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Toyoko Inn Kyoto Shijo-Karasuma
Ranked #122 of 407 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Stayed here after travelling from Osaka Toyoko Inn Outlet.

The rooms are the same in design. Not very spacious but clean and neat. The bed are comfortable! For ladies, they even give you masks pack when you checked in. It's really a nice gesture.

They provide free breakfast. However, the food for this hotel are all placed individually so if you need more, you will have to get the small plate or bowls again. Variety is not a lot, but I feel that they are really delicious.

Staffs for this outlet does not speaks good English. So you got to be patience with them. They are willing to help you with a smile despite not speaking very good English.

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

It is an easy place to reach. Just need to walk for a few minute from trail way station or bus stop. Many shops and stores are around its location. It is convenient.

However, their receptionists do not know English well. It is difficult to communicate. Their room arrangement / management is also poor which made me confused. My friends and I reserved two twin rooms for three nights, and the staff said my friend's room had to be shifted on the third night because someone had booked it. This was sounded weird, right? Why does someone who come later than us is in a preference and able to take our room which we have been living in? We still followed to do room shifting on the third day's morning and went for our trip then. Unfortunately they called us in the mid of trip and told us I was the one should be shifted, not my friend. We went back to the hotel immediately and explained that my friend had do shifting in the morning, and a new room has been confirmed to provide for her. Then asking why I do need to shift too that was never mentioned before. Finally I did not need to shift but needed to pay 1500 yen more.

I think their room arrangement is really poor. It does not even make sense. Their callback upset us a lot and destroyed our trip. Their messy administration work also caused us money loss. We compromise to pay for the settle because we don't want any more trouble and wasting our time although we do not want to do so indeed.

In general, its room size is reasonable. Shampoo, rinse and body wash are provided. Tooth paste and brush are also provided. Same kind of japanese breakfast buffet is provided everyday. There is not much food choice indeed, so please don't put much expectation to it. Still, food is tasted good, especially the rice balls.

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

The hotel has what most travellers have come to expect in a good hotel, that is, clean, everything works in the room, front desk staff are very efficient and the location was great! The subway/bus stops are about 2 min walk away which make travel to places like Uji, Arashiyama, Kobe, Ohara, etc. are within easy reach. Great food was literally a stone throw away and shopping was everywhere we turned. The only thing that may need a slight improvement is the breakfast. A change in the daily food selection would help.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

I was about to book a hotel close to the central station of Kyoto but last minute i changed my mind and booked this hotel. It was the best decision that made the trip easy and enjoyable. The hotel is located in one of the central streets Shijo dori which is very beautiful and atmospheric at night, has all the shops around. It has a metro station nearby, train, and multiple buses going infront of the hotel, all these make most of the sights approachable. Nishiki market, imperial palace, Kawaramachi disctrict, all approachable even by feet. The staff was frinedly, the hotel clean, the breakfast very bad but there are several cafes around to make up for it. Free wateer was also offered. I would recommend this hotel to travellers

Room Tip: i picked a smoking room because it was a good offer, but it was not smelling at all
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  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Toyoko Inn Shijyo-Karasuma is located just above Hankyu Karasuma station, and this area is the very center of Kyoto. The street, on which the hotel is standing, is Shijyo Street, a famous shopping street, and Shinkyogoku shopping arcade is just 10 minutes' walk from the hotel. Since this hotel is very popular, you should book in advance.

Stayed: January 2016, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Toyoko Inn Kyoto Shijo-Karasuma

Address: 28 Naginataboko-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8008, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shinkyogoku Shopping District
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#11 Best Value Hotel in Kyoto
Price Range: ₹ 4,472 - ₹ 6,999 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Toyoko Inn Kyoto Shijo-Karasuma 3*
Number of rooms: 223
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