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The greatest hosts! Greeted us with smiles when we arrived and then talked through with us the sites we were planning to see over the next few days and the best way to get there. They also went through local eating options too, which is...More
This is a family run ryokan, very small with only three rooms. The scale of the ryokan makes for a very authentic experience. The owner speaks fluent English and is a very helpful lady who takes pride in her establishment. This was evident every step...More
The ryokan is located 10-15 minutes walk from the main street in a quiet neighborhood with restaurants and coffee shops. The staff was lovely, willing to help with everything. When we said we are skipping breakfast because we wanted to sleep late, they left in...More
The Hotel is quaint and authentic japanese ryokan stay. The staff is very helpful. The feel of the place is authentic. the miniature garden is so serene for breakfast and evening tea.
Location is fantastic, walkable distance from the train station, bus station etc.
We stayed at Ryokan Ma for 3 nights, and liked it very much. The rooms are small but there's everything that you need. The whole place is very small - 3 or 4 rooms, on first floor, just above the street. The street is quite...More
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.