Kyoto Tomiya Ryokan, Kyoto Station
545 Higashishiokoji-cho, Higashinotoin-nishiiru S
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Tomiya Ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn located just across the street from JR Kyoto Station. A minute walk from the station you will reach our ryokan. A perfect location to get around the city, shopping and dining out. From the station, it is on the right side of the Kyoto Tower.
All of the guest rooms are Japanese-style.
Each air-conditioned room has a fridge, TV, safe, telephone, complimentary toiletries, hairdryer, a Yukata (a light Japanese robe) and slippers. All linen and towels are provided.
There are two large public baths, one for men and one for women. The baths are open from 3:30PM to 10PM.
There is a Japanese garden outside the bath for you to relax while taking a bath.
Check-in: From 3PM (Last check-in 9PM)
Your room fee must be paid when you check-in.
A wake up call and a package delivery service is available upon request. Massage service: 4500yen/40min.
Upon request, traditional Japanese-style cuisine is served to the guests in the dining area on the second floor.
Major credit cards including VISA JCB AmericanExpress DinersClub UC DC are accepted.
Shogi (Japanese chess), Igo (Japanese board game) can be borrowed from the front desk.
Tomiya Ryokan is located right in front of the north exit of JR Kyoto Station. Across the Shiokoji Street from the bus/taxi terminal by the north exit of Kyoto Station and it is just on the street.
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Well first things first... I STRONGLY DO NOT recommend this Ryokan to anyone. The hospitality is pathetic, no cleanliness, no drinking water (gotta fill it from the bathroom and drink... yucks!!), its too small and no ventilation at all!! you would be surprised if sunshine gets to your room.
Coming to the beds, it was like you have been given rocks for pillows.
The cupboads are too tight, my wife's nails broke trying to open them.
The most important thing which pisses you off is that they close the Ryokan doors at 11:00 PM so you cannot enter after 11:00 PM. Common now... what are you paying for when you cannot enter your room whenever you want!
And of course for Non-Japanese, they struggle to understand English, the receptionist Lady there is like if you do not know japanese is not my problem! And man she's got tonnes of attitude...
The only good thing which I can think good about this is Location, it is right in front of Kyoto Station... Thats about it!
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