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Matsubaya Ryokan

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8.6

Good (1,419 ratings)

Kyoto, Japan - 

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280 m Kawaramachi Street

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560 m Kyoto Tower

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1.12 km Shijo Street

Hotel Overview

Matsubaya Ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn located in Kyoto, highly praised by guests for offering an authentic Japanese lodging experience. It merges the charm of traditional Japanese architecture and hospitality with modern amenities to ensure a comfortable stay for its guests.

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  1. Traditional Japanese Experience: Guests love the authentic traditional Japanese rooms and the overall cultural experience.
  2. Excellent Location: The ryokan is conveniently located, making it easy for guests to explore Kyoto's famous sites.
  3. Friendly and Welcoming Staff: The staff are noted for their kindness and efforts to make guests feel at home.
  4. Cleanliness: The inn is praised for its level of cleanliness and well-maintained facilities.
  5. Value for Money: Many reviews highlight the ryokan as being a good value for the price, considering the quality of the experience.
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Area for improvement

  1. Room Size: Some guests find the rooms smaller than expected.
  2. Noise Level: Due to traditional construction, rooms can sometimes be less soundproof, leading to noise disturbances.
  3. Limited English: A few guests have mentioned difficulties communicating in English with some staff members.
  4. Limited Amenities: Some guests noted that, compared to more modern hotels, the ryokan offers fewer amenities.
  5. Breakfast Options: A few reviews mentioned a desire for more variety in the breakfast offerings.

Amenities

Microwave

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Laundry

Laundry

Free WiFi

Parking available

Parking available

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Business services

Business services

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

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Total 1,419 Reviews

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8.6

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8.8

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1,071 Reviews

8.6 / 10

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expedia

348 Reviews

8.8 / 10

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Location was mentioned 51 times

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Reviews based on Location

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Cristina Kawano8 months ago
5/5Google icon

The location was very convenient, about 10 minutes walk from Kyoto station. My room was very comfortable. I stayed there for 5 nights and breakfast - Japanese style - was different each day. And it was always delicious! The shared bathroom was actually quite private: I could simply lock the door! It also looked very clean and organized. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I would be happy to stay here again!

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Okabe Rintaro4 months ago
4/5Google icon

Nice ryokan in quiet place. Staff were very helpful, breakfasts — tasty! The only issue was the streetlight right in front of my window, so it was kinda bright enough at night, even though the window was of type to prevent it (I cannot imagine how it could’ve been with regular window).

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 32

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Number of floors 5

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Number of buildings/towers 2

WiFi Quality

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15

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122

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108

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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What's nearby

Kawaramachi Street

280 m

Kyoto Tower

560 m

Shijo Street

1.12 km

Nishiki Market

1.33 km

Kiyomizu Temple

2 km

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Getting around

Gojo Station

280 m

Kyoto Station

560 m

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Airports Nearby

Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX)

44 km

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Street View

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.5 - $1.2

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Coffee

$1.5 - $3.1

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Beer 0.5L

$1.2 - $2.6

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$3.1 - $9.3

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$0.9 - $1.9

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1.9 - $3.5

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$24.8 - $43.4

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$4.3 - $15.5

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McMeal at McDonalds

$4 - $5.3

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$0.7 - $1.9

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Public transport, monthly pass

$31 - $92.1

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1 - $1.1

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$15.3 - $25.3

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$24.8 - $65.3

Weather In Kyoto

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Air Quality

Unhealthy (For Sensitive Groups)

PM2.517

PM1032

46

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Limited risk for sensitive individuals. Not recommended to do outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Light

Few vehicles on the road, relaxed and stress-free driving experience.

House Rules

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Check in after 15:00

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Check out until 10:00

Children welcome

No pets

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