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Ryokan Ugenta

76 Kuramakibunecho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1112, Kyoto Prefecture
Ryokan Ugenta

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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This property is a bit of an odyssey, but I enjoyed it. To get the most out of it one should stay at lest two days. Ugenta is an exercise in qualified very good. I really liked our room which was spread over two levels. The main living area was well structured and quite functional as was the bathroom. The... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My friend and I spent a night at this amazing place. The Rooms are impeccable, beautiful design, stunning nature, zen-like feel and probably the most stunning place I have ever stayed in. Five star hotels are not comparable to this paradise. We also had the most helpful host, Yuuko Sonoda, who made it an even more special experience. She went... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
30 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

After reading such rave reviews about Ugenta, we had great expectations when we booked both rooms at this Ryokan. We have already stayed at a number of Ryokans on this long trip, therefore we can easily make comparisons. It would be best to do this review in point form: 1) Cleanliness - Ugenta is disappointing in one of the most... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

A half hour out of Kyoto by train, you are in rural Japan. Located in a quiet village this is the place to get a more authentic sense of Japanese culture. They have a Japanese and a western room. We satayed in the western room mainly because I am an admirer of George Nakashima' s furniture, and the rooms are... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

located on a bustling but incredibly charming street with a little creek running along it. the setting, the scenery is just oozing with charm. we stayed in the japanese room, it was incredibly spacious, the bathrooms are divine and the rooftop onsen tubs were such a treat.

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Hong Kong
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63 reviews 63 reviews
48 hotel reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

I have stayed in many ryokans in Japan, and I have to say that Ugenta is one of my top experiences. The design is not quite like a traditional ryokan but a fascinating blend of classic Japanese and contemporary modern design. The blend is seamless and it worked very well. While the design of this ryokan is modern, the service... More 

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72 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

We booked the Western-style room and I - not having done any homework - was amazed to find original George Nakashima works being used as ordinary furniture: dining table and chairs, settee, coffee table, credenza...all beautifully kept, yet sporting the inevitable scratches and marks of daily use. The room actually comprises the upper two stories of a 3-storey building. Large... More 

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Portland, Oregon
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Ugenta offers the best ryokan room that I have ever been to. Detailed design in the room and the gorgeous food, not to mention the breathtaking onsen tubs on the top of the building. Kibune is definitely worth visiting, and don't miss out Ugenta if you happen to be in Kibune :)

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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2010

This ryokan was the highlight of our Japan trip... We stayed at Four Seasons, Peninsulas etc, but this was truly an experience. we had the Japanese room (there are only two rooms - one traditional and one western style) -- and we enjoyed it sooo much. The food was to die for - but I guess for food lovers of... More 

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5 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2009

This place is 45Mins Approx from Kyoto Train Station, Along the car journey to your destination you follow the path of the main river with beautiful tree's and other scenery which will change from city to rural as you get closer to this destination. The Ryokan is set along side a riviene at is both calming and scenic. Its a... More 

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