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Yuzuya Ryokan

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Booked this Ryokan on the basis of web searches and this being our first visit to Japan, had no idea if the location was good. Can definitely say it was one of our best choices. We stayed here for two nights and due to lack of availability, one further night in a modern 4 star hotel near Kyoto station. This... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

I visited Yuzuya Ryokan with a friend on May 31 for two nights. We had arrived in Kyoto from 5 awesome days in Tokyo. What a TREAT! Our room was lovely and very well appointed. The staff was courteous and professional. We were prepared for the "traditional" experience so we came with an open mind. It was wonderful that we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Worth all the dollars! I only have positive things to say about Yuzuya, with zero cons. - The service is impeccable, from the front desk staff, the porters, the wait staff, etc, everyone was wonderful. - We could only afford to stay one night while in Kyoto, but the front desk team was more than happy to store our luggage... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Gracious service, above and beyond expectations. I was somewhat concerned staying at a Ryokan .......I am Celiac and eating gluten free is a challenge in Japanese cuisine. Soy sauce contains wheat and is in everything...... Yuzuya Ryokan took great care with modifying their food offerings so that I could eat freely without worry. They were so very accommodating and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

The ryokan, or traditional Kyoto inn, is a must for travelers wanting to learn of the culture of Japan. Nestled behind a wooden gate on a hillside, the Yuzuya Ryokan is a delight! Be ready to wear kimonos, try traditional Japanese dinner and breakfast, sleep on very comfortable futon beds and bathe in a mineral bath. Plus, the staff is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Trying to rate the Yuzuya Ryokan has been a bit of a challenge. It was my first ryokan experience, and therefore I don't feel like I have much frame of reference, but for all you ryokan neophytes out there, here was my experience. Having come from a very (almost over-) friendly hotel, Yuzuya Ryokan presented much more of the reserved... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

This was my first time in a ryokan, I think they have done their best to adjust the experience to the Western traveler and I am quite grateful for that. The place could not be better located for Kyoto right next to a shrine and park, by the river and Gion. It is wonderful. The rooms are clean, really it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

I am writing this review because I had no idea what to expect, staying at a ryokan for the the first time. I thought maybe it would be like a japanese bed & breakfast, but it was so much more. I cannot imagine that most ryokans are this beautiful. You walk up beautiful stone steps to enter...It is a high-... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Stayed here for two nights during our honeymoon in Japan last April. The staff was friendly and the food was fantastic. Staying here gave us a taste of the amazing japanese hospitality and I would recommend this ryokan to anyone looking for a unique experience while in Kyoto!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

I like to stay Ryokan and end up booking this property it is not as high standard as i was hoping but still acceptable , Breakfast is unique, room quality is poor and noisy from traffic outside, very easy to walk historical part of the Kyoto

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Staying in Gion

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Gion
Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko" in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners, Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the streets on their way to and from work, where they fan dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.
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Additional Information about Yuzuya Ryokan

Address: 545 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Gion
Price Range: $348 - $874 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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#19 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
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