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Arashiyama Benkei

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34 Sagatenryuji Susukinobabacho Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8385, Kyoto Prefecture
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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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We wanted a Ryokan experience and was pleased to have experienced it at Arashiyama Benkei! The staff were friendly, courteous and helpful. Food was fantastic. The private outdoor hot spring was fabulous, especially on a cold winter evening. The view was breath-taking both from our room (we had the garden view) to the view of the river directly opposite the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My stay in Aarashiyama Benkei Ryokan was absolutely perfect!! The ryokan is a 15 min walk from JR Saga-Arashiyama Station. On reaching the ryokan, my name was displayed on a chalk board outside the main door, nice touch! The ryokan was situated RIGHT next to the river and a 2 min walk from Togetsu Bridge. The staff alsowiped our luggages... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We stayed here in October 29th 2014. The traditional feel and ambience of the place made it a very restful and relaxing stay. Arashiyama town is beautiful and I am glad we stayed at Benkei Ryokan for two nights. This gave us enough time to explore the town. The menu for the two nights were different and we especially like... More 

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Scarsdale, New York
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We had a great time in this ryokan. It was our first experience on this type of hotel. They pick is up from the station and put the luggage in our room. They were very punctual and tried really hard to make us feel comfortable . The food was fantastic and the view from the main hall where you have... More 

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London
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78 helpful votes 78 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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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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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Singapore
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
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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Hong Kong, China
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
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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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

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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