Firstly, there are two APA hotels within 500 meters of each other which makes it difficult to know which is yours upon check-in. The rooms and breakfast were both small and not too comfortable. I likely will plan further in advance when I travel to Kyoto. This hotel was convenient because it is right by the train station and held our luggage while we toured the city after check-out.
"Spotless Ryokan, beautiful bathrooms, great staff"
As to be expected in Japan, from the second we walked in, we were greeted with incredible friendliness and the staff made us feel very comfortable and welcome. The room was great and the futons were very comfy. The bathrooms were arguably the best part; impeccable with nice sized black marbles baths. Some ryokans only have community bathrooms but Izuyasu offered 3 with locking doors so you have privacy. If you enjoy Japanese food, make sure you make a reservation for dinner and breakfast!! We missed the boat on the dinner which was a big bummer because it looked amazing! Breakfast was excellent. It's a short walk to Kyoto station and Kyoto tower, but other than that, not too much of interest in that neighborhood. Our stay was great though- thank you Izuyasu!
I chose this hotel for the proximity of the Kyoto main train station. It was only a 3 minute walk after turning right from the Central exit of the train station. The room was quiet and clean. The price was reasonable.
The hotel is close to the main train and subway station which has an enormous underground shopping centre. It is also within close proximity of the main communications tower that has a viewing platform with an excellent view of the city. ATM's are also close by. It was a very pleasant stay.
The second-largest terminal in Japan and one of the most modern buildings in Kyoto, the station houses a shopping mall, movie theater, hotel, and department store. Centrally located, Kyoto station is close to the business district and just 2 km away from the Kyoto National Museum and the Sanjusangen-do temple. Just 6 blocks to the west at the To-ji temple stands the tallest wooden pagoda in Japan.
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