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Ryokan Yamazaki

3.0 of 5 Ryokan   |   13 Umegahatatakahanacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 616-8261 , Japan
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Ranked #44 of 194 Kyoto B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 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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Singapore, Singapore
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We were touring Kyoto and my wife stayed at Ryokan Yamazaki for two nights. We made the mistake of following google map direction trying to get to the hotel. The direction given was way too far from the Ryokan, we only managed to check in at 2300 after walking for 45 mins. After getting lost a few times. Once we... More

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Moorpark, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We spent two nights here, and it was easily the nicest hotel/ryokan we stayed at during our trip in Japan. It is about 45 minutes by JR bus away from the Kyoto main station, but the atmosphere was so lovely. The buses thankfully announce each upcoming stop in Japanese and English, and the Ryokan's website provided good enough directions to... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

we were late arriving at the Ryokan. We found it in the dark. Once we had worked out how Japanese buses operate, we found them really good. We had thought it would be difficult to find our way, but the buses give destinations in English as well as Japanese. The 'grandma' at the ryokan made us welcome, even though we... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Close to the best wifi we had. JR bus went straight back to the station which was handy Very good dinner in the restaurant There was hardly anybody there when we were there which made it even more tranquil than it would have otherwise been. I and my kids slept fine. My wife didn't have such a good time on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Well we are from China and stayed foe 3 nights. To start with I really think this hotel is far away from the city. But after living there for 3 days, it become my its not that bad, there's bus going directly to JR KYOTO. Among all Japanese hotel I stayed with it became my faborite. The staffs are so... More

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Florida USA
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

When I read some of the previous reviews I thought twice about giving this ryokan a chance. I'm sure glad I did! Mia and Du Fujishiro have found their calling in the hospitality business. Our room was large and accommodating with an ensuite bathroom and in room WiFi. Just outside our door was a desktop computer, printer, and a wide... More

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Cockermouth, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

we stay one night at this ryokan and l would have liked to stay more. All the staff were very nice and helpful and the room was nice and spacious. They got a nice restaurant with a nice view on the garden and the food is tasty and well priced. l will recommend this ryokan to anyone visiting Kyoto.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

At the Kyoto station - go to the JR bus terminal and get on the bus that leaves from bus stop JR3. The bus departs every 30 minutes. The last one at 21.00. To be able to check in, however, you shouldn't take a bus later than 19.30 - or go to the Tourist office just above the stairs of... More

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92 reviews 92 reviews
21 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

This is a good base to visit Ryoanji and Kinkakuji. Although it looks quite far away from the center of Kyoto, it is not really the case. And, if you have the JR Pass, you can use the JR bus for free and the bus stops you about 150m from the ryokan. We had a traditional room (without attached bathroom)... More

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Also Known As:
Ryokan Yamazaki Hotel
Ryokan Yamazaki Hotel Kyoto
Address: 13 Umegahatatakahanacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 616-8261 , Japan
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Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #44 of 194 B&Bs / Inns in Kyoto
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Hotel Class:3 star — Ryokan Yamazaki 3*
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