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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 20 February 2013

Service: Very kind and comprehensive. Hosts helped us with all kinds of things like restaurant selection, transportation tips, etc. English is quite proficient. Room: Small but bery elegant Japanese Ryokan room. Location: 10 mins walk from Kyoto train station, 20 mins walk from Kiyomizu Temple, and 5 mins walk from bus station that goes directly to Golden Pavillion.

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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 16 February 2013

This cozy hotel is very convenient as it is a short distance walk from Kyoto Station. We stayed for about 4 days in their traditional Japanese rooms. The rooms are clean and well kept, during this time of winter they also have heaters so even though you sleep in a futon you won't be cold. Sleeping quality is good if... More 

1 Thank laranaflaca
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Reviewed 10 January 2013 via mobile

We rocked up on January 4th, 2013. We had no booking but read that Lonely Planet recommends it. We wanted a traditional Japanese room, however, there were none available. They did have western style available, and even though we were there at 10am, a few hours before check-in. They let us into the room, showed us around and let us... More 

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Reviewed 10 January 2013

We stayed here for only 1 night in Dec 2012. We had a garden view room on the 1st floor. We really enjoyed our experience here. Staff made us feel very welcome and it was interesting to stay in a ryokan. We had breakfast there as well the food selection was standard we had the eggs and toast but it... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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Reviewed 2 January 2013

We were very impressed with the staff at Matsubaya Ryokan - they were super helpful at all times, and the tour at the start was really useful as it was our first ryokan stay. They also gave us a great run down of the important sites and the public transport options. It helped make us feel at home, and almost... More 

1 Thank NeonVenables
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2013

This was the second Ryokan we stayed at on our holiday in Japan. It was in a very good location only about 10 minutes walk from Kyoto Station. We were disappointed as we chose this due to all the wonderful reviews on Trip Advisor. We felt that we could have been staying in a 'block of flats'. Yes we had... More 

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Reviewed 28 December 2012 via mobile

We chose the Matsubaya Inn to be our first experience of a ryokan and we weren't disappointed. Situated 10mins away from the station and close to a bus stop, it's convenient for exploring Kyoto and beyond. The Gion area is a 25min walk away but you can easily catch buses or taxis. We were greeted by friendly staff who spoke... More 

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Reviewed 7 December 2012

This was one of our favourite hotels on our tour of Japan. We paid a bit extra for a garden room but it was definitely worth it. A lovely clean, comfortable, traditional ryokan close to the train station and lots of bus stops that get you to all the key sites (you can buy a day bus ticket from the... More 

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2012

It's a nice and sweet experience in the red leaf season Kyoto with Matsubaya Inn. We stayed in Matsubaya Inn for 2 days for the beautiful autumn color in Kyoto. The inn is located about 10 minutes walk to the Kyoto station. With the access map on the website, it's easy to find it. The inn is located with many... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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Reviewed 11 November 2012

If you are looking for a place to stay in Kyoto, go here. Why? Because the owners and staff are the most wonderful people, and staying with them is worth going to Kyoto. They speak English, and are ready to give you all of the advice and recommendations you could want about the city, They also were kind enough to... More 

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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: Higashinotoin Nishi-iru, Kamijuzuyacho-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8150, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku , Kyoto Station
Price Range: RM304 - RM3,036 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Matsubaya Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Don't take 201!”
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 of 5 bubbles Madbenjoel, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Just don't stay here.”
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“Get the Japanese style room!”
 of 5 bubbles toejamson, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“1st floor with garden view is really nice.”
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“Japanese rooms only -avid western style rooms”
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