Matsubaya Ryokan

3.0 star property
City centre guesthouse within easy reach of Kyoto Tower

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Matsubaya Ryokan

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Daily English breakfast for a fee
Property entrance
In-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Matsubaya Ryokan



Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
Higashinotoin Nishi-iru, Kamijuzuyacho-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 600-8150
Main amenities
  • Breakfast available
  • Self parking
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Computer station
  • Front desk safe
  • Vending machine
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area
  • Water dispenser
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
Feel at home
  • Fridge
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Blackout curtains

Room options

Western-Style Standard Twin Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Japanese-Style Standard Twin Room with Bathroom

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Futons

Japanese-style Deluxe Room, with Shower

  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 Single Futons

Japanese-Style Family Room with Kitchen

  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 Single Futons

Suite Japanese Western Style Room with Bathroom

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Single Beds and 3 Single Futons

Japanese-Style Superior Twin Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Futons

Japanese-Style Deluxe Room with Kitchen

  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 Single Futons

Japanese-Style Single Room

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Futon

Japanese-Style Superior Twin Room with Garden View

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Futons

Japanese-Style Deluxe Room with Garden View

  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 Single Futons

Japanese-Style Deluxe Room with Bathroom

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Futons

Japanese-style Standard Twin Room with Shower

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Futons

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Central Kyoto
  • Kyoto Tower - 8 min walk
  • Shijo Street - 16 min walk
  • Nishiki Market - 17 min walk
  • Kawaramachi Street - 19 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 28 min walk
  • Yasaka Shrine - 29 min walk
  • Nijō Castle - 39 min walk
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 42 min walk
  • Sanjusangen-do Temple - 2 min drive
  • Pontocho Alley - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Osaka (ITM-Itami) - 51 min drive
  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 88 min drive
  • Kyoto Station - 8 min walk
  • Kiyomizu-gojo Station - 12 min walk
  • Shichijo Station - 12 min walk
  • Gojo Station - 4 min walk
  • Kujo Station - 22 min walk
  • Tofukuji Station - 24 min walk


  • 蕎麦の実よしむら - 7 min walk
  • おうちごはん ここら屋御幸町本店 - 5 min drive
  • 居酒屋ニューエビスノ - 8 min walk
  • 麺屋猪一離れ - 13 min walk
  • 鉄板料理花六 - 3 min walk

About this property

Matsubaya Ryokan

When you stay at Matsubaya Ryokan, you'll be a short five-minute drive from Kawaramachi Street and Nishiki Market. Also, Kiyomizu Temple and Nijō Castle are a short five-minute drive away. Public transportation is close by: Gojo Station is only 4 minutes on foot.


English, Japanese


Sustainability practices

Water dispenser
Japanese garden
This information is provided by our partners.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 32 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site self-parking (JPY 1000 per night)

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • English breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Water dispenser

Working away

  • Computer station


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas
  • Piano

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • In-room safe

Special features


Public bath/onsen services include a yukata (Japanese robe).

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A city tax may be collected at the property. The city tax ranges from JPY 200–1,000 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Optional extras

  • English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately JPY 500 to 1100 per person


  • Self-parking costs JPY 1000 per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for private bath/onsen and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels etc). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.
This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Matsubaya Kyoto
Matsubaya Ryokan
Matsubaya Ryokan Kyoto
Ryokan Matsubaya
Matsubaya Hotel Kyoto
Matsubaya Ryokan Kyoto
Matsubaya Ryokan Guesthouse
Matsubaya Ryokan Guesthouse Kyoto

Frequently asked questions

Does Matsubaya Ryokan offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Matsubaya Ryokan does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Matsubaya Ryokan?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Matsubaya Ryokan?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Matsubaya Ryokan?
Yes. Self-parking costs JPY 1000 per night.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Matsubaya Ryokan?
You can check in from 3 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Matsubaya Ryokan and nearby?
Matsubaya Ryokan has a garden.
What's the area around Matsubaya Ryokan like?
Matsubaya Ryokan is in Central Kyoto, a short 4-minute walk from Gojo Station and 17 minutes' walk from Nishiki Market.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Timothy, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very Friendly.
Ming-Hsiang, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I only stayed a short period of time, but it’s a nice little property that’s a short distance from the station
Benjamin, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Cozy Japanese style rooms with table, futons, water kettle, fridge, Yukata. Excellent host - super warm, welcoming and helpful. Friendly staff. This Ryokan is very convenient to Gion and the Kyoto Station. Bathroom is not large but it's not too small either.
Dianna, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The property and service was lovely. The private bath was very relaxing.
Denise, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Location to the train station my second time saying here
1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Excellent and kind staff. Even helped us order food in the rain. Only complaint is that the bathrooms are a bit cramped.