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Sterling Heights, Michigan
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Spent 2 nights in the Kyoto Ryokan Shoei. Check in was easy and of course, everyone so pleasant and helpful. Having never been in a Ryokan, this one is amazing. It was beyond my expectations. Traditional floor futons, very comfortable. The comforter was amazing soft and cozy. Enough room for 4 adults and fit the space in the closet for...

1Thank redroses123
Highland, New York
Reviewed 26 November 2016

This was our first visit to a Ryokan. It was super convenient to the train station. Room was well appointed. Included meals were amazing - they were delicious and huge selection. The kids meals were very diverse as well. Quiet and comfortable.

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Orange County, CA
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for a week during our recent trip to Kyoto. The ryokan itself is located one train station from the Kyoto station at the Tambaguchi station (3 min train ride) and then a 5 min walk to the actual hotel. Take a taxi the first time you go. It is located in a more sleepy...

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Reviewed 13 October 2014

We were a bit hesitant to stay at Shoei Ryokan at first due to the dated and lack of English reviews on TripAdvisor. But now looking back, we are so glad we were able to stay at such an amazing accommodation in such a great location. My brother and I had traveled from Osaka to Kyoto, where we then took...

2Thank Ayu A
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 April 2011

The place was a bit far from the JR Kyoto station so we took a taxi to get there. We were greeted immediately upon entering and the staff were very friendly. They could not speak English very well but spoke enough for us to understand. The room was quite cozy with the futons laid out but still had plenty of...

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Reviewed 27 August 2010

This was our first stay in Japan, and it was a great three nights. I (66) was traveling with my daughter (29), and we both were very happy with the experience.. Room service every day, tea, private bath, separate tea room off sleeping room. From our little private tea room, we even had a small view of the last fires...

2Thank Viking-Alumna
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 7 November 2009

The hotel is hard to find. It is far from Kyoto JR station. It is closer if get off at Tanbaguchi station. Apart from its location, the hotel is new. the room is nice and clean. Huge public bath and hot water bathtub.

1Thank TONY_TravelLover

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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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Additional Information about Shoei

Address: Shomen Nishi-iru Mibugawadori Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8826, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku , Kyoto Station
Price Range: $183 - $524 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 36
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#94 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
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