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Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo

3.5 of 5 Ryokan   |   34 Fukuchi Machi, Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606-8435, Japan
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Ranked #42 of 193 Kyoto B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The only things to say are that this ryokan is very clean, friendly and provides a wonderful traditional experience. Location is excellent for philosophers walk. Highly recommended. One word of warning to those who order the traditional 15 course menu. While the items change with availability of ingredients it was the only place throughout our trip in Japan where I... More

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We couldn't imagine a better stay to give our US-born family of 6 such a genuine cultural experience. It's hard to describe other than to say it was exactly how one should experience the best of traditional Japan. The luggage dropoff and friendly welcome to the hotel by staff was a great start. We had a wonderful open room that... More

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Orinda, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Wonderful location - we were able to walk everywhere. Our traditional family room on the second floor was quite large and had a pleasant view of the gardens. A great way to experience an authentic ryokan!

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Affordable way to get a real ryokan experience. If the menu doesn't suit, a convenience store is but a short walk and there is nothing to stop you from bringing back a few necessities to room; dinner at the ryokan isn't a must. As far as I know, the combination of a pristine modern room and a real ryokan experience... More

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Paris, France
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My wife and I recently stayed at Yachiyo. It was my second time and her first. While I believe Yachiyo very much caters to foreign tourists, and perhaps is best regarded as an introduction to this kind of accommodation, it has impressed me with its warm hospitality, and in the case of my second stay, superior rooms. On our recent... More

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Springwood, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I booked a traditional room on the second floor at short notice, wanting somewhere very Japanese to relax for my last few days. It was perfect. The room was a bargain (about $45pp/pn, without meals) and the service was courteous and attentive. Our room looked out toward Heian Jingu. As some of the other reviews noted, it is a little... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The positives: Yachiyo is in a great location. You really can't beat it. 5 min from the subway, within walking/cycling distance of many of the major temples and sights in east Kyoto. The food was also excellent. Nothing original, but fresh, tasty, and a lot of it. The negatives: We know ryokans are traditional guesthouses, and we knew it would... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We slept at Koyasan in a traditional Tatami, we thought it would be a good idea in Kyoto to stay with the traditional Tatami, Futon. we reserved 2 rooms for 3 night with private bath. The hotel is very nice clean, team is friendly and trying to help. After a sleepless night on the Futons we asked the manger to... More

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We stayed at garden ryokan for 5nights,having just returned...it's a great place to stay the staff are all very friendly and nice...everyone there does there very best to help you,even tho not having very good English,soo things do take a while to explain!! Staff serving in the restaurant are really sweet and allways want to please,I don't eat meat but... More

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Camptown, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We were in Kyoto for two nights on a last-minute trip. Since many of the popular Ryokan book out quite early, we were lucky to get a room anywhere, and we got the last room available at Kyoto Garden. Kyoto Garden has an exceptional location, near some of the most spectacular temples and the Tetsugaku-no-michi. Our first night's room was... More

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Address: 34 Fukuchi Machi, Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606-8435, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo 3.5*
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Traditional japanese style Ryokan/Inn Get the best out of a RYOKAN Kyoto, once prospering as the nation's capital for over 1,200 years is the city of arts, tradition and history. Kyoto plays a significant role in the identity of Japanese people. Experience this authentic part of Japan in a Ryokan. Why do Japanese people feel most comfortable on Tatami floors? Why do Japanese people from outside Kyoto praise Japanese food in Kyoto? Why is it difficult for Japanese people on vacation to decide whether to stay in a hotel or a Ryokan when they come to Kyoto? Kyoto is the city where Japanese people can reassure their ethnicity and remember the most important things about being Japanese. In a Ryokan, get more out of the basic necessities in life; food, shelter and clothing. An experience different from the common hotel. A Ryokan is an accommodation facility original to the owners taste, influenced by Japanese culture, style and feel. A service that can't be found anywhere else in the world; only here in Japan. Don't miss the opportunity to experience a deeper Japan. How to take a ONSEN style japanese bath room,large bath room. You are only to go inside the bath tub after you washed your body. First, you are to rinse your body with hot water. Washing beforehand helps to keep the water in bath tub clean. The rinsing and washing of your body with hot water also acclimatizes you to the temperature of the bath tub, which can be very hot. It is not advisable to jump into the water like diving in to a swimming pool. Please use discretion. Please do not put the hand towel into the bath tub water. Most people place the towel on their head. And remember do not use any soap or shampoo or other skin cleansers in bath tub either. Open 6:30AM to 10:00AM , 15:00PM to 23:00PM. Dining & WASHOKU japanese cuisine at Kyoto Garden Ryokan,Auberge, Yachiyo/Kyoto Inn,Hotel/Restaurant Restaurant photosThe Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo began as a WASHOKU restaurant and is still respected as an exclusive restaurant serving the traditional Kyoto style of dining. Our restaurant, called Kyoto Garden Restaurant YACHIYO(Dining & Garden Yachiyo) is right next to our ryokan, and serves Japanese culinary art. -Yachiyo`s cuisine is known as "Kyo-kaiseki"and drawson the rich traditions of Kyoto style multiple-course dining. Kyo-kaiseki represents one of the pinnacles in Japanese cuisine, a highly stylized manifestation of the principles of in-season produce and enjoyment of seasonal variation. Ryokan Yachiyo/Auberge/ Inn is a famous (RYOTEI) WASHOKU restaurant in Kyoto.KAISEKI and WAGYU Beef can be chosen through standard course, deluxe course, and luxury course and SUSHI,TEMPRA,SUKIYAKI,SHABUSHABU ,A vegetarian dinner courses . From JR Kyoto Station to Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo By taxi It is about a 25 minute ride (Approx.1800 JPN) by Taxi from the JR Kyoto (email hidden)ease tell the taxi driver to take you toUkyo-ku, Nanzenji Ryokan Yachiyo. By train (Subway Line) It is about 40 minutes by train.From the Kyoto station, take the Kyoto KARASUMA subway line traveling to KOKUSAI (website hidden) the Karasuma Oike Stn, change the train to the Tozai Subway Line traveling to Rokujizo. Get off at Keage Station.If you walk straight, along the Niomon Dori Street for 5 minutes, you will see the Yachiyo Ryokan on the right side. The entrance of the Ryokan is on the approach lane (Sando) that leads to Nanzenji Temple. By bus From JR Kyoto Station, it is about 50 minutes by bus.From the bus terminal A-1 at the JR Kyoto Station Karasuma Exit, take the bus No.5 and get off at the bus stop called Hosshoji-cho. Walk east, then take a right turn. If you walk 5 more minutes, you will find the entrance of the approach lane leading to Nanzenji Temple.Ryokan Yachiyo is just on the right side of the lane. ... more   less 
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