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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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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Kuala Lumpur
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Paris, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This was my first stay in a Ryokan. I selected it mainly for the experience during my trip in Japan this January. I was only staying one night for that reason (traveling from Osaka). The hotel is very clean. The entrance to the hotel is in a normal street, so you may want to keep your map or GPS handy,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights recently and we enjoyed every bit of it. The ryokan has all the old, traditional charm to it with a slight hint of modernity. The Ryokan itself: beautiful well kept establishment, the pond is so quaint and charming, small but elegant. Nothing about the place feels 'old' even though it resonates... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Nishiyama ryokan is a small, family-owned Japanese style cozy place to stay. It is located in a central area with easy access to all areas of Kyoto. We stayed 2 nights and decided to mix it up. The first night we stayed on Tatami mats in a traditional Japanese room and then switched into a western room with twin futon... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I rather enjoyed my stay here. Linguistic purists will point out that this is more of a "hotel" than a ryokan (which some may actually prefer anyway). I think it is a hybrid somewhat in the middle. Our room, especially given the price, was one of the larger ones we had in Japan, at least it felt that way. Staff... More 

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Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

Great location near subway and beautiful property. Japanese rooms are very simple but comfortable. Bathroom is a little small but not unmanageable by any means. Clean property and has an authentic beautiful public bathhouse on site, also well kept and clean. Owners offered an authentic tea service upon check out, very nice couple. Did not partake in breakfast or dinner... More 

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