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Matsubaya Ryokan

City-center guesthouse within easy reach of Kyoto Tower

  • Free WiFi
From
$111

Restrictions related to your trip

This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local, and health advisories for this destination before you book.

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  • Japanese-style Standard Twin Room with Shower - In-Room Dining
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  • Japanese-style Standard Twin Room with Shower - In-Room Dining
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Higashinotoin Nishi-iru, Kyoto, 600-8150, Kyoto, Japan
8.8.Fabulous.
  • The property and service was lovely. The private bath was very relaxing.

    Feb 11, 2020

  • Location to the train station my second time saying here

    Jan 15, 2020

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Official standards

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

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 32 guestrooms
  • Breakfast available
  • Self parking
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Computer station

Feel at home

  • Refrigerator
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair dryer

What’s around

  • In Central Kyoto
  • Kyoto Tower - 8 min walk
  • Sanjusangendo Temple - 16 min walk
  • Nishiki Market - 17 min walk
  • Kawaramachi - 19 min walk
  • Shijo Omiya - 19 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • 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

Landmarks

  • In Central Kyoto
  • Kyoto Tower - 8 min walk
  • Sanjusangendo Temple - 16 min walk
  • Nishiki Market - 17 min walk
  • Kawaramachi - 19 min walk
  • Shijo Omiya - 19 min walk
  • Pontocho - 22 min walk
  • Kyoto Aquarium - 22 min walk
  • Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre - 23 min walk
  • Umekoji Park - 23 min walk
  • Kyoto Railway Museum - 25 min walk

Getting around

  • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 79 min drive
  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 49 min drive
  • Kyoto Station - 8 min walk
  • Shichijo Station - 12 min walk
  • Kiyomizu-gojo Station - 12 min walk
  • Gojo Station - 4 min walk
  • Kujo Station - 22 min walk
  • Tofukuji Station - 24 min walk
Profile: Central Kyoto

Profile: Central Kyoto

Central Kyoto is acclaimed for its temples and castle, and visitors here can explore Nijo Castle and Nishiki Market. This historical neighborhood in Kyoto is well-known for its rich culture, gardens, and festivals.

A stroll through the natural beauty of Shinsenen or Shusuitei Tea House is a way to get to know this local area beloved for its flowers. You can shop for mementos at Kawaramachi, Shijo Omiya, and Pontocho.

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Higashinotoin Nishi-iru, Kyoto, 600-8150, Kyoto, Japan

At a glance

Size

  • 32 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors

Arriving/leaving

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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local, and health advisories for this destination before you book.

Special check-in instructions

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

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Onsite self parking (JPY 1000 per night)
*See fees and policies 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

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • 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

More

  • In-room safe

Special features

Spa

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

Fees & policies

Mandatory feesPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property 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.

Optional extras

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

ParkingPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Self parking costs JPY 1000 per night

Pool, spa, and gym (if applicable)Pay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Reservations are required for private bath/onsen and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene and cleanliness

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).

Policies

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 accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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

*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, Matsubaya Ryokan does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • 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 staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs JPY 1000 per night.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include kura kura (4-min walk), sushi iwa (4-min walk), and Walden Woods (4-min walk).
  • Matsubaya Ryokan has a garden.
8.8.Fabulous.
  • 8.0.Very Good

    Excellent and kind staff. Even helped us order food in the rain. Only complaint is that the bathrooms are a bit cramped.

    4 night trip with friends, Oct 19, 2019

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very quaint, old world style. Clean, well located.

    Jo, 2 night family trip, Oct 13, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    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, 2 night romance trip, Jul 15, 2019

    Verified Orbitz guest review

  • 8.0.Very Good

    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 well..lol... but overall was ok if you want to try out Japanese ryokan.

    2 night trip, Apr 19, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The Japanese breakfast was great! The staff was welcoming.

    2 night family trip, Mar 30, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Convenient, clean, quiet, efficient. Balcony a nice touch. Easy to find from train station.

    Susan, 1 night trip, Nov 11, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great place, great location!

    We love the Japanese room for our stay. Very comfortable and unique experience. Would recommend it.

    Michael, 3 night romance trip, Nov 20, 2017

    Verified Hotels.com guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fabulous tradition ryoken with great staff

    Amazing traditional ryoken in great, convenient and interesting neighborhood. Staff give excellent advice for sightseeing and restaurants. Absolutely great experience. Perfect place to stay for experiencing Kyoto.

    Anne, 5 night family trip, Jul 19, 2017

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very nice East-West experience

    I stayed in this ryokan 6 nights. From the very first day it felt like being home away from home. My room was on the top floor (5th floor) and I had a great view of Kyoto rooftops. On the table there was green tea, a tea cup set and a cookie waiting for me. It was a Western-style room but with the Japanese elements in lighting, yukata with a traditional belt and two kinds of slippers.The staff was polite and friendly. I was always greater with with a smile and a bow. When I was leaving, the owners gave me a small present thanking me for the stay with them, walked out with me on the street and bowed.

    Mary, Other trip, Oct 24, 2015

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Awesome ryokan

    This ryokan is in walking distance from JR station. Awesome traditional decor and feel. Extremely helpful and courteous staff. They even gave me a souvenir on my departure and wished me safe travels. The room is spacious and homey. Facility is very clean and inviting. Will definitely come back. They even do day passes for the bus which is well worth the convenience.

    King, Other trip, Dec 9, 2015

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