Nihonkan - Kyoto

Shimogyo-Ku Higashishiokoji-Cho 696-1 , Kyoto, Japan, 600-8216show map
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Highlights
Overview

Nihonkan is a 2-star venue in close vicinity of Higashi Hongan. Nihonkan comprises of 18 rooms.

The property is located in Nakagyo Ward district, 2.8 km from Samurai Kembu Kyoto. Guests can reach the center of Kyoto within 30 minutes' walk.

The hotel is just a 10-minute walk from Kyoto train station, offering a direct train link to Itami airport.

It is a 10-minute walk from Gojo subway station.

Rooms

Elegant hotel rooms have ironing facilities, high ceiling and a DVD player. The rooms include shared bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

A free breakfast is served every morning. Guests can dine at 551 Horai and Nakamura Tokichi Kyoto 5 minutes walking distance from the hotel.

Relax

The hotel also features a storage room, a safe deposit box and a vending machine.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms:   18.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services
Laundry
No pets allowed
Air conditioning
No Smoking

No smoking on site

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry

Spa & Leisure

  • Public Bath

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
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Check-infrom 16:00-21:00FREECheck-out06:00-10:00FREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Kyoto AquariumKyoto Aquarium3000 ft
Mielparque KyotoMielparque Kyoto1000 ft
Kyoto StationKyoto Station1000 ft
Gojo StationGojo Station2300 ft
Kyoto Tower Kyoto Tower 700 ftKarasuma Shichijo sagaru, Shimogyo-ku
Sanjusangendo TempleSanjusangendo Temple4200 ft657 Sanjusangendo Mawaricho
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Nakamura Tokichi Kyoto StationNakamura Tokichi Kyoto Station500 ftHigashishiokoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku
551 Horai551 Horai500 ftHigashishiokojicho, Shimogyoku
Tonkatsu WakoTonkatsu Wako500 ftHigashishiokojicho, Shimogyoku
Kyokaiseki Minokichi KyotoshinhankyuhotelKyokaiseki Minokichi Kyotoshinhankyuhotel500 ftHigashishiokojicho, Shimogyoku
Katsukura Kyotoekibiru The CubeKatsukura Kyotoekibiru The Cube1000 ft901 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyoku
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Kyoto Municipal ZooKyoto Municipal Zoo2.2 mi
Gion Shijo StationGion Shijo Station1.3 mi
Nishioji StationNishioji Station1.6 mi
Nishioji StationNishioji Station1.6 mi
Sanjo StationSanjo Station1.6 mi
Kyoto Nishikyogoku StadiumKyoto Nishikyogoku Stadium2.5 mi
Kyoto National MuseumKyoto National Museum4300 ft
Doshisha UniversityDoshisha University2.8 mi
Kyoto UniversityKyoto University2.9 mi
Rokuharamitsuji TempleRokuharamitsuji Temple1.1 mi81-1 Rokurocho, Higashiyama-ku
Tofuku-ji TempleTofuku-ji Temple1.2 mi15-778 Hommachi, Higashiyama-ku
PontochoPontocho1.3 miPonto-cho, Nakagyo-ku BetweenKamogawa and Kiyamachi-dori
Hanamikoji StreetHanamikoji Street1.4 miHigashiyama-ku
Sannenzaka NinenzakaSannenzaka Ninenzaka1.4 miHigashiyama-ku
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Getting around
Airports
Itami (ITM)22.8 mi
Kobe (UKB)39.1 mi
Train
Kyoto Station1400 ft
Underground
Gojo Station2700 ft
Shijo Station1.0 mi
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Reviews
7.4
Very goodBased on  90  reviews
  • 6.6
    Good

    Ryokan is located in the center near to Kyoto Station.

    Staff doesn't speak English. Place is old and hasn't been renovated for a log time.

  • 6.2
    Good

    Good location near Kyoto station and Yodobashi department store. The room rather easy to get noise from neighbor. It discomfort for limit time of common bathroom and the main door will be locked after 11 pm. This price should include breakfast or wifi service.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Nihonkan is good value for money and 200m from Kyoto Train and Bus Station which makes it very convenient for getting around the tourist sights. Accommodation is very much Japanese style which is interesting to experience and includes a communal bath in the which you kick back and soak in at the end of the day.

    Accommodation is very much Japanese style so thin futon mattress on the floor and thin pillow may not be comfortable for many westerners. It certainly didn't work for me. The 11pm curfew is inconvenient if you want to stay out a bit longer in the entertainment districts.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Great location, the staff were fantastic, would stay again.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The Lady of the mansion was very friendly,in spite of complete lack of English knowledge. Very nice Japanese style room.

    No Internet connection available. No smoking possibility.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    I stayed at this place because it was relatively cheap and 5 minute walk to train station. Ryokan style hotel. Quiet at night. Room was clean and comfortable.Easy access to bus and train lines.

    Only supposed to use shower or communal bath between 7am-9am and 5-10 pm? I used the communal bath to shower anyway at 6am.Lock up is 11pm to 7am.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Traditional: Ryokan. They kept our bags for us well before check-in time. The staff were lovely and spoke enough English for us to communicate our needs. The room was beautiful; traditional futons and pillows, along with robes and everything needed for a tea ceremony. Really close to the main station - we walked with our packs; only about 2-3 blocks from the closest station exit. Really good value for money!

    The outside of the building is deceptive - it really doesn't look that great (old, tiled outer walls), but the inside is beautiful.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Our positive impression of Nihonkan started when we walked in the door and were told that we'd been upgraded into a room with a bathroom for free because another party cancelled. We found the staff to be very thoughtful and kind- we assume it is a family business, and they take hospitality seriously. The price was reasonable, the accommodations much like a traditional ryokan, and at an additional 500 yen, the Japanese breakfast was well worth the price. Location too is great- easy to find and very close to the train station. Five of us spent five nights here and were very satisfied.

    The building is a little grim on the exterior, but it just makes the quality of the rooms a more pleasant surprise.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    I was pretty content at my stay at this ryokan. The location is great, it only takes like three minutes to walk from Kyoto Station, and it's surrounded by places you can shop and eat and explore. I am someone who enjoys a good soak, and the Nihonkan's shared bathing facilities were up to snuff by me. The room was tidy, the staff was friendly to me, (though I conducted my business in Japanese, so I can't vouch for how things go in English), and when I needed something and asked at the front desk, they were helpful.

    The only thing I didn't enjoy was the fact that I didn't sleep well on the futon bedding, but that's what one gets with ryokan, so. Not a real service problem.

  • 6.2
    Good

    Location is perfect

    If upper level staff to be more cheerful to guest will be excellant (put on a smile) and refurbish the furnitures.

  • 6.2
    Good

    No Wifi. Only 2 laptops can use wired internet at a time. You have to bring your own laptop. Limited time to use internet.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    classic japanese facilities and hospitality. short walk from station.

  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    Quite surprised to see it is very dirty, both at bedroom and public place. Even worse, the staff's attitude is very unfriendly. Initially I planned to stay for 2 nights, but only stayed for 1 night , I moved to Ryokan Jeianbo nearby which is highly recommended to other guests. Ryokan Heianbo is around the same price as Nihonkan, but staff there are very friendly and helpful, and it is very clean and comfortable.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Mainly the location near the railway station and also the fact of being a traditional Japanese lodging.

    Having found a black beetle in the toilet

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Location is just a few minutes walking distance from Kyoto Railway station/shopping/buses. Hotel is at the Kyoto Tower side of the station. We had the Japanese traditional room and the tatami mattress was very comfortable. Had a in-room safe even tho we did not use it.

    11pm curfew. steep staircase.

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Highlights
Good to know
Check-infrom 16:00-21:00FREECheck-out06:00-10:00FREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Itami (ITM)22.8 mi
Kobe (UKB)39.1 mi
Train
Kyoto Station1400 ft
Underground
Gojo Station2700 ft
Shijo Station1.0 mi
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