A modern japanese ryokan. Nice tattame rooms in an excellent location. Service was first class, attentive helpful and personable. I loved the way they helped us with instructions on wearing yukata, hardly rocket science but sweet.
Ordered taxis arrived on time. The public bath was also good and relaxing. Also nice to have our own minitubs as well.
We have stayed in old ryokan, ultra modern hotels and business hotels in Kyoto and this one suited us the best.
david from uk and shanghai
This ryokan is located in Kyoto (Gion), close to Entokuin Temple, Kiyomizu Temple, and Gion Corner. Also nearby are Nijo …More
"Traditional Kyoto town house in excellent location"
Living like a local! The house is in the traditional layout with tatami mats in living room and bedroom and sliding screens to the living room. Kitchen and bathroom very modern high spec yet have the traditional feel. We walked to many tourist attractions directly from the house and excellent bus services are nearby.
Futons are directly on the tatami mats, and the sitting room consists of just a low table and cushions to kneel on. There is a footwell under the table, so we could sit rather than kneel at the table, which was rather more comfortable for us Europians not used to kneeling and sitting on our feet. From the sitting room was a view to the delightful little courtyard garden.
You have the whole house to yourself. A cleaner comes in at some point during the day, but no other staff.
What we didn't realise was that we had to ring the agent to be met at the house. We turned up at check-in time but the place was deserted and my mobile phone didn't work. You need 4G in Japan. The taxi driver didn't know the address and you need a printout of the map to show him!
Syl from Norfolk, UK
This family-friendly property is located in Kyoto (Gion), close to Gion Corner, Kawaramachi, and Maruyama Park. Also nearby …More
This hotel is at the heart of the historic streets of Kyoto. It is a few minutes walk to the Geisha district, Higashiyama District, and Kiyomizudera Temple. It is also close to one of the subway stations and numerous buses to get around the city. The hotel does not look too big from the outside, but the rooms are definitely big and comfortable.
David from USA
This family-friendly hotel is located in Kyoto (Gion), close to Yasaka Shrine, Kawaramachi, and Maruyama Park. Also nearby …More
This ryokan, in the heart of Giin, was an excellent one. The staff were all pleasant and polite, especially if you can speak some Japanese. The rooms were in excellent condition an, and while I personally wasn't able to eat their breakfast or dinner while I was there, they looked delicious. The internet they offered was respectable: not fast but not slow either. Finally, the sento they had on the first floor was excellent.
As for the traditional aesthetics, I think this ryokan did very well. All the staff were wearing very nice spring kimono, which were appropriate for the season. The rooms each had three ikebana: one under the shoe box at the entrance, one in the tokonoma, and one on a side table. Of course, they had a yukata for each guest available as well as towels for the sent. It was all very nice.
As far as complaints go, the only one I have is that the futons were a little short for me. Of course I'm a big American guy so I find it hard to fault them for that.
Ryan from Sendai
This ryokan is located in Kyoto (Gion), close to Yasaka Shrine, Gion Corner, and Kiyomizu Temple. Also nearby are Kyoto …More
very convenient to everything. Quiet and clean, great price.
Hotel has laundry service but its expensive desk will give you map to coin laundry not too far away but really really hard to find, follow map don't take a cab they won't find it it's on side street then turn down long alleyway...
Lori from Ny Ny
Located in the heart of Kyoto, this family-friendly hotel is within walking distance of Yasaka Shrine, Maruyama Park, and …More
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