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las vegas, nv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 a 4 for these facts except for the price. The breakfast was absolutely charming and...

Thank jarasta
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Kyoto is expensive, so boutique hotels / ryokans are really pricey, and many budget ryokans I looked at had reviews like "thin walls" "shared toilet" "curfew" which this didn't have. Still, as a midrange option it was still at the top of my budget and I really don't think worth the money at all. I didn't feel like I had...

Thank Mic1902
Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We did not have dinner at the hotel, it would have cost 100euros per person and the room price was already 200euros per night. We did not have breakfast either so can not say about the quality of the food. Service was good and place was quite easy to find. Short walk from bus stop. Room it self was comfortable...

Thank NiinaJarvinen
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Situated really closed to Gion, famous as Geisha quarter and Potoncho, the famous street full of bars and restaurant. The ryokan is very old style and offer hotspring for free, very small pools but still you can enjoy a hot bath with a view on Kyoto. If you fancy a sweet breakfast mention on the booking otherwise you'll find yourself...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We stayed in the Japanese-Style Townhouse - Annex. Which is located across the road separate from the rest of the Ryokan. So we didn't see the staff much, when we did (like if we needed extra washing powder, check in/out) they were extremely friendly and helpful. The location was perfect, 5 min walk downtown 10 mins walk to Nishiki markets...

Thank Kellie W
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We wanted to try a ryokan and this one was quite a good choice. The service was friendly, the breakfast were good and it was within easy walking distance of the centre of town. We did feel though that the place was a little run down and not the magical experience that we had expected. As westerners, we found sleeping...

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Vaxjo, Sweden
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here with my wife for two days at this typical ryokan. The staff was very friendly and tried their best to give us the information we wanted. The rooms are a bit worn, but clean and spacious. The breakfast was really good and it varied from day to day. I really recommend to use the bath, which is open...

Thank Riebro
Reviewed 6 July 2016

This ryokan is a gem. You get to experience the traditional Japanese inn at a very affordable price. The staff was very friendly and gracious. The breakfast was simply amazing. The location is excellent. It is next to the river and peaceful and very convenient to the Gion district and the subway. It is very close to shops and restaurants....

1Thank Tandore
New York City, New York
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Such a sweet little Ryocan, lovely people in THE most beautiful neighborhood. We loved it. This is a very small local traditional Japanese hotel, tiny ooms, just tatami matts, and a couple of Japanese stools and a coffe table to sit on the floor with. It feels like an American would think of an urban B and B or a...

1Thank Lisa K
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We have just returned after almost 3 weeks trekking and sightseeing in Japan. After hiking the Nakasendo and the Kumanokoda , our last 4 days were spent in Kyoto staying at the elegant Ryokan Tazuru . This is a traditional inn just 10 minutes walk from Gion, along a beautiful narrow tree-lined, stream-lined street. In fact a delight ! The...

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Staying in Shimogyo-ku

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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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Address: 179-1 Minoyacho, Matsubaraagaru, Kiyamachidori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8015, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku
Price Range: $241 - $798 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ryokan Tazuru 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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“A room facing the river such as 311 or 12.”
 of 5 bubbles jarasta, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in room 202 which overlooked the street but it was quiet even with the balcony window open all night”
 of 5 bubbles krystalxx2015, 14 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Do not check in any room located at the annex of the building which need to be access via staircase”
 of 5 bubbles Toasttoastbaby, 12 Jun 2015 | Read review
“The 6th floor suite is the best in the hotel--great views and more spacious than anything I've experienced in Japan.”
 of 5 bubbles exerda, 5 Jun 2015 | Read review
“We had a room facing the river which was lovely, but I'm not sure if you could ask for this in English. We had a large family room to sleep 4, which was one big room but fun. The bath tub was great. There is also a public bath upstairs, single sex at certain times, which was nice too. Our kids were well taken care of-- they had child size robes and slippers and they were welcomed.”
 of 5 bubbles photoMama2, 30 Jul 2014 | Read review
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