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Reviewed 17 November 2009

We loved our stay here at the Rakucho Ryokan. It is an older wooden house but all the other guests were polite and it was very quiet. Our room and the bath was remarkably clean. Of all the tatami mats we stayed on, these "beds" were actually the most comfortable. Our room was warm, overlooked a lovely garden and there... More 

3 Thank vgmodell
Nagoya, Japan
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Reviewed 25 August 2009

This is a very reasonably priced Ryokan in a good location. The owners are very friendly, and we were made to feel very welcome during our stay. The rooms were clean, very comfortable and had all the essentials you might need (tea, water heater, heated blanket/air con.) Towels were not provided but this is quite common at ryokans. The only... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 10 July 2009

This place was about a 10 minute walk away from the Kitaoji station on the north side of Kyoto, but the bus is also easily accessible. There staff was very friendly and it was a well-maintained place. The ryokan is made entirely out of wood, so it's not soundproof and you have to be quiet while in the the rooms... More 

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Reviewed 26 May 2009

A great place in the north side of town, a little bit of a hike from the center but Kyoto's excellent bus system makes it a breeze. Loved the second floor toilet that raises the seat when you enter the room, rather charming. They have buss passes, maps and a ton of information on sightseeing, airport transfers, etc. If you... More 

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Reviewed 9 May 2009

We stayed for 3 nights at Rakucho Ryokan in March and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The welcome was great and welcoming. You remove your shoes at the front and slip into slippers (they even have ones big enough for big footed westerners - not usually the case). The futons were very comfortable and they had very fast wifi available throughout... More 

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Reviewed 28 December 2008

My partner and I arrived at this Ryokan at 11.30pm after a delayed flight, and the key to our room with a map of the property was ready waiting for us when we arrived (the owner didn't wait up, which was fine). Don't forget to take off your shoes when you enter this lovely, quaint little Ryokan, it is very... More 

Thank NigelLara
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Reviewed 6 December 2008

We stayed in this great ryokan for three weeks on our second trip to Japan. It was a wonderful experience, not in the least because of the friendly and helpful owners. To sum it up: the ryokan is clean, comfortable, well situated, has very good futons, inexpensive. A great place to stay! Rakucho Ryokan is located in a lovely neighbourhood,... More 

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Sweden, Stockholm
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Reviewed 27 July 2008

Me and my wife was looking for a budget Japanese style hotel in Kyoto and found Rakucho Ryokan. We were much surprised when we arrived since we excepted a pretty low standard since the price was low. But after have been at a couple of other places we can easily say that Rakucho Ryokan was the best place we stayed... More 

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Reviewed 23 July 2008

My husband and I have spent over 10 days in this Ryokan, in 2 separate periods and loved it ! The futon mattress is super comfortable and the rooms we had were spacious. The room is twice as big as the room we had in another ryokan in Tokyo but for the same price. The neighbourhood is quiet and has... More 

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Reviewed 5 July 2008

Most comfortable futons *ever*! The whole place is well-kept & squeaky clean so we didn't mind sharing bathrooms. So clean, in fact, that we wondered if we were the only people using the soaking tub every night. Many useful amenities for the budget traveller: refrigerators, some silverware, microwave, laundry facilities, free use of computer/internet. They also sell one-day bus passes,... More 

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Staying in Northern Kyoto

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Northern Kyoto
Hot springs and historic temples characterize the leafy landscapes of Northern Kyoto. Acres of tranquil residential streets are interrupted by some of Kyoto's most gorgeous architectural gems, including the majestic Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji, the serene artistry of the Ryoanji Temple rock gardens, and the bold red paint across the structures of Enryakuji Temple. Once a religious core of the city, the district now boasts some of its most remote and peaceful hot springs, as well as a few of its best family-run mom-and-pop restaurants. A blend of extremely local at its outskirts, and highly peopled at its tourist centers, Northern Kyoto nonetheless retains a halcyon air in harmony with nature.
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Address: 67 Higashihangicho, Shimogamo, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0824, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Northern Kyoto
Price Range: RM311 - RM418 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Rakucho Ryokan 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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#10 Best Value Hotel in Kyoto
#55 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
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“Try to stay away from the ground floor (showers, washing machine, drier)”
 of 5 bubbles Liis111, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
“For someone able to climb stairs, the upper floor has more privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles YakkinYeti, 15 Apr 2013 | Read review
“We paid a little extra for the larger room at the end of the ground floor which was, I assume, twice the size of the others judging by the floor plan.”
 of 5 bubbles MattMoose, 28 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Try to ask for room in a second floor far from toilets.”
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