate between JPY 20,000 and JPY 49,999 per night.
    Tax JPY 1,000 - for room rate of JPY 50,000 and over per night.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from16:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until20:00
Extras
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 JPY
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of rooms 10
  • Room voltage100
Parking
  • Daily parking fee1080 JPY

Reviews of Ryokan Shimizu from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
9.2
/
10
Exceptional
Cleanliness9.4
Facilities8.8
Location8.8
Room comfort and quality9.0
Service9.6
Value for money9.2
High score for Kyoto
Rating
9+ Exceptional (60)
8-9 Excellent (9)
7-8 Very Good (9)
6-7 Good (2)
<6 Below Expectation (2)
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Mar - May (22)
Jun - Aug (19)
Sep - Nov (23)
Dec - Feb (18)
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10.0
Exceptional
Shannon from Japan
Solo traveler
Single Room with Private Bathroom - Non-Smoking
Stayed 4 nights in June 2022

Ryokan Shimizu was amazing!”

I stayed at Ryokan Shimizu for 4 nights as a solo traveler. The hosts were so welcoming, helpful, and kind. The breakfast served every morning was huge and delicious. They helped me to set up an appointment with a museum in town over the phone. They also gave me maps and ideas of what to do around town on the days it was raining. I was able to reserve the private bath one evening after a long day of walking. The space was exactly what I needed as a solo traveler. I would 100% come back and stay here again. It was a wonderful experience. Arigatogozaimasu!

Reviewed June 21, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Tatjana from Canada
Solo traveler
Japanese Style - 10sqm
Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

Wonderful Stay! Highly Recommend! ”

I rarely write reviews, but in this case I thought one was absolutely necessary as I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Ryokan Shimizu. The owners were warm, kind, and sincere; the room was big a d spotlessly clean; the location was great - very close to the main train station; the price for everything was very reasonable. I highly recommend a stay here.

Reviewed June 06, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Emilson from Philippines
Couple
Japanese Style - 10sqm
Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

Perfect place to stay in Kyoto.”

This humble ryokan is very comfortable and cozy. Satoshi-san is very accommodating and even helped us carry our luggage to the room. He even gave us a parting gift when we checked out. Will definitely stay here again if I'm in Kyoto. One of the highlights of our Japan trip. :D

Reviewed October 24, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
hay from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Japanese Style - 10sqm
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

The best hotel experience I have so far”

Having a traditional japan-style room at this price is already unbelievable, it is almost too good to be true to have a private onsen session for free! The hotel staff are super nice, they gave us free umbrella as it was snowing on the day we checked out. Totally amazed by this place <3

Reviewed February 11, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
JHENGYI from Taiwan
Couple
Japanese Style - 10sqm
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Highly recommend ”

This place is very beautiful and comfortable, staff are friendly, the private onsen is amazing. We really enjoyed our stay here, will book again once we come back to Kyoto.

Reviewed January 03, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Elizabeth from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Japanese Style - 10sqm
Stayed 2 nights in March 2020

A really lovely guesthouse. ”

Very comfortable and the staff are lovely. The Onsen bath is the perfect thing after a cold day sightseeing!

Reviewed March 05, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Igor from Russia
Couple
Japanese Style - 10sqm
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Exceptional”

Отличный рикан в шаговой доступности от вокзала

Reviewed November 30, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Jennifer from Brunei Darussalam
Couple
Japanese Style - 13sqm
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Exceptional”

A wonderful experience in a Ryokan. The couple who ran it were excellent, he provided so much information and maps on places to visit. The room was comfortable and the onsen was great, after a full day of walking!! Overall an excellent stay, well recommended. Within walking distance of Kyoto Station.

Reviewed March 22, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Nicole from United States
Couple
Japanese Style - 10sqm
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Excellent service adorable place”

Easy walk from Kyoto station. Fantastic staff greeted us when we arrived and showed us to our room. Private bath was very nice.

Reviewed February 19, 2020

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8.8
Excellent
Yu from Singapore
Couple
Japanese-Style Twin Room with Private Bathroom - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Awesome Ryokan experience ”

Very friendly and helpful staff that ensured we enjoy our stay. Helped to carry our luggage up and down the stairs while checking in and out. As the building is mainly made of wood, we had to keep our voices low. Other than that, we truly enjoyed the hospitality at Ryokan Shimizu!

Reviewed June 04, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
SUNGHO from South Korea
Couple
Japanese Style - 10sqm
Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

Really good. Location service!!”

I recommend this place.

Reviewed January 07, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
David from Singapore
Family with teens
Japanese-Style Twin Room with Private Bathroom - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

Stay at Ryokan Kimizu”

Room is clean and just good for 2 persons. Enjoyed our private onsen in our last night. Staffs are friendly and helpful. Gave us a pack of heat pack to keep our body warm before we set out on our journey in the morning.. Short walk of approx. 7mins. from Kyoto station. A few shops are conveniently located along the way.. Value for money.

Reviewed January 21, 2019

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6.8
Good
Zhiyu from China
Solo traveler
Japanese Style - 10sqm
Stayed 2 nights in March 2020

Price of value”

This inn was super cheap when I made a reservation. For about 30 USD I got a single room with bath and restroom. However there are downsides for the cheap price: 1. The sheets and pillows were not clean. My legs and fingers was actually bitten by bedbugs. 2. They will not clean the room if you don’t get out before 11:30. It’s kind of weird because the cleaning staff is available from 10:00-14:00, so I do not see any reason or their refusing cleaning after 11:30 AM. My experience was that I saw the staff was cleaning the room next to me at 12:30 pm and I kindly asked if they would be able to clean mine as well. They refused. I couldn’t think any reasons other than laziness... 3. Location is far from Kyoto Station. Expect at least 10 minutes walking. And they DO NOT allow you to leave baggage after checkout on weekend!! (CO is 10:00AM...) However the owner was polite and friendly. He even offered me two masks since I couldn’t find any masks available.

Reviewed March 24, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Anna from Singapore
Family with teens
Japanese-Style Twin Room with Private Bathroom - Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in December 2015

Perfect stay at Ryokan Shimizu”

The staffs are extremely helpful and hospitable, good location and the traditional feel.

Ryokan shimizu is definitely the perfect place for a peaceful and traditional stay in Kyoto. The location is very near to Kyoto station and everything was convenient. The owner and the staffs at the ryokan were extremely friendly and helpful, and would recommend places around Kyoto or help you to get around. My daughter and I were touched by their little moves such as bringing tea up to our room every time we returned to the Ryokan. The rooms are traditional with tatami mats, and it is very comfortable. The private bath provided by the ryokan that must be pre-reserved is a good place for a quick relaxation. Overall, we totally enjoyed our stay in this ryokan and felt that the service and help provided was far better than that of a hotel. We would recommend this to all travelers traveling to Kyoto.

Reviewed December 06, 2015

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9.6
Exceptional
Cynthia from Malaysia
Couple
Japanese Style - 10sqm
Stayed 4 nights in November 2017

Comfortable basic ryokan close to Kyoto Station”

Ryokan Shimizu is within 10mins walk to Kyoto Station, where you can catch public transport to all attractions. That said, it is in a quiet neighbourhood without much to eat or see in the immediate surroundings. So you do need to catch a bus or train to go everywhere. The ryokan itself is very comfortable and the room is of decent size. It is not a luxury ryokan as reflected from its price but service was warm and friendly. Good choice for travelers who wish to be close to the train station but not so for someone who like to be in the middle of the action. 12am curfew is a matter of consideration too.

Reviewed December 04, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Diane from United States
Group
Japanese Style - 13sqm
Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

Absolutely wonderful!”

I stayed at Ryokan Shimizu with 2 friends and we had an amazing stay. The staff was very hospitable and helpful. We loved our room - sleeping on futons was a great experience! And the location of the ryokan was within walking distance to many restaurants and Kyoto Station.

Reviewed July 18, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
jisun from South Korea
Family with teens
Japanese Style - 13sqm
Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

great experience in japanese ryokan!”

Cute ryokan with Great location,(5~7 min. from kyoto station by walk) very low price, good hospitality. If you want to experince with Japanese house, It would be a good oppertunity. We stayed at triple-room with private shower booth and separate toilet. Even it was small but it's ok for me and my two daughters. They take our baggage after check out so that we could go sightseeing freely.

Reviewed July 17, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
Soewignjo from Indonesia
Couple
Japanese Style - 13sqm
Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

Friendly service from the owner”

We reached Kyoto late, and until Ryokan Shimizu's place was warmly welcomed by the owner. It is approximately 15 minutes' walk from Kyoto Station. The place is clean and well groomed. The owner is very friendly and very helpful when my shoes are sent to Tokyo and I have started to panic because of having to shoot in the morning, the owner of the ryokan lend his shoes.

Reviewed April 13, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Gary from United States
Couple
Japanese Style - 10sqm
Stayed 1 night in September 2017

Great location. Really nice ryokan. ”

We only stayed one night but it was definitely worth it. The ryokan was only a 10 minute walk from Kyoto Station. The staff was very friendly. The room was clean and well stocked with all the basic necessities. If I had one complaint it would be a preferred earlier check in and the ability to store our luggage for a longer period before and after check out. Otherwise- a great and convenient way to get an authentic Japanese experience.

Reviewed September 12, 2017

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8.0
Excellent
Maggie from United States
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

Friendly staff,clean room and walk-able distance from Kyoto station,”

The staff are very attentive and friendly; they sent emails to communicate with us upon our arrivals; The room is very clean, neat and quite "spacious" compared to other hotels that can barely fit in the luggage :) You can reserve the hot bath, they will give you the time frame to choose from; bike is available for rent and I would really recommend to use bike instead of public transportation to give you a better experience of Kyoto. It was such a memorable experience at the ryokan. We are planning to go visit Kyoto again this year but unfortunately there is no room available so I need to book other hotels instead.

Reviewed September 07, 2016

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