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Matsubaya Ryokan

3-star3 stars
Higashinotoin Nishi-iru, Kamijuzuyacho-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 600-8150, Japan

City-center guesthouse, steps from Higashi Honganji Temple
  • Free WiFi

Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • Amazing rooms all u could ever need! Able to cook noodles and wash and dry our cloths and…Oct 7, 2018
  • The property and service was lovely. The private bath was very relaxing.Feb 11, 2020

Matsubaya Ryokan

from ¥19,318
  • Japanese-Style Superior Twin Room with Garden View
  • Japanese-Style Deluxe Room with Garden View
  • Japanese-Style Deluxe Room with Bathroom
  • Western-Style Standard Twin Room
  • Japanese-Style Standard Twin Room with Bathroom
  • Japanese-Style Family Room with Kitchen
  • Japanese-Style Superior Twin Room
  • Japanese-Style Deluxe Room with Kitchen
  • Japanese-Style Single Room
  • Japanese-style Standard Twin Room with Shower
  • Japanese-style Deluxe Room, with Shower
  • Suite Japanese Western Style Room with Bathroom

What’s around Matsubaya Ryokan


  • In Central Kyoto
  • Kyoto Tower - 10 min walk
  • Nishiki Market - 17 min walk
  • Kawaramachi - 19 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 31 min walk
  • Yasaka Shrine - 32 min walk
  • Nijō Castle - 39 min walk
  • Kyoto University - 44 min walk

Getting around

  • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 79 min drive
  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 50 min drive
  • Shichijo Station - 12 min walk
  • Kiyomizu-gojo Station - 12 min walk
  • Kyoto Station - 13 min walk
  • Gojo Station - 6 min walk
  • Kujo Station - 22 min walk
  • Tofukuji Station - 24 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 32 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-11:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
The front desk is open daily from 6:30 AM - 11:00 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Onsite self parking (JPY 1000 per night)

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • English breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
Working away
  • Computer station
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • In-room safe

Special features


Public bath/onsen services include a yukata (Japanese robe).

Matsubaya Ryokan’s small print

Also known as

  • Matsubaya
  • Matsubaya Ryokan Kyoto
  • Matsubaya Ryokan Guesthouse
  • Matsubaya Ryokan Guesthouse Kyoto
  • Matsubaya Kyoto
  • Matsubaya Ryokan
  • Matsubaya Ryokan Kyoto
  • Ryokan Matsubaya
  • Matsubaya Hotel Kyoto


The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

Reservations are required for private bath/onsen and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A city tax may be collected at the property, effective October 1, 2018. The city tax ranges from JPY 200-1,000 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: JPY 1000 per person, per night

Optional extras

Self parking costs JPY 1000 per night

Breakfast costs between JPY 500 and JPY 1100 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Matsubaya Ryokan

  • Does Matsubaya Ryokan offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Matsubaya Ryokan does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Matsubaya Ryokan?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Matsubaya Ryokan?
    Yes. Self parking costs JPY 1000 per night.
  • Are pets allowed at Matsubaya Ryokan?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Matsubaya Ryokan?
    You can check in from 3 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Matsubaya Ryokan?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include kura kura (4-min walk), sushi iwa (4-min walk), and Sumibi to wine (4-min walk).
  • What is there to do at Matsubaya Ryokan and nearby?
    Matsubaya Ryokan has a garden.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 46 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Location to the train station my second time saying here
us1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Excellent and kind staff. Even helped us order food in the rain. Only complaint is that the bathrooms are a bit cramped.
us4 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Very quaint, old world style. Clean, well located.
Jo, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
We stayed here 15 years ago, although the building has been renovated it still retains the charm of a Ryokan.
gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
I had the pleasure of staying at Matsubaya with my class a week and a half before my stay with my wife and both times were a true pleasure. The staff there is phenomenal and quite kind. I will definitely return the next time I find myself in the Kansai area.
Tim, us2 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Part Traditional
Great stay but rooms modern and renovated not Ryokan however traditional breakfast was excellent! Staff great, location a little confusing but original old area
Carmen, au3 night trip
Very good 8.0
The tatami room had a strong smell bcoz of the bamboo mats... so you might need to keep the window open all day.. not recommended if you stay during winter or summer coz u can't open window all day... the ryokan said to be opened in 2016 but everything inside is old style... the tv is like the size of my android tablet ... and toilet is old style as but overall was ok if you want to try out Japanese ryokan.
us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
The Japanese breakfast was great! The staff was welcoming.
us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Exceptional service
Wonderful showcase of Japanese service. We were given a welcome tour of the hotel and when we came back to check in, they had moved our luggage into the room. Also, guests who do not have their rooms cleaned receive a free gift. One downside is that the room walls are thin.
Chang Xian, sg2 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Decent place to stay
Lovely staff, decent English, and helped me when I was sick. Rooms felt like apartments rather than a ryokan.
Laura, ca4 night trip

Matsubaya Ryokan