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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The greatest hosts! Greeted us with smiles when we arrived and then talked through with us the sites we were planning to see over the next few days and the best way to get there. They also went through local eating options too, which is obviously very important! They provided us with maps and marked everything on the maps for...

1Thank Simon C
Reviewed 16 June 2016

This is a family run ryokan, very small with only three rooms. The scale of the ryokan makes for a very authentic experience. The owner speaks fluent English and is a very helpful lady who takes pride in her establishment. This was evident every step of the way, when she welcomed us, introduced us to the place, made us comfortable...

3Thank tellatraveltale
Reviewed 5 May 2016

The ryokan is located 10-15 minutes walk from the main street in a quiet neighborhood with restaurants and coffee shops. The staff was lovely, willing to help with everything. When we said we are skipping breakfast because we wanted to sleep late, they left in our room plenty of fruits - with no charge. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 23 April 2016

The Hotel is quaint and authentic japanese ryokan stay. The staff is very helpful. The feel of the place is authentic. the miniature garden is so serene for breakfast and evening tea. Location is fantastic, walkable distance from the train station, bus station etc.

Thank sharat
Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 7 November 2015

We stayed at Ryokan Ma for 3 nights, and liked it very much. The rooms are small but there's everything that you need. The whole place is very small - 3 or 4 rooms, on first floor, just above the street. The street is quite and we slept well. There are many nice restaurants in the area, including a couple...

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Petaluma, California
Reviewed 29 September 2015

I stayed 3 nights in this charming ryokan. I arrived in the city at Kyoto Staion, and it was pretty easy to get to the closest metro stop, 3 stops south on the “K” line. From there, Google Maps is nearly essential. None of the streets are marked in non-Japanese characters, but it’s 6 blocks west to the train statio...

2Thank james p
Bassano Del Grappa, Italy
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

A true Ryokan in Kyoto providing the true experience I was looking for in a ryokan: real Japanese furniture and accommodation, traditional breakfast and a perfect position to visit all the temples. The lady who owns the place speaks perfect English (very rare in Japan) as she made an English course. Very few rooms so it's very quiet due also...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Ryokan Ma is an interesting take on the traditional Japanese style of inn. Set in a century-old Kyoto townhouse, the rooms are small, but comfortable, well ordered, clean and tastefully decorated. Be prepared for sleeping on a futon, sitting at a low table and manoeuvres in a tiny but fully functional bathroom. The tatami and the yukata are beautiful touches...

Thank Lajhar
Reviewed 23 March 2014

Gorgeous little machiya ryokan tucked away off a main street. Walking distance to many sights, restaurants and shops. The service was faultless and ever-friendly. breakfast was lovely and traditional. Highly recommended!

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 16 March 2014

Have always wanted to go Kyoto and finally made it on my birthday. Ryokan Ma turned out to be the perfect place to stay - it really felt like home for me. The owner and staff genuinely care about their guests and are always full of recommendations on places to go, things to eat and in general the best ways...

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No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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Address: 547-1, Nishinotouin, Aneyakouji, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8273, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > City Center
Number of rooms: 3
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“Ask for the room with the balcony”
Travel_Tir, 5 May 2016 | Read review
“The Japanese Style rooms may be more convenient. The hostess was readily available for laundry service at 500 Yen per machine wash. Rent a bike! Kyoto is a relatively flat city.”
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