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Yuzuya Ryokan

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545 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

We stay in Yuzuya Ryokan for 2 nights. They give us different breakfast in 2 days and Yuzuya also provide dinner for hotel guest. The type of breakfast is not buffet breakfast. It's a Japanese style breakfast. And the dinner is Japanese fine dining. All room is ryokan style & very authentic japanese. Location is right beside Yazaka temple &... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Located right next to the Yasaka Shrine (great landmark to know for finding the place!), Yuzuya Ryokan transported me back in time for a good pampering and managed to exceed my (already very high) expectations. I lucked out nabbing a delightful suite with a balcony sitting area that overlooked the lantern-lit Gion-Shijo road. The rooms were spotless and offered both... More 

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Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We were here in July for the Gion Matsuri, and the location of this ryokan is just superb. The rooms were comfortable, and we slept really well on the futons. The breakfast was also excellent. The only reason we'd give this four stars is because of the cold

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very nice ryokan next to the Yasaka Shrine. 8 rooms in authentic beautiful Japanese style. Very friendly and helpful staff, excellent Japanese dinners and breakfasts, super clean Honsen baths in which Yuzu lemons bath to give it their special scent. Wifi works very well, but from the room, the connections was a bit slow.

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This Ryokan is in an excellent location. Many landmarks are just around the corner. Gion's life is just 5 minutes walking distance where you can find many restaurants, nightlife and if you are lucky you can see some Geishas walking around with their clients.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This was more a hotel than a Ryokan. The staff were helpful but it did not feel genuine. The location was great and the room was comfortable and the size was sufficient. Having been at the Kikokuso Ryokan beforehand, I recommend the true hospitality experience of a true Ryokan. Yuzuya was more of a Ryokan style house managed as a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My husband and I stayed at this Ryokan in our honeymoon and we absolutely loved it. The place is beautiful and the service is beyond what you could find at any 5 star hotel. The food is really good (strange) but you must have the experience. We lost our connection flight and had booked 2 nights but didn't make it... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

I've stayed in a few ryokans before and this is one of the poorer experience so far. Ryokan is situated at a wonderful location at Gion but it also means that there's a lot of noise from the traffic outside. We didn't have a good sleep, woken up by the traffic and buzz. Rooms are clean but small. But no... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here to get a feel for a traditional ryokan. Got a room with a private bath and dinner/ breakfast included. The staff was excellent, no complaints there. The room was very small and cramped. I know ryokan rooms are not large, but it was borderline uncomfortable. For the price, I expected more. The dinner was also just decent. Breakfast... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We stayed there in February. Kind of cold weather. We got the purple room. It was such as a nice experience, the room is furnished in a traditional Japanese style. The staff was very helpful, polite and friendly, and the breakfast was good and fresh. The location is central and close to the shopping area. The best ryokan experience!!!

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Staying in Gion

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Gion
Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko" in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners, Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the streets on their way to and from work, where they fan dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.
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