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Yoshida-sanso

4.5 of 5
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  |   59-1 Yoshida Shimooji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8314, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #59 of 338 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

This is the perfect Japanese experience, the refined seasonal ingredients, the delicate cooking, the exquisite courtesy of he staff and owners and the sublime setting. Don't hesitate, if you get the opportunity to stay, or to visit the restaurant, do it! The cost is worth it for an event to treasure for a long time - a visit to another... More 

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107 reviews 107 reviews
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157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My wife, step-son and I were fortunate enough to spend three evenings at this wonderful Ryokan somewhat north of central Kyoto. This was my third trip to Kyoto and I wanted my family to share an authentic Japanese Ryokan experience with me. We could not have wished for more. The location is walking distance to the Silver Pavilion in a... More 

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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Ryokan Yoshida-sanso is outside of central Kyoto but perfectly located for the Ginkaku-ji (Temple of the Silver Pavilion) and the Philosopher’s Path. It’s a residential area, so quieter than ‘downtown’, with a number of close-by temples and shrines. You know you’re in a nice neighbourhood when the mausoleums of two Emperors are next door! Indeed Ryokan Yoshida-sanso has it’s own... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We didn't stay at this ryokan, but at the recommendation of a friend went there for a keiseki dinner. Expensive but well, well worth the visit. The chef at the Yoshida-sanso gets a three star rating from us. We had eaten the same style food at the better known and rated Tarawaya ryokan, earlier in the week. Not even in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is the most famous Ryokan you can stay at in Kyoto, and the most authentic Japanese experience you could wish for - both accommodation and cuisine. The house itself has imperial connections, being the former residence of the uncle of the current Emperor of Japan. It was built by master craftsmen in 1932 from Japanese Cypress wood, locked together... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Arriving in a taxi from Kyoto train station (approx 30mins and 3000yen) we were greeted by the staff in traditional elegant Japanese style. The cost of a taxi to the Golden Temple was 17000yen and quicker than navigating the bus. Take time to explore the local area as we found a shrine and graveyard. The Philosopher's Walk and the Silver... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2011

We stayed here on a dream tour of Japan, , i wanted one night of authentic luxury. It was very expensive, but worth every penny. As we arrived we were taken to our Hanare and shown all the tips and tricks. The plunge bath was amazing, as was the decor. Just down the road there is a small supermarket where... More 

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520 helpful votes 520 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2008

While looking for special places to stay in Kyoto, I was very surprised to learn that despite this ryokan's fame for being the current Emperor uncle's home in the 1930's, I could not find a single review for it. Still, I took the chance and email them five to six months ahead of the peak autumn season. We had wanted... More 

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Address: 59-1 Yoshida Shimooji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8314, Kyoto Prefecture
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Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Yoshida-sanso 4.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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