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Yuzuya Ryokan

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545 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
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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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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3, 2015

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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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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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We had a fabulous lunch here in the hotel's restaurant. A fixed menu that spoilt us with an assorted range of classic Kyoto dishes and finished of with an amazing rice porridge with a citrus flavour. Not expensive, gorgeous setting and first-class service. A truly Japanese dining experience.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

We went for dinner and had a kaiseki meal. This included an appetizer, vegetables, sashimi, grilled fish, hotpot, porridge and dessert. All the food was flavored with Yuzu and was lovely. The vegetables were the only unusual dish. The service was superb. An excellent experience.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I had one night with Yuzuya ryokan as I wanted to experience the traditional ryokan. This place has certainly lived up to my expectation. There were only 8 rooms altogether, so they can dedicate to their customers. The location is central and next to a famous temple. Kaiseki dinner was excellent and they use yuzu (citus) in almost every dish.... More 

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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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