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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I just spent 2 nights at this lovely ryokan. Unfortunately, although I specifically asked for a quiet room, my room was underneath the staff and they walk around until midnight and are up again at 5:45am. It's either one very busy person or multiple people in the room. I was on the second floor, maybe the first room on the... More 

Thank Gini M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

From the moment you walk in you experience proper Japanese hospitality. Bear, baby and I had a wonderful time. The ryokan has traditional style. Heavy in brown colours and with lovely Japanese gardens. Multipurpose tatami room for both eating and sleeping is decorated with calligraphy. Our room had a high tech Japanese toilet and a traditional wooden hot bath. Everything... More 

Thank PrincessAndBear
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016 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 

Thank Marek R
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Bergamo, Italy
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2 of 5 bubbles 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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Staying in Shinkyogoku Shopping District

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Shinkyogoku Shopping District
Those who delight in shopping and cuisine will find themselves at home in Shinkyogoku. Lauded and visited by locals for its Nishiki Market, where baskets of fragrant spices, dried fish, and just-fried foods are piled high along the snaking streets of its enclosed outdoor shopping spaces, Shinkyogoku is not only a hub for fresh fare, but also for fast fashion fixes. Trends-in-the-making can be spotted in the tall windows of several one-of-a-kind stores featuring local labels and modish boutiques. Arcades, outdoor concert spaces, mega department stores, and small, enchanting cafes have sprung up to accommodate the increasing traffic. Whether looking for souvenirs and kitsch on Shinkyogoku Street, or scoping out the massive food court and restaurant floor at Takashimaya Department store, there's something for every wallet or purse, and a buyer for every item.
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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 > Shinkyogoku Shopping District
Price Range: $463 - $1,112 (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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#35 Luxury Hotel in Kyoto
#62 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
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