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Sumiya Ryokan

433 Shirakabecho, Nakagyo-ku | Fuyacho Sanjo-kudaru, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8075, Japan
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Ranked #41 of 192 Kyoto B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed today
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Onsen: 8/10. Food: 4/10. Service: 8/10. We read about this Ryokan online and when we saw that they offered day passes to their onsens, which included lunch we had to go. We sprung for the 80,000 yen deal which includes lunch, access to the main onsen, and 45 minute private booking of the open air onsen. We went on a... More

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Surrey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights in May. We received a wonderful welcome, we had a marvellous stay and we had a lovely goodbye (or should that be "au revoir"???). Sumiya is a truly authentic place: if you want to experience a real Japan, we would recommend staying here. It was my wife's birthday and she was treated so well. Meals... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I stayed in Sumiya twice, one solo trip and recently I took my mum with me. The Kaiseki was excellent, every dish is artistically crafted- the portion of each dish is very small and you really need to slow down to taste them to see the efforts the chef put in them. But the whole meal is able to make... More

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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79 hotel reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

One night stay as we toured Kyoto for Sakura 2014 Overall the service was very pleasant. Kaiseki was excellent- really a great meal and very focused service. Room was pleasant but like the rest of the Ryokan it's a bit dark and there is not really charming park/garden to look out onto....I mean they have one, but it seems quite... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I went to Japan for business, and had a crazy travel schedule. I only had one day to tour around in Tokyo and one day in Kyoto. I splurged on Sumiya Ryokan while visiting Kyoto, and boy, was it worth it. It was really expensive, as I was a single occupant (so I had to pay double occupancy); that said,... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

My husband and I wanted to stay at a ryokan in the Kyoto area, and go to an onsen. Most onsen are public and gender separated. Some do not have natural mineral baths. Sumiya had rooms with a private natural onsen, and pretty views of the property. The only negative was that there was some construction going on across the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

For a traditional Japanese experience this is great! We only stayed one night but it was a great way to get a bit of culture whilst in Kyoto. However, if you like a nightcap, a bit of life and a sense of anonymity this place is not for you. They are very attentive, but if its quiet you cant help... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

Situated in the heart of Kyoto, this exquisite ryokan (Japanese Traditional Inn) gave us a periscopic view into Japanese traditions. Highly recommended you have dinner and breakfast at the inn. Be ready for numerous courses with artistically crafted small Japanese dishes. However you will not leave hungry or disappointed! Be ready to save at least two hours for dinner and... More

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35 hotel reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I stayed for 4 nights with my wife. Overall I don't regret staying at this place, it was quite a memorable experience, but expectations need to be tempered. The ryokan is situated in a quiet neighborhood, but the general area is not so traditional or serene - it's a city center place. When it comes to a ryokan, it boils... More

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Haverford, Pennsylvania
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We stayed three nights at the Sumiya ryokan and found it to be close to perfection. The service was impeccable, the meals, aside from being delicious, were works of art, and the rooms immaculate and beautifully kept with fresh yukata and silk pajamas provided every night. The cedar wood soaking tub, in which the staff runs a bath before your... More

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Address: 433 Shirakabecho, Nakagyo-ku | Fuyacho Sanjo-kudaru, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8075, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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