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Yuzuya Ryokan

545 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0074, Japan
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Ranked #23 of 194 Kyoto B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful Ryokan in Kyoto. Right next door to a great park for walking. Easy to miss entrance with steels steps that get slippery in the rain. Definitely eat at least one dinner at the ryokan- excellent authentic kaiseki meal. Its amazing how you can feel like you're in a secluded spot in the country while downtown Kyoto is just a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably the best hotel where we stayed during our 10-day trip to Japan. We spent our last night in Kioto at Yuzuya Ryokan and I can only say good things about it. The ryokan itself is beautiful (lovely waterfall and garden inside) and very quiet (it is literally next door to Yasaka Shrine but once inside the ryokan you can... More

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for one night. The ryokan is two storey and our room is located on the upper floor. Ryokan is located in Gion, 10-15min walk from subway station, it is more convenient to take buses to get around. Room interior is quite old and basic, the individual bathroom is new probably they recently renovated it. The female boss... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights on whirlwind honeymoon through Asia. Was our first experience in a ryokan and enjoyed it immensely. Perfect location for seeing the sights of Kyoto (at the base of temple at the end of main tourist drag in Gion). Great service including tea served upon arrival and turn-down service at night (had no idea how to... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I stayed here with my partner in October 2013. While a little difficult to find (its entry is tucked away) the location is fantastic. The reception area is beautiful. The staff were very attentative from our first arrival through to departure. Our rom was spacious with a lovely outlook over the waterfall garden. We loved the wooden bath in our... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I visited around October 2011 One particular staff member has made my stay very enjoyable by being extremely helpful and informative. I had a very short time in Kyoto so I tried to cram many attractions in one day. I would never recommend anyone to stay outside of an expensive ryokan for the entire day because I learned the hard... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This was the 3rd ryokan we stayed in during a week in Kyoto and, of the three, it was in the best location - in the Gion District and next to Yasaka Shrine. However, it was the least "authentic" of the other ryokans and felt more like a hotel than the others we stayed in (Tawaraya and Yoshikawa). But the... More

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23 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Although this ryokan is right on Ginza- I almost missed it. The entrance is a wooden sliding door and just its sign. I recommend taking a picture of the sign on this website so as not to miss it. The room included a rollout bed and a sitting room with a tv separated by another more traditional sitting room with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

After several days of sightseeing, an overnight stay in this hotel recharged all my senses. Climb the stairs (right beside the shrine) to enter a different era. I had booked an evening meal, board and breakfast. It's not cheap but certainly worth every penny. Guided through the hotel I finally arrived in the very spacious 'yellow' room. It had a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We have stayed in ryokans all over Japan, as well as hotels and business hotels. Yes, the price of a (good) ryokan seems high. However, it includes breakfast and dinner, and a unique experience. All accommodations in the big cities are higher, and this ryokan not only has lovely rooms and bath, but excellent food, and a perfect location. --quiet... More

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Also Known As:
Yuzuya Ryokan Hotel
Yuzuya Ryokan Hotel Kyoto
Address: 545 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0074, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
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Ranked #23 of 194 B&Bs / Inns in Kyoto
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