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3.0 of 5 Ryokan   |   413 Izutsuyacho, Rokkaku Sagaru, Yanaginobaba, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8113 , Japan (Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya)
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Ranked #13 of 192 Kyoto B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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London
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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 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 4 weeks ago

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

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

France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A very nice ryokan where we can enjoy Japanese hospitality and relax in onsen. Great Japanese breakfast is served at the dinning room for 1000 Yen. The room was spacious enough for 4 persons even with futon set-up. All facilities can be found around.

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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 comment. We are very happy you satisfied traditional breakfast. Only in summer and winter term. we offer free continental breakfast. We strongly recommend to try Japanese helthy traditional breakfast. We hope we can see yo soon. Thanks agan. More

Bandung, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Me and my family stayed at Watazen Ryokan for 2 nights in summer. We booked Japanese Style Room for 5people. Hotel location isn't really hard to find by using Google Maps. The building was looked old from the outside but the inside was really comfortable. Upon our arrival, the staff gave us a warm welcome by giving a prize drawing.... 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 you comment. We are so happy you enjoyed Japanese room and tour in Kyoto. There are many places to see in Kyoto. We hope we can serve yo next time when you travel Japan. Thanks again. More

Manila
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Kyoto Watazen Ryokan exceeded my expectations. Great location in a quiet neighborhood, within walking distance of the Nishiki food market, main shopping street Shijo-dori, metro stations and a number of restaurants. To get there from Kyoto Station with the greatest ease, make sure you have a printout (in Japanese) with the hotel address to show the taxi drivers. Once you've... 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 stayaing and commnt. We are so glad that you enjoyed tour in Kyoto. We regret that we could not appropriate guide you want. We will make effort to learn English. We are looking forward to seeing you again. Thanks again. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I stayed at Watazen Ryokan this month, and I was extremely surprised by the quality of their service. The staff came to my room and made me green tea when I checked in, and they offered green tea to people in the lobby. The USD$10 Japanese breakfast was probably the best I had in my Japan trip, again with impeccable... 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. And, thanks for your comment. Watazen locates city center. It is very convenient to go to every where to sight seeing. We are so sorry but, we have only small garden outside of dinning hall. We hope we can see you again soon. More

Brisbane, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We stayed here for a couple of nights in order to experience a traditional ryokan. The hotel was fairly easy to find (it's just down the street from the YMCA) and in a great location in a really picturesque part of town within walking distance of a a subway station, a great market and Nijo castle. There are also some... 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 comment! I was so happy that you and your family enjyed our ryokan. You summarized our ryokan's information in your comment and we love the comment very much. Hopefully we are going to see you in near future! Thank you. Have a nice summer. 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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