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Matsubaya Inn

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12/06/2017 13/06/2017
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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed 3 nights in this 1885 Inn. The family that runs this Ryokan are fantastic, breakfast is great futons are soft, the rooms are small as this is a typical Inn of this age. Each room had it's own shower/toilet, soft towels etc. It's a short walk to Kyoto station to catch the Shinkansen ( bullet trains ) to...

Thank Russell B
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights here because it was fully booked out. This is a modern ryokan for tourists to experience it for fun. We stayed in real traditional ryokan before but this is great for my kids to try out with our budget to stay 4 persons. Our room is tatami floors and and just fit 4 futons. The futons...

Thank Mee Fung L
Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Location near Kyoto station was handy, but it is situated in a back lane. The room was dark and had no furniture apart from futon and low table and cushions + tv. The basic bathroom was clean. When we visited recently the downstairs area was being renovated, and we hope might include a common room with a couple of comfortable...

Thank jaytee105
New York
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for three nights during the autumn season in the Japanese style room on the second floor. Our room had a en suite, traditional tatami mats, futon and tea set. They don't provide an onsen or dinner here but we weren't really bothered cause we couldn't eat half of the dinners past ryokans offer and also there were...

2Thank miaonthejourney
Helen, Georgia
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Staying at a Ryokan was going to be highlight of my first visit to Japan. My room is severely dated 1970's yellowed plastic tub and bathroom. There is major construction that was not mentioned when I booked. So no Onsen baths, no meals. I have severe arthritis and require hot baths. I tried taking a bath in room this morning...

1Thank Donelson84
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We have just stayed at this Inn and would definitely recommend if you're looking for a Japanese experience in the way of accommodation, culture and history. The inn is over 130 years old and has remained in the same family ever since. The staff are extremely helpful, polite and courteous. The room is fairly simple yet quaint and absolutely gives...

1Thank Corina J
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I stayed in a single Japanese style room on the third floor. This ryokan was excellently located - about 5 minutes walk from Kyoto or Gojo station. The room was very clean. I am an extremely light sleeper, but I wasn't bothered by my neighbours at night. I did wake up to either the neighbours or cleaners talking in the...

Thank Sian M
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 12 January 2017

The family run Inn is great, with friendly staff and owners. Simple, but tasty breakfast. Good location to many major attractions BUT if you want a good nights sleep consider the traditional paper thing walls. Snoring and talking from other rooms made it difficult to sleep. The floor sleeping though was comfortable, but wouldn't suit everyone. Good for a night...

2Thank brett k
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We stayed type B Japanese style room , ensuire bathroom. Dim lighting, tatami, futon, traditional Japanese decor, tea set & cosy size all makes our room calm & restful place to return to happily every night. We especially love the balcony. It is tiny but cosy. There are 2 comfortable chairs to relax & enjoy a cup of green tea...

4Thank hijacque
Mukilteo, Washington
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This inn is a few easy blocks walk from the main train station. We had a "western" style room (room 505) and found it very clean and comfortable. Though considered western, it still had an interesting Japanese vibe to it, including a Japanese style bath. Breakfast was basic, but served with a smile and chit-chat with other guests. Nothing fancy...

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Staying in Shimogyo-ku

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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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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Matsubaya Inn

Address: Higashinotoin Nishi-iru, Kamijuzuyacho-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8150, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku , Kyoto Station
Price Range: $177 - $320 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Matsubaya Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Don't expect too many hours of sleep.”
73brettk, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Western style still has a Japanese feel.”
BeverlyRae, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Avoid the Japanese style rooms.”
KWC2012, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
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Madbenjoel, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Just don't stay here.”
tp19492016, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
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