When we arrived here, we were greeted by a nice old lady, Kumiko Hayashi, who then took us to our room and showed me where the bath room and toilets are. The room is spacious, especially because it's a tatami (Japanese straw mat) room--no beds. When going to sleep, unfold the futon (Japanese mattress/blankets) from the closet at the corner of the room. All the Japanese-style rooms are not furnished with a private bath, but private use of a common bath is available.
- Breakfast (1,000 yen)
- Dinner (4,500 yen)
- Air conditioner
- Yukata (cotton robe)
- Tea set & cookies
- Slipper for outside the room, inside the inn
Note: You'll have to put off your shoes when entering the reception area. Shoes are stored inside the inn at the genkan before entering the reception area.
- Common bath and toilets
- Free internet access for 20 minutes
- Toll parking
Unique Quality: A wooden Japanese-style inn, with Japanese-style rooms ( tatami room with futons for sleeping).
Directions: 10–15 min. walk from JR Kyoto Sta., north direction. In front of Higashi-Honganji Temple, turn right, pass the store with many statues (a bit creepy at night). It's at the right side.
a little traditional ryokan
Matusbaya Ryokan is located quite central in Kyoto. There is a 10-15 minutes walk from the JR Kyoto train station. It is a small inn, belonging to the Japanese Inn Group. I looked for it by doing a search on their web site. It was generally a good experience. The host was very nice with warm hospitality. There was a computer for internet access. Curfew was until 11pm. All rooms do not have a ensuite. However the bathrooms are for private use. There are 2 bathrooms with large baths. Its a small inn with 2 floors, total of 11 rooms.
Unique Quality: Traditional Japanese style ryokan. Great way to experience the Japanese culture. Reasonable cost. The only thing was the walls of the rooms were very thin. It was quite easy to hear what your neighbours were doing (or snoring!!)
Directions: The host will email a map of how to get there. It is about 10-15 minutes walk from JR Kyoto station. It is directly opposite Higashi-Honganji Temple.
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We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:
- Matsubaya Hotel Kyoto
Address: Higashinotoin Nishi-iru, Kamijuzuyacho-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, 600-8150, Japan
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- Free High Speed Internet
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