Ryokan Shimizu
Ryokan Shimizu
Ryokan Shimizu
Ryokan Shimizu
Ryokan Shimizu
Ryokan Shimizu
Ryokan Shimizu
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9.3

Exceptional

480 reviews

480 reviews

Housekeeping6
Shops1

Very comfortable and the staff are lovely.

Elizabeth
- Mar 5, 2020
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8.7

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Popular landmarks
Sanjusangendo Temple 1.5 km
Nishiki Market Shopping District 1.7 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
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Ryokan Shimizu

644 Kagiya-cho, Shichijo dori Wakamiya agaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan, 600-8317 - See map
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Hand sanitizer
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Health and Medical
First aid kit
  • 370 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Kyoto

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Room service

Wi-Fi in public areas

Vending machine

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Value for money9.1
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport36.9 km

Rooms available at Ryokan Shimizu

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

9

Japanese Style - 13sqm
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • City view
  • 3 futons
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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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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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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 Single Room with Private Bathroom - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 single bed
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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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Room #30584805
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  • City view
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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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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 Shiba Raku Cafe, Rauk Main Shop and Chikaramochi.

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.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Ryokan Shimizu?

Ryokan Shimizu is located within Kawaramachi, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including ADSUMMUM Climbing Gym.

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What people love about Ryokan Shimizu

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Very comfortable and the staff are lovely."

    Elizabeth

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    March 5, 2020

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "The Onsen bath is the perfect thing after a cold day sightseeing!"

    Elizabeth

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    March 5, 2020

  • 9.2

    Exceptional

    "Private bath was very nice."

    Nicole

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    February 19, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 2,337 Kyoto properties
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Service score
9.6/10
Room comfort score
9/10
Value for money score
9.1/10
Cleanliness score
9.4/10
Better than
97
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Better than
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Overall rating:

9.3

Exceptional
480 reviews
Cleanliness
9.4
Facilities
8.8
Location
8.7
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More about Ryokan Shimizu

More about Ryokan Shimizu

Conveniently located in Kyoto, Ryokan Shimizu is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. The hotel lies from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Ryokan Shimizu offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. A selection of top-class facilities such as daily housekeeping, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, vending machine can be enjoyed at the hotel.

Guests can choose from 10 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The hotel offers fantastic facilities, including garden, to help you unwind after an action-packed day in the city. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Ryokan Shimizu hits the spot in many ways.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.8

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Internet access

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

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Garden

Cleanliness and safety

  • 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
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Invoice provided
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

Access

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

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

8.7

Airports

  • Osaka International Airport (ITM)
    36.9 km 48 min drive
  • Kobe Airport (UKB)
    62.2 km

Public transportation

  • Kyoto City Subway
    580 m

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

  • Sanjusangendo Temple
    1.5 km
  • Nishiki Market Shopping District
    1.7 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

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9.1
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Exceptional
Cleanliness9.4
Facilities8.8
Location8.7
Room comfort and quality9.0
Service9.6
Value for money9.1
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7-8 Very Good (9)
6-7 Good (1)
<6 Below Expectation (2)
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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
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
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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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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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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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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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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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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10.0
Exceptional
Lillie from United States
Couple
Japanese Style - 10sqm
Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

Sweet Ryokan close to Kyoto Station”

This is such a nice place to stay! The room was perfect, with individual baths in each room, so you don't have to share, and the beds were very comfortable. There is AC in the rooms as well. We had an awesome time staying here, and I would highly recommend it. The family who runs the Ryokan are super sweet, and go out if their way for you. We had got water with candied orange peel delivered to us when we got in at night! Also, the private onsen is a great experience!

Reviewed July 02, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
Monica from United Kingdom
Couple
Japanese Style - 10sqm
Stayed 3 nights in February 2018

Exceptional”

Excellent stay. Enjoyed the traditional rooms and use of the private onsen. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Ideal location for Kyoto station but a half hour walk or so from the more central part of Kyoto. A quiet street although the building is wooden so sound travels but the staff encourage quiet times to ensure it is quiet at night. There is a selection of guidebooks and maps to help plan your stay in Kyoto.

Reviewed February 26, 2018

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9.2
Exceptional
Tan from Singapore
Solo traveler
Japanese Style - 10sqm
Stayed 1 night in October 2017

Exceptional”

People at the reception and hotel were very friendly and helpful. Although there wasn't any elevator to the second floor, the guy was very kind to offer to help me carries my luggages down! It's also near the convenience store and ten mins walk to Kyoto tower and Kyoto station, where's there're a lot of good restaurants.

Reviewed October 13, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
Nirav from United States
Family with teens
Japanese-Style Twin Room with Private Bathroom - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in June 2018

Perfect starter ryokan for a Kyoto first timer”

Great little budget ryokan, very friendly staff. Would certainly recommend to a first timer to Kyoto.

Reviewed June 23, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Puiki from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Japanese Style - 10sqm
Stayed 1 night in July 2017

A very nice place near main station”

Everything is perfect for us, beautiful, clean, convenient and comfortable. We have our private bathroom which is not common in traditional Japan Ryokan. Check in procedure is so easy and friendly, and time arrangement is also perfect. Thank you very much. ありがとうございました、まだ今度です。

Reviewed July 16, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
Preston from United States
Couple
Japanese Style - 10sqm
Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

Amazing Stay”

Super welcoming and friendly staff, really nice and cute building. Room was very comfortable for 2, though sound does carry through the wooden walls. Location was very convenient - about 10 min walk from the high speed rail station and local bus terminal...also many restaurants nearby. The service really was exceptional with the staff even providing morning and evening tea and a polaroid photo on check out!

Reviewed January 11, 2018

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9.2
Exceptional
ARNOLD from Philippines
Family with teens
Japanese Style - 10sqm
Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

Awesome stay in Kyoto, the staff are very approachable and kind. ”

We love the place, very clean, very cute interiors. Very near the restaurants and Kyoto station. The staff are very nice, warm and very kind. We will definitely stay there again. We stayed there for 2 nights- April 6-8, 2018. From: Maria Victoria Cerezo - Philippines

Reviewed April 16, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Siddiq from Malaysia
Couple
Japanese Style - 10sqm
Stayed 1 night in September 2017

Value for money”

The staff / owner assisted us with our baggage when we checked in and provided us with welcoming tea. We used the onsen and it was very relaxing. The room is spacious and the futon is fluffy. You can wear the kimono & yukata for free. The owner gave us souvenir & took a polaroid photo of us. Friendly owner & helpful staffs. Will definitely comeback here!

Reviewed September 17, 2017

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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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