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San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
Reviewed 19 May 2016

We arrived on a rainy night, they received us very friendly, give us some nice hints to dinner. They have a friendly staff. The room was small, very small, but well is a new experience as almost everything in kyoto, you have to look as the simple but meaningful things. Good relation Cost/Benefit (January 2014)

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towako, フロントスタッフ at Nagomiyado Towa Ryokan, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at TOWA. We are pleasured to hear that you did japanese experiences!! I suppose it might be difficult to sleep with Futon on tatami matress as unusual or eating a japanese breakfast however it's japanese people's real life:) Thank you very much again.We are looking forward to seeing you again!! Ayumi Abo TOWA,Inc

Reviewed 14 May 2016

Not sure what I expected, but on reflection, the ryokan is exactly what it says it is. The photos do it justice. We didn't get our welcome tea, which was disappointing, there were a few people in the public area so maybe they were too busy. We had wanted to try Kaiseki style, and although I haven't had it elsewhere...

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towako, オーナー at Nagomiyado Towa Ryokan, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to comment on your staying. We'd truly value the opinions of our customers and we'd apologize that we did not meet your expectations. Thank you very much for your advises and we'd keep improving and challenging. Sincerely, yoshiko Ota TOWA.inc.

Stanford, California
Reviewed 17 September 2015

It was our first time staying in a ryokan. We enjoyed the matcha tea when we checked in. We had the kaiseki dinner served directly to our room. It had 9 courses with plenty of food and took 1.5 ~ 2 hours. We enjoyed trying the variety of dishes. We had Japanese-style breakfast which was served in the banquet hall....

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towako, フロントスタッフ at Nagomiyado Towa Ryokan, responded to this review

Thank you for staying and choosing TOWA as your first place to stay at Ryokan. TOWA is a quite japanese style, and you seem enjoy it!!. As you said it might be hard to sleep on Futon if you aren't used to do it,however it could be typical experience in Japan.Also it was a even casual way we hope you...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 April 2015

We enjoyed our stay at Towa. We stayed in the traditional Machita, which can host comfortably 4 to 6 people, with 2 spacious bathroom and a little private patio great to park bikes (we rented bikes close to the station at Kyoto Eco Trip http://www.kyoto-option.com/en/) The house is very clean, with great amenities, it is very quiet in a pretty...

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towako, reception at Nagomiyado Towa Ryokan, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at TOWA and your comment, We are happy to hear that you like our town and our hotel!!As you said around our hotel there still have a traditional houses and atomosphore. And you seem enjoy Machiya, it's a quite traditional house in Kyoto. Year by year Machiya is getting degreasing actually, so we are pleasured that...

Hong Kong
Reviewed 29 December 2014

This is a good and clean japanese style ryokan near the railway station. I stayed there for 2 nights. The location is convenient, and there are also a lot of japanese / western restaurants nearby. The room is spacious, staff very warm and helpful. The wifi was not very strong though. Though the room has a private toilet and bath...

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towako, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Nagomiyado Towa Ryokan, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at Towa. We apolpgize for taking so long to reply.We are pleasead to hear about your commnet and get a nice review. However we are sorry about wifi we will check it and fix it. When you come to Japan, we are looking forward to seeing you again, Thank you. Ayumi Abo TOWA

Milan, Italy
Reviewed 28 July 2014

We had a quiet, clean and all new room, but unfortunately the whole structure lacks the true ryokan atmosphere since hosted in a western concrete building with a small bathroom in the basement. We had a cold bureaucratic welcome with double document check and advanced payment. We had no opportunity to try their website acclaimed dinner since we had no...

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towako, マネージャー at Nagomiyado Towa Ryokan, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to comment on your staying. We'd truly value the opinions of our customers and we'd apologize that we did not meet your expectations. And we'd aplogize that our website would be reconstructuring and we couldn't explain at all as well. Thank you very much for your advises and we'd keep improving and challenging. Kind...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 21 February 2014

This was my first experience at a traditional hotel, and I must confess that it was amazing. We arrived on a rainy day, at the front desk we were offered with clean towels so we can dry, after we checked in we got the room keys, the room was small, cozy, clean. Please forget about your western experience here as...

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towako, オーナー at Nagomiyado Towa Ryokan, responded to this review

First of all, thank you very much for your recent stay at our ryokan,TOWA. We are very pleased that you've understanded our culture deeply and enjoyed your stay with us here and the surroundings. We wish you all the best and of course safe travels. Sincerely, Yoshiko Ota OKAMI,director Manager TOWA.ltd.

Singapore
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Perhaps my expectations were already managed with all the reviews saying that the ryokan is not as luxurious as what the website makes it out to be. However, for the price category (and accommodation in Kyoto is not cheap), the ryokan has done very well in terms of the friendliness and warmth of the service, the quality of food and...

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towako, 広報担当マネージャー at Nagomiyado Towa Ryokan, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying at our inn, and for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. Our staff takes service seriously, and we strive to be the best that we can be. I hope that we will have the pleasure of your return visit in the near future! Sincerely, Yukiko Sawada TOWA.Itd.

Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 19 November 2012

We stayed here for a night, would have loved at least another night but unfortunately they were booked out for the whole week! The room was very traditional Japanese, we stayed in the 8 tatami mat room which was quite spacious for the 2 of us, could possibly squeeze in 4 if your luggage are small-medium (airline over-head compartment size)....

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towako, 広報担当マネージャー at Nagomiyado Towa Ryokan, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your nice review on our property! Each employee takes pride in providing a truly positive guest experience. I hope that if you are in Kyoto in the future that we will have the opportunity to serve you. Thanks Again! Sincerely, Yukiko Sawada TOWA.Itd.

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 28 April 2012

Stayed for a night. Towa is a more like a western hotel but in machiya style, not the traditional Ryokan. Nevertheless, I was greeted with very friendly and cheerful staff, with a complimentary matcha and sweets when I checked in. I was also given an eight-tatami mat room although I have booked a six-tatami mat room with no extra charges....

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towako, 広報担当マネージャー at Nagomiyado Towa Ryokan, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay. We are pleased to see the staff was a highlight of your visit, and you enjoyed your stay overall. We look forward to serving you again in the future. Thank you again for your comments. Sincerely, Yukiko Sawada TOWA.Itd.

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Shimogyo-ku
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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Only a 10-minute walk from JR Kyoto Train Station, Nagomi Yado Towa offers Japanese-style accommodations. Guests can refresh in the spacious public baths and use free Wi-Fi, which is offered in the entire building. Nishi Hongan-ji Temple are Higashi Hongan-ji Temple are only 5-minute walk away. Guests can choose to stay in simple Japanese-style rooms at the main building or rent out an entire 2-storey Japanese-style townhouse. All rooms are air-conditioned and includes a flat-screen TV, a fridge and an electric kettle. Rooms in the main building have Japanese futon bedding, while the townhouse has Western beds. All rooms come with an en suite bathroom. In-room massages can be requested for an extra cost and guests can purchase local goods at the souvenir shop. Drink vending machines are on-site and photocopying services are provided at the front desk. Traditional Japanese meals are served at the dining room or the guests' rooms. Breakfast and dinner are available. Towa Nagomi Yado is a 10-minute drive from Kiyomizu Temple and Nijo Temple. Kyoto Imperial Palace is also a 10-minute drive away. Shimogyo Ward is a great choice for travellers interested in Shopping for art, Tours and Adventure. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nagomiyado Towa Ryokan

Address: 395 Mongaku-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8222, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku , Kyoto Station
Price Range: ₹ 8,100 - ₹ 33,215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Nagomiyado Towa Ryokan 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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