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Madrid, Spain
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68 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Four of us stayed at this lovely Ryokan during our visit to Kyoto. We had at our disposal an entire wing which made our stay even more pleasant. Plenty of room, and various sliding doors gave us more intimacy and privacy. A few little cupboards and coffee table made it almost perfect. The owner (Katsunore Urade spelling?) bought the tickets... More 

2 Thank OnTheRoad150301
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94 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2014

We spent 3 nights at this ryokan, it is charming, very clean, comfortable and the manager is very helpful. It has also a coin washing machine, very convenient. One of the best choice during this month in Japan, the only concern is the location, it's not in the center, but the bus is direct to the center, and frequent. And... More 

1 Thank lboutet
Barcelona, Spain
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

Nice place with an awesome manager (really nice person) very helpful and easygoing. Clean tatami rooms with futons. Shared bathrooms. Shower and Japanese bathtub. Microwave and fridge so you can have some meals "at home". Not in the city center but easy access with a bus stop one block away. You can even but the one day bus pass in... More 

1 Thank Jihan C
Florence, Italy
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67 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2013

Nice, traditional ryokan in a quiet area. We stayed here for 4 nights and we have been accomodated in a nice and very, very spacious room overlooking the garden. Thank to the heated futon, we had a really pleasent comfort. Katsunori, the person who takes care of ryokan, is professional and very helpful and speaks a very good english. Good... More 

4 Thank Angela M
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Reviewed 29 November 2013 via mobile

We stayed 4 nights here in Nov 2013. Recommended for those (esp couples) who wish to experience traditional ryokan stay with moderate budget. Very clean room, comfortable futon, no curfew, free wifi in room, nice people, cheap laundry (self-service coin machine) and it serves as a good place to explore Kyoto, with nearby bus stop serving Kyoto city bus as... More 

2 Thank SookChing
Marrakech, Morocco
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2013

From the minute we got there we were greeted and basically taken care of. The weather was good. This place was very clean and had a homey feel to it and great location. We had turn down service in our room everynight also. We would definitely stay here again.

3 Thank Maris E
New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2013

This is not a ryokan, but a budget minshuku. We liked it, and would glady return. We booked for the second floor, but when the staff saw that my wife had a minor disability, they offered to change us to the ground floor. This was well done. She declined, because with a bathroom and two toilets down there, she wanted... More 

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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 13 April 2013 via mobile

Warm welcoming. The owner is your morning smile and your evening addresses book for good restaurants And places to go out. The Ryokan is clean, you can have your room cleaned everyday or not. Bath facilities are good. The bathtub is always ready when you come from a long walking day. Free Internet access is provided and even a computer... More 

1 Thank Dominique L
Nabire, Indonesia
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6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 March 2013

If you're looking for a more authentic Japanese style place to stay than a generic hotel in Kyoto, look no further. Although a little out of town, this little Rakucho is lovingly kept with it's quaint bamboo mat flooring and futon beds. The location is actually pretty good once you figure out the Kyoto bus system as there's a stop... More 

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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2012

We stayed at Rakucho on our four day stopover in Kyoto, and loved returning every night to our warm ryokan room. The facilities are basic but well maintained, and the owner is super-friendly and helpful with general tourism advice. She really looked after us and made sure we felt at home for our stay. There's plenty of nearby eating (the... More 

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Staying in Northern Kyoto

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Northern Kyoto
Hot springs and historic temples characterize the leafy landscapes of Northern Kyoto. Acres of tranquil residential streets are interrupted by some of Kyoto's most gorgeous architectural gems, including the majestic Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji, the serene artistry of the Ryoanji Temple rock gardens, and the bold red paint across the structures of Enryakuji Temple. Once a religious core of the city, the district now boasts some of its most remote and peaceful hot springs, as well as a few of its best family-run mom-and-pop restaurants. A blend of extremely local at its outskirts, and highly peopled at its tourist centers, Northern Kyoto nonetheless retains a halcyon air in harmony with nature.
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Address: 67 Higashihangicho, Shimogamo, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0824, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Northern Kyoto
Price Range: €66 - €88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Rakucho Ryokan 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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#10 Best Value Hotel in Kyoto
#55 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
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“Try to stay away from the ground floor (showers, washing machine, drier)”
 of 5 bubbles Liis111, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
“For someone able to climb stairs, the upper floor has more privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles YakkinYeti, 15 Apr 2013 | Read review
“We paid a little extra for the larger room at the end of the ground floor which was, I assume, twice the size of the others judging by the floor plan.”
 of 5 bubbles MattMoose, 28 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Try to ask for room in a second floor far from toilets.”
 of 5 bubbles Etecouture, 22 Apr 2012 | Read review
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