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Sumiya Ryokan

433 Fuyachodori Sanjo Sagaru Shirakabecho Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8075, Kyoto Prefecture
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderfull place - if you only acccept and understand that japanese way of hospitality and service is different that western. You are welcome with a cup of tea and relaxing bath (in typical japanese style); can eat 7 courses dinner with uncounted number of dishes, sleep in front of your personal mini japanese garden with delicate murmur of flowing water...... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

I stayed my first night in Kyoto at Sumiya enjoying the full experience. The location was fantastic, just a short walk from main shopping areas, yet felt very quite. I appreciated the central location more after changing hotels and not being as central. My local guide for day told me it was one of the best ryokans in Kyoto and... More 

Thank TPP01
Manhattan, New York, United States
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

From the moment we arrived, we knew we made an excellent choice. Hospitable people, excellent service and everything was really authentic. We slept on Tatami sleeping mats and were served a very traditional meal. We partook in the group bathing room one evening which was a very interesting experience. We were so well taken care of and I would happily... More 

Thank Natasha H
Portland, Oregon, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

If you have an interest in Japanese culture and have ever considered staying at a ryokan, I’d say stop thinking about it and just do it. It may seem intimidating—and it’s true that getting everything sorted won’t be as “turnkey” as staying at a global hotel chain—but it’ll give you a much deeper appreciation for Japanese culture and will leave... More 

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Spokane, WA
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28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We stayed at Sumiya Ryokan in the heart of Kyoto for 2 nights and had a really nice stay. We were very well taken care of and looked after and had a wonderful visit. Remember when booking a ryokan that it is in traditional style - futons on the floor, eating meals in a floor-height table in your room. Very... More 

Thank AgadorSpartacus
Boston, MA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We chose the Sumiya Ryokan as our first accommodation on our honeymoon in Japan. We absolutely fell in love with the place! The Sumiya is a traditional Ryokan and we were pampered and treated like royalty. The traditional Japanese breakfast and dinner they served us daily could easily compete for Michelin stars. I've never felt teary eyed leaving a hotel... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The most impressive thing about the place is their service. Absolutely friendly and professional, I truly feel pampered by them. The interior is gorgeous but there are no wi-fi in the rooms. To get a signal one has to go to the library or lobby. The hot spring is pretty decent but sadly the view is rather disappointing, was hoping... More 

1 Thank itsstans
Bergamo, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The staff is kind and friendly, however the ryokan is too expensive in comparison to what they provide. Our room, Honami, was the biggest one, according to them, but big does not necessarily mean nice. We paid a lot of money to find ourselves close to the highway, with trucks and cars at few meters from the window of our... More 

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34 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here as it's highly recommended by friends who are frequent visitor to Kyoto and Japan. And this ryokan live up to its reputation of delivering very good service and delicious food! While the room and the whole ryokan may feel old (which it is), we thought it adds to the authentic touch. It maybe more expensive than your... More 

1 Thank CarolGoes
Toronto, Canada
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Onsen: 8/10. Food: 4/10. Service: 8/10. We read about this Ryokan online and when we saw that they offered day passes to their onsens, which included lunch we had to go. We sprung for the 80,000 yen deal which includes lunch, access to the main onsen, and 45 minute private booking of the open air onsen. We went on a... More 

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Additional Information about Sumiya Ryokan

Address: 433 Fuyachodori Sanjo Sagaru Shirakabecho Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8075, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range: $425 - $1,057 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sumiya Ryokan 4.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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Sumiya Ryokan Hotel Kyoto
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#32 Luxury Hotel in Kyoto
#54 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
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