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The service was fantastic, the staff were bright, cheery and very helpful. The rooms were very big and we had a lovely view of the river. It is walk (longish) walk to Gion and in a nice area. The food is outstanding... both breakfast and...More
The entrance is nice and easy location and it ends there. The rest is average. Specially If you're given the room with wall view. Breakfast was a bit blunt. Doors of the room are tiny so if you're slightly muscular you're up for a wrestle...More
We stayed here for 2 nights and booked a traditional Japanese room for 3 people. Overall it was a very nice experience but there are some pros and cons about staying at this ryokan.
Pros: This ryokan is located in a great part of town...More
Just walking around the hotel while waiting for the check-in time was an experience itself. The location is great, near the station as well as a really busy area in the city with department stores and such. But not only that, the view is algo...More
Granted, I don't know the pricing of rooms in Kyoto, but when I looked at other hotel rooms it seems Tazuru was twice the price. I went for it because it was a small ryokan and the location was great: I would have given it...More
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.