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Ryokan Yamazaki

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13 Umegahatatakahanacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8261 , Kyoto Prefecture
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Lennox Head, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

A beautiful Ryokan in the Arashiyama area of Kyoto. Be warned its a good 40-50 mins on the number 8 bus from Kyoto station. Once there you have beautiful gardens and a babbling stream to help you relax. The rooms were clean and serviced each day. The kitchens were perfect for cooking breakfast or dinner. You can get breakfast or... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

This traditional Ryokan is situated quite a distance outside of central Kyoto so would suit people who are confident in travelling on Japanese buses or who can afford to pay for taxi rides. The floor is made from traditional tatami and the walls are built from traditional materials which makes it very easy to hear people sleeping in neighbouring rooms.... More 

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We loved this place it was exactly what we expected - traditional in every way. Lovely basic restaurant downstairs too. Defintely receommend to check out. This was by far the best bed we slept on our whole trip, even though it was on the floor, the pillows were great (unlike the air bubble/rice feeling ones you get in all the... More 

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porto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

When we arrived the staff at the reception told us the place was under renovation so the actual place where we stayed was on another house. Not a bad place thought but I wish I had been informed of this and could have seen pictures before booking. It's a traditional style place with a nice garden at the entrance. It's... More 

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Haslet, Texas, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This hotel was overall pretty good. The food was actually good and decent. I read reviews that it wasn't that great, but I actually enjoyed it. I ate twice here... it is kind of far from everything, so we had to use wifi at the hotel to find our ways before leaving the hotel. Taking buses and trains here were... More 

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Barcelona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

After 2 long visits in Japan staying in different hotels (including a lovely ryokan in Nagano) this place was so bad that even having booked for a week, we decided to move to another place. The location is far enough from center and main sightseeings in the city and the timetable for buses is not comfortable. The so called "ryokan"... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The garden spaces were beautiful, it was clean, the food was delicious and the staff were very hospitable and helpful! They will hold on to your luggage if you arrive before check in time. It is a very walkable distance from Ninna-ji, Ryoan-ji, Kinkaju-ji and Kamishichiken (and probably many other lovely places we personally didn't have time to experience!), otherwise... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

I thought the photos looked nice and overall rating was really good, so against my best judgement about the distance from town, I decided to book here. I paid in advance through Expedia and was looking forward to a break from my hotel stays. Big mistake. It was just too much. Too poorly maintained (really bad), too far from town,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

The place is rather out of the way and would be difficult for people with bulky luggage to travel to. A staff member is able to speak English and the rest, not. That being said, the air in the area is exceptionally fresh and the surroundings are beautiful seeing lush greenery in the area and the surrounding hills. The rooms... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I simply got out of the room to go to the bathroom. I come back - i locked it like there are many strangers - and the door wont open! So i come down to the reception and NOBODY answers - oh in the cold with a thin kimono pijama kinda like. I mean, there is a free computer here... More 

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Staying in Northern Kyoto

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Northern Kyoto
Hot springs and historic temples characterize the leafy landscapes of Northern Kyoto. Acres of tranquil residential streets are interrupted by some of Kyoto's most gorgeous architectural gems, including the majestic Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji, the serene artistry of the Ryoanji Temple rock gardens, and the bold red paint across the structures of Enryakuji Temple. Once a religious core of the city, the district now boasts some of its most remote and peaceful hot springs, as well as a few of its best family-run mom-and-pop restaurants. A blend of extremely local at its outskirts, and highly peopled at its tourist centers, Northern Kyoto nonetheless retains a halcyon air in harmony with nature.
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