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Ryokan Yamazaki

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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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 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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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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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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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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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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