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5-4 Arashiyamanishiichikawacho Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 616-0003, Kyoto Prefecture
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The setting for this ryokan is very peaceful. The baths, the restaurant, the bar, the gardens all make for a very relaxing stay. Then I entered my room and it smelled of old smoke and mildew. Several of my friends rooms smelled the same. Staff was very pleasant. Rooms were quiet and adequately furnished. I would suggest looking elsewhere for... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This ryokan is managed like a hotel as opposed to a boutique inn. Our room was unexpectedly small for a party of 3, although I must say that the private onsens were great. The availability of ice cream outside the onsen is a nice touch. Reception was ok, although going about bare foot all over /in the property takes getting... More 

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Yokohama, Japan
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Had an extremely relaxing 1 night stay at this hotel/ryokan hybrid. The onsen baths are really nice. The dinner and breakfast meals were delicious. I loved that we were able to dine within a private enclosure within the main dining room. It felt really private and made for a memorable meal experience.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We spent 5 nights at this hybrid hotel/ryokan and loved it. The hotel is a bit further out of the city but is easily accessible by public transport and walking distance to the famous bamboo grove and the very nice suburb of Arishiyama. The rooms were very comfortable and immaculately clean. The private onsen's were very nice as well, and... More 

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Hong Kong, China
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I stayed one night with my boyfriend in the room with private open bath. The location is excellent, right in front of Arashiyama station. It is in a beautiful setting with blooming cherry blossom trees (it was in April), once you stepped into it, you feel the calm atomphere and totaly with great Japanese tradition. The staff were very friendly... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Stayed in a twin room at Kadensho for one night. We went there straight from Kansai Airport the entire journey to Kandensho took over 1.5h as a couple of transfers via JR/Hankyu railways had to be made before reaching Arashiyama Hankyu station directly opposite Kandensho. For the sights at Arashiyama and a first-time ryokan experience I would say Kadensho is... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I stayed a night 1year ago with my husband. This Japanese styled hotel at Arashiyama, Kyoto, is my best Ryokan(mean Japanese style hotel). I stayed suite room with open air bathtub. The room was not so wide space, but there is beauty of simple and compact. There is bathtub in the room, but we used it only once time because... More 

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Hong Kong
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

It is a nice hotel with lots of onsen options even with private onsen for free. Room is quite small even though we have a room with private onsen. Breakfast with Japanese and western options. Dinner was semi-all you can eat. They even provide choice of yukata. Location is perfect right opposite train station and major attractions. Overall a good... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Located directly across the road from Arashiyama train station (slight left after the pedestrian crossing). Used this place as a base for some Kyoto activities (a bit of a trek from most sites) but more importantly Arashiyama. Looked for a place to stay with my partner that was a more Westernised Ryokan. We happened upon Kandensho. The reception speaks Japanese/Mandarin/some... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I stayed here a night with my friend. I booked this place at the last minutes. They offer kind of last-minutes-saving plan. A bit cheap with a bottle of Sake souvenir and a free ticket of near by Onsen. This place looks like Ryokan, but it certaily is a hotel. So I can recomend this place to those who are... More 

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Address: 5-4 Arashiyamanishiichikawacho Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 616-0003, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 105
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