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Nishiyama Ryokan

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433 Gokomachi St, Nakagyo-ku,, Kyoto 604-0933, Kyoto Prefecture
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  • 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Sydney, Australia
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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Very nice and quiet place, superb bath (unusual in such a small place), excellent breakfast ! I'll definitely come back again. Only the wifi didn't work so good in the room, only on 1st floor but then, it was in a big room with lots of places, also good for socializing with other guests

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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.
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