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Ryokan Shimizu

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel staff must have "excellent service" tattooed on the back of both hands or something. After checking in, I was personally escorted to my room and given a quick tour to make sure I understood everything. Shortly after, a staff member brought tea up to to my door completely unprompted. They had detailed guides and recommendations for food and...

1Thank Riley K
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed there for 2 nights with excellent experience. Ryokan Shimizu is located in the Kyoto Station area of Kyoto. Just 8 mins walk to Bus Station terminal and Kyoto Station hub. It is very convenient for traveller who would visit different places in Kyoto. Very nice hospitality, they made me feel like home. They even gave me a souvenir...

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff is very friendly. They gave us a souvenir at the end of our stay. The location is not near the main street but they sent us email with the details and map so we can find it easily. The accommodation is clean and we can experience Ryokan (traditional Japanese inn). I highly recommend this place to stay while...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We found this place through tripadvisor and stayed for two nights and can only say it absolutely deserves all the good reviewes and high rating. Clean, quiet, comfortable, friendly, well situated and quite unique in its very personal decorations. We would recommend anyone to stay here- unless you are looking for partytime and nightlife- this is a quiet and peaceful...

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Reviewed 25 November 2016

I loved this place from the minute I walked up to it from the street. In front, there is a small, lovingly kept garden with little statues and plants, and a couple of wooden tables and chairs. The minute you walk inside, you are welcomed with such warm hospitality it is like arriving at the home of a relative. Tip:...

2Thank HFDC
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We were for 3 days in Ryokan Shimizu in November 2016. It was a great experience, our host were genuinly kind. The ryokan is in a great location, quiet hood - 6 min walk from the train station! They also have some traditional bath that you can privatise for an hour. Definitively a place to go if you want to...

Thank Sylvain P
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

It was a great stay at the ryokan Shimizu. The place is close to Kyoto station so it is easy to reach to the main platform for city buses. The hosts were great, making sure the guest have a great experience and explain everything for our journey in Kyoto. We would highly recommend this place. The private Onsen is amazing...

1Thank Puccachoo
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Location is great, very close to Tokyo Station with access to buses, trains and the subway. This is definitely a quaint Japanese version of a B&B so don't expect all the hotel frills. It was a great, quiet, comfortable stay in a traditional ryokan. Be respectful and know the expectations (quiet, tranquility, no shoes past the front door) and you'll...

Thank Resa10984
Reviewed 9 August 2016

No wonder this place had an excellent rate from tripadvisor. For homestay is it more, especially for the cleanness of the showe room n toilet.. much more clean than in a hotels...I love it. I stayed here with my family n we are very very happy...with the room and the cleanness. For us the rules is ok since for the...

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Ryokan is relatively easy to find in a neighbourhood street. However, a little overrated. Upon arrival, the check in is only at 4pm which is rather late compared to a hotel. Pricing was rather higher than hotels in the Sanjo area but we thought that it would be wiser to move to a hotel closer to the Kyoto station to...

1Thank Yoshiposhi

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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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Address: 646 Kagiya-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8317, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku
Price Range: ₹ 5,650 - ₹ 8,850 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ryokan Shimizu 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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Ryokan Shimizu Hotel Kyoto
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#9 Best Value Hotel in Kyoto
#10 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
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“As with most ryokans, the walls are pretty thin so you will get some noise from your neighbours!”
 of 5 bubbles Australianwoman, 3 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Book early!”
 of 5 bubbles PeterR869, 11 Feb 2015 | Read review
“The rooms at the front of the ryokan have clear glass windows whereas the ones on the side are frosted. It didn't bother us but if you think having frosted windows will, I suggest asking for a room at the front.”
 of 5 bubbles Aussie111, 20 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Specify a western style toilet if you prefer to have one!”
 of 5 bubbles JadeK764, 29 Oct 2014 | Read review
“You have to book early to get a room. This Ryokan is always full.”
 of 5 bubbles epsManila, 3 May 2014 | Read review
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