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Paris, France
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

My experience in this "modern ryokan" is rather mixed, to say the least. On the plus side: + It is conveniently located, not far from the JR Kyoto station, between the two Honganji temples and very close to a Lawson store (open 24 hours a day) + The rooms are large enough (provided that you do not spend your whole... More 

1 Thank Dekusu
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Book a room and I chosed Japanese Style and I didn't know/I forgot that in Japan they don't use beds like we do in Europe so I was very surprised when I came up to the room and saw that I had to sleep on the phone floor. I have nothing bad to say about the hotel the staff was... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This was my husband's and my first experience in a traditional ryokan. We stayed in one of the Sukiya-style rooms with a garden and are so glad we did. The tatami mats were fresh and slightly green, giving the room a wonderful aroma that we noticed as soon as we stepped inside. We loved the functionality of the room and... More 

1 Thank piratecavegirl
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We had a pleasant experience at the hotel. The room are large which was a nice surprise as generally rooms in Japan tend to be small. We had the the western room and I'm sure the Japanese style room are just as good.The staff is really nice and helpful. The hotel provides daily activities if you want. Around 5mins walk... More 

1 Thank MSGonella
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134 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This cozy ryokan is located in very quiet area not far from the railway station, which you can reach with a 15-minute walk. We stayed in a "western style" room which had two twin beds and a nice wooden floor We were therefore kindly requested to leave our shoes at the door. Even though it was rather small (by Western... More 

1 Thank sbiriguda02
Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

My GF and I wanted to experience a traditional house for our first time in Japan. I must say it was a great choice, we were both enchanted by the mood and coziness of the room. We took the sukiya style room with a small private garden, very zen and relaxing. regarding the comfort, I would say i slept well... More 

2 Thank Souri87
Busan, South Korea
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170 reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

We spent four wonderful nights at Sakura, conveniently located in a quiet, traditional area that is also relatively central and close to many great sights. It's one block removed from Nishi Hongan-Ji, but only a 10- or 15-minute walk from bustling Kyoto Station. If you don't want to walk, there's a bus stop very close, and it provides reliable service... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

Brilliant experience in a traditional style room. Everything about this was perfect. So relaxing and a welcome rest from backpacking around the country. 20 min walk from Kyoto station (with heavy bags, we took a taxi back) but good location for exploring on the buses and on foot. Great reception staff and warm welcome.

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Kwajalein, RMI
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

We stayed here as a couple for 3 nights. The room was setup as a traditional Japanese room. I'll get the negatives out of the way first. Japanese are shorter people therefore all the doorways are at a height of 5'6". From the bathroom to the exit, you have the chance of smacking your head 3 times. After hitting mine... More 

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Okinawa, Japan
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I loved this cute little ryokan. Yes, it is small, but that is part of the experience. My 6'2" husband and I enjoyed it and found ourselves very cozy. I loved the tatami mat flooring and the futon was amazingly comfortable - arguably more comfortable than any bed I had slept it. Kyoto was a very traditional Japanese trip for... More 

1 Thank Pamela J

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Staying in Shimogyo-ku

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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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Kyomachiya Ryokan Sakura is designed like a traditional wooden townhouses in the past and combined with modern-style life. Located in the heart of the city and offers touch of japanese cultures." Feel you're living in Kyoto while you're travelling" ... more   less 

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Address: 228 Butsuguyacho Aburanokoji Hanayacho Sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8347, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku
Price Range: €107 - €169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kyomachiya Ryokan Sakura Honganji 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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“They ask that all guests stay quiet after 11p.m., so we had no problem with noise. I think any room would be fine here :)”
 of 5 bubbles brookel218, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms have thin walls so you could hear your neighbors quite easily.”
 of 5 bubbles , 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Go for the rooms with gardens - they truly add to the experience when you're sat on the tatami, in your yukata, sipping sencha tea.”
 of 5 bubbles piratecavegirl, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Be sure to book a traditional Japanese room. Extra futons for comfort are available on request.”
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 of 5 bubbles SharonH935, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Traditional Japanese Rooms for the more authentic feel”
  • Futons, fridge and tv
  • Hi-tech bathroom!
  • Shower room
  • Tea style room
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 of 5 bubbles sher1208, 24 Jun 2016 | Read review
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