Overview of Kyoto Nanzenji Ryokan Yachiyo

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3.9/5 Good
115 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available


Explore the area

Popular LocationMurin-an2 min walk
Popular LocationKonchi-in Temple4 min walk
RestaurantBlue Bottle Coffee1 min walk
Restaurant喫茶 南禅1 min walk
AirportOsaka (ITM-Itami)54 min drive

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  • Standard Twin Room, Non Smoking, Annex Building

    4.1/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 321 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 3 Single Futons
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  • Traditional Suite, Private Bathroom, Ground Floor

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 628 sq ft
    • Sleeps 7
    • 4 Single Futons
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  • Presidential Condo, 2 Bedrooms, Private Bathroom, Garden Area

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 991 sq ft
    • Sleeps 9
    • 4 Single Futons OR 2 Large Single Beds
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  • Traditional Twin Room, Garden View, Ground Floor

    3.9/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 314 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Single Futons
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  • Classic Suite, Private Bathroom, Ground Floor

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 670 sq ft
    • Sleeps 7
    • 4 Single Futons
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  • Economy Room, Non Smoking, Annex Building

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 216 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Futons
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  • Family Room, Non Smoking, Annex Building

    Room amenities

    • 355 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 4 Single Futons
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  • Premium Suite, Private Bathroom, Garden Area

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 671 sq ft
    • Sleeps 5
    • 4 Single Futons
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  • Deluxe Studio, Private Bathroom, Ground Floor

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 589 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 3 Single Futons
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  • Deluxe Studio, Private Bathroom, Garden Area

    Room amenities

    • 549 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 3 Single Futons
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About this area


Located in Kyoto's Sakyo Ward neighbourhood, Kyoto Nanzenji Ryokan Yachiyo is in the city centre and near the boardwalk. Konchi-in Temple and Nanzenji Temple are notable landmarks, and some of the area's popular attractions include Murin-an and Kyoto Municipal Zoo. Check out an event or a game at Kyoto Racecourse, and consider making time for Kyoto Aquarium, a top attraction not to be missed. Our guests appreciate the ryokan's quiet location for the sightseeing. It's also convenient for public transport: Keage Station is 5 minutes by foot and Higashiyama Station is 11 minutes.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Murin-an - 2 min walk
  • Konchi-in Temple - 4 min walk
  • Tenju-an - 4 min walk
  • Kyoto Municipal Zoo - 6 min walk
  • Keage Incline - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Keage Station - 5 min walk
  • Sanjo Station - 20 min walk
  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 82 min drive


  • Kyoto Ryotei Yachiyo — 1 min walk
  • Blue Bottle Coffee - 1 min walk
  • 喫茶 南禅 - 1 min walk
  • 京つけもの 長瀬 - 2 min walk
  • お食事 喫茶 杉の子 - 2 min walk

About this property

Kyoto Nanzenji Ryokan Yachiyo

Luxury Kyoto ryokan in Sakyo Ward, walk to Nanzenji Temple
Along with a restaurant, this ryokan has a coffee shop/café and a spa tub. Free WiFi in public areas and a free manager's reception are also provided. Other amenities include self parking, coffee/tea in a common area and conference space. All 17 rooms offer comforts such as pillowtop beds and premium bedding, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include iPod docking stations, room service (during limited hours) and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms are shared.
Kyoto Nanzenji Ryokan Yachiyo offers 17 forms of accommodation with iPod docking stations and a safe. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels and pay-per-view films.
Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. In-room massages and an iron/ironing board can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.
Recreational amenities at the ryokan include a spa tub and complimentary bicycles.
Public bath/onsen services include an indoor public bath and yukata (Japanese robe). These services feature separate men's and women's areas.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

Self parking: JPY 3300 per stay
Limited parking spaces

Food and drink

Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–9 AM: JPY 2530 for adults and JPY 1100 for children
1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
Free daily reception
Room service available
Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

Free bike hire
Hot tub

Family friendly

Children's tableware
Children's toys
Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities


Banquet hall
Free newspapers in reception
Front-desk safe
Gift shop/newsstand
No lifts
Water dispenser

Guest services

Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Dry-cleaning service
Front desk (limited hours)
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Turndown service
Wedding services

Languages spoken


Business services

101 meeting rooms
Conference space (3000 square feet)




Indoor public bath (no mineral springs)
Separate men/women areas in public bath
Yukata (Japanese robe)


Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
TV in reception

Room amenities


Climate control (air conditioning)
Down comforter
Climate control (heating)
Pillow-top mattress
Premium bedding


Free toiletries
Shared bathroom


Flat-screen TV
iPod dock
Films for purchase
Satellite channels

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker
Free bottled water


In-room massage
Iron/ironing board (on request)
Turndown service



Check-in between 4 PM and 10 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Hotel staff will lay out the futon sleeping mats for guests in the evening. Guests wishing to reserve dinner must do so at least one day in advance. Guests requiring vegetarian meals are asked to contact the hotel as far ahead of time as possible to help staff accommodate such requests.


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

American Express
Diners Club
JCB International

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: JPY 4320.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: JPY 4320.00 (from 12 to 18 years old)
  • New Year's Day (1 January) Gala Dinner per adult: JPY 4320.00
  • New Year's Day (1 January) Gala Dinner per child: JPY 4320.00 (from 12 to 18 years old)
  • A city tax may be collected at the property, effective from 1 October 2018. 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.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: JPY 1000 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: JPY 2530 for adults and JPY 1100 for children (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: JPY 3300 per stay
  • Nearby parking fee: JPY 8800 per night
  • Cleaning/housekeeping/linen fee: JPY 3300 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
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
Some facilities may have restricted access; guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Alcohol is not permitted at this property

Property is also known as

Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo
Garden Ryokan Yachiyo
Kyoto Garden Yachiyo
Garden Yachiyo
Yachiyo Hotel Kyoto
Nanzenji Ryokan Yachiyo
Kyoto Nanzenji Yachiyo
Nanzenji Yachiyo
Kyoto Nanzenji Yachiyo Kyoto
Kyoto Nanzenji Ryokan Yachiyo Kyoto
Kyoto Nanzenji Ryokan Yachiyo Ryokan
Kyoto Nanzenji Ryokan Yachiyo Ryokan Kyoto

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Kyoto Nanzenji Ryokan Yachiyo and receive a full refund?
Yes, Kyoto Nanzenji Ryokan Yachiyo offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Kyoto Nanzenji Ryokan Yachiyo cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Kyoto Nanzenji Ryokan Yachiyo?
As of 7 Jun 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Kyoto Nanzenji Ryokan Yachiyo on 15 Jun 2020 start from £613, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is this ryokan pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this property?
Self-parking is available for JPY 3300 per stay. Limited spots are available.
What time is check-in at this ryokan?
Check-in is from 4 PM to 10 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is this property located?
Located in Sakyo Ward, this luxury ryokan is steps away from Murin-an and Konchi-in Temple. Kyoto Municipal Zoo and Nanzenji Temple are also within 10 minutes. Keage Station is 5 minutes by foot and Higashiyama Station is 11 minutes.

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Kyoto Nanzenji Ryokan Yachiyo was an extraordinary travel experience. The Ryokan's gardens and dining room are exquisite and the rooms are 100% ryokan with futons on a lovely tatami mat room. The staff could not be more welcoming or helpful -- and their English was excellent, unlike my Japanese. Lastly, the location is beautiful -- just down the street from the stunning Nanzen-ji Temple and gardens. Oh, and the restaurant was fabulous, too!

Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

The service here is very good - everyone spoke English to a comfortable level and hospitality was very traditional. The room was a bit small for the price ($1200 for a studio) and felt that it faced a pretty busy road. Food was very good, but the dining room is big and there were lots of events happening across the property - felt like a large venue, not an intimate inn. Private in-room bath was very nice, though the water was honestly too hot to fully submerge in. If I only had access to the public bath, I would not have been as pleased with the experience. Overall, I would probably stay at a different ryokan next time in Kyoto due to preference for a more serene environment.

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

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    Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019


    • Liked: Staff & service
    • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities

    After staying in various hotels for two weeks, we were so excited to stay at an authentic ryokan to close out our Asia trip. This place was disappointing. Checking in, the staff was really nice- confirmed all of our information and reservations for breakfast the next day and dinner that night. Since there was so much hype around the Yachiyo restaurant attached to the Ryokan- we ordered two Standard meals for 9932 yen (about $100/each) to enhance the experience. However, our room attendant didn’t show us how to wear the provided Yukatas (we googled) or the tea service. The Ryokan is badly out dated and smells of mold with stains on the carpets, rugs and fabric hanging everywhere. The room was clean though and we enjoyed the Onsen- small but relaxing. The Standard dinner was overrated - not worth the $ in my opinion. It was 8 courses with us not knowing what it was most of the time. It was fish-based. The icing on the cake of the horrible dinner was the flying cockroach that flew in at the end of the meal to greet us and two other tables - of which the servers did nothing about. We ordered a western style breakfast the next day which I thought was pretty good. During breakfast, they went into our room and removed our sleeping mats and moved furniture. Overall, this place was so disappointing. I hate leaving a negative review because I am not a picky traveler, but this was not worth the $333+ for the room we paid at all.

    Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019