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Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo

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3.5 of 5
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34 Fukuchi Machi, Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto 606-8435, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #93 of 342 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    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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Perth, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Seoul, South Korea
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Paris, France
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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 

Le Mont-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Simply a dream we have lived in this exceptional Ryokan ! We stayed for two nights and enjoyed the room (garden side - first floor). The staff was very helpful and gave us many useful information. The restaurant was also excellent, we almost tried the entire menu!

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

Thank you!! 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. Easy dinner booking!「Washoku Restaurant Yachiyo」 YACHIYO app for iPhone is the FREE app dedicated to helping you... More 

San Francisco, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My girlfriend and I stayed here for a few nights. We enjoyed the ryokan experience of tea, bedrolls on tatami flooring, onsen, the delicious traditional breakfast, and made good use of the bikes for a full day of exploring Kyoto. The staff was friendly and helpful.

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

Thank you!! 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. Easy dinner booking!「Washoku Restaurant Yachiyo」 YACHIYO app for iPhone is the FREE app dedicated to helping you... More 

Taiwan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We stayed in Yachiyo from 4/3-4/5 during peak sakura season. The location was excellent if you like temples and to stay at the older part of town. The famous philosophy walk was a stone throw away and we were quite close to the subway station. The ryokan was old (it was expected as I have stayed in other ryokan before)... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 hotel reviews
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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8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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23 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 

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