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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yachiyo Ryokan has been our second home in Kyoto for 15 years. Located near Nanzen-ji Temple it is an ideal stepping off point for visiting the gardens and temples of Kyoto. The friendly and helpful staff are very welcoming and our downstairs traditional garden room with tatami and bath was a sheer delight. The kaiseki food in the restaurant is... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We felt compelled to write a review because we enjoyed our experience so much. It was our first experience of a Ryokan and we loved every aspect. Traditional and beautiful inside and out with staff who were so friendly and helpful. We got personally shown from our room to our table in the dining room each night and had a... More 

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Bondo2012, オーナー at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo, responded to this review

京料理とお庭の宿 八千代のBondo2012さん (マネージャー) がこの口コミに回答しました Dear Fred D San, Thank you for staying at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo the other day. Did you enjoy travelling Kyoto? Our all staff so happy by reading your review. It is all about the guests! "KAIZEN"continuous improvement!! Kyoto Gaden Ryokan Yachiyo/Kyoto Inn,Hotel is located near the NANSENJI TEMPLE in the HIGASHIYAMA area of KYOTO It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When we first arrived, the people who greeted us were extremely friendly and excited for our stay. They showed us to our rooms and served us green tea and Japanese sweets. The room was very nicely set up with our futons rolled out and table on the side. They provided us with slippers, a yutaka, and bathing necessities. Not to... More 

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Bondo2012, マネージャー at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo, responded to this review

Dear Mindy C San, Thank you for staying at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo the other day. Did you enjoy travelling Kyoto? Our all staff so happy by reading your review. It is all about the guests! "KAIZEN"continuous improvement!! Kyoto Gaden Ryokan Yachiyo/Kyoto Inn,Hotel is located near the NANSENJI TEMPLE in the HIGASHIYAMA area of KYOTO It is just a short... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We found this place to be very pleasant indeed. The staff are extremely attentive and the whole place has an atmosphere of calm serenity. They have their own small onsen too which is superbly relaxing. It is conveniently located near to the Keage subway station and is not too expensive. Each evening from 5pm to 9pm they provide a free... More 

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Bondo2012, マネージャー at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo, responded to this review

Dear Stuart_c_Taylor San, Thank you for staying at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo the other day. Did you enjoy travelling Kyoto? Our all staff so happy by reading your review. It is all about the guests! "KAIZEN"continuous improvement!! Kyoto Gaden Ryokan Yachiyo/Kyoto Inn,Hotel is located near the NANSENJI TEMPLE in the HIGASHIYAMA area of KYOTO It is just a short walk... More 

Lucerne, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Great location, a short walk to Nanzen-ji temple and the south end of the Philosopher's walk, also close to Keage Metro stop. Beautiful traditional tatami rooms, ours opened to the garden with a private soaking tub-heaven anytime of the day, especially after a long day walking Kyoto! Even on a busy street, the room was still quiet. Wonderful friendly hosts... More 

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Bondo2012, マネージャー at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo, responded to this review

Dear JSE77 San, Thank you for staying at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo the other day. Did you enjoy travelling Kyoto? Our all staff so happy by reading your review. It is all about the guests! "KAIZEN"continuous improvement!! Kyoto Gaden Ryokan Yachiyo/Kyoto Inn,Hotel is located near the NANSENJI TEMPLE in the HIGASHIYAMA area of KYOTO It is just a short walk... More 

Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We booked at this Ryokan with a lot of hopes. It is meant to be a good one, and the Garden reference in the name was very attractive. It also looked quiet, located outside the city centre. The truth is that the Garden is really ver small, not at all a place to walk around; and at night the traffic... More 

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Bondo2012, オーナー at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo, responded to this review

thank you for staying our ryokan. and we are really sorry to hear your comment. we try to reform about this window and so on. and we will reform our web reservation systems and we will reform our services about our request all guests over the world. and our ryokan is traditional wooden style small ryokan. this is true. we... More 

Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

My friends and I could not have been happier!! We had some of the best food of our trip at this ryokan. The location is perfect (moments away fro the Nanzenji Temple gates, Philosopher's Path and just a few blocks from several train lines) and they even have fee bikes available to ride around the town. The accommodations are clean,... More 

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Bondo2012, マネージャー at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo, responded to this review

Dear LLandP San, Thank you for staying at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo the other day. Did you enjoy travelling Kyoto? Our all staff so happy by reading your review. It is all about the guests! "KAIZEN"continuous improvement!! Kyoto Gaden Ryokan Yachiyo/Kyoto Inn,Hotel is located near the NANSENJI TEMPLE in the HIGASHIYAMA area of KYOTO It is just a short walk... More 

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

We managed to book 2 nights in this ryokan. The location is perfectly suited to a visit to the Nanzen-ji and Nanzen-in temples in the Higashiyama district of Kyoto. The facilities are excellent - we stayed in the old part of the ryokan - our room had a beautiful view on the garden. The hosts are very gracious, and the... More 

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Reston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We were a family of 4 adults and 1 child and all of us loveeeeeeee Yachiko so much. We booked the room with Garden view at the 1st floor and it was absolutely stunning. The room is surrounded by Japanese garden and even our private onsen is facing to garden as well. We weren't really comfortable to do the public... More 

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

I was really looking forward to the ryokan - the experience, the public baths, and the accommodations. I was disappointed from start to finish. The staff was clearly tired of foreign guests and were mostly behind curtains and would pop out only if you rang a bell. The facility is very outdated. We got a room on the second floor... More 

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Bondo2012, オーナー at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo, responded to this review

thank you for staying our ryokan. and we are really sorry to hear your comment. we try to reform about this FUTON bed and so on. and we will reform our web reservation systems and we will reform our services about our request all guests over the world. and our ryokan is traditional wooden style Garden room and modern building... More 

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City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Traditional japanese style Ryokan/Inn (Gion Higashiyama / Kita Shirakawa / Kurama / Yase / Ohara Get the best out of a RYOKAN Kyoto, once prospering as the nation's capital for over 1,200 years is the city of arts, tradition and history. Kyoto plays a significant role in the identity of Japanese people. Experience this authentic part of Japan in a Ryokan. Why do Japanese people feel most comfortable on Tatami floors? Why do Japanese people from outside Kyoto praise Japanese food in Kyoto? Why is it difficult for Japanese people on vacation to decide whether to stay in a hotel or a Ryokan when they come to Kyoto? Kyoto is the city where Japanese people can reassure their ethnicity and remember the most important things about being Japanese. In a Ryokan, get more out of the basic necessities in life; food, shelter and clothing. An experience different from the common hotel. A Ryokan is an accommodation facility original to the owners taste, influenced by Japanese culture, style and feel. A service that can't be found anywhere else in the world; only here in Japan. Don't miss the opportunity to experience a deeper Japan. How to take a ONSEN style japanese bath room,large bath room. You are only to go inside the bath tub after you washed your body. First, you are to rinse your body with hot water. Washing beforehand helps to keep the water in bath tub clean. The rinsing and washing of your body with hot water also acclimatizes you to the temperature of the bath tub, which can be very hot. It is not advisable to jump into the water like diving in to a swimming pool. Please use discretion. Please do not put the hand towel into the bath tub water. Most people place the towel on their head. And remember do not use any soap or shampoo or other skin cleansers in bath tub either. Open 6:30AM to 10:00AM , 15:00PM to 23:00PM. Dining & WASHOKU japanese cuisine at Kyoto Garden Ryokan,Auberge, Yachiyo/Kyoto Inn,Hotel/Restaurant Restaurant photosThe Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo began as a WASHOKU restaurant and is still respected as an exclusive restaurant serving the traditional Kyoto style of dining. Our restaurant, called Kyoto Garden Restaurant YACHIYO(Dining & Garden Yachiyo) is right next to our ryokan, and serves Japanese culinary art. -Yachiyo`s cuisine is known as "Kyo-kaiseki"and drawson the rich traditions of Kyoto style multiple-course dining. Kyo-kaiseki represents one of the pinnacles in Japanese cuisine, a highly stylized manifestation of the principles of in-season produce and enjoyment of seasonal variation. Ryokan Yachiyo/Auberge/ Inn is a famous (RYOTEI) WASHOKU restaurant in Kyoto.KAISEKI and WAGYU Beef can be chosen through standard course, deluxe course, and luxury course and SUSHI,TEMPRA,SUKIYAKI,SHABUSHABU ,A vegetarian dinner courses . From JR Kyoto Station to Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo By taxi It is about a 25 minute ride (Approx.1800 JPN) by Taxi from the JR Kyoto (email hidden)ease tell the taxi driver to take you toUkyo-ku, Nanzenji Ryokan Yachiyo. By train (Subway Line) It is about 40 minutes by train.From the Kyoto station, take the Kyoto KARASUMA subway line traveling to KOKUSAI (website hidden) the Karasuma Oike Stn, change the train to the Tozai Subway Line traveling to Rokujizo. Get off at Keage Station.If you walk straight, along the Niomon Dori Street for 5 minutes, you will see the Yachiyo Ryokan on the right side. The entrance of the Ryokan is on the approach lane (Sando) that leads to Nanzenji Temple. By bus From JR Kyoto Station, it is about 50 minutes by bus.From the bus terminal A-1 at the JR Kyoto Station Karasuma Exit, take the bus No.5 And get off at the bus stop called Hosshoji-cho. Walk east, then take a right turn. If you walk 5 more minutes, you will find the entrance of the approach lane leading to Nanzenji Temple.Ryokan Yachiyo is just on the right side of the lane. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo

Address: 34 Fukuchi Machi, Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto 606-8435, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > City Center
Price Range: $200 - $939 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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