Ratings based on 22 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Andris
Cheap, but not bad option for staying in ryokanPosted Nov 6, 2013
We stayed there because of the cheap price for our selected dates. It wasn't top quality, some of the furniture was a bit worn out and there were some tears on the sliding walls, but everything was clean and nice, the staff was very helpful and nice to us as well. First, the check in is in the restaurant that you walk by if you go there. The ryokan itself is outside of the Kyoto and the only option is to take the bus. We walked there from Golden pavilion which took us a bit less than one hour and next day we walked to the Arashiyama which also took us a bit less than an hour. The walks and surroundings are pleasant and the location is also quiet and good. We took the room with shared facilities which were ok. There was shared bathroom with shared bath, but you lock the doors and use it privately, it's just outside your room. There is also communal kitchen and fridge with a lot of pots and dishes to use for cooking your own meal or you can use a microwave to heat some things up. The garden outside is beautiful.
for Everyoneby Maeghan from Chicago, IL
Beautiful ryokan in the mountainsPosted Nov 4, 2013
Pros: Peaceful location but still close to Kyoto
Location: Mountains are beautiful to look at, there is a Family Mart a walkable distance and a restaurant location in the ryokan which had great food
We arrived by the JR bus line and coming from Tokyo and stepping off the bus and suddenly being surrounded by lush forested mountains and small farm plots and homes was an amazing feeling. This Ryokan is located in a neighborhood north of Kyoto and it feels very different from the main city where we stayed the rest of our time in Kyoto. You sleep on pads on tatami mats on the floor as is the traditional ryokan style of sleeping. We opted for the room with the private bathroom and it was honestly the biggest room we stayed in while staying in Japan.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
OkPosted Sep 23, 2013
Noisy, more like a hostel! Last minute, last option NEVER AGAIN! I probably would have a better stay at a hostel.
for Everyoneby Jason from Ontario, Canada
excellent placePosted Aug 11, 2013
Pros: japanese style, great staff and confortable futons.
Location: its a 45 minute bus from kyoto station.there are a lot of good sights to see if you walk towards kinkakuji.
very nice place to stay.the staff there was very nice and know good English.they only problem i had was that you can hear other people in the next room but you could get a room at the end. the futon were very comfortable so i was able to sleep good.theres a shared bath you can use privately or you can use a shower.Unfortunately buses stop running around 9 so you wont have much time to do things.take the jr or number 8 to takahana-cho to reach there.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
hotel in KyotoPosted Jul 31, 2013 on Hotels.com
Fantastic traditional room. Bus journey to ryokan from Kyoto station is long (around 45 min) but manageable and you can use your JR rail pass on.
for Personal Eventby Mini from Taiwan
Nice experiencePosted Jul 24, 2013 on Hotels.com
Recommendedby Japan Lover from USA
Family owned Hotel. They are so nice people.Posted Jul 21, 2013 on Hotels.com
We had a wonderful stay. People there are so kind. The only thing I had concern was location. I needed to take taxi to station. 7min !000yen. Everything else is totally traditional japanese....Thank you so much.
for Getaway With Friendsby A verified traveler
Comfortable traditional hotel for touristsPosted Jul 17, 2013 on Hotels.com
Wanting to experience a traditional Japanese-style hotel, my friends and I were very well satisfied with the quality of this hotel. We would definitely come back in our next trip.
for Familiesby David from USA
Combines backpacker and classic ryokanPosted Jul 15, 2013 on Hotels.com
Entrance on main road with name in english so easy to find, actual rooms on back street so quiet. Friendly. Has restaurant with reasonable food though I thought it was pricey for what it was and choose all but the one meal to have elsewhere over 3 days. Garden in front of building with the rooms was stunning. Interior of roons were classic with shoji sliding doors and tatami floors. Other decirations were budget. Walls and doors were limitedly maintained with evidence of water spots and poor puncture repair. Rooms had air cond, tea, tv, wifi. Bathrooms / showers were communal and poor asthetically given rooms and garden...although clean enough. Kitchen was the same. Had clothes washing machine. Some distance from train stations and Kyoto attractions. Local area didnt offer much like restaurants, basic shopping. Having a car would be good idea.
for Couplesby cass from united states
Awsome place for a japanese experience.Posted Jun 17, 2013 on Hotels.com
If you want to stay in a hotel that is just like traditional japan this is a great stay. We very much enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The service was very friendly. Some spoke decent english. The room was "too cool" with its japanese style. I highly suggest this hotel.