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Watazen

3.0 of 5 413 Izutsuyacho, Rokkaku Sagaru, Yanaginobaba, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8113 , Japan
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were a party of 4 women (2 English and 2japanese) and we stayed 2 nights at this lovely inn. We were all impressed with the standard of service and the friendly attention at this hotel. The room was a good size and the meal served in our room was outstanding. I would definitely recommend a stay at this gem... More 

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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

It is in central Kyoto and just near Nishiki Market. Check in is at 4pm and then you have to be out by 10 am. It's on a small, quiet street and has an reasonably authentic feel. It has an Onsen in the basement which is excellent, and empty when I visited. The bathroom/shower is spotless but the air-con is... More 

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watazen, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Watazen, responded to this review

Thnk you for your comment. We are so sorry that the airconditioning was noisy. We will check the machinery. I agree with your suggestion. If you have big bags, It is very convenient to take taxi when yoiu come to Watazen from Kyoto station. We are looking forward to seeing you again in Kyoto. More 

Victoria
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I agree with all the glowing compliments....we did include the big traditional breakfast and the dinner in our own room....very memorable. I was pleased at how quiet it was through the night and also that there are laundry facilities available for us light packers who need to do frequent washings.

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Thank you for your staying at Watazen. Did you enjoy tour in Kyoto? We offer free Wi-Fi and laundry room in our ryokan. And, we plan to change the rooms more convenient for our guests next year. Please, come again and try to have dinner and breakfast. We are looking forward to seeing you soon. Thank you for your comment. More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

During our stay in Kyoto, we wanted to have a 100% japanese experience & we do not regret at all making the choice of the Watazen Ryokan. We decided to go with the full experience, including the traditional Dinner & Breakfast: a Delight !!! The quality of the ingredients was just amazing & for the quantity, gargantuan. The exquisite smell... More 

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watazen, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Watazen, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your staying at Watazen. We are so happy to hear you that you satisfied Watazen's dishes. There are many sightseeing sites in Kyoto. We hope we can serve you next time when yo travel Kyoto. Thanks again. More 

Pattaya, Thailand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

From the start to the finish of our visit, I was very impressed with the staff. We were warmly welcomed and after 3 nights, we left with the feeling that we would be somehow be missed. Our room was very comfortable and clean with the futons laid out and cleared every day by charming kimono-clad ladies. Since we were travelling... More 

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watazen, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Watazen, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at Watazen. I am very glad to hear yo that you satsfied meals and Japanese bath. Please, try cycling in Kyoto next visit. Thanks again. More 

London
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We had a lovely reception upon arrival, warm smiles and help with our hired bikes and storage of luggage. The reception is very nice and we even had a little lottery when we checked in where we could win a little prize, the kids liked this especially as they won much coveted pens. The disappointment came when we got to... More 

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watazen, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Watazen, responded to this review

Thank you for staying our ryokan and your comment. It was very nice to see u guys. We are so glad to hear that you liked our services and staffs. We are planning to have a renewal in this winter, so our ryokan will be cleaner and newer. We wish we can see u guys again to satisfy u guys... More 

New Brunswick, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Watazen Ryokan in Kyoto. The location was amazing. It was quiet and extremely accessible to the Higashima area as well as numerous great restaurant options. When we come back to Kyoto we would definitely consider staying here or in the near area. The service was great, the staff was friendly and helpful. We... More 

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Thank you for staying our ryokan and your comments. We are so much glad to hear that you were satisfied with pur ryokan and service, and you enjoyed staing us. We know that sometimes sleeping with Japanese style futon on the floor is bit unusual habit for foreigners, but its quite nice to hear that you guys liked it. We... More 

Castlemaine, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We spent our first night in Kyoto at Watazen and what an introduction. We we greater well from the moment we entered this lovely Ryokan. Our room was lovely and choosing a room where we had to use the shared Onsen made it feel even more amazing. The Traditional Kasieki dinner was AMAZING, every moment was special and you could... More 

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watazen, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Watazen, responded to this review

Thank you for yoru commrnt. We are glad that you enjoyed Kaiseki dinner and Japanese traditonal breakfast. We hope many foreign guests enjoy public bath as well as you. We hope we can serve you next ttime when you travel Japan. More 

Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Watazen was a great ryokan and definitely a memorable part of my visit to Kyoto. The location was convenient and accessible, as well as close to nearby markets. The room was spacious and comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful at every step, and spoke English well. The traditional kaiseki dinner served at Watazen was excellent. Overall, Watazen was a... More 

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Thank you for your stay at Watazen. We are so happy to hear you that you satsfied our dishes and location. We are looking forard to seeing you again in near future. Thank you for your comment. More 

Nancy, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

An excellent experience at Watazen Ryokan. Very clean, nice bath and a really precise service. The location is just fine. Very close to the local market. Food quality was outstanding. Merci beaucoup, très belle expérience!

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Thank yo for your comment. We are so happy to hear you that you like Japanese food and tatami room. We are looking forward to seeing you again. Thank you for your staying at Watazen. More 

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Address: 413 Izutsuyacho, Rokkaku Sagaru, Yanaginobaba, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8113 , Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
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Hotel Class:3 star — Watazen 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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