Ratings based on 35 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 out of 5
97% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Highly recommended

Posted Mar 31, 2014
Pros: Clean, comfortable, with extremely good service.
Cons: Slightly garish style of decoration.
Location: Lots of restaurants and in walking distance of the Gion district
This is not exactly a ryokan - it is a modern hotel decorated in traditional style with futons However, it was in a lively area, the staff were charming and helpful, , the room was spacious and clean and the price was very reasonable. There was a laundry room in the basement and a wonderful spa. I can't really fault it and would absolutely recommend it as a mid-range hotel.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Singapore


Posted Aug 30, 2013 on Hotels.com
Very nice area. Wonderful service.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by Cjw

Nice budget traditional type hotel

Posted Aug 26, 2013
Pros: A nice atmosphere, the traditional Japanese breakfast and the tea set.
Location: The location is near the shopping market, arcade strip, and other small shops that offer a large variety of interesting things. Such as Ninja Kyoto
I arrived at the hotel at noon and the staff was extremely helpful and cooperative about holding my luggage while I explored the area, waiting for the afternoon check in time. The staff also speaks English very well. The hotel has a very clean medium sized traditional, communal bath. The rooms were fairly large and when it gets close to dusk, the staff puts out the bedding (futon) out onto the tatami mats for you. They also provide a tea set for you and some snacks to go with it. The hotel also offers a traditional Japanese breakfast and dinner, but those require advance notice.
4 out of 5
for Families
by Tim from Chicago

Kyoto Ryokan - convenient, not cheap

Posted Aug 26, 2013 on Hotels.com
We had a nice room in the Ryokan--no view. For us the comparison is not simple, since we just arrived from a more idyllic setting in Takayama. This Ryokan is very convenient and had very good service. However it is also in Kyoto, so it is a bit expensive. One nice thing beyond the norm was the (surprise) courtesy continental breakfast which saved funds and would not have been worth buying, but got us coffee and a roll before heading out for the day. The location is close to transport, and to many restaurants and a market and shopping arcade as well as a major Department store, so that is great. For those who have trouble with the shoe on-off thing, this Ryokan lets you wear shoes inside the building, (hallway,lobby), but of course not in the rooms proper. We found the day pass on the bus the best way to get around, although some trips were a bit slow. For this place the subway is not far, although the web site should have specific directions.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler


Posted Aug 11, 2013
Anyone who is traveling to Japan for a cultural experience should definitely visit or stay at this place. Super friendly welcome to the Ryokan. Our room was exactly what we expected and you have the option to get a room with a private bath. There was a laundry room so we were able to wash our clothes before we left. We had dinner prepared in our room. Highly suggest for future guest. The price was super reasonable and it was the best meal I had in my 13 days in Japan.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Princeton, NJ

nice combination of east and west

Posted Jul 22, 2013
very helpful staff, private bathroom was nice, but public baths even nicer (especially when no one else is there and you have the whole soaking pool for yourself). very clean. good location, especially to nishiki market. nice japanese breakfast, even though costs extra. budget-friendly ryokan.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great Japan experience

Posted Jul 15, 2013
Pros: Tea is serve by a very nice Japanese lady. The bed set up and put away by the staff is amazing. It is our best night of sleep.
Cons: Nothing.
Location: Location is very good. It is close to the market and down town shopping area. Everything is within walking distance.
Traditional Japanese hotel with private bathroom. No private bath. They do have communal bath that is very nice. If you do want the traditional Japanese bath, this is a great hotel.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by Nick from Tokyo

Convenient location, friendly staff

Posted Jul 12, 2013
We wanted to try the ryokan experience and this was a reasonable choice. It's just a couple of blocks from the market with convenient buslines nearby. The room was surprisingly large. Wifi was only available in the lobby. The onsen was nice though a little small. We tried the Japanese breakfast one morning, it was good.
3 out of 5
by Jimmy

Ryokan in cool location, but hotel is better

Posted May 10, 2013
Pros: I liked the location.
Cons: The wifi needs accessiblity per room. There seem to be power issues in the building between the AC and the circuit board.
Location: Right next to Nishiki. 10 min by cab to Kyoto sta. 1.5 Km to yasaka shrine/gion district. lots of cabs. centrally located.
So I was excited to get a ryokan for my dad, as this was going to be his first time in Kyoto. In the last year, I'd stayed in the Westin which has a modern ryokan built to look like an old one, and previous to that, I'd stayed in a ryokan in Osaka, built in the 60's maybe. This Ryokan was the worst of the three. Firstly, the 'Free wifi and internet' is misleading. Yes it exists, but only in the lobby. My reservation listed it as follows: "One room w Bath, Free Wifi and Internet, blah blah" It made it seem like I'd have net access in my room, but no, that's not the case. It's very common these days to use a wifi connection to make calls through skype, viber, 'internet access calling and texting', and to use google maps. To go sit in the lobby and plan out my day's trips and contact my other friends in JP at the time was annoying and awkward. This should be changed on the site's info page and expedia's reservation. When we first arrived, it was about 80 degrees out, and our room was on the 3rd floor, so very hot and humid. When we turned on the AC, super hot air blasted out. It took a few hours for them to figure out how to fix it. The next night when we returned, the AC had returned to heat. Fortunately, it was a cool night. That morning however, my dad woke up to all the power being gone in his room. None of the outlets worked, nor did the lights. The staff had no explanation. We said screw it and left. When we returned the power was back. I had no hot water though.
5 out of 5
for Couples
by Ollie from New Zealand

Great place to stay

Posted Apr 18, 2013
Pros: Friendly staff, loved the experience of staying in a Ryokan style room
Cons: No wifi in room
Location: Close to Nishiki markets, train station, bus stops
A wonderful place to stay, great location. The hosts were very welcoming and helpful. Gave us restaurant recommendations every night and they were all fabulous. Room was spacious, very clean. I would stay here again if I went back to Kyoto!!