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Traditional Kyoto Inn Serving Kyoto Cuisine IZUYASU

272 Sasayacho, Higashinotoin Shimojuzuyamachi Agaru, Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto 600-8156 Kyoto Prefecture
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#73 of 565 hotels in Kyoto
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【180 th Anniversary Greeting】Thank you for favoring us for so many years Izuyasu have reached its 180th anniversary in 2019. We thank our 650,000 guests who have visited us since inauguration. It wasn’t easy for us to do business in Kyoto, We were established in the year of starvation in 1839, followed by the Meiji Restoration, the Pacific war, burst of Japan’s economic bubble, and the Bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers. We respect our ancestors who worked through those difficulties, and at the same time, we would like to thank our guests for supporting us during those times. We believe it is our role to create a space for the people from around the world of all ages to gather and communicate through our cultures. There are still much more to work on, but we would like to continue develop through the following years to expand our food, decorations and services. Please keep us, including the staffs and our family in favor through the coming year. IZUYASU
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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24-hour security
Baggage storage
Paid public parking nearby
Secured parking
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
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Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared lounge / TV area
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Air conditioning
Dining area
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English, Japanese
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Limaximus wrote a review Mar 2020
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We came here on the advice of a friend, and so glad we did - the hospitality, accommodations, meals, location - everything was outstanding. While the in-room meals are a nice offer, definitely opt for the half-board and have your meal at the bar, while watching the chef/owner masterfully create works of edible art in front of your eyes. We will certainly recommend Izuyasu to our friends!
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Date of stay: March 2020
4alexnyc wrote a review Mar 2020
New York City, New York805 contributions133 helpful votes
We've never stayed at a Ryokan and this one was recommended by a friend. The highlight is the food. The chef is also the owner and you can feel the level of pride he has in making a great meal. Kaiseki style and everything was delicious. Breakfast was equally delicious if you enjoy a traditional Japanese (Kyoto style) breakfast. The inn is 180 years old and while we knew what we were getting into it was a little challenging. The walls are thin and it was cold! Rooms are bit small even though we upgraded to the "Shin" room. There's an 11pm curfew because you could hear guests coming in at night so this limitation is understandable. Overall a fun experience as long as your prepared for it.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
mmcnab585757 wrote a review Feb 2020
Tacoma, Washington1 contribution
My husband and I spend part of our honeymoon here and it was exceptional. Walking distance from Kyoto station, excellent restaurants, and the Kyoto market. The ryokan is included with a traditional Japanese breakfast each morning which was delicious! We recommend for a romantic get away.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Andrew H wrote a review Jan 2020
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My girlfriend and I spent our first night in Kyoto at Izuyasu. Neither of us have ever had the opportunity to stay in a traditional Japanese ryokan, and I can say that all our expectations were met and exceeded. We felt warm and cared for from the minute we stepped out of the blustery Kyoto afternoon and through the sliding paper doors into the lobby. We were offered tea and a small sweet treat while we filled out arrival paperwork. A young man with very decent English gave us a tour of our accomodations, the dining area, and the private onsens (bath rooms). The ryokan has been in business since 1839 (?) and the place has a wonderful cozy feel with modern touches (decor, appliances). Other gestures in the amenities included our personal tea set in the room, with a Thermos of hot water. We were each provided with two sets of yukata, a comfortable cotton set for sleeping and bath, and a more formal set for wearing at meals. Speaking of meals, although we only paid for the cheapest accomodations at Izuyasu, breakfast was included. In the Japanese style, it was light with assorted vegetables, rice, miso, and egg, but very filling! All vegetarian. We snuck in a onsen soak before they were closed for the night at 11pm. The baths are shared with a few rooms on the same floor, but have a lock on the door so they can be enjoyed privately. Hot soak relaxed our weary muscles for sure! Overall we think a traditional ryokan stay is a must when visiting Japan, and Izuyasu is a gem among them. The owners take great pride in continuing to provide a warm traditional experience to travelers, and it shows. The price of accomodations at Izuyasu were a leap above the Airbnbs we rented the rest of our time in Japan, but I believe it was well worth it. PS. With regards to location: We came from Osaka, and Izuyasu was an easy 10 minute walk from the Keitan train line we took. The bustling shopping districts (Gion, Nishiki) were a pleasant 20 minute walk away. We were even able to leave our large luggage with the ryokan while we wandered Kyoto after checking out.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Kate J wrote a review Jan 2020
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Izuyasu was absolutely the highlight of our honeymoon in Japan. The hosts were incredibly welcoming and accommodating throughout our stay. The baths were a welcome calm after travelling from Hakata, and the room was comfortable and completely different from anywhere else we had stayed in Japan. What can I say about the Kaiseki dinner? By far the best meal we ate in Japan, and honestly this may have been the best meal of my life. It was so expertly crafted and created with love, care and expertise. I don't know if I'll ever experience food like that again, truly once in a lifetime. If you are a fan of design, the furniture and interior design is so beautiful, bespoke and crafted for the space. The courtyard is a lush little pocket and there are gorgeous green touches scattered through the building. I wanted to take photos of everything, it was all expertly curated. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Sleep Quality
$296 - $474 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Traditional Kyoto Inn Serving Kyoto Cuisine IZUYASU
Which popular attractions are close to Traditional Kyoto Inn Serving Kyoto Cuisine IZUYASU?
Nearby attractions include Higashi Hongan-ji Temple (0.1 miles), Shosei-en Garden (0.05 miles), and Kyoto Tower (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Traditional Kyoto Inn Serving Kyoto Cuisine IZUYASU?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Traditional Kyoto Inn Serving Kyoto Cuisine IZUYASU?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a dining area.
What food & drink options are available at Traditional Kyoto Inn Serving Kyoto Cuisine IZUYASU?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Traditional Kyoto Inn Serving Kyoto Cuisine IZUYASU?
Yes, free parking, paid public parking nearby, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Traditional Kyoto Inn Serving Kyoto Cuisine IZUYASU?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hokuto, Tajimaya, Kyoto Yodobashi, and Kyochabana Minami-Shinmachi.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Traditional Kyoto Inn Serving Kyoto Cuisine IZUYASU?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Traditional Kyoto Inn Serving Kyoto Cuisine IZUYASU?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (1.8 miles), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (1.4 miles), and Sanjusangendo Temple (0.6 miles).
Does Traditional Kyoto Inn Serving Kyoto Cuisine IZUYASU have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.