Ryokan is located in a quiet suburb and the nearest metro station Kitaoji is less than a minute's walk away. It is also located next to Kamo River and we took a lovely walk among the sakura trees. From the ryokan, the Kinkakuji Temple is less than 10-minute ride by taxi. The family room is spacious and clean with a... More
Hot springs and historic temples characterize the leafy landscapes of Northern Kyoto. Acres of tranquil residential streets are interrupted by some of Kyoto's most gorgeous architectural gems, including the majestic Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji, the serene artistry of the Ryoanji Temple rock gardens, and the bold red paint across the structures of Enryakuji Temple. Once a religious core of the city, the district now boasts some of its most remote and peaceful hot springs, as well as a few of its best family-run mom-and-pop restaurants. A blend of extremely local at its outskirts, and highly peopled at its tourist centers, Northern Kyoto nonetheless retains a halcyon air in harmony with nature.