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Shimizu

Style: Modern Ryokan

Price: ¥7000 ~ ¥10000

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Address (English)

644 Kagiyacho Wakamiya Agaru Shichijo Shimogyo-ku
Kyoto-shi
Ishikawa-ken

Address (Japanese)

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Welcome to Shimizu. This new, 2 story Modern Ryokan is very conveniently located near JR Kyoto train station. There are 12 Japanese-style rooms at Shimizu, and each guest room has its own private bath and toilet. There are also shared baths for both women and men (same gender only). The Eyokan staff will always do their best to make you satisfied. Shimizu has a dining area, and guests can access the Internet for 100 yen for 20 minutes (1 hour limit per guest). There is also a bicycle rental service at Shimizu. Warning: The last check in time is at 17:00 (5:00 pm). If you need to check in after this time you will need to call the ryokan ahead and let them know what time you plan to check in but if you do not let them know your arrival time and you arrive after 17:00 (5:00 pm) they may cancel your reservation and you will be charged a cancellation fee. Check-in time is after 16:00 and check-out time is before 10:00 am. Parking is available.

Facilities

GUEST ROOMS

  • Japanese Style Room with Private Bath
  • Japanese Style Room with Private Toilet Avialable
  • Large Japanese Style Room (4 or more guests)
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Hanare, (Private Guest Residence)
  • Towels

HOT SPRINGS BATH

  • Shared Outdoor Hot Spring Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Shared Indoor Hot Spring Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Private Hot Spring Bath in Guest Room
  • Private Outdoor Hot Spring Bath (Attached to Guest Room)
  • "Family Bath" (Privately Reserved Hot Spring Bath)
  • Mixed Outdoor Hot Spring Bath

REGULAR BATHING FACILITIES

  • Shared Outdoor Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Shared Indoor Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Private Outdoor Bath (Attached to Guest Room)
  • "Family Bath" (Privately Reserved Bath)
  • Mixed Outdoor Bath (Both Genders)

MEALS

  • Dinner and Breakfast Plan Available
  • Breakfast Plan Only Available
  • No Meal Plan Available

SPECIAL MEAL REQUEST

  • Special Meal Request (e.g. No Pork)
  • Vegetarian Meals (with fish)
  • Vegetarian Meals (no fish but with fish broth)
  • Western-style Breakfast

DINING ARRANGEMENTS

  • Dinner Served in Guest Room
  • Breakfast Served in Guest Room

OTHER

  • English Ability of the Ryokan Staff/Owners: Basic English Spoken
  • Internet Connection: Wifi Available
  • Parking: Paid Parking
  • Curfew Time: 24:00 Midnight
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  • Children under 12 Years allowed:
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Fall Visit

Daniel

Month Of Visit: September

Country Of Reviewer:

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 4

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 4

Room Rating - 4

My brother and I stayed at Shimizu for 2 nights in the fall. The staff was excellent and extremely helpful. They even brought iced tea as we returned to our room! We also never had a more peaceful night\'s rest in a city before. We heard NOTHING from our room and it was very relaxing. Calligraphy was the evening activity we chose to do and even took the pictures home. Definitely stay here.

Autumn Visit

Tony

Month Of Visit: October

Country Of Reviewer: Australia

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 4

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 4

Room Rating - 5

A really enjoyable stay - the rooms and staff are terrific. The only flaw might be that the walls are thin, so ask for a corner room if possible. Please ignore the food rating, as we didn\'t eat at the ryokan.

Overall excellent

Month Of Visit: November

Country Of Reviewer: Singapore

Atmosphere Rating - 4

Food Rating - 3

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 4

We stayed here a couple of times. Our room at the ground floor was bigger and a little more interesting (with a small garden area) compared to the room upstairs which we got on our second visit, but both rooms were perfectly clean and comfortable. Overall the building was small, not exactly exotic, but had a pleasant, cozy feel. It\'s also in a very quiet area while still remaining within comfortable walking distance to Kyoto Train Station. There is no dinner, and the optional breakfast was simple but fairly tasty. There is also an indoor japanese shared bath that can be privately reserved, giving us the option of ending our days of tired walking in relaxing dips. Like most of the people we interacted with in Japan, the staff were exceedingly polite. But unlike most of the people we interacted with in Japan, they were relatively comfortable speaking English. They also did their best to be helpful, always politely asking about our sightseeing plans while sending us off in the morning, and ever eager to furnish us with whatever relevant maps and information brochures they happen to have in stock. While we have stayed in more interesting ryokans before in Japan, none of them were quite as navigable for an English speaker as Shimizu was. For all practical purposes Shimizu was an excellent accomodation. Highly recommended especially if you speak English and not Japanese.

Great especially for english speakers

Yuen Hoe

Month Of Visit: November

Country Of Reviewer: Singapore

Atmosphere Rating - 4

Food Rating - 3

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 4

We stayed here a couple of times. Our room at the ground floor was bigger and a little more interesting (with a small garden area) compared to the room upstairs which we got on our second visit, but both rooms were perfectly clean and comfortable. Overall the building was small, not exactly exotic, but had a pleasant, cozy feel. It\'s also in a very quiet area while still remaining within comfortable walking distance to Kyoto Train Station. There is no dinner, and the optional breakfast was simple but fairly tasty. There is also an indoor japanese shared bath that can be privately reserved, giving us the option of ending our days of tired walking in relaxing dips. Like most of the people we interacted with in Japan, the staff were exceedingly polite. But unlike most of the people we interacted with in Japan, they were relatively comfortable speaking English. They also did their best to be helpful, always politely asking about our sightseeing plans while sending us off in the morning, and ever eager to furnish us with whatever relevant maps and information brochures they happen to have in stock. While we have stayed in more interesting ryokans before in Japan, none of them were quite as navigable for an English speaker as Shimizu was. For all practical purposes Shimizu was an excellent accomodation. Highly recommended especially if you speak English and not Japanese.
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