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Ryokan Nenrinbo

40 Takagaminekita Takagamine-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8468 Kyoto Prefecture
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#155 of 598 hotels in Kyoto
Location
3.8
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4.5
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4.3
Value
3.8
Boasting large communal baths and a beautiful garden that changes its colour with the season, Ryokan Nenrinbo is a traditional Japanese-style accommodation nestled in peaceful Kyoto mountains.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Restaurant
Shuttle bus service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Massage
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
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Mountain View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese

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37Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
14Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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AndraYo wrote a review Mar 2021
Tokyo, Japan1408 contributions227 helpful votes
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At the front entrance was a quaint, straw-roofed mustard-colored cottage. Everything was a great melding of modern & traditional. We had a beautiful room overlooking the garden with beds & a large Tatami area. The historic screens and kimonos on display, the artifacts & netsuke, & Zen-like plants added to an interesting experience. We intend to stay again! The food was exceptional for us foodies, lovingly plated in Kyomizu-yaki china with food selection & colors to match the autumn season. We enjoyed having conversation & sake poured by The Kamisama (Mistress of the Ryokan). We also ordered a local sake (unfiltered sake) which came in a special wide-brimmed cup, and a Fushimi sake called Momo no Shizuku Parking on the Property. Nice Onsen (I had to myself) but the larger one was closed, probably for Covid19. I will try it next time! Definitely coming again.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Room Tip: Some rooms are all tatami, we asked for the beds.
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Adventure43191789643 wrote a review Nov 2020
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I was rarely satisfied, in terms of quality-price ratio, by the ryokan experiences I had in Kyoto, but this one is definitely outstanding. My room was in the new aisle of the hotel, equipped with a pool; it may not have the luster of ancient buildings but it is exquisitely decorated, super comfortable, and the staff will cater to your needs. The food was also delicious, extremely generous. Moreover, Nenribo is located in Kita-ku, a northern ward which is much less polluted by tourism than the south-eastern parts of the city, and not far away from Kinkakuji, Ryôan-ji and Arashiyama. In this respect, my only regret is that it is not possible to rent a bike from the hotel or a nearby shop, in order to visit the charming area around the hotel. I admit that it is quite hilly and not much customers would be interested into biking. A shuttle is also bringing you back to downtown areas when you check-out around 9.30 am.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Jezlinhotravels wrote a review Jan 2020
Hong Kong, China271 contributions39 helpful votes
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We stayed here for 3 days at the end of December 2019 as a family of 4 adults. My parents stayed in a bigger room while my brother and I stayed in a normal twin room. The rooms come with Futon beds which are laid out for you on the Tatami. The service was very good and the front desk staff do speak English well enough to communicate with each other. The Ryokan hotel is very clean and comfortable. We were not able to go out to the Japanese garden as it was winter and thus closed but you have full view of it from the lobby area. The Onsen (and there are at least 3 onsens per gender) was very nice and comfortable (they open in the morning and after 4pm but not in between). Each Japanese hotel room also had its own toilet and bathtub which is also very comfortable. One suggestion for improvement is that the Futon should come with one more layer of cushion otherwise it’s quite hard for those not so used to the Japanese futons. Breakfast was a treat and the food was always very beautifully laid out. The Ryokan’s location is to the north-west of Kyoto. It’s not too accessible unless you have hired your own car (parking is free). There is also a mini-bus service that the Ryokan operates but we did not use it. There is a 7 Eleven about 1 minute’s drive away. One criticism is that the wifi in the Ryokan is not strong at all and you often get cut off. They should consider installing a better wifi system. I also think that the Wifi network is possibly funded partly by the government rather than by the Ryokan itself. They should certainly consider installing their own wifi system which cannot be that expensive. Dinner was quite expensive (about £45 equivalent) so we drove to the nearest station at Kita Oji which has a mall with several restaurants. If you want to take dinner at Ryokan Nenrinbo you’d need to tell the front desk 1 day in advance. For 3 nights, the standard room cost us HK$4500 while the bigger garden view room cost us HK$6700 for the bigger room (all inclusive of breakfast).
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Elisabeth C wrote a review Nov 2019
Los Angeles, California5 contributions5 helpful votes
“This place was incredible! It was nestled close to the mountains, very charming, great service, and the meals were delicious! We truly loved everything about this experience, and for the price it was exceptional! The deep bathtub next to the window, the view of the beautiful courtyard out our windows, the little kitchenette were all wonderful! We went sightseeing the day we checked out and the Ryoken had our luggage delivered to Kyoto Station for a very reasonable fee! So helpful! We were able to spend the entire day exploring and then retrieve our luggage when we were ready to leave town.”
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Wonderful accommodation! Very cozy, comfortable, clean, and all amenities!
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Cruiser797162 wrote a review Jan 2019
3 contributions6 helpful votes
We chose this Ryokan for it’s authenticity and great reviews and weren’t disappointed. The staff were amazing and went out of their way to help us (thank you Takahashi!) including choosing an excellent restaurant for dinner and then taking us there and also taking the time to map out our day (including all the train stations and lines) so that we could see everything we wanted to during our brief visit. The breakfast was fabulous - a genuine Japanese experience. And we loved our room. It was beautiful! And the futons were surprisingly comfortable. Would highly recommend - worth travelling out of the main hustle and bustle for.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: We were in room 607 which was lovely - nice and roomy for the 3 of us.
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Relax48720130231 wrote a review Dec 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1 contribution1 helpful vote
My husband and I absolutely enjoyed your hospitality and facilities. it is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood, very relaxing atmosphere, and your meals were great!! We thoroughly enjoyed the scenery as well.I will definitely come back again if I am back in Kyoto.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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alberteri wrote a review Dec 2018
Budapest, Hungary430 contributions79 helpful votes
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A really nice traditional Japanese hotel. A serene location with a really friendly staff. Loved the traditional spa and the gardens. There are some really nice shrines a few steps away and the bus stop is also a few meters away. Loved it!
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
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mting929713 wrote a review Aug 2018
Tokyo, Japan1 contribution1 helpful vote
We made the booking because it was stated on Booking.com that the price we were paying for, would include dinner. But when we arrived, the itinerary from the receptionist stated ‘No Dinner and Breakfast.’ I showed him my Booking.com itinerary which showed ‘Meal Plan’ underneath by booking but they insisted there was no dinner for the price we were paying for. The facilities were just average. The onsen, was very much smaller and less physically attractive than the public bath that I went to. I feel that it isn’t worth the price that we paid for. The service was good, as with Japanese hotels in general!
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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hide_10 wrote a review Jun 2018
London, United Kingdom45 contributions57 helpful votes
This was more of a hotel with a Japanese style room and not necessarily how you might imagine a ryokan. The view was great from the room of the mountains. The room itself was very clean and well appointed. Unfortunately the garden was closed which I don't remember reading when I booked the room. The communal bath is great with a view out to the mountains. The bath in the room however had brown water come out when we turned the water on. The WiFi was also the city wide service and not an independent source within the hotel. I had trouble logging on and the night manager was not able to assist me to join it. Mixed feelings about my stay here, it was very quiet almost ghostly which is both good and bad. There was a complimentary shuttle service to a station.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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mochi226785 wrote a review Apr 2018
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The minute you enter this Ryokan, you've entered peace and tranquility. The space is peaceful and clean. The kyo-kaiseki was magnificent. I enjoyed every bit of this experience and I am positive that you will too!
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$118 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
nenrinbo hotel kyoto
LOCATION
JapanKinkiKyoto PrefectureKyotoNorthern Kyoto
NUMBER OF ROOMS
43
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ryokan Nenrinbo
Which popular attractions are close to Ryokan Nenrinbo?
Nearby attractions include Genkoan (0.2 miles), Koetsuji Temple (0.10 miles), and Shoden-ji Temple (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ryokan Nenrinbo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Ryokan Nenrinbo?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Ryokan Nenrinbo?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ryokan Nenrinbo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wa to Tori Shunsai Wakadori, Muroi, and Klore.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ryokan Nenrinbo?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Ryokan Nenrinbo have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ryokan Nenrinbo offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Ryokan Nenrinbo offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ryokan Nenrinbo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Ryokan Nenrinbo?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Shugakuin Imperial Villa (4.0 miles), Ninna-ji Temple (2.0 miles), and Daikaku-ji Temple (3.4 miles).
Does Ryokan Nenrinbo have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.