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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Apart from not being particularly welcoming, the reception is not willing to give any advice nor touristic information, just giving maps and a basic "there are buses" or "maybe this place I don't know". In the morning, they also call you in your room, probably to remind of the cleaning so that you leave the room instead of waiting for... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We selected this hotel to experience the Japanese style rooms. The hotel is small, even though it is opposite to Kyoto station, it took a while to trace the hotel. There is no English sign board which could be seen from the station or main road. However, with the help of google maps and building image we found. It is... More 

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Burfjord, Troms, Norway
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Reviewed 18 March 2016

You can choose between classic ryokan rooms and ordinaire western rooms which makes this a good choice for people travelling together when some of the group wants to try ryokan while others prefer a western bed in stead of the Japanese futon type bed. The staff speaks only a little English, but like most Japanese they manage to understand your... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

The room is small but quite small but clean. Tatami, a small table, a fridge, wardrobe, amenties, etc. Above akl, the most convenient thing is the location just in front of Kyoto station. We tried the breakfast once and it was delicious, tipical Japanese, served by very nice staff.

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Brooklyn
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Reviewed 22 July 2015

While staying at the Matsumoto you will probably experience hotel related FOMO (fear of missing out). "If I had researched a little bit more or chosen differently I would have probably ended up at a better place for a similar price" That's what I kept thinking. The Pro's - directly across the street from Kyoto station - you can't get... More 

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Reviewed 5 April 2015

One nite I went back to hotel room after whole day sightseeing in Kyoto, I just found that there's no towels provided so I came down stairs telling the person at front desk, he asked me if I've tried to look for it, I said yes but I just couldn't find any, then he asked me to follow up with... More 

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Reviewed 26 March 2015

Absolutely what everyone wants to experience, and it was truly lovely. I did get a cab from Kyoto Station as I ended up on the wrong side from my outing of the day, and it can get awfully confusing, trying to manage luggage and directions, particularly if one suffers from sore feet or aching hips, which had happened to me.... More 

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Reviewed 22 February 2015

A truly awful experience - tiny room with uninviting decor facing a brick wall on one side and back of a parking lot on the other. Even tinier bathroom that resembled one you might find on a ship with a leaky faucet and tiny plastic bag serving as a trash can. Old, thin towels, no closet space and the smell... More 

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Reviewed 17 January 2015 via mobile

Literally right opposite Kyoto station. Cannot get a better location for this price and with rooms as nice and as big as these. Clean and simple and not poky like many hotels in Japan. My room had excellent heating. Enjoyed the public baths and the heated toilet seat in my room! The Japanese traditional breakfast was fantastic. Only drawback was... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 5 October 2014

reasonable price with Tatami room for the location where is just front of Kyoto staion. If you skip date to stay this hotel (leave kyoto few days and come back), they don't keep your laggage at hotel, so...send my lagagge by Takuhai from hotel to hotel on the certain date.(stay before 2013)

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Shimogyo-ku
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 Matsumoto Ryokan

Address: 579 Higashishiokojicho, Karasumanishiiru, Shiokojidori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku
Price Range: $141 - $381 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Matsumoto Ryokan 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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“high floor facing the road”
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 of 5 bubbles aji, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Japanese style rooms are more spacious than western style rooms”
  • View from room 402 at Matsumoto Ryokan vis-a-vis Kyoto Station
  • Picture of Kyoto Station, taken from room 402 at Matsumoto Ryokan
  • My room had a small balcony towards the Kyoto Station, very good for taking pictures
  • While resting on the comfortable futon-bed I was able to look at the Kyoto Station. I was so hap
  • Room 402 at Matsumoto Ryokan vis-a-vis Kyoto Station
  • Japanese style room 602 has view to the station and modern bathroom an suite
  • The Kyoto Station
  • The traditional ryokan have many upgraded bathrooms, ask for one if this is important for you
 of 5 bubbles WildChef, 18 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms have eccellent view to the Kyoto Station. If you ask for a room with this view the staff will warn you about possible noice from traffic. But if you like me wants to study the station and its transformations during the hours, the traficc will be no problem.”
  • View from room 402 at Matsumoto Ryokan vis-a-vis Kyoto Station
  • Picture of Kyoto Station, taken from room 402 at Matsumoto Ryokan
  • My room had a small balcony towards the Kyoto Station, very good for taking pictures
  • While resting on the comfortable futon-bed I was able to look at the Kyoto Station. I was so hap
  • Room 402 at Matsumoto Ryokan vis-a-vis Kyoto Station
  • Japanese style room 602 has view to the station and modern bathroom an suite
  • The Kyoto Station
  • The traditional ryokan have many upgraded bathrooms, ask for one if this is important for you
 of 5 bubbles WildChef, 19 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Actually, you can stay in Osaka if you can't find a good place in Kyoto. It's just 15 min. away on a bullet train. (assuming you whole the JR pass). And sightseeing buses start at the terminal next to the train station.”
 of 5 bubbles King2207, 19 May 2013 | Read review
“Choose a room facing the Kyoto Station, for the ultimate central Kyoto experience. The staff will warn you against noice from the street. But considering the fact that you will sleep on the doorstep of the very large railway station, in the main road-crossing of central Kyoto, there will not be much noice. Myself, I sure will come back to room 402 - perfect for me!”
  • View from room 402 at Matsumoto Ryokan vis-a-vis Kyoto Station
  • Picture of Kyoto Station, taken from room 402 at Matsumoto Ryokan
  • My room had a small balcony towards the Kyoto Station, very good for taking pictures
  • While resting on the comfortable futon-bed I was able to look at the Kyoto Station. I was so hap
  • Room 402 at Matsumoto Ryokan vis-a-vis Kyoto Station
  • Japanese style room 602 has view to the station and modern bathroom an suite
  • The Kyoto Station
  • The traditional ryokan have many upgraded bathrooms, ask for one if this is important for you
 of 5 bubbles WildChef, 6 Apr 2013 | Read review
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