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Just a 5-minute walk to Higashihongan-ji Temple and Gojo Subway Station, Matsubaya Ryokan has provided comfortable rooms to tired travelers since 1884. A cozy Japanese garden is located on site.

JR Kyoto Train Station and Nishihongan-ji Temple are about 0.6 mi from the hotel. Shosei-en Garden is only 1,000 feet away. Kiyomizu Temple is about a 10-minute taxi ride.

The recently renovated rooms at Ryokan Matsubaya include a refrigerator, hairdryer and electric kettle. Most rooms are Japanese-style, featuring traditional futon bedding, tatami (woven straw) floors and yukata (Japanese-style robes). All rooms are nonsmoking.

Computers with free internet access are provided in the lobby. Baggage storage and a safe are available at the front desk.

Western breakfast can be ordered in the morning. Alternatively, Japanese breakfast is available upon an advance request made by 20:00 the night before (subject to availability). All breakfast meals are available at an additional charge.

This property is a ryokan, which is a type of traditional Japanese Inn. Learn more

This is our guests' favorite part of Kyoto, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.9 for a two-person trip.

Matsubaya Ryokan has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Jan 27, 2011

Property Highlights

Located in the real heart of Kyoto, this property has an excellent location score of 8.8!

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Asian, American

Private Parking Available On Site


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4 reasons to choose Matsubaya Ryokan

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
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What's nearby
  • Higashi Hongan-ji Temple
    0.2 miles
  • Kyoto Tower
    0.3 miles
  • Sauna Verde Club
    0.4 miles
  • Kyoto Porta
    0.4 miles
  • Nishi Hongan-ji Temple
    0.5 miles
  • Kyoto Shigaku Kaikan Conference Hall
    0.6 miles
  • Baan Lana
    0.6 miles
Top attractions
  • Sanjusangen-do Temple
    0.7 miles
  • Gion Shijo Station
    1 miles
  • Old Rissei Elementary School
    1.1 miles
  • Tofuku-ji Temple
    1.3 miles
  • Kyoto International Manga Museum
    1.4 miles
  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple
    1.4 miles
  • Samurai Kembu Kyoto
    1.5 miles
  • Shoren-in Temple
    1.6 miles
  • Nijo Castle
    1.7 miles
  • Imperial Palace
    2.2 miles
Natural Beauty
  • River 鴨川
    0.6 miles
Public transit
  • Subway Gojo Station
    0.2 miles
  • Train Kyoto Station
    0.5 miles
  • Train Kiyomizu Gojo Station
    0.5 miles
Closest Airports
  • Itami Airport
    23.2 miles
  • Kobe Airport
    39.2 miles
  • Kansai International Airport
    48.3 miles
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Amenities of Matsubaya Ryokan
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
Bedroom
  • Linens
Outdoors
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Private parking is available on site (reservation is needed) and costs JPY 1000 per day.
  • Electric vehicle charging station
Transportation
  • Public transit tickets Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • Safe
General
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

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Check-in

3:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Check-out

Until 10:00 AM

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prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 4 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 year
Crib by request
¥2,200 per child, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

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Pets

Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Western breakfast can be ordered in the morning. Alternatively, Japanese breakfast is available upon an advance request made by 20:00 the night before (subject to availability). All breakfast meals are available at an additional charge.

Please contact the property in advance to inquire about child rates for children over 4 years old.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

An accommodation tax per person, per night is not included in the price and must be paid at the property.