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Ryokan Yamazaki

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13 Umegahatatakahanacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8261 , Kyoto Prefecture
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We booked a room with a shared bathroom, which we were fine with. However we were not told the bathroom was out in the car park. On the second night there was no hot water and we had to have freezing cold showers. This place is also a long way from anything. There is a JR bus stop 100 m... More 

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Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I have been to many ryokans and I will say this…Yamazaki Rokan is "you get what you pay for". Obviously many people come here due to the lower prices but in my opinion, this place is not worth it at all. If you want real ryokan experience, go big or go home. This place is nestled in the country side;... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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