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Spent 2 nights in the Kyoto Ryokan Shoei. Check in was easy and of course, everyone so pleasant and helpful. Having never been in a Ryokan, this one is amazing. It was beyond my expectations. Traditional floor futons, very comfortable. The comforter was amazing soft...More
This was our first visit to a Ryokan. It was super convenient to the train station. Room was well appointed. Included meals were amazing - they were delicious and huge selection. The kids meals were very diverse as well. Quiet and comfortable.
My husband and I stayed here for a week during our recent trip to Kyoto.
The ryokan itself is located one train station from the Kyoto station at the Tambaguchi station (3 min train ride) and then a 5 min walk to the actual hotel....More
We were a bit hesitant to stay at Shoei Ryokan at first due to the dated and lack of English reviews on TripAdvisor. But now looking back, we are so glad we were able to stay at such an amazing accommodation in such a great...More
The place was a bit far from the JR Kyoto station so we took a taxi to get there. We were greeted immediately upon entering and the staff were very friendly. They could not speak English very well but spoke enough for us to understand....More
US$123 - US$330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
#108 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
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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.