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Sumiya Ryokan

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433 Shirakabecho, Sanjosagaru, Fuyachodori, Nakagyo-ku | Fuyacho Sanjo-kudaru, Kyoto 604-8075, Kyoto Prefecture
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The most impressive thing about the place is their service. Absolutely friendly and professional, I truly feel pampered by them. The interior is gorgeous but there are no wi-fi in the rooms. To get a signal one has to go to the library or lobby. The hot spring is pretty decent but sadly the view is rather disappointing, was hoping... More 

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Bergamo, Italy
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff is kind and friendly, however the ryokan is too expensive in comparison to what they provide. Our room, Honami, was the biggest one, according to them, but big does not necessarily mean nice. We paid a lot of money to find ourselves close to the highway, with trucks and cars at few meters from the window of our... More 

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76 reviews 76 reviews
27 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We stayed here as it's highly recommended by friends who are frequent visitor to Kyoto and Japan. And this ryokan live up to its reputation of delivering very good service and delicious food! While the room and the whole ryokan may feel old (which it is), we thought it adds to the authentic touch. It maybe more expensive than your... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

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
1 review
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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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269 reviews 269 reviews
82 hotel reviews
226 helpful votes 226 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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St. Paul, MN
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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