Ratings based on 251 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 out of 5
97% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from 日本

インターナショナルな旅館でした

Posted Jul 29, 2015
チェックインが暗くなってからになってしまったのでだいぶ迷いましたが親切に出迎えていただきました。 幼児の分まで立派な布団を敷いていただき恐縮でした。シャワーカーテンが少し臭ったのが気になりました。
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Berlin, Deutschland

traditionelle japanische Unterkunft am Stadtrand

Posted Jul 9, 2015
Pros: freundliches Personal, traditionelles japanisches Wohngefühl, Sauberkeit
Cons: -
Location: am Stadtrand gelegen, mit JR-Bus erreichbar, mehrere Tempel und Schreine in der Nähe
Wir sind erst abends angekommen, als der JR-Bus schon nicht mehr fuhr. Da die Eigentümer des Ryokan für japanische Verhältnisse gutes Englisch sprechen, bekamen wir telefonische Unterstützung für die Anreise. Das Personal ist sehr nett, das Zimmer im Ryokan groß, sauber und gut ausgestattet. Das Frühstück ist eher einfach, aber ok - man kann zwischen japanisch und westlich wählen - und der Preis ist angemessen. Man kann an japanisch flachen oder westlichen Tischen sitzen. Der Blick vom Frühstückstisch auf den hübsch gestalteten Garten ist wirklich ein Genuss. Mit dem Bus, der alle halben Stunden bis kurz nach 20 Uhr fährt, kommt man - an mehrerenTempeln und Schreinen vorbei - in ca. 40 min bis ins Stadtzentrum von Kyoto. Es hat uns im Ryokan gut gefallen und wir können ihn wirklich weiterempfehlen.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Brisbane, Australia

Traditional and homely

Posted Jul 7, 2015
Slightly out of the way but worth it for real authentic Japanese style accommodation. English speaking staff. Basic rooms with tatami mat floors. Best book a room with own bathroom unless you want to share a traditional one.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Munich

Nice hotel

Posted Jun 14, 2015
Very nice hotel, although very difficult to find. A nice traditional experience in Japan.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Sydney, Australia

Traditional ryokan with beautiful garden and brook

Posted Jun 11, 2015
Pros: Traditional style ryokan, surrounded by a beautiful garden.
Cons: A second bath in our accommodation area.
Location: Ninna-ji, Ryoan-ji, and Kinkaku-ji are nearby. The rest of Kyoto is within 45min by bus/metro/foot.
For a traditional ryokan experience in Kyoto (at a realistic price) it is inevitable that you will need to travel some distance from the centre of the city. Ryokan Yamazaki is in a semi-rural setting, 30min by bus from Kyoto station. However, as it is serviced by JR buses, which operate every 20min or so, the ride is free with a JR Rail Pass. Mostly it is not necessary to travel all the way in to Kyoto station. Nijo station, about half-way, provides access to the metro leading to the eastern side of the city. There are also several significant temples in the vicinity of the Ryokan Yamazaki, including Ryoan-ji, the one with the famous rock garden. Our room for four nights was generously sized, with comfortable futons and the usual amenities, including free wifi. After dark we made good use of the adjoining porch, which opened onto the illuminated garden. Our room was located 100m or so from the office, towards the back of the property. We had one dinner and one breakfast in the reasonably-priced restaurant. This was the best place we stayed at on our Japan trip. The out-of-the-way location was more than compensated by the experience of staying in an older-style Japanese ryokan, surrounded by a beautiful formal garden which, for good measure, was bordered by a babbling brook.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Schönes traditionell japanisches Hotel

Posted Jun 2, 2015
Pros: das traditionelle Zimmer mit den Futons
Wir haben 2 Nächte dort verbracht und wurden herzlichst empfangen. Selbst kurzfristiges Abendessen am Anreiseabend war kein Problem. Die ältere Dame des Hauses spricht gut Englisch. Das Hotel ist etwas außerhalb gelegen, man kommt aber auch noch zu späterer Stunde mit dem Bus gut hin.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Other
by A verified traveler

Ryokan-style hostel

Posted May 12, 2015
Pros: Friendly staff, Japanese and Western style breakfast available, experience of traditional Japanese style room.
Cons: English instructions on turning on the hot water in the shower (you have to press a button on a control panel labeled only in Japanese)
Location: Near Ryoan-ji temple and a few other temples. Walking distance if you're ambitious, or easy bus ride.
This was a nice place with extremely friendly hosts. It's more of a hostel with tatami mat floors than a traditional ryokan, but for the price that's great. It's easy to get to by bus from several key points in town (the JR bus is included if you have a Japan Rail Pass). The garden and setting is not as lovely as in some of the pictures (the garden is small and inaccessible and it's on a major road surrounded by houses, but again you can't beat the price.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Students
by A verified traveler from Sydney

Budget Ryokan near Kinkaku-ji Temple.

Posted May 11, 2015
Very basic accommodation at a very reasonable rate. The food was excellent. Staff were delightful and a beautiful garden overlooked by the dining room. Bath was in a shed at the back of the property and in the cold weather it was not so pleasant. Yamazaki Ryokan is conveniently located near 3 of Kyoto's famous temples. It took around 40 minutes to reach the Ryokan by bus from Kyoto station.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Bjørn from Norway

Very friendly staff, genuine experience!

Posted May 2, 2015 on Hotels
A genuine experience! Very friendly staff, some spoke good english. Futon matresses, but our backs did not complain. Some rooms have kotatsu (low table with oven underneath), that was a fun to try when it was chilly. Air condition OK, free Wi-fi was a pleasant surprise, free green tea in the rooms. Fridge in corridor. Bathroom OK, but bring hot water in tea kettle. (Downstairs ladies toilet has heated seat!) Shower room in separate building, but clean and lots of warm water if you're early! Washing machine and dryer OK. Breakfast OK. Bus stop around the corner, lots to see on your way to Kyoto station, and one station near Nijo castle, where you have to go to hear the nightingale floors! Bus charge covered by Japan rail pass.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler

Kommen gerne wieder

Posted Apr 27, 2015 on Hotels
- gut erreichbar mit dem Bus vom Stadtzentrum, wenn auch etwas außerhalb gelegen - ausgesprochen nette Bewirtung, kinderfreundlich - leckeres und preiswertes Frühstück in 2 Varianten - sehr schöne, traditionelle Gartenanlagen - hochperformantes WLAN