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Matsubaya Inn

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 1 May 2013

This is more of a motel/inn 5 story building with lots and lots of tour groups staying here. - not really a Ryokan at all but does have Japanese style rooms. Overall the room was very good, and the location was great, not far from the train station. The service of all staff was geenerally extremely good. We were told...

3Thank Don154943
Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 26 April 2013

We stayed here just for a night during our trip and for this purpose it was perfect: easy to find, quite inexpensive and just in a walking distance from the train station (worth seeing itself!) and underground station (Gojo). The staff was kind and helpful, they recommended a local restaurant around a corner and we were not disapponted. As we...

1Thank Jan157
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 21 April 2013

This place was okay to find... about 15 min walk from the train station in one direction. It is generally in a good location, quiet but not perfect. For example, the main area to go out at night is around Gion and you have to walk about 5 mins to a subway, get a subway 1 stop, change subways and...

Thank JM107
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 April 2013

The Inn is less than 10 minutes walk from Kyoto Station. We stayed in a Western room and found the room to be a good size and very clean. The bathroom was bit small but you also had a little kitchen in the room and a fridge so you had everything you needed. The place looked very traditional and we...

Thank AlexiaDV
San Francisco, CA
Reviewed 16 April 2013

If you get the chance, stay in one of the traditional Japanese rooms. Each room comes with its private toilet and sink. The shared shower (between 2 rooms) is extremely clean and well maintained. The staff are polite, friendly and extremely helpful. Try some yuba and eel at the Izakaya down the street called Kura Kura. Tell the chef that...

Thank sarahh_sf
Reviewed 8 April 2013

I really enjoyed my stay at Matsubaya Inn. It was a little difficult to find at the start (because maps in Japan rarely come with a scale) but it gets easier once you're more familiar with the area. The location isn't the most convenient (especially if your feet are aching at the end of the day) but if you're on...

Thank Cherrytree79
Kitchener, Canada
Reviewed 7 April 2013

The service was friendly and efficient. We had no problems calling to secure our reservation. They also let us check in early. Breakfast was good - Western and Japanese breakfast available (need to reserve for the latter). Our room was clean and sleep quality was pretty good. The walls were a bit thin (for two nights, we heard our next...

Thank mhuang
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
Reviewed 7 April 2013

We used this hotel, even got our family to come from Tokyo, because it was mentioned in the Lonely planet. Surely they mean well. But this Ryokan is not what one expects. The room, we had western rooms are ok. Nothing fancy, clean, but small. AND the tower were terrible. Small and old, not able to dry my body after...

Thank mountainst
Reviewed 19 March 2013

Stayed with my sister, mum and 3 yr old son, two in each room. Fabulous rooms, especially garden room on ground floor. Needed the heating as was rather cold on entering, but otherwise was wonderful. Even had kimonos to wear in our rooms, even little one for my son which was such fun. Very complicated rules for footwear on different...

Thank lucyeastbourne
atlanta, georgia
Reviewed 15 March 2013

Just stayed here for 2 nights. Loved it. The hosts were lovely and always there to help. I liked the traditional feel of the ryokan. Stayed in a Japanese room which was really comfortable. Extremely clean and the Japanese breakfast was excellent. I will return-:)

1Thank Bob M

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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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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Matsubaya Inn

Address: Higashinotoin Nishi-iru, Kamijuzuyacho-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8150, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku , Kyoto Station
Price Range: €118 - €213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Matsubaya Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Don't expect too many hours of sleep.”
73brettk, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Western style still has a Japanese feel.”
BeverlyRae, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Avoid the Japanese style rooms.”
KWC2012, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Don't take 201!”
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Madbenjoel, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Just don't stay here.”
tp19492016, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
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