Ratings based on 286 Verified Reviews
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Big spacePosted Jul 7, 2017
A good 9 minutes walk from the subway to the hotel( have to get on subway from Kyoto Main Station first). Place look raggard on the outside, but the rooms was spacious enough . Bus stops are a few minutes walk from hotel,and most of the sightseeing places are indicated on the buses . Amazingly, Gion is just ten mins away, and you can easily get back to the hotel using Google maps.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Very good and quiet location.Posted May 12, 2017
Cons: More water given in the room
Location: Good eating places along the river. Try chao chao gyoza.. Buy brushes at the little brush store near Sanjo bridge.
This ryokan was a good place to base for our five nights in Kyoto. It is a block from the entry to the river which is the best route to walk to Gion. It is also close to Imperial Palace and not far from good shopping. The hotel is old, so rooms not fresh looking. Staff at front desk very nice and helpful. The room cleaning staff though seemed a bit rude when we set out the futons ourselves to take an afternoon nap as we were jetlagged. After we did this, the next day they hid the futons. And then when we found the futons and took a nap again, they moved the table to the center of the room to block us from pulling out the futon again. Of course we still moved the table to be able to rest after a full morning of touring. We had come from Canada and were not onky adjusting go 13 hourstime difference but also to the 25C heat!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from London
TraditionalPosted Apr 14, 2017
A traditional Ryokan, with friendly staff, in the northern part of Kyoto, you can (long) walk to many of the northern sights. The onsen facility is quite basic. Taxi from station cost ¥1600. The are many restaurants and 7-11 store within close walking distance.
by A verified traveler from London UK
It is oversoldPosted Sep 7, 2016
Overall the place is just dingy and very tired. It sells itself as authentic but the bathroom was in need of a major overhaul. Just too expensive. Don't stay!
by A verified traveler
Posted Aug 31, 2016 on Hotels
by A verified traveler from New York, NY
the hotel is actually in the middle of nowherePosted Aug 27, 2016
Cons: Hospitality, cleanliness.
Location: See above
There are no restaurants just dingy joints in the area. It says Central Kyoto, so we expected more liveliness. The liveliness came from avoiding bicycles riding on the sidewalk without lights. Almost got hit by one. Horrible evening when we had high expectations of "kyoto happening". The hotel first denied that we had booking with them. THe owner or some jerk stopped us on the street and claimed we had no room booked. Apparently they were mostly booked by a Chinese group and we were "round eyes" from America. Then he allowed us into the lobby where the clerk found our reservations. Would recommend the place only to my enemies, not friends.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Canada
The best hotel for our Japan TripPosted Aug 3, 2016
The stay gave us a great experience of Japanese living style. We enjoy very much the cleanness and a high standard of service by the hotel.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from OR
Old but comfortable hotelPosted Jul 28, 2016 on Orbitz
Relatively close to places you want to go. Use 1 day bus pass.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from SF
Reasonable ryokan experiencePosted Jul 24, 2016
Great ryokan experience! Room and facility is clean except bathroom and lobby furniture needs updating. We were assigned one of the rooms on the 4th floor. Supposed to be a non smoking room/floor but the toilet smells like cigarettes coming from the vent! Smoke smell was awful caused us to be so nauseated after using the toilet. Reported it to the front desk during check out but I don't know if they'll do anything about it.
Posted Jul 19, 2016 on Hotels