Ratings based on 83 Verified Reviews

3.9 out of 5
92% of guests recommend
3.8 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.5 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Traditional, amazing staff!

Posted Oct 17, 2016
It's an amazing experience, the downside is it's very noisy, walls are thin and floor creaks when anyone walked past. People next door came home at 1AM and started brushing teeth for 15 Minutes. Safe to say I wasn't too happy with that...
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Macao

Good location, but a bit aged!

Posted Oct 11, 2016
Location: Close to the main streets and transportation.
The location of the ryokan is relatively good (3 minutes to subway), however, the hotel and its facilities are a bit aged. Noise of the other guests can be heard clearly in your room. The hotel doesn't provide breakfast anymore.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Philippines

Good location for its price

Posted Sep 15, 2016
Pros: Good price, friendly staff, good location.
Cons: Improve padding in the walls
Location: 2 minute walk to the closest subway station (Gion station). 10-15 minute walk south to Kawabata shopping area, Nakasu, and Canal City.
The hotel has a reasonable location within the city. Though we didn't make it in time for the Gion festival, it's location makes it a prime spot if you're in to watching cultural activities like that. The staff are very friendly, and they know enough English to answer any basic questions you may have. The in-house breakfast comes at an additional cost and you need to reserve it the night before, but it's quite good albeit a little pricey (just make up for it with the bottomless rice). The rooms have the basic necessities, but take note that there is no refrigerator, so you have to either ask to store stuff in the staff fridge (which is a bit pushy, even for travelers). There is no private basin, either, so you need to brush your teeth or wash your face in a communal area. The padding of the rooms is quite poor, so you can sometimes hear people on the other side if they're being rowdy. Overall, it was a rather pleasant experience, pretty much what you'd expect for the price you're paying.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

nice to stay one day

Posted Jul 21, 2016
good experience for traditional Japanese Ryokan.........................m....
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Hong Kong

Excellent stay

Posted Jul 17, 2016
Pros: Location, staffs & history
Excellent location Excellent price Excellent staffs
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Kashima

Posted Jun 2, 2016
It is ok. It is easy go. But expensive. Average is ok
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Leiden, The Netherlands

Traditional ryokan in beautiful old building.

Posted Oct 7, 2015
Pros: The building, the location, the room.
Cons: Unfortunately no breakfast was available during my stay. Price at Expedia .com was higher than the price mentioned to me on the phone!!!!
Location: Conveniently located near subway station Gion; close to Fukuoka Airport. Several restaurants nearby.
The ryokan is conveniently located near subways station and restaurants. |It is easy to go from the ryokan to Fukuoka Airport. The building is old and has lots of charm. On the other hand the wqalls are very thin and the floorboards are creaky. The old man at the reception was very friendly and helpful.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Perth Australia

Economic Ryokan in Fukuoka

Posted Sep 22, 2015
The place was very well located and the staff was nice. however, the futons are paper thin and the walls are so thin you can hear every noise around you.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Sep 18, 2015
Nice location, walking distance to city center, 24hrs store nearby. Great price. Most importantly, it is filled with traditional Japanese style which normal hotels cannot offer.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler from Los Angeles, CA

Old and creaky in a good way!

Posted Aug 11, 2015
Pros: Atmosphere, location, price
Cons: Wi-fi signal was a little weak. Soundproofing between rooms if you have a loud neighbor.
Location: Extremely close to Kushida Shrine, 7-11, Family Mart. Walking distance to Canal City (and its Ramen Stadium!).
We stayed here for four days, three nights with a family of two adults, three kids. We slept in the very spacious family room on four futons with traditional pillows. Room included sitting area, small fridge, television. Instead of being just another cookie-cutter hotel, this is a very unique ryokan. Atmosphere is old and the floors are creaky, but in a good way. You really FEEL like you're staying in an old Japanese inn. The staff is great. The front-desk woman (who I think might be the owner) was the best. There's another woman who's not smiley, but professional. The gentleman who covered nights has the weakest English skills, but more than makes up for it in gregariousness. Great location. Extremely close to Kushida Shrine, one of the best shrines in the city. Lots of convenience stores nearby. Walking distance to shopping at Canal City and AMU plaza, and the Hakata train station. The place is showing its age, though. It does have some peeling paint here and there, and the soundproofing isn't great if you're next to a room with loud neighbors. But for the price and for the fun of putting on slippers and a yukata robe and pretending you're in a samurai movie? A great stay.