Toyoko Inn Kyoto Shijo-Karasuma

Address: 28 Naginataboko-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Kinki, 600-8008, Japan | Hotel
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This hotel, located on 28 Naginataboko-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, is near Nishiki Market, Pontocho, Takashimaya, and Nishijin Textile Center.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsToyoko Inn Kyoto Shijo-Karasuma

      Reviewed by triphippo

      Pleasant and inexpensive

      Reviewed Jun 13, 2012
      by (1 review) New York , United States Flag of United States

      We stayed here for 3 nights, and were quite happy. Originally we were concerned about communication but the staff spoke quite enough English to check us in/out and even for me to ask about getting a Toyoko Inn membership card (DEFINITELY do this if you are staying a few nights or coming back soon, the membership costs a small amount but then you get a discount!).

      Breakfast: Not as fancy as at our ryokan (we didn't expect that, though) but very fresh, didn't seem like things were sitting around, they were constantly bringing out new stuff. We had rice balls, soup, veggies/salad, bread, little pastries. I loved it!

      Rooms: small by US standards but I'm told that is common in Japan. Plenty of room for us, our baggage (which fits under the bed!). We had a little desk and a teapot. Everything was spotless. The bed was OK, not terrible but not the most comfortable I've had either.

      Service: Lovely! Everyone was friendly, both the desk staff and the 'breakfast ladies.' I would stay at this location, or this chain, again!

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      TripAdvisor Reviews Toyoko Inn Kyoto Shijo-Karasuma

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