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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed in a ryokan on the top floor which although was very spacious, was so dusty and there was a strange clicking sound that was quite distracting. WiFi only worked at reception and my kettle didn't work. Absolutely perfect location though, and the cats that wander around were sweet.

Thank Abbi H
Nieuwvliet, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Short to the Kyoto station, small ryokan run by a very friendly family. They put on the heat Every day So your room is nice and warm when you come back from a long day of sightseeing. I also highly recommend the Japanese breakfast for 1000 yen per person. So good and tasty and keeps you going till lunchtime!

1Thank mranneke
New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Normally I would say near the station is not a good idea but it works in Kyoto because you are near every train and bus line possible. There are lots of restaurants nearby too. The ryokan lobby is small and cramped but the rooms are quite spacious and well appointed in the traditional style. The bathrooms are quite small and...

Thank Chrissy S
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We were very lucky that there was a vacancy, as we had not booked anything and just were going door to door. Such lovely people and so very helpful. We had a large room, no ensuite but being upstairs we were close to the communal bathroom. It was very comfortable and I loved the tiny self serve Japanase tea service....

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

location near kyoto station (around 10mins walking), staff were very friendly, cozy room, warm blanket, private bathroom. recommended for traveller who'd like to stay at ryokan at reasonable price. they also have a fat fluffy cat in the living room that really cute. but the cat does not allowed in the guest room

Thank Nadya W
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Super friendly staff. Super clean. Great to have private bathroom in the room. Furnishing is sparse but that is typical of ryokans. Disappointed that the room had no wifi access. Location is excellent, within a few minutes walk from the main Kyoto station. Was going to the station each night just to see the light show on the steps! Placid...

Thank daventurer
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Stayed at the Ryoken Heianbo in Kyoto. I wanted to stay at a Ryokan and I'm so pleased I chose this Royakan. We were greeted with such a friendly, genuine welcome from the family who run the guesthouse. The room was delightful, and the futon was very comfortable. We had a room without private bathroom, which I was initially concerned...

1Thank Rae R
Turku, Finland
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Me and my wife chose Heianbo for trying the traditional ryokan on our Japan trip. We only spent one night at Heianbo, but it was enough to see that it's a great place to stay. The location is ideal just beside the main station, yet it's hidden just enough, so you don't need to worry about excessive noise. Our room...

1Thank Juuso K
Loveland, Colorado
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Our final ryokan was the best of three fabulous Japanese traditional accommodations we stayed in during our trip. The rooms were beautifully laid out and it was en-suite! We had a separate shower room and bathroom. There is a spacious communal area where WiFi is free, a great place to congregate to chat with fellow travelers about their adventures that...

Thank ccfc1968
New Haven, Connecticut
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

My brother and I stayed here and it's the only ryokan we went to in Japan so possibly others have a more "authentic" feel but this served us well. The location is really easy to find from the train station and the breakfast is great. Room itself is spacious and welcoming to come back to each night.

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Address: 725 Higashi Shiokoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Kyoto Station
Hotel Class:3 star — Ryokan Heianbo 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Ryokan Heianbo Hotel Kyoto
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#41 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
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“Upper floor rooms are quietest”
 of 5 bubbles 799chrissys, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All travelers we spoke with loved their rooms, irrespective of location”
  • I woke up at 6am to this incredible view through the rice paper shutters
  • So comfy, honestly!
  • i loved this tapestry
  • Bedding, next to the fridge!
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 of 5 bubbles ccfc1968, 16 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Great location.”
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“All about the same”
 of 5 bubbles Toppies_11, 25 Oct 2015 | Read review
“some rooms have a courtyard view and others have a private bath.”
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