We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Nishiyama Ryokan

Certificate of Excellence
Hotel deals
Hotel website
433 Gokomachi St, Nakagyo-ku,, Kyoto 604-0933, Kyoto Prefecture
Special Offer
Just for Tripadvisor User
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with Tingo to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
1 room 1 guest
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Professional photos
Nishiyama Ryokan
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

276 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    146
    99
    20
    7
    4
See reviews for
52
119
20
6
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (37)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (276)
  • Mar-May only
    (70)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (66)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (60)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (80)
All months
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pros: - Great location - Friendly hosts and family run Cons: - Tiny bathroom - can't fit a large person - Expensive for what you get - futons on the floor - Very simple, old decor Unfortunately the cons outweighed the pros.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
62 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We really enjoyed this Ryokan. First and foremost the location is great. Possible the best spot in Kyoto. It is right in the middle of the shopping area, Gion, The Imperial Palace and the Shogun Castle. It also has some great extras such as free laundry washing machines (I have no idea what we would have done if not for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My parents, siblings and I (5 people total) stayed here for 2 nights recently. We had 2 rooms, each with private bathrooms. The rooms were both very clean and well kept. I was in the room with 2 others so it was a bit squishy walking around when the futons were out but only a very mild inconvenience (we fit... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This is really a hostel, japanese (ryokan) style, but still a basic hostel. I wouldn't be very negative if I wanted to stay in a hostel, but for $300 a night ,room only, it's a bit much. The only reason we booked this place is because we couldn't find anything else for that one night during a cherry blossom season... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

I would give his hotel a higher rating as the staff are very good, the breakfast was excellent and the "onsen" very enjoyable, but I unfortunately found the room uncomfortable to use. I knew ahead of time that the room would be traditional, but my girlfriend read positive reviews and really wanted to try the experience. The room was very... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Singapore
Level Contributor
55 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We stayed in both the japanese and western style rooms and have mixed feelings, some positive, some not so. As a hotel to use as a base to see Kyoto it was really good, but it didn't add to the experience. The big positives are the location (more below on that), the friendly and helpful staff and the free washer/dryer... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Spent five nights here at the Ryokan. Great location. Easy walk to Gijon and subway for walks like 'path of philosophy'. Imperial Palace is only 10 min walk North. Hotel also hires bicycles for 1000 yen for the day. Recommend getting breakfast at the riyokan at least one morning as it's very good value. Rooms are small by Australian standards... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed for the last two nights of our stay in Kyoto in this hotel. It was a wonderful mix of ryokan and hotel, complete with a morning tea ceremony that was beautiful! The surrounding area is full of boutiques and cafes, great for wandering, with perfect access to the city hall bus stop. We had a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Location - decent location. Near a subway station, easily reached via subway + foot from Kyoto main station. Facilities - relatively small ryokan, but basic facilities are all there. Hot bath is a bit small and shallow though - fits 4-5 people max, but I guess to be expected given the small number of hotel rooms and land area with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kuala Lumpur
Level Contributor
45 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This is a late review. I was here in November 2013 with my cousin and my then 14-month old baby. It was a bit hard to find, mainly because I am bad at reading maps, and I was dropped off at a different junction that I asked the driver to. Anyway, they were kind enough to help find me in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

390 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (120)
Viewed
Room/suite (47)
Viewed
Bathroom (8)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (18)
Viewed
Dining (17)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Family/play areas (3)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (1)
Viewed
Other (24)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (239)
Viewed
Other (127)
Viewed
Amenities (34)
Viewed
Restaurants and Bars (16)
Viewed
The Hotel (62)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (31)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (11)
Viewed
Other (20)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Kyoto hotels
City Center
Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo
Shimogyo-ku
Ryokan Shimizu
Ryokan Shimizu
#8 of 344 in Kyoto
4.5 of 5 stars 519 reviews
Shinkyogoku Shopping District
Matsui Honkan Ryokan
Matsui Honkan Ryokan
#17 of 344 in Kyoto
4.5 of 5 stars 79 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Shinkyogoku Shopping District
Watazen
Watazen
#30 of 344 in Kyoto
4.5 of 5 stars 195 reviews
Shimogyo-ku
Matsubaya Inn
Matsubaya Inn
#46 of 344 in Kyoto
4.5 of 5 stars 390 reviews
Gion Higashiyama / Kita Shirakawa / Kurama / Yase / Ohara
Gion Hatanaka
Gion Hatanaka
#42 of 344 in Kyoto
4.5 of 5 stars 174 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in City Center

Neighborhood Profile
City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay