Kamogawa-kan Inn

Kamogawa-kan Inn

104 Nakajimacho Sanjodori Kawaramachi, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8004 Kyoto Prefecture
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4.0
#79 of 191 ryokans in Kyoto
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
Just a 3-minute walk from Sanjo Station, Kamogawa-kan Inn offers Japanese-style rooms in the city centre. It features a large public bath, free Wi-Fi in public areas and massage service. Rooms at Kamogawakan feature tatami-mat flooring with traditional futon bedding. They are fitted with a TV, a minibar and tea/coffee maker. Private bathrooms have a bathtub with shower and amenities. The 24-hour front desk offers safety storage of valuables, and luggage storage service. Guests can shop for souvenirs in the hotel store. Vending machines selling drinks are available. In traditional style, Hotel Kamogawan serves authentic local meals . Meals typically consist of a range of delicious seasonal dishes.
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Property amenities
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Bar / lounge
Banquet room
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Wifi
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
24-hour front desk
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Classic
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese

Location

104 Nakajimacho Sanjodori Kawaramachi, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8004 Kyoto Prefecture
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Lisa C wrote a review Feb 2017
United Kingdom881 contributions75 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had no problem in finding this place and its right on the main street and so many shops and
restaurants around. The room is big for the both of us and the dinner and breakfast was such
a wonderful experience. The ladies that served us and tidy up our room was the sweetest lady and very happy! She served us tea and a cookie to welcome us. I definitely recommend this place if you are in the area.
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Date of stay: October 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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yau_56 wrote a review May 2014
Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong8 contributions18 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Good location easy walk to some main attraction. Room is a little bit old but clean & Big. Breakfast is japan style and OK. Have a public shower, quite interesting. Have many restaurant nearby. No really a very good one, but is comfortable one,

All in all not bad....
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Date of stay: April 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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KK39 wrote a review Jan 2014
Copenhagen, Denmark13 contributions29 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We went to Kyoto for 3 days and decided beforehand to stay in a ryokan. Kamokawa-Kan was recommended by a friend. It is difficult to decide on a ryokan as web entries are not like high end hotels. So we crossed our fingers and hoped for the best. We were not disappointed.

The location is perfect. Its just off the main shopping area with its mix up of arcade halls, craft stores, shrines, karaoke rooms, food market etc., close to the Kamogawa river and the Gion district.

With two children (aged 8 years and 7 months) the tatami room was a big experience. Size was fine and the low table and chairs worked well. All of a sudden we were all at the same "level" and the kids loved it. Bathrooms are functional. This is not a five star place, but we found the rooms lived up to our expectations.

We had half board. Dinner is wonderful. A mix of sukiyaki, chanko and other table top Japanese delights. The quality of food was really good and with kids the in hotel dinner option works really well. After dinner the room is turned into a bedroom by staff. The kids loved that we all slept on the floor. Breakfast is a must try. Traditional japanese breakfast is very different from Western style breakfast. We found it too much even if quality of food was excellent. 50 meters from the ryokan just of Kawaramachi there is a French bakery and there is a Starbucks just off the river, 20 meters from the ryokan. So you have options. Of their own avail, they deducted the breakfast the days we did not eat there even if we had ordered it in advance! Great service.

They have nice baths (separate sex) in the basement.

The staff do not and I mean do not speak English. So you are well advised to learn a few words beyond the obligatory arigato gozaimasu ! It worked fine anyway with some finger pointing etc. Staff are very nice and welcoming.

All in all we were happy to have chosen a ryokan, and we were happy with Kamogawa-Kan.
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Date of stay: January 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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180414sgtraveller wrote a review Apr 2014
Singapore, Singapore9 contributions8 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My 2 friends and I booked this place way in advance in January and travelled from Tokyo with high hopes of the Japanese hospitality and great service. We arrived only to be greeted by 2 persons and told - we have bad news, the hotel is fully booked and no rooms for you. In great disbelief we said that we had confirmed booking and was shocked that no courtesy was shown to inform us earlier. We were given no choice but to go to another hotel they claimed to be of equal standard and 10 mins away. We saw the hotel but it was of poor standard and a far cry from expectations. After a lot of anguish and demand, we got another hotel of equal standard.
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Date of stay: April 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Knotchen wrote a review Apr 2014
Bangkok, Thailand1 contribution5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This place made me "UPSET"!!!! I walked into the ryokan first time in the morning to drop my luggage. I handed my booking voucher to hotel staff. He said that please come back and checked in at 3 pm. I returned to the ryokan at 5 pm. Once I stepped in the hotel staff said "I'm sorry we have no room for you". I have booked in advanced for a month and guaranteed by credit card. Finally, i have to fine for the new hotel. It's so terrible.
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Date of stay: April 2014
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Redkoala73 wrote a review Apr 2014
9 contributions9 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel overbooked the rooms by at least 14 people without finding a comparable solution. Totally unexpected of a ryokan and a sense of hospitality it should offer.
Strangely enough all paying guests (and paying dearly, mind you) were dismissed by a tour group of school children, so all dealings were conducted by their tour lead. Unexpectedly, hotel management didn't even get involved.
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Date of stay: April 2014
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Trent R wrote a review Oct 2018
Lakewood, Ohio72 contributions50 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Had two very nice nights at this inn with nothing negative to say. The location in Kyoto is wonderful and the accommodations very comfortable. The futons were our favorite of any in our trip and laid out very efficiently by the staff.

Breakfast was traditional Japanese fare and while it didn’t wow me, it was still fairly good.

Overall, a wry positive experience and a nice introduction to traditional style inns.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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HawaiiTravelBunny wrote a review Feb 2015
Bali, Indonesia50 contributions50 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I wanted to try a Ryokan in Kyoto and actually I feel this was the best bet as you get the experience, and I was still able to have my own shower and bathroom and tons and tons of space. The photos online and lack of furniture made it hard to judge the space. It was bigger than I thought.

The little old ladies run around cleaning and checking in constantly - you could be changing and naked, on the toilet, skyping with your boyfriend, sleeping, whatever and they just come in the locked room. first was hot water pot delivery, then to place the bed, then to bring a cookie, then to ask me when i wanted breakfast the next day, then to deliver towels. The next morning they came in 3 different times to ask when I would leave so they could clean up the bed. I told them I wasnt going to leave just to keep them away and they came in while I was sleeping again. It kind of felt like living with your grandma who is always reminding you to wake up and not waste the day, making sure you keep things clean and are doing the proper things at the proper time haha

The breakfast was THE best in my entire Japan trip. I love the variety of things to try, the soups, the hojicha tea was so smooth and delicious. I am a super taster and this meant the world to me

I booked a driver from the hotel staff who spoke no english. I figured I just would get a driver and then printed all the maps for places I wanted to go. I got lucky and the guy actually spoke some english! I highly recommend this option for people as I got a lot more done in one day than most do in two or more as I had a driver to go between places while most were walking.
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Date of stay: February 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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SunshineCookie wrote a review Apr 2014
Hong Kong, China58 contributions34 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My hubby and I stayed there for a couple of nights and we've had no complaints whatsoever. Great location, yummy Japanese styled breakfast, spacious ryokan styled room as expected. Services were fine we thought; we had no problems checking in/out and our "futon" beddings were made on time each night etc. Although they did have a tendency to let themselves in (opening the door without knocking or calling to check if we were out) during room cleaning time in the morning (after breakfast time). Luckily both times we were both decently dressed etc but I thought they could at least knock on the door before trying to come in and not assume that the room was empty.

The hotel is a 3-min walk from Sanjo Keihan Station Exit 7. Note: exit 7 has no lift to the ground level. So take the exit opposite to 7 (I think it was either exit 6 or 8?!). Once you got out from Exit 7, walk down the bridge on your right hand side and the hotel should be on your right (a few stores away from Starbucks and opposite Lawson - the convenient store). Receptionists' English were limited but still they managed to give us good direction for going to a restaurant (Sou) 10 mins away from the hotel. We also had fun strolling along the Pontochō District (traditional geisha houses and tea houses since 16th century) and found a lovely Kaiseki restaurant with a river view sitting outside on a balcony.
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Date of stay: April 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MandarinYB wrote a review Jun 2013
Paris, France38 contributions21 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed there twice already. The rooms are very spacious and the location is great as you are right accross the river from Gion and Pontocho. It is also good value compared to other Ryokans, which tend to be astronomically priced especially during cherry blossom season! We had food in our room one the nights and it was delicious as was breakfast.
So all in all the positives outweigh the negatives. Our only negative were that the staff could be a bit a more friendly and smiling. It always seemed that we were disturbing them when we needed to ask directions or advice. The ladies taking care of our rooms were a bit pushy at what times we should wake up and when we should have dinner. We had asked for dinner at 7pm (option available at reception) however the ladies seeing that we had returned to our room at 6pm decided upon themselves to serve us food as soon as we were back. We were midly irritated as we had had a long day walking, wanted to shower and weren't hungry that second...
We decided that we were not that bothered about the service anyway as we were out all day anyway.
All in all its a good Ryokan if you want a spacious room and central location. It is in a modern building so its not super traditional or authentic but you would have to pay much more for that anyway.
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Date of stay: April 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Answer from thlee12
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia32 contributions6 helpful votes
Yes, we did the same too. We arrived the hotel before check in time, and the hotel staff allowed us keeping our luggages at the hotel.
blacksky38 asked a question Jun 2015
Kaohsiung, Taiwan1 contribution
請問他們早餐通常從幾點開始供應??
JamesHsu asked a question Apr 2015
Taipei, Taiwan3 contributions1 helpful vote
請問有地方可以停腳踏車嗎?
Answer from thlee12
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia32 contributions6 helpful votes
腳踏車停放則不詳。建議你嘗試聯絡旅館確認。
JMJ60 wrote a tip Sept 2015
Sydney, Australia45 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a view of the river"
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HK$1,086 - HK$1,422 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
26
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kamogawa-kan Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Kamogawa-kan Inn?
Nearby attractions include KITSUNE KYOTO (0.1 km), GEAR Theatre (0.4 km), and Samurai Kenbu Theater (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kamogawa-kan Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and a hot tub.
What food & drink options are available at Kamogawa-kan Inn?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kamogawa-kan Inn?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kamogawa-kan Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wagyu Ryotei Bungo Gion, Tajimaya Don Quijote Kawaramachi, and KOBE BEEF Niyama TEPPANYAKI (since 1955).
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kamogawa-kan Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Kamogawa-kan Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (4.7 km), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (2.0 km), and Sanjusangendo Temple (2.3 km).
Is Kamogawa-kan Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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