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Nishiyama Ryokan

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433 Gokomachi St, Nakagyo-ku,, Kyoto 604-0933, Kyoto Prefecture
1 room 1 adult
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is too short that i just stay one night with it. I will say i am lucky to find this ryokan during the high season in Kyoto with $$$$ rate. however, overall is worthy, just the modeling is little bit old, but my husband and i received the warm hospitality with the local people, and we experienced the Japanese... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for two nights. Great location, close to train stations, attractions and shopping. We loved the Japanese breakfast and especially our affordable and gorgeously prepared 12 course kaiseki meal. Also loved the public baths and how they were equipped with items that made for a spa like experience. Matcha tea ceremony in the morning was delicious and informative. We... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

We stayed one night at the end of a 2 week trip to Japan. We are a family of 4 (5 and 8 years old) We stayed the night before at a more accommodating, and less expensive ryokan so our point of reference was recent. Staff was nice but provided limited info re facilities. I sent a request the day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This was my first visit to Japan and my first visit to a Ryokan. It was a great experience and one that I look forward to again. The location was excellent. It was near the intersection of the two main subway lines in Kyoto. Also, it wasn't far from the river which was great for an early morning run. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

We stayed there for two nights as a couple, and really enjoyed it! The room was beautiful, the staff were extremely welcoming (and most speak English!), and the food was fantastic. Also, the wifi was the best I have seen in Japan so far, which is a big deal, when everywhere else we have stayed keep crashing the connection. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

nice Japanese style room but not cheap ! Just for an experience ..... FREE public bath at the Ryokan. Good Location which located at a hided quiet street. Easy to access shopping and attraction by bus or train Breakfast will have 2 session time and the staff will ask when you check in. The Japanese style breakfast consists of Yudofu... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

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.

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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 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

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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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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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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