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The friendly, helpful staff makes this ryokan. Location is convenient and on a quiet street. Room with bath was plenty big and nicely decorated in a japanese style. We needed an extra futon pad and they were very accommodating. There were a few drawbacks that...More
I stayed here on a visit to Kyoto earlier this year. My thoughts are that it is ideal for someone looking for a roof over their head during a long day sight seeing. It's fit for purpose: clean, friendly staff, walking distance to main Kyoto...More
Located only 10 minutes or so (a bit more if you are carrying heavy luggage) from Kyoto station, it was very easy to find.
The staff were lovely and showed us around and how to use everything including instructions on different slippers, etc. as well...More
We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay in Kyoto than Ryokan Matsubaya. It is located within a 10-minute walk of Kyoto train station, so it is a great home base for all kinds of day trips by train and Shinkansen. There are...More
My wife and I stayed in both a Ryokan and western style rooms during our Kyoto visit. We preferred the Ryokan style room for the experience but western style was good and cheaper. The Ryokan was very easy to find by foot from the main...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.