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Ryokan Yamazaki

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3.0 of 5
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13 Umegahatatakahanacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8261 , Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #142 of 342 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Room and private ensuite is huge. Room is tidy, clean and having everything you need. The surroundings are perfect with country style environment, especially seeing a creek with perfect clean water flowing from the windows. Even though the food quality in the restaurant is just average but overall experience is way over my expectation.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

I booked this ryokan based on Tripadvisor reviews and ... I shouldn't have. Pricy, dirty and far from Kyoto central. The only good point was the Internet connexion. Also, although we booked a double bed-room, they gave us a twin bed room. Don't go,this is a trap.

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Lille
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Wow! This ryokan is my worst experience in Japan so far. It is way too much expensive for what it is. We have booked a room with double futon and got two single instead... The place is dirty and filthy with holes in the walls Bathroom and toilets outside...

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I stayed at Ryokan Yamazaki for three nights and overall it was a lovely experience. There is something so charming about staying in a room with a futon, tatami mats, paper screens, Japanese calligraphy on the wall and a little table for tea. The room was spacious and clean, but noise travelled easily through the walls and I found it... More 

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Orange, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We were a group of 5 visiting kyoto for the first time. This place was such a relief. There were staff there that spoke English, which made checking in and everything much easier. There was a JR bus stop from kyoto station with a stop at takahanacho just a bit past the hotel so that was a nice convenience (yay... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I apsolutely adored staying in this Ryokan! Located about 30 minutes from Kyoto Station, it is the perfect distance from the city to surround yourself in the countryside of Kyoto, and yet still be close to the city. In the beginning we got a little lost and so took a taxi, which cost around 5000yen or so from what I... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Wonderful! Travelled with 3 Grandchildren aged 10,8,6yrs. We were treated like family,lovely breakfasts and dinner. Sure it is a bit of a trek to get there but a taste of real Japan. Beds were comfy and warm as were our hosts. Nothing was to much trouble. The children say it is the part they remember the most.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A nice Ryokan on the outskirts of the city. Rooms are fairly spacious and you sleep on good futons. There is WiFi and air conditioning and a very nice garden. Food was nothing special, however. Altogether OK, but no restaurants nearby, only a convenience store.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Was abit tough to understand where to take the bus etc, maybe some attachment of picture of where to take the Bus would help people to understand i guess. Overall really love the ryokan, we get to stay 2 nights there with great view of the garden. I will come again definitely. But one great point must put into consideration,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

My friend and I were keen on staying at a ryokan for atleast a few nights during our trip to Japan. Ryokan Yamazaki was great, in that it offers a traditional Japanese stay for a reasonable price. The rooms are alright - sparsely furnished - but liveable. I wasn't a big fan of the bathrooms being in a little outhouse,... More 

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