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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the Tea Ceremony room. Was big, nice entrance, the futons were so comfortable!! The staff were really nice and the traditional breakfast was delicious. Really near the central station and bus stop. Some temples around but it is on a quiet and peaceful area. Will repeat for sure!!

Thank Raquel María R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel was OK, but seemed to scrimp on a few details which would dramatically improve the quality of the experience. At this hotel, guests are left to lay out their own futons, and to tidy them away. This is a departure from normal ryokan practice where hotel staff set out the bedding. Of course, this ryokan is cheaper than...

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Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Visited Kyoto in early August, very hot month, and decided to walk to the ryokan from the train station. This is totally doable on any given day and the ryokan is relatively easy to find with a map that you can pick up at the stunning central train station so unless you have a lot of luggage or it's August...

1Thank Amanda A
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I was looking for a ryokan-style accommodation at a reasonable price and is within walking-distance from Kyoto Station, and this property provided everything. I booked directly from their website and selected the Sukiya-style Room with private garden. The staff members were quick to answer any questions I had via email. When I arrived, check-in was efficient, and everyone was very...

2Thank Ravall0
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

I very rarely give a five, but the staff were so amazingly lovely, friendly and accomodating, the Japanese style room was fun to stay in, we had a free tea ceremony too. It is in a quiet street but close to the main Station, food and sights. Only problem was that I sometimes hit my head on doorways, but the...

2Thank PhillyJoan
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 17 December 2016

The Hotel is located beside Nishi Honganji, a quiet neighbourhood at Kyoto. The Hotel Staff is extremely helpful and hospitable. With good command of English, they are able to provide good suggestion of nearby food and cafes, as well as provide directions to the various tourist attraction in Kyoto. The Tatami Room was spacious with all the necessary amenities. Thumbs...

1Thank haelite
Aurora, Colorado
Reviewed 22 November 2016

We spent 3 nights at the Kyomachiya Ryokan Sakura Honganji and we loved every minute of it. We booked the American style room that included 2 twin beds (we were not up for sleeping in a traditional ryokan room) with a bathroom in the room. We were very pleased with our accommodations as our room was very clean and included...

2Thank Cozmocat2
Paris, France
Reviewed 22 November 2016

People there are very nice. The English-speaking staff is very helpful. We liked the location of the hotel, not only because it is near Kyoto Station but also Honganji temple is 2 minutes walk from the hotel. We went to Nishi Honganji twice and loved walking barefoot through the large wood corridors. Our room was on the 2nd floor with...

2Thank Rhea L
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

It's a lovely comfy Japanese style ryokan. It's at a quiet block very near to Kyoto station, around 15min walk. Staff are very handy and friendly. The restaurants they recommended are very good as well, better to have a reservation before you go coz they are way popular. LOL The only drawback is that the acoustic isolation between rooms is...

1Thank Yang L
Kerobokan, Indonesia
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Very nicely designed modern-style Ryokan. You receive your Yukata to wear. Each room has its own bathroom. The baked salmon breakfast was excellent. The staff are all really great. We were given a very thorough explanation of our room and how to make the bed. Short walk from bus stops. Very fast wifi connection of around 1mb up/down.

2Thank 2han

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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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Kyomachiya Ryokan Sakura is designed like a traditional wooden townhouses in the past and combined with modern-style life. Located in the heart of the city and offers touch of japanese cultures." Feel you're living in Kyoto while you're travelling" ... more   less 

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Address: 228 Butsuguyacho Aburanokoji Hanayacho Sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8347, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku
Price Range: ₹ 7,508 - ₹ 9,452 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kyomachiya Ryokan Sakura Honganji 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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#26 Best Value Hotel in Kyoto
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“Stay in a garden room so you can sit in the veranda and enjoy your surrounding!”
  • The room with futons laid out
  • Small but cozy private garden
  • Comfortable sitting area in the private garden
  • Room with garden view
 of 5 bubbles Ravall0, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for room at high floor for quieter night, and lower floor for lobby wifi.”
 of 5 bubbles haelite, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
“They ask that all guests stay quiet after 11p.m., so we had no problem with noise. I think any room would be fine here :)”
 of 5 bubbles brookel218, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms have thin walls so you could hear your neighbors quite easily.”
 of 5 bubbles , 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Go for the rooms with gardens - they truly add to the experience when you're sat on the tatami, in your yukata, sipping sencha tea.”
 of 5 bubbles piratecavegirl, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
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