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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Spent one night there with a friend. The essentials you need are all there. Owner speaks fluent English and is very professional. The bed was really comfortable and I slept soundly till the next morning. The breakfast was simple but delicious. Although I did not stay for long, the environment had a really homely feel to it. In addition, the...

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Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We enjoyed our stay at the Inn for 2 nights whilst exploring Kyoto and Nara. It has a great central location which made it easy to walk around central Kyoto day and evening time. The beds were very comfortable and the host was always around should we have any questions. We stayed in a front room by the street -...

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Winkleigh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We stayed at the Inn Kawashima for 4 nights from 4th October. It was absolutely delightful. A traditional Japanese inn that has been in the family for around 100 years, it is situated in central Kyoto not far from the station and 5 minutes from bus and metro connections as well as shops. Despite its central location it is down...

Thank Just_like_travelling
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2016

We had a great couple of nights in this traditional Ryokan. It's in a great location within walking distance [20 mins] to central Kyoto, Gion and East Kyoto. It's also very close to the subway system for trips to places a bit further a field. The Japanese breakfast was delicious and it was a really cool experience to be able...

Thank Gemma M
Beijing, China
Reviewed 26 September 2015

We didn't have big expectations since this it is described as a "low-end ryokan" in some websites. We kind of just booked it because we wanted to save lodging money in Kyoto since aftewards we went to Hakone where we stayed in a very expensive luxury ryokan. However, we were delighted to find this LOVELY authentic ryokan very close to...

1Thank DaniLibo
Reviewed 7 August 2015

This property is excellently located near the Shi-jo and transport easily accessible. The room was lovely and clean, similarly the facilities were in good working order and clean. I would not recommend for those travelling with young children. We travelled with our 2 year old son and spend much of our time worrying about how much noise he made as...

1Thank Justin W
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 22 April 2015

This is literally crawling distance from the heart of Shi-jo and Nishiki market. Yet in a world of its own. Very, very quiet in the night. Returning to my room in the late evening, I did get a sense of Sayuri returning home after a long night of entertainment, silly as that sounds. Facilities are clean and well maintained, with...

2Thank Audacity3371
Reviewed 15 August 2014

We had such a lovely room and the owner was so sweet. We had a 10 month old baby and he would draw a bath for us in the early evening so it would be ready just as we returned from sightseeing. The food was delicious and I would highly recommend this ryokan especially for those who are a bit...

3Thank astrorainfall
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 6 August 2014

I had a great time spending one night in the inn. Any longer and it might not have been so quaint. Although there was air conditioning, it was still a hot night and we couldn't enjoy opening our windows into the nice garden below. Internet connection was a bit spotty from the upstairs room we had. Walking down the stairs...

2Thank SuziReckless
Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 14 July 2014

I am already almost a professional ryokan reviewer, having stayed only in ryokans during my visits to Japan. Kawashima Inn (or Ryokan) is definitely one of the best so far. It is small, maybe 5 or 6 rooms, everything is in the same scale as in old British town houses, the stairs to the first floor are very steep (there...

3Thank jippu

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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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Additional Information about Inn Kawashima

Address: 207-2 Ayazaimoku-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8072, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku , Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
Price Range: $118 - $475 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Inn Kawashima 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Request a ground floor room if you need to get up in the night for the toilets.”
Just_like_travelling, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Next time I go I want the room that has a view of the zen garden! right next to the bathroom”
DaniLibo, 26 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Machi-yas have steep steps like canal houses. The elderly or disabled should take note.”
Audacity3371, 22 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Just tell the owners if you need to be downstairs or closer to the bathroom. I am sure they will accommodate.”
SuziReckless, 6 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Ask not to have the room to the street if you are a light sleeper. But it has more sunlight...”
jippu, 13 Jul 2014 | Read review
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