Toyoko Inn Kyoto Shijo-Karasuma

28 Naginataboko-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Kinki, 600-8008, Japan | Hotel
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Oh Deer (Yeah, I know, that pun is painful)

A travel blog entry by triphippo


This morning we got up and had our first Toyoko Inn breakfast. First, the sweetest older woman served you miso soup out of a big pot, and then you took the rest of your food (onigiri with spices, salad, pickles, and red bean buns). The woman serving spoke only a couple of words of English. She was amazing, though-if something ran out and she had …

Round and round we go . . .

A travel blog entry by triphippo


Today was a bit of a crazy one. It was our last night at Matsubaya Ryokan, and we both ordered the Japanese breakfast again. It was a bit different today! The soup had tiny clams (or something) in it-ooops. The veggie mix was mostly mushrooms (yay for me, boo for Noah!) We had tiny fish and some kind of veggie cake. There was some kind of 'roll' …

Rainy Kyoto

A travel blog entry by lizzief


Wow, what a difference a day makes! Got up this morning and you would never have known that it had snowed yesterday. It was absolutely ******* down, but that's an improvement on snow, I guess! I headed back to Maruyama-koen to take a photo from the same spot I'd taken yesterday with all the snow. Completely different shot! Then I walked over to Shoren-in temple. It had been on my list of things to see yesterday, but I decided it was too snowy to make the walk. The ...

Kyoto by local bus

A travel blog entry by evaclapham


... who always has the map,decided to take a short cut. This turned out be a steep climb right through the middle of kyoto's biggest cemetery, charming! This instead of taking the path that everyone else takes past the souvenir shops!!!! (It's ok I got to do those on the way down). The temple was extremely impressive and is one of the sites that is lit up at night at this time of the year to show off the ...

Day 9 - Sho gunna see more castles....

A travel blog entry by xensor


... br> Walking back to the hotel i stumbled across a little place called Rokkakudo Temple. What struck me about this place was the large flock of pigeons mostly just lying on the floor sunning themselves and people milled around. They showed absolutely no fear of humans and only bothered to move if they were about to be trodden on or it looked like you had some food :P What was even more strange was the complete absence of bird-**** anyway in the temple grounds. It's ...

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This hotel, located on 28 Naginataboko-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, is near Nishiki Market, Pontocho, Takashimaya, and Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art.
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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!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    TripAdvisor Reviews Toyoko Inn Kyoto Shijo-Karasuma

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent