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Overview of Kyoto Watazen Ryokan

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Guest reviews

4.4 / 5Excellent
483 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Available
  • Laundry

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What's nearby

Popular LocationNishiki Market2 min walk
Popular LocationKawaramachi6 min walk
Restaurant手水や1 min walk
RestaurantMan in the moon1 min walk
AirportOsaka (ITM-Itami)60 min drive

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  • Japanese Style Room with Private Bath, Non Smoking

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Single Futon
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  • Japanese Style Room with Shower Booth, Non Smoking

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Single Futon
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  • Twin Room with 2 Japanese Size Single Beds, Non Smoking

    Room amenities

    • 108 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
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About this area

Kyoto

Located in Kyoto's Central Kyoto neighbourhood, Kyoto Watazen Ryokan is in the city centre and near a metro station. Nijō Castle and Kyoto Imperial Palace are notable landmarks, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit Nishiki Market and Kawaramachi. Kyoto Aquarium and Toei Kyoto Studio Park are not to be missed.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Nishiki Market - 2 min walk
  • Kawaramachi - 6 min walk
  • Pontocho - 9 min walk
  • Shijo Omiya - 10 min walk
  • Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • Karasuma Station - 9 min walk
  • Karasuma Oike Station - 10 min walk
  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 81 min drive

Restaurants

  • 手水や - 1 min walk
  • Man in the moon - 1 min walk
  • パーセント - 1 min walk
  • 美先 - 1 min walk
  • 海鮮処 一 - 1 min walk

About this property

Kyoto Watazen Ryokan

3-star Kyoto hotel in Central Kyoto, walk to Nishiki Market
Along with a spa tub, this hotel has concierge services and laundry facilities. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff and a TV in a common area are on-site. All 24 rooms offer free WiFi, fridges and TVs. Free newspapers, in-room massages and hairdryers are among the other amenities that guests will find.
Kyoto Watazen Ryokan offers 24 forms of accommodation with a safe and free newspapers. This Kyoto hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. 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 hotel include a spa tub.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.
Public bath/onsen services include an indoor public bath and yukata (Japanese robe).

Property amenities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Food and drink

Local cuisine breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–8:30 AM: JPY 1080 per person

Things to do

Hot tub

Family friendly

Laundry facilities
Fridge

Conveniences

Front-desk safe

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Turndown service

Languages spoken

Japanese

Spa

Indoor public bath (no mineral springs)
Yukata (Japanese robe)

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
Braille signage
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

Designated smoking areas
TV in reception

Room amenities

Bedroom

Climate control (air conditioning)
Blackout drapes/curtains

Bathroom

Free toiletries
Hairdryer

Entertainment

TV

Food and drink

Fridge

More

Desk
Free newspapers
In-room massage
Iron/ironing board (on request)
Safe
Turndown service

Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Pets

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
Mastercard
Visa

Important information

Fees

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

  • 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 local cuisine breakfast: JPY 1080 per person (approximately)

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.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Japanese futons are provided based on the number of adults in the reservation.

We should mention

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

Property is also known as

Kyoto Watazen Ryokan
Watazen Ryokan
Kyoto Watazen
Watazen
Watazen Hotel Kyoto
Kyoto Watazen Ryokan Hotel
Kyoto Watazen Ryokan Kyoto
Kyoto Watazen Ryokan Hotel Kyoto

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Guest reviews

4.4
Excellent
5 - Excellent
264
4 - Good
178
3 - Okay
27
2 - Mediocre
10
1 - Poor
4
4.5
Cleanliness
4.6
Service and Staff
4.6
Amenities
4.3
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

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

great traditional room. however there wasn't a lot of space once it was converted into "bedroom". my kids loved the onset. the staff was really helpful and gave us lots of recommendations. breakfast was no the best as just bread and boiled egg but it was OK I would stay again as location was good and staff helpful.

Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

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

This was our first time staying at a ryokan, and it was a cool experience. Your bedding is laid out on the tatami mats by the staff at night. We had a kaiseki meal the first night and it was pretty nice, wearing our yukata and enjoying our multi-course meal in our room. Our room was really spacious. In addition to a traditional table where you sit on the tatami mat, there was also a table with two chairs. And the amenities included a mini fridge. Our bathroom was clean, and we had access to the public baths which we used on our first night. Overall, the hotel itself is really nice and clean, and located in a great location, near the Nishiki Market. Our room felt slightly dated but it was clean and comfortable. I'd recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to stay at a ryokan.

Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2019

4/5 Good

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

The service here is amazing and the gentleman with the glasses at the front (possibly the owner) is one of the best human beings you’ll deal with in the service industry. Extremely helpful and he’s funny too (I didn’t get his name). The room is big and I recommend using a few futons as one is too thin to sleep on for anyone that weighs closer to 90kgs or more. Onsen is nice and although a little small, it was clean and nobody was in there when I used it. Breakfast is light yet you can opt in for the Japanese breakfast for a small price and do it if you haven’t had one before. Enjoy.

Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

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

Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

4/5 Good

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

Good family hotel

Very good location. It's right next to a popular Nishiki market.

Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019