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Kyoto Hotels

Matsubaya Inn

  • Kamijuzuya-machi-dori Map It
  • Shimogyō-ku


  • Friendly staff
  • Cheap and tasty breakfast


  • Bland rooms
  • Thin walls
  • Staff speaks little English

Updated 09/23/2013

Fodor's Review

This simple ryokan welcomed its first guest, a monk from the nearby temple, in 1884. You won't find kimono-clad attendants here, but you also won't find wallet-emptying rates. Welcoming innkeepers, pleasant rooms (most of which have private baths), and a good location facing the massive Higashi-Hongan-ji Temple make Matsubaya Inn a great find. Ask about the studio apartments on the top floor, a great place for longer stays. Renovations went a bit overboard in modernizing the 19th-century property, removing some of the charm.

Hotel Information


Kamijuzuya-machi-dori, Higashi Nito-in, Nishi-iru, Kyōto, 600-8150, Japan

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Hotel Details:

  • 8 Japanese-style rooms, 7 with bath
  • Rate includes: No meals

Updated 09/23/2013

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