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We only had a 1 night stay and we had 2 rooms for a family of 4 - this was a great experience for our 2 teenage sons who had not experienced accommodation like this. The hosts were fantastic and as we arrived early -...More
A good introduction to Japanese style accommodation for first-time visitors. We had a no-frills, yet cozy tatami mat room, and sleeping on the floor without much of a mattress took some getting used to. The staff gave us an extra pair of mattresses after a...More
This is NOT a ryokan as the price would suggest but a minshuku!
We received an excellent welcome and the receptionist was lovely but the double room with private toilet & bathroom was nothing special - quite small, dark and not particularly pretty. There was...More
Matsubaya is an easy walk from Kyoto station and we were warmly welcomed on a cold winter's evening. We stayed in western style rooms which were beautifully clean and warm. We would have liked a Japanese room but due to the popularity of this place...More
Easy walk from JR Kyoto, but one should take a taxi the first time.
Not much to look at from the outside and small "lobby" area but staff is very friendly and helpful; they held my luggage for me for four days while I was...More
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.