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Nishiyama Ryokan

3.5 of 5 433 Gokomachi St, Nakagyo-ku,, Kyoto 604-0933, Kyoto Prefecture
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Walking distance from Shiyakusho-Mae Subway Station. Comfortable futon to sleep on. Very spacious room. Toilet is small though! Comes with toiletries. Friendly staff, had a green tea ceremony freshly made for us before we left. Breakfast was Japanese Style Kaiseki. Very nice. Recommended to rest and relax.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Perfect location! Within walking distance to Imperial Gardens, main shopping district, subway and bus lines. Recommend getting a taxi from Kyoto station only about 1200 yen. Also in a really pleasant area, lovely to walk around and plenty of artisan shops and partisseries so you don't need to take the inclusive breakfast option. Staff very helpful and friendly, public baths... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I would recommend this Hotel. It is located in a 5 storey building. Some may not term it as a truly Japanese ryokan. However the majority of the rooms are japanese-styled beds i.e.. futon beds on tatami matted rooms. We had japanese breakfast at the Hotel and it was excellent. My main criticism is the bathroom which is extremely small.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I can't fault nishiyama ryokan. Stayed for 3 nights made to feel like family. The staff speak very good english and are helpful and knowledgeable. Bedrooms are wonderful. The food is worth every penny. Breakfast is a feast every morning. Shabu shabu tea is totally worth doing and a bargain at ¥5000. Traditional tea ceremony is available every morning for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Quite simply one of the most welcoming hotels I've ever been in. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff who go out of their way to ease Western tourists into the Japanese way of life. Also the breakfast is stunning and for ¥5000 you can enjoy a shabu shabu dinner which is to die for. The location is around... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Food: For an unforgettable experience, book room with kaiseiki (course dinner) and breakfast! you will not regret the experience. Food was prepared with much care and every course was such a delight! Room: Most ryokans would required at least 2 persons to a room but I managed to book as a single. Room was spacious enough to accommodate another person.... More 

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Address: 433 Gokomachi St, Nakagyo-ku,, Kyoto 604-0933, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Nishiyama Ryokan 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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Nishiyama Ryokan Hotel Kyoto
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#12 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto

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