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Yoshida-sanso

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59-1 Yoshida Shimooji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8314, Kyoto Prefecture
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Was looking for a ryokan stay in Kyoto and after lots of research came across Yoshida-sanso. We wanted a more traditional experience away from the craziness of downtown Kyoto. Yoshida-sanso was the perfect fit. The house and grounds were beautiful and comfortable while still retaining the authentic feel. The staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

We went here for lunch on a Trafalgar Tour. It is without any doubt one of the best Japanese meals I have had in my life. Dining of a high order. No attention to detail was spared. Each dish was magnificent (see photos). Service was impeccable too. The party of 24 left here extremely satisfied after a memorable experience. Highly... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We stayed two nights and enjoyed the wonderful kaiseki cuisine of the Ryokan. The chefs do a superb job of artistry, taste, and simple elegance that represent the Japanese culture of kaiseki cuisine. We stayed in the small Hanare cottage for privacy. We walked throughout the neighborhood visiting temples, the philosopher's path and the silver pavillion. The staff at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

We had an incredible time at Yoshida-Sanso. We stayed at the small house they have in the back (I believe is the only one with a bathroom you don't share) and it was really worth the price. The place is beautiful, well kept and the owner and the staff are really amazing. We had a hot tub waiting for us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights at this beautiful family run ryokan in the foot hills of mountains on the east of Kyoto. It's location is very special with great views over Kyoto and lesser visited beautiful temples dotted around. We walked everywhere but the bus stop is maybe a 10 minute walk if needed (a really nice walk too). It's perfectly... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

The ryokan Yoshida-Sanso was very comfortable. The rooms are very clean and the garden was well maintained and nice to sit and observe. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. We stayed here for two nights and when we arrived were asked if we would like to have breakfast / dinner and what time we would like to be served... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

This review is a hard one as we enjoyed our stay here but when I look at the cost, what was included I don't think it was great. Like many coming to Kyoto we wanted a couple nights in a ryokan and read the reviews here and checked what was available. We landed on Yoshida sanso and booked the cottage... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Beautiful lovely ryokan on a great location in Kyoto. Authentic but luxurious and very well maintained. Very friendly staff who speak some english, they were all very helpful. Quite expensive but we feel it was worth it. Spacious room with pretty nice views on the green mountains/hills of Kyoto. The toilets and bathroom were shared, in the hallway. Which is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This was one of the best experiences in a hotel I have ever had. It was my first visit to Japan and certainly my first time in a Japanese-style hotel. Everything about it was top-notch. The staff couldn't have been kinder or more accommodating. I cannot recommend this highly enough. It is a small hotel that was originally the home... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

We have been traveling to Kyoto for a romantic weekend at the end of june, despite the raining season this traditional ryokan was full of magic. Great welcome, atmosphere, private Japanese bathroom and a beautiful room. Privacy was great, we just met 3 members of the staff, nobody else. They suggested us a delicious restaurant nearby for our dinner. Value... More 

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City Center
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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