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Nishiyama Ryokan

3.5 of 5 433 Gokomachi St, Nakagyo-ku,, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-0933, Japan
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Washington, DC
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean Traditional tatami room in modern hotel with mat floors, futons, safe, closets, tv, low table. A modern bathroom with push button toilet is clean if small. A communal bath and soaking tub for each gender is good for relaxation after a day seeing the sights. Convenient location close to main bus/subway lines, a large covered shopping area, the canal... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent 5 days in Kyoto for vacation with my two sons. Found this ryokan to be excellent value compared to similar ones in more "touristic" areas such as Gion. Location is very convenient at 3 minutes from a subway station that can take you almost anywhere. Room was surprisingly spacious- they actually joined 2 rooms so we had a separate... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My fiancée and I stayed here while on our trip in Kyoto. We enjoyed all the help we got from the staff and the great breakfasts that we ordered. The ryokan also had festival games that the guests could play for free along with other more traditional entertaining events. We got to try Japanese tea ceremony and origami both events... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Would definitely stay here again. The staff is quite friendly & helpful (English better than most too). Location is superb & the food is really good. This is my 3rd time visiting Kyoto & I just love it! The hot baths are wonderful & help if you do a lot of walking during the daytime. I took a bath every... More

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Shanghai, China
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8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Great bath~ really! It's my first time to take a pubilc bath in my life and, so interesting! Room is quite good with lovely notes left on the table. Location is a little far away from the main road if you take your suitcase and get there by walking. And, in Apr, it's rather a bit to expensive (lol).

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We were looking for a traditional ryokan experience in Kyoto and heard this place was lovely, but were quite disappointed. I think the prices were increased for Golden Week and we paid about $500 for one night for two people, including breakfast and dinner. However, neither meal was the traditional experience of being served in our room (the meals are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We stayed in Nishiyama Ryokan during the spring holidays this year. It was the perfect season to see the sakura ! We had a great time there and the ryokan was perfect. Very attentive hosts, big family room to accommodate all of us, great public baths. The location is perfect and within walking distance from Kyoto center. Bike rental available... More

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Daegu, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

October 2012, we went on a trip to Kyoto. It was a short trip of 2 days and 1 night. We wanted to spend a comfortable night in the ryokan. But most of the ryokan is expensive. We have quite a lot of research. Nishiyama Ryokan is small. But it was very comfortable. In addition, the service was excellent. Breakfast... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

A very memorable stay. The maid was very attentive and made our stay very comfortable. Off peak season so we had the entire bath to ourselves. Would skip the dinner. Can get much better keiseki outside

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Agree on the point that someone below made that this place was like a very expensive hostel. The location was great, but the building was not that nice and not particularly "traditional". The rooms were decorated in traditional style but that was about it.... the beds on the floor were too thin so were quite uncomfortable. The service wasn't great,... More

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thank you for staying at NISHIYAMA RYOKAN. we are very sorry for your uncomfortable. NISHIYAMA RYOKAN is not traditionl style inn and is like hotel style(5 stories building). and new year dinner and breakfast is traditional style new years osechi meals , meals is not hot for traditional style,and because in Japan long time ago ,we heard that we can... More

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Address: 433 Gokomachi St, Nakagyo-ku,, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-0933, Japan
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Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Nishiyama Ryokan 3.5*
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NISHIYAMA RYOKAN is small japanese style hotel.more than 2000 visitors from around the world stay with each year.plese enjoy traditional japanese culture at very reasonable rates.thank you in advance ... more   less 
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