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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 #51 of 344 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is not a hotel, this is an experience. We haven't been in Japan before and have seen houses like this just in museums. But now it was real. It is not the comfort, neither the luxury, but you feel like a private and very honored guest in a royal household. Nothing over the top, but perfection is in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I really enjoyed this meal not only because of the food, but the great staff. I really liked the beef and rice combo. We also had soup, duck and there was fish for the others. We had to leave our shoes at the entrance and were given a wooden claim check which was unique. After lunch, we took a short... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We spent one night here in November 2014 during a once-in-a-lifetime very special trip to Kyoto. It was perfect in every sense of the word. The owners' were very warm but by the end of three days in Kyoto I was tired of the bowing and scraping. The building and its surroundings are beautiful. We couldn't afford dinner here so... More 

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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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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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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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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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