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Matsumoto Ryokan

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Burfjord, Troms, Norway
Reviewed 23 February 2017

If you are in a travel group where some prefers Japanese style room and some prefer western style room, this ryokan is perfect for you. The rooms are spacious, especially the Japanes style rooms. They have a nice public bath. Matsumoto Ryokan serves very good food, traditional Japanese. (You must book food in advance).

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 9 February 2017

the hotel locates just on the other side of the Kyoto Station, super convenient the room is amazing with traditional japanese style and bath downstairs for use. because we stayed for new year's night and new year day. It was expensive. The room and building is a bit old. I had an issue of paying by my citibank visa card...

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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Apart from not being particularly welcoming, the reception is not willing to give any advice nor touristic information, just giving maps and a basic "there are buses" or "maybe this place I don't know". In the morning, they also call you in your room, probably to remind of the cleaning so that you leave the room instead of waiting for...

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Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We selected this hotel to experience the Japanese style rooms. The hotel is small, even though it is opposite to Kyoto station, it took a while to trace the hotel. There is no English sign board which could be seen from the station or main road. However, with the help of google maps and building image we found. It is...

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Burfjord, Troms, Norway
Reviewed 18 March 2016

You can choose between classic ryokan rooms and ordinaire western rooms which makes this a good choice for people travelling together when some of the group wants to try ryokan while others prefer a western bed in stead of the Japanese futon type bed. The staff speaks only a little English, but like most Japanese they manage to understand your...

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Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

The room is small but quite small but clean. Tatami, a small table, a fridge, wardrobe, amenties, etc. Above akl, the most convenient thing is the location just in front of Kyoto station. We tried the breakfast once and it was delicious, tipical Japanese, served by very nice staff.

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Brooklyn
Reviewed 22 July 2015

While staying at the Matsumoto you will probably experience hotel related FOMO (fear of missing out). "If I had researched a little bit more or chosen differently I would have probably ended up at a better place for a similar price" That's what I kept thinking. The Pro's - directly across the street from Kyoto station - you can't get...

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Reviewed 5 April 2015

One nite I went back to hotel room after whole day sightseeing in Kyoto, I just found that there's no towels provided so I came down stairs telling the person at front desk, he asked me if I've tried to look for it, I said yes but I just couldn't find any, then he asked me to follow up with...

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Auckland
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Absolutely what everyone wants to experience, and it was truly lovely. I did get a cab from Kyoto Station as I ended up on the wrong side from my outing of the day, and it can get awfully confusing, trying to manage luggage and directions, particularly if one suffers from sore feet or aching hips, which had happened to me....

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 22 February 2015

A truly awful experience - tiny room with uninviting decor facing a brick wall on one side and back of a parking lot on the other. Even tinier bathroom that resembled one you might find on a ship with a leaky faucet and tiny plastic bag serving as a trash can. Old, thin towels, no closet space and the smell...

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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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  • Smoking rooms available
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Additional Information about Matsumoto Ryokan

Address: 579 Higashishiokojicho, Karasumanishiiru, Shiokojidori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku
Price Range: RM423 - RM1,114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Matsumoto Ryokan 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rooms facing the Kyoto Station have the better view”
  • Japanese style room 602 has view to the station and modern bathroom an suite
  • The Kyoto Station
  • The traditional ryokan have many upgraded bathrooms, ask for one if this is important for you
  • Public bath in the hotel. normal temperetur to the left, very hot to the right
  • Classic Japanese public bath in the basement
  • Bathroom
  • It is nice to find a tea-set and a little sweet in your room by arrival
  • A western style room at Matsumoto Ryokan
WildChef, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“public bath is good”
pdph77, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“high floor facing the road”
  • room - traditional
  • bed
aji, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Japanese style rooms are more spacious than western style rooms”
  • Japanese style room 602 has view to the station and modern bathroom an suite
  • The Kyoto Station
  • The traditional ryokan have many upgraded bathrooms, ask for one if this is important for you
  • Public bath in the hotel. normal temperetur to the left, very hot to the right
  • Classic Japanese public bath in the basement
  • Bathroom
  • It is nice to find a tea-set and a little sweet in your room by arrival
  • A western style room at Matsumoto Ryokan
WildChef, 18 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms have eccellent view to the Kyoto Station. If you ask for a room with this view the staff will warn you about possible noice from traffic. But if you like me wants to study the station and its transformations during the hours, the traficc will be no problem.”
  • Japanese style room 602 has view to the station and modern bathroom an suite
  • The Kyoto Station
  • The traditional ryokan have many upgraded bathrooms, ask for one if this is important for you
  • Public bath in the hotel. normal temperetur to the left, very hot to the right
  • Classic Japanese public bath in the basement
  • Bathroom
  • It is nice to find a tea-set and a little sweet in your room by arrival
  • A western style room at Matsumoto Ryokan
WildChef, 19 Oct 2013 | Read review
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