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616-8261 , Kyoto, Ukyo-ku Umegahata Takahana-cho 11 , Japan – Show map
|Japanese-Style Room with Shared Bathroom - Facing the Street|
|Standard Japanese-Style Room|
|Superior Japanese-Style Room|
|Deluxe Japanese-Style Room|
|Standard Japanese-Style Room with Shared Bathroom - Annex|
|Superior Japanese-Style Room with Shared Bathroom - Annex|
|Deluxe Japanese-Style Room with Shared Bathroom - Annex|
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3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Until 10:00 AM
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All children are welcome.
One child under 3 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
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Recommended by the Michelin Guide, the Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo is centrally located in Kyoto and is a 6-minute walk from Shijo subway station.
Score from 1922 reviews Very good
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Fujitaya Kyoto is a charming guest house located in a quiet residential area, under 10 minutes’ walk from JR Tanbaguchi Station.
Score from 7 reviews Wonderful
Only a few steps from the Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae subway station, Hotel Gran Ms Kyoto features Western and Japanese rooms with free Wi-Fi.
Score from 406 reviews Excellent
This was a traditional Japanese ryokan. The owner lived in London for years so his English was good. The area was quite but close to the downtown.
I don't understand why the corridor between the courtyard and the rooms couldn't be glassed in with movable panels. Going from our room to the bathroom in the middle of winter was not a pleasant, though probably authentic experience. The bathrooms were also frigid except for warmed toilet seat. It made me very uninterested in a good soak.
The rooms were spacious Clean towels every day Cleanliness was excellent Towels, robes, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, body wash was provided
Access to all facilities like comunal kitchen, internet PC. Location of annex building is beautiful.
Public bus is only public transport to reach ryokan (or a taxi).
we enjoyed the family's wonderful hospitality and friendliness! My 10 year old son loves putting on his Yukata and making is tea in our room!
Unfortunately it was the coldest it has been in that area when we were there. The room was very cold but we were able to snuggle up in the blankets and bedding provided and still enjoy our stay!
The staff was kind and spoke English. The room was very big. The garden was very nice and big as well. You can order traditional breakfast for the following day and it is quite nice. Quantities are good and there are a lot of different dishes. The breakfast is recommended. Compared to other ryokans, it seems to be among the cheapest ones, but it is actually quite old.
At our arrival the room was very cold and, as it was big, it took a lot to warm up because of the "paper doors" and because we were basically attached to the garden. Common spaces were cold as well. In general, the whole structure was quite old.
Food and the owner are very accommodating.
This place had an amazing front garden for starters, absolutely stunning. If you wish to see a traditional Japanese style accommodation this is a solid choice! All amenities can be found including a hot bath that opens at night. On top of that the staff was very helpful, friendly and as a bonus it is situated at a quiet location so if that is what you are looking for i recommend booking it now! This Ryokan is for the experience and relaxation away from the bustles of the city. If that is what you are looking for, look no further!
This ryokan despite all its great points is not at a convenient location to say the least. It is easy to get to if you follow the instructions correctly given at their website. You will have to ride a bus and the nearest convenient store is quite a walk away so keep that in mind!
the warmth and understanding of the male owner, the 'onsen' in our small bathtub at night, the futons we slept on, the stable wi-fi, the beautiful gardens, the green tea provided in our room, the way the cleaners tidied up our room- very meticulous and thoughtful
the place was cold during winter though we got used to it, a little out of the way though there was a bus (30-40 min ride) from Kyoto Station
traditional Japanese rooms and garden
The Japanese style bath+kimono+kotatsu(table with a heating system incorporated) +hot water in the room+very beautiful surrounding garden+food Some beautiful important temples around the corner If you have JR pass, then the bus that takes you here is included
Everything was good
It's far from Kyoto station. It's not clean. It's too cold.
Convenient location to Hanazono JR station. Very welcoming and lovely elderly staff. Old building and rundown, but very clean. Fair pricing.
Avoid the lower cost rooms if your standards are reasonably high, they are very simple with function over form even by Ryokan standards. We spent the previous night at a Ryokan in Nagano that was a palace by comparison (admittedly at triple the price however). Toilet cubicles are designed for children or extremely small people, be prepared to prop yourself up against the door to do your business!
The hostess, Miya, is very friendly and a warm person. She would suggest places of interest to visit near the ryokan and how to get there. When it was time for us to check-in , she gave us a thorough orientation of the place.
Room are very clean and have the japanese style. Fresh air , good views and good foods, you will found at here.
only one bus to go to ryokan. Wifi is very bad.
The bed and the pillow are comfy. Would like what is the pillow make of and where can we purchase that pillow?
Too far from the town and it has limited access route to it.
We liked the place very much. We spans a week in kyoto and for our last night we stayed there! So it was no problem for us that the location is outside
It's the most difficult review i have written. Treating this place as a standard hotel is the wrong approach. This is a ryokan, an original and a little bit old one, a typical japanese house. It includes a main building plus 2 more on the back, and it's composed by 2 separated and beautiful japanese gardens. If you come here is not for the comfort nor for stay close to the city centre. You come here for living in a real japanese place and feeling in the middle of japan. Clean room and bathroom, despite some smell coming from the kitcken all day. Bed not comfortable for a western tourist since it's the typical futon with a hard pillow, although it's a common issue with all ryokan. However, once again, if you come here is not to stay comfortable, but to feel more the Japan. The bathroom is cool, since it's the typical one you see in japanese cartoons.The position from the centre is a little bit far, and it requires 30/40 minutes with the JR3 bus (Takahanacho stop). Although it must be said, it's close to Arashiyama. To get there just go on foot from the Ryokan to the terminal station of the bus number 8 and you will be there very easily. No need to pass through the central station. Personnel is very kind and funny and the breakfast also although simple was good and enough. Concluding, it's time for the hard question: can i recommend this place? the answer is, if you want to make your journey more "real" and feel the Japan, yes come here. I have been very happy of this place and i would come here again, especially because taking the bus for so long made me feel like a real japanese citizen. Otherwise, if your unique worry is just to stay comfortable, in this case just choose a standard hotel. I'm sure anyway that real travellers, those who want to "feel" a country inside, and especially those who loved the series Maison Ikkoku, will love it
1. The garden is very beautiful 2. Separated restaurant with delicious food 3. The room is big and also the kitchen 4. The service is helpful
1. Facility is a little old 2. Far away from centre of city (just has No.8 bus nearby which is not frequent, or No.26? a little further. When the bus arrive 太秦天神川), you can transfer subway) But if you want to go to 高雄，it's a good choice
Comfy futons and traditional decor and craftsmanship (earthen walls), spacious room with a view of the beautiful gardens.
Paper walls don't do much to keep out all the bugs, limited soundproofing, shower facilities could use some upgrades. Not located close to major attractions.
- The garden is like a dream - Near the famous mountain in Kyoto, with taxi only 1900yen - People is so nice
Garden is amazing, traditional room with tatami, no beds and only futon. Clean.
not very easy get to the center, but Kinkakuji is not so far.
With it's superb central gardens this was the best atmosphere and by far the best value of any ryokan in my 2 week trip. The restuarant and my room looked out on the beautiful garden, the Japanese room was large and comfortable with it's own bathroom. When they realised I was on my own they halved the price and when I left I was given a lovely present. The two old couples who run the place were a delight as was the food. I thought I had died and gone to heaven, especially as the previous night I had paid 5 times as much and had a room overlooking a car park.....
It s a bit far out of town centre but if Arashiyama and the bamboo forest is high on your list its perfect.
We found the bus easy to use since the place is out of town but near some of the northwest sites. It was nice to eat when we got there late and the food was good but not great. The owners were helpful and gracious.
You do have to worry about getting the last bus from the JR station at about 9pm and there are no places to eat near the Ryokan except a Family Mart a few blocks further up the road.
Too far away
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