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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 984 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.

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

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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Room Type
Number of guests
3 futon beds
2 twin beds
4 futon beds
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Travel Sustainable Level 1
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Guest reviews


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  • Patrick
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The beds were very comfortable. The staff was friendly and accommodating. Breakfast was delicious.
  • Samuele
    Room is big enough for a single person. Breakfast provides Western/Japanese choices. The location is 15 mins walk from Kyoto station which makes it very convenient.
  • Cherryl
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    We enjoyed our stay at Matsubaya Ryokan. The staff were friendly and attentive. The property was clean and comfortable. The location is convenient. It is near shopping, restaurants, rail bus stations and attractions.

Host Info

Host Review Score

The breakfast is 1300yen per person (tax is included). The reservation for breakfast is needed. If the breakfast is fully booked on the day you wish to book, we are sorry that we might have to turn you down. For those guests who wish to have breakfast, we strongly recommended you to select the ``breakfast plan``. Thank you for your kind understanding.
Languages spoken: English,Japanese

Area info

Amenities of Matsubaya Ryokan
Great facilities! Review score, 8.5

Most popular amenities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Private Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Laundry
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Linens
  • Garden
  • 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
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is available on site (reservation is needed) and costs ¥1,000 per day.
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • 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
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese

House rules

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From 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM


Until 10:00 AM



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 will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 years
Crib upon request
¥2,200 per child, per night

Prices for cribs aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

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Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

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.

FAQs about Matsubaya Ryokan

  • Matsubaya Ryokan is 0.8 miles from the center of Kyoto. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Guests staying at Matsubaya Ryokan can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Asian
    • American

  • Matsubaya Ryokan offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • The prices at Matsubaya Ryokan may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Room options at Matsubaya Ryokan include:

      • Twin
      • Single
      • Triple
      • Family
      • Suite

    • Check-in at Matsubaya Ryokan is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.