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Ryokan Uemura

  |   Ishibei-koji, Shimogawara, Gion, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0825 , Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #129 of 333 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
4.5 of 5 stars 30 Reviews
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is a charming ryokan with a nice room that has everything you need in it, window seats, a wash basin with toiletries, comfortable futons, and a nice night light. Although the toilets are shared, there are more than enough to go around. I counted 3 to 4 toilets in the ryokan, and I never had to wait. There is... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We stayed at Ryokan Uemura for just one day but it was a fantastic experience. Uemura-san was incredibly friendly and hospitable. Uemura-san has been running the ryokan for over 50 years and the place is beautifully maintained. The location of the ryokan is in a quiet, authentic part of old Kyoto and another highlight was spotting four geishas trotting along... More 

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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely not worth the hassle and price. Location-wise, this Ryokan is fine but not great since you have to take buses anyway to see many of the attractions. The area in the immediate surroundings doesn't offer many restaurants so you have to plan dinner quite early given the curfew (10 Pm). The Kyoto station area, for example, would have been... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I booked a last minute trip to Kyoto in the peak of the sakura/cherry blossom season, so there weren't a lot of accommodation options available. This little ryokan is quite popular so I was lucky that there was a cancelled booking at this place just when I was looking around at booking sites. It's a very small ryokan run by... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

The reviews below really say it all about this place. The owner is a wonderful older lady, perhaps in her 70's who runs this small Japanese style 'inn' by herself. She has enough English to assist you with all your needs and provides a nice home cooked western(ish) style breakfast in the morning. It's a little run dun in parts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Mrs Uemura runs an amazing ryokan in one of the most interesting neighborhoods in Kyoto. For a truely unique and authentic Japanese experience in Kyoto, you can't go wrong staying here. The rooms are comfortable, even during warm summer months, and Mrs Uemura's hospitality and delicious breakfast is a pleasure. Be forewarned, there is a curfew which takes a little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

This is a lovely place to stay.The woman who runs the inn is very kind and welcoming. The building is old but clean - lots of character. The bathroom area was very modern looks as though it was newly renovated. The futons where comfortable and a large, home-cooked breakfast is included in the cost of the room. Some of the... More 

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

We had a delightful two-night stay in Ryokan Uemura. Uemura san was most hospitable, very friendly and helpful. We were the only guests at the time, so had the facilities to ourselves. The location is wonderful - a lovely small street in Higashyama, described in many guides as "the most beautiful street in Kyoto", within easy walking distance of Gion... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Ryokan Uemura is a beautiful and excellent place to stay in Kyoto. The location is in an historic area of considerable character, on the temple route in Higashiyama. Kiyomizu-dera, Chion-in, and Shoren-in are all within a short walk, as are the restaurants and shops of Gion. Cobbled streets and historic homes are a departure from other parts of Kyoto, which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Staying with Uemura san was a very special experience. Her warmth and friendliness, combined with the wonderful atmosphere of the historic ryokan, plus the excellent location makes for a great, restful experience. Uemura san is a considerate, friendly host who will help with all issues, although her English is limited. We requested a Japanese breakfast and enjoyed it thoroughly. She... More 

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Address: Ishibei-koji, Shimogawara, Gion, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0825 , Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
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