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Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo

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34 Fukuchi Machi, Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto 606-8435, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #79 of 342 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015
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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Our family of four including two daughters aged 20 and 23 stayed here for 3 nights in February. We were delighted with the enthusiastic greeting of our small party and the beautiful surroundings we entered. Having had a week in western hotels it was a relief to finally feel we were embracing Japanese culture. Yes, the ryokan is very old... More 

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Kilburn United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The staff here are lovely, they helped in every way they could. The rooms were cosy, a few tattered bits of wallpaper and stained carpets but we didn't really mind as we weren't in Kyoto to stay in the room. The public baths on the first floor are recommended.

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Denver, Colorado
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22 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This ryokan is worn out. Weathered, tattered, frayed. It wasn't a charming sort of worn either; it just felt in need of a major refurbishment as of our stay in April 2014. If you can look beyond the signs of age and decay (especially compared to my overall experiences in Japan), it can delight. Our room overlooked the somewhat small... More 

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Bondo2012, マネージャー at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo the other day. Did you enjoy travelling Kyoto? Our all staff so happy by reading your review. It is all about the guests! "KAIZEN"continuous improvement!! We are waiting for your next stay.Thank you. Best regards, Toshiyuki Nakanishi Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo. More 

Riverhead, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

If you have time in Japan to stay in some smaller towns than Tokyo or Kyoto, you can stay in any typical Ryokan, the experience will be very similar to staying here, and the price half or less. You can have a very similar, high quality, kobe-beef meal at many restaurants in Kyoto, for also half the price. That said,... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We were really looking forward to staying here as a 'treat', but left feeling very let down. We had payed a little extra for a traditional Japanese room with garden view, which was ok but a bit tatty (ripped wallpaper, exposed wires, outdated bathroom) and we could see (and hear) the road beyond the narrow garden. Not quite the peaceful... More 

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Bondo2012, マネージャー at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo the other day. Did you enjoy travelling Kyoto? Our all staff so happy by reading your review. It is all about the guests! "KAIZEN"continuous improvement!! We are waiting for your next stay.Thank you. Best regards, Toshiyuki Nakanishi Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo. More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We first booked the Japanese style room, we chose that for individual bathroom with a middle price. We were going to stay for one night in Kyoto and we made a huge blunder. We arrived the Ryokan at the wrong date, we were one day late. The receptionist was obviously troubled, but his attitude was very nice. The first thing... More 

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Bondo2012, マネージャー at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo the other day. Did you enjoy travelling Kyoto? Our all staff so happy by reading your review. It is all about the guests! "KAIZEN"continuous improvement!! We are waiting for your next stay.Thank you. Best regards, Toshiyuki Nakanishi Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo. More 

Sao Paulo, SP
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

On my 2nd night in Japan I moved from a western-style hotel in Tokyo to the Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo. It is very hard to tell in words how it feels to stay at that place. To begin with, it is situated just a few blocks from major temples and gorgeous streets around the Philosopher's Walk. I got the cheapest... More 

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Bondo2012, マネージャー at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo the other day. Did you enjoy travelling Kyoto? Our all staff so happy by reading your review. It is all about the guests! "KAIZEN"continuous improvement!! We are waiting for your next stay.Thank you. Best regards, Toshiyuki Nakanishi Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo. More 

Paris, France
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

nice location but that's it; outrageous prices (over 220€) for old rooms, old carpets, old wallpapers; this has to be refreshed urgently to be an attractive place; furthermore, the dragon lady serving breakfast should retire quick before a guest gets knocked down one day..... the garden is muych smaller than it looks in the pictures

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

My wife and I booked one night at the Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo for the last night of our 3 night visit to Kyoto. We had never stayed in a traditional ryokan, and wanted to try out the experience. We really liked the hotel we had stayed in, but were blown away when we got to the Yachiyo. The ryokan... More 

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Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Go there! You will not regret ! It's a beautiful place in the old Japanese style. The food here is fantastic and the staff extremely friendly. It's an unforgettable experience! An additional advantage of this place is its proximity to many monuments and temples, and beautiful natural surroundings.

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