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Yuzuya Ryokan

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545 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #47 of 342 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Our Japanese friend brought us there for the Kaiseki dinner on a Saturday evening. The price is not cheap, ranging from $92 to $192 per person, not including alcohol. The experience is one-of-a kind. The setting is tranquil, the service is sublime. The food is great. Waitresses are in kimono. The presentation of the food is nonpariel. I am not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This entire experience was pure amazing. Firstly, this has nothing to do with the ryokan but we had to get a taxi there from Kyoto station, and the taxi driver was so nice and took us straight there! This was certainly the most opulent ryokan I have stayed in. It would be perhaps equivalent to a 5 star hotel. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I slept 2 nights here with a friend. The position of the Ryokan is good, in the Gion neighborhood and near many temples and parks. The room was less big than expected, but it was silent even if near a big street. The public bath was small, i don't think that more than 2 people can enter in. We had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We really liked Yuzuya. It is in the heart of Gion so there is so much to do that you can walk to right outside your door. Despite the busyness of the location, the inn was very relaxing and quiet and a great place to come back to after a day of sight seeing. We stayed only one night but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

This was a really great opportunity to experience a piece of traditional japan. The rooms were traditional and had lots of space and the staff made sure our beds were made and ready fir us each evening. The traditional Japanese breakfast was fantastic and we both really enjoyed it. We made use of the traditional public baths and both had... More 

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