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Ryokan Yamazaki

3.0 of 5
  |   13 Umegahatatakahanacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8261 , Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #92 of 333 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
4.0 of 5 stars 84 Reviews
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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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
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
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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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Address: 13 Umegahatatakahanacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8261 , Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ryokan Yamazaki 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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#10 Best Value Hotel in Kyoto
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