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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 25 November 2013

I thought for the price this accommodation was quite poor value for the price and a little rough. The reception are Ok, there were cigarette burns on the mats, in the sink, even on the what looked like brand new bright red carpet at the rooms entrance. It was tired. The bedding sheets looked a bit old (but clean) and...

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Burfjord, Troms, Norway
Reviewed 19 October 2013

Matsumoto Ryokan offers classic japanese hospitality and foods in a ryokan with the perfect view to one of the most characteristic railwaystations in the world. In the heart of Kyoto town, everything is accessible from this accomodation. Matsumoto Ryokan also have western rooms, making this a good choice when friends travel together and some will stay ryokan-style and some want...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 May 2013

Went to Kyoto early April during the Sakura viewing peak (early April). Quite hard to book a place. So settled for this one at a price not cheap. The place was old. The room furnishing was old. But its strong point was location. Just opposite to the Kyoto station. Convenient for sightseeing as all tour buses started at the terminal...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 April 2013

This very centrally-located ryokan did not disappoint our first-time experience with traditional Japanese accommodation. Having been a bit of an armchair traveler when it came to ryokan-style accommodation, it was great experiencing it for real - the tatami mats, interior decor and most importantly - the luxurious breakfasts. Go for the breakfast option if you get a chance - it...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 April 2013 via mobile

I'm so pleased we stayed here, it's a super ryokan in so many aspects. BUT as a life long veg I thought my hubby and I would get to say our preferences on arrival. Massive oops. I sat through the most beautifully presented and crafted dinner in purest essence of Japanese, that made the cost outstanding value, watching my man...

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Burfjord, Troms, Norway
Reviewed 6 April 2013

I willingly admit that I am kind of a freak, as I more or less am in love with the Kyoto Railway Station-building. (And by the way: I probably am not alone about having this passion: The Kyoto Station has recieved a number of awards for its architecture, and is a study well worth.) If you, like me, prefer a...

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Reviewed 10 January 2013

It is conveniently located at kyoto station so I could pretty much travel around kyoto easily. One street down is a local public bath with interesting guests. Two streets down is a restaurant selling palatable pork slices. However, the room is dusty and the bedsheets are stained. Furthermore, the toilet seat is not heated. If it wasn't because most ryokans...

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fort myers, Florida, USA
Reviewed 1 December 2012

We stayed 2 nights last week in this Ryokan. It was a great location right across from the train station and very affordable. While it was traditional with the onsen located in the basement, it was a 7 story building and did not have the ambiance of a Ryokan with a garden or waterfall. But still for the price it...

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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 27 November 2012

Comfortable futon's, more slipper changing (typical Japan Ryokan fashion) than ever, with showers and public bath in the basement. Clean, close and convenient. Front desk was helpful (some English with the desk attendent we spoke with). Book this Ryokan, best bang for the buck.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 April 2012

I wanted to stay in a traditional Ryokan and this was booked because of its close location to the station - and it is great when you just arrive into Kyoto, tired and dirty, and it's just 3 minutes away. It is also rather cheap. Staff really helpful and nice. The hotel is quite tired and worn, but the room...

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Shimogyo-ku
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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Additional Information about Matsumoto Ryokan

Address: 579 Higashishiokojicho, Karasumanishiiru, Shiokojidori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku
Price Range: €96 - €257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Matsumoto Ryokan 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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“high floor facing the road”
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 of 5 bubbles aji, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Japanese style rooms are more spacious than western style rooms”
  • View from room 402 at Matsumoto Ryokan vis-a-vis Kyoto Station
  • Picture of Kyoto Station, taken from room 402 at Matsumoto Ryokan
  • My room had a small balcony towards the Kyoto Station, very good for taking pictures
  • While resting on the comfortable futon-bed I was able to look at the Kyoto Station. I was so hap
  • Room 402 at Matsumoto Ryokan vis-a-vis Kyoto Station
  • Japanese style room 602 has view to the station and modern bathroom an suite
  • The Kyoto Station
  • The traditional ryokan have many upgraded bathrooms, ask for one if this is important for you
 of 5 bubbles WildChef, 18 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms have eccellent view to the Kyoto Station. If you ask for a room with this view the staff will warn you about possible noice from traffic. But if you like me wants to study the station and its transformations during the hours, the traficc will be no problem.”
  • View from room 402 at Matsumoto Ryokan vis-a-vis Kyoto Station
  • Picture of Kyoto Station, taken from room 402 at Matsumoto Ryokan
  • My room had a small balcony towards the Kyoto Station, very good for taking pictures
  • While resting on the comfortable futon-bed I was able to look at the Kyoto Station. I was so hap
  • Room 402 at Matsumoto Ryokan vis-a-vis Kyoto Station
  • Japanese style room 602 has view to the station and modern bathroom an suite
  • The Kyoto Station
  • The traditional ryokan have many upgraded bathrooms, ask for one if this is important for you
 of 5 bubbles WildChef, 19 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Actually, you can stay in Osaka if you can't find a good place in Kyoto. It's just 15 min. away on a bullet train. (assuming you whole the JR pass). And sightseeing buses start at the terminal next to the train station.”
 of 5 bubbles King2207, 19 May 2013 | Read review
“Choose a room facing the Kyoto Station, for the ultimate central Kyoto experience. The staff will warn you against noice from the street. But considering the fact that you will sleep on the doorstep of the very large railway station, in the main road-crossing of central Kyoto, there will not be much noice. Myself, I sure will come back to room 402 - perfect for me!”
  • View from room 402 at Matsumoto Ryokan vis-a-vis Kyoto Station
  • Picture of Kyoto Station, taken from room 402 at Matsumoto Ryokan
  • My room had a small balcony towards the Kyoto Station, very good for taking pictures
  • While resting on the comfortable futon-bed I was able to look at the Kyoto Station. I was so hap
  • Room 402 at Matsumoto Ryokan vis-a-vis Kyoto Station
  • Japanese style room 602 has view to the station and modern bathroom an suite
  • The Kyoto Station
  • The traditional ryokan have many upgraded bathrooms, ask for one if this is important for you
 of 5 bubbles WildChef, 6 Apr 2013 | Read review
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