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Watazen

3.0 of 5 413 Izutsuyacho, Rokkaku Sagaru, Yanaginobaba, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8113 , Kyoto Prefecture
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Shanghai, China
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
45 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars NEW

It's my 2nd time staying in Watazen, I'm so happy with every time and I'm sure I would keep staying in here! After the renovation (we checked in from the 1st day it reopened), I love their new lobby, classic with good taste. Room, room service, public bath, breakfast, staff, all I would give rank 5. Location rank 5 as... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Watazen Ryokan is an additional experience of our Japan trip. Staffs are accommodating and services are superb. Room are large enough for our family of four plus our big luggages. You get to sleep in a mattress (futon) all prepared for you when you arrived after a long day. They have free breakfast from 7-8:30am, about 3-4 types of bread... 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 your staing at watazen. Watazen locates center of Kyoto city. It takes you about 10 minutes on foot from subway Shijo station. There are some steps where you can not take elevator or escalator. If you have big luggage, we are so sorry but, we recommend to take taxi. We offer free continental breakfast only at the... More 

Seoul, South Korea
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at Watazen. We were there for two nights and found it to be very relaxing. The Japanese breakfast was very good, and the service was excellent. The front staff was very professional and very helpful. Great location! Will definitely return.

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Thank you for your staying at Watazen. And, thank you for your wonderful comment. We are glad that you enjoyed breakfast. We are looking forward to seeing you again. More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We stayed at this ryokan as a family of 4 and enjoyed our time very much. The service was very good and we particularly enjoyed the onsen attached which was very soothing after a tiring day, although it was slightly hot for me personally. Since we stayed during their low season, the price was very reasonable and meant that we... 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 your staying at Watazen. We are so glad you enjoyed Japanese bath. In this winter, we have much snow some places. It was very happy we could help you. We hope we can serve you again when you visit Japan. Thanks again. More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The place is really convenient (you can take bus from outside kyoto station there) and you just have to walk about 5-10 to reach. There's optional breakfast for 1,080 yen (I think the traditional one is great, worth a try at least. There's free coffee and bread for all in the morning as well.) and also a public bath at... 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 your staying at Watazen. Did you enjoy tour in Kyoto? We offer traditional breakfast. "Tofu" of Kyoto is very special for Japanese guests not also the guests from abraod. Please, try Kaiseki dinner next time. We are looking forward to seeing you again. More 

Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I originally stayed at this Ryokan around 5 years ago with a friend of mine and really enjoyed the stay. I returned for a second time with my parents recently. It's located in a great area with walking distance to most shops, train stations, temples and restaurants. The beds were very comfortable to sleep in, the housekeeper was very friendly... 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 your staying again at Watazen. We are very glad that you enjoyed public bath. There are many places to see in Kyoto city. We are looking forward to seeing you again. More 

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
37 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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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Thank you for your stay at Watazen. We are so glad to hear you. We are looking forward to seeing you again. More 

Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
6 helpful votes 6 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 

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Address: 413 Izutsuyacho, Rokkaku Sagaru, Yanaginobaba, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8113 , Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Watazen 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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