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Arashiyama Benkei

4.0 of 5 Onsen Ryokan   |   34 Sagatenryuji Susukinobabacho Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 616-8385, Japan
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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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121 reviews 121 reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This is the real Japan with a real focus on meeting the needs of the visitor. From the signboard welcoming all visitors by name to the staff accompanying you to the pavement on exit and waiting until you have disappeared from sight. Location on the riverside is fantastic and a river view room is worthwhile (restaurant for breakfast overlooks river... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We indulged! Trying to experience as much japanese culture in a short trip as we can, we stayed in a different ryokan each night of our stay. As our final treat, we decided on Arashiyama Benkei, with full dinner-breakfast accommodation ..... Grounds were perfect; Staff was gracious. Scenery was astoundingly gorgeous! It was an absolutely perfect experience!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We stayed at the Arashiyama Benkei in mid December as an alternative to our first choice, Hoshinoya, which was unfortunately closed for repairs. Taking the Hankyu railway from Kyoto, we alighted at the Hankyu Arashiyama station a short half hour later. On foot, crossing the famed Togetsukyo bridge, we found the ryokan by the river a short 8 minute walk... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Six days in Kyoto, four different accommodations. Arashiyama Benkei was my favorite. We had an enormous room. I do not know how many tatami mats, but we had a private onsen, a lovely view of the gardens, and space! The futon was thick and comfortable, and the staff were incredibly accommodating. Dinner was full on and at least ten courses.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

Right off the river next to Arashiyama bridge. Didnt have chance to try the rooms as we were staying somewhere else, rather went for lunch on a sunny day Tofu is great - sashimi too although in small portion Relaxing for a lunch with a view when hanging around basically.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

Everything is perfect except that they have not prepared any food for you to eat during midnite.... Dinner was early at 7:30pm and all shops nearby were closed and there was no wifi in room. Otherwise, this ryokan is perfect for a relax and refreshing trip!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2011

The hot spring and the room are fine. However, the food was not worthy as the price we paid. And the worst part is the service. We have been many hot spring resorts, but never been such bad service like this one. We had to leave our room to ask if our breakfast was ready although we already informed them... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2007

My husband and I stayed at Arashiyama Benkei ryokan for one night in April 2007 in a ten tatami mat room. We really treasured our brief experience here -- it was like stepping back in time to old world Japanese hospitality but with good heating and plumbing. We also had one of the best ryokan views in Arashiyama. The staff... More

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Address: 34 Sagatenryuji Susukinobabacho Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 616-8385, Japan
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Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Arashiyama Benkei 4*
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