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Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo

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34 Fukuchi Machi, Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto 606-8435, Kyoto Prefecture
Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo
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Ranked #117 of 343 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very nice staff, rooms are quite good but overall the ryokan needs a renovation urgently! We had a very good dinner and the continental breakfast is possible (upon request). Good position close to some of the most important temples and attractions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While not traveling on a tight budget, my partner and I were conscious of our hotel choices in relation to pricing, as we did not want to spend a fortune in accommodation when most of a trip to Japan is spend outdoors. Therefore we decided to stay at a budget hotel while in Kyoto, and indulge ourselves at a top... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the few reasonably priced ryokans in a quiet neighborhood with modern en suite toilet and shower facilities. Tucked away from the touristy areas, this is a good choice if you are looking for some peace and quiet. They have English-speaking staff available at all times and provides all that you can expect to experience in a traditional ryokan... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We had to book last minute and this was one of the only ryokans that had availability. The pictures online made the place look a lot newer so we were a little disappointed when everything was old and outdated. T was nice to have the ryokan experience but the lady who showed us around didn't speak English and didn't explain... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The location is not too far from the Kyoto station but it will take a taxi to get you there for Yen 2,000. The "mamasan" at the ryokan speaks excellent English and she takes care of the in-house meals. The rooms are quiet. The tatami mat (futon) is a marvellous treat. The onsen (one for each gender) is clean and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

My family and I were in Kyoto for just under a week. We had booked another place for most of our nights but followed the advice on Kyoto travel sites we had visited to stay at a traditional ryokan for the experience. We thus stayed for one night in Ryokan Yachiyo and we certainly did not regret that decision. On... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This was a great experience for us, having never been to Japan nor stayed in a ryokan before. The futons were more comfortable than just about any other bed we stayed in, and we could clear the space and use a table or lay out our bags on the floor. Very spacious for a Japanese hotel room, with a big... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We stayed in this inn last July for 3 nights, when we arrived there was a problem with our booking (totally my fault). However, the owner was lovely and helped us out. Luckily there was a vacancy and we could still stay there! This was our first ryokan experience. Love it! The food in the restaurant, both breakfast and dinner... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We stayed for one night in this ryokan as a treat, as it's slightly towards the pricier end of the scale - but if you want to experience some traditional Japanese hospitality, this is a good place. It's clearly a slightly older ryokan which may not have been updated in a while, but this was part of it's charm. We... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We chose this off the internet through trip adviser as family accommodation in Kyoto for 2 nights. It was terrible as the room was in awful condition, had been used by smokers (even though we specified non-smoking) and was not cleaned to a good standard. The access was difficult for large suitcases and not of a standard we expected for... More 

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Thank you!! Thank you for staying at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo the other day. Did you enjoy travelling Kyoto? It is all about the guests! "KAIZEN"continuous improvement!! We are waiting for your next stay.Thank you. Easy dinner booking!「Washoku Restaurant Yachiyo」 YACHIYO app for iPhone is the FREE app dedicated to helping you find the best traditional japanese food and Kyoto... More 

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Staying in City Center

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City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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