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Sunnyvale, California
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Watazen offers great rates for a Ryokan, is very conveniently located, with a kind service, clean large rooms, and nice sento in the basement. Comfort is standard for a Ryokan. Be aware that if you plan to have Kaseiki dinner or Japanese style breakfast (which I recommend) there, you need to notify them AT LEAST one day early, and default... More 

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Thank fpinchon
watazen, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Watazen, responded to this review

Thank you for your stay and comment. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed staying here and Japanese style breakfast. We hope to see you again when you come to Kyoto. More 

CA
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely nice, tea service first thing, pretty good with direction and English, simple but free breakfast. They have a public bath in the basement and provide a robe and 'supplies bag'. The bath was very quite when I went visited. The location is fantastic. There is food close by, bus stop not far, an English pub across the street and... More 

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watazen, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Watazen, responded to this review

Thank you for your stay and heartwarming comment. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our Japanese style. We hope to see you again. More 

Seattle, Washington, United States
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this ryokan because it was more affordable and we planned only one night. Unfortunately I found the mats and the pillows too hard for my liking, just warning others who are 5 and a half months pregnant and traveling to Kyoto! The mats were hard and the pillow was flat and about as comfy as those flimsy pillows... More 

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watazen, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Watazen, responded to this review

Thank you for your stay and comment. I'm so sorry that we couldn't help you get a comfortable sleep with our mats and pillow. We will try to improve this. Hope you enjoyed your stay here. More 

New York City, New York
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

The hotel is in a great location, close to transportation, restaurants and fish market. Room is lovely Japanese style, super clean and comfortable. Beds were prepared promptly and were very comfortable. Staff was very kind and professional. We loved staying at this hotel.

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1 Thank irissas2016
watazen, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Watazen, responded to this review

Thank you for your stay and comment. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed yourself here. Hope our hospitality made you happy. We are looking forward to seeing you again here in Kyoto. More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

I and my family's really enjoy our stay at Watazen and the dinner's and breadfast's are excellent. The best part is that, they can prepare the dinner and breadfast set to cater for non meat and seafood. Very near to Kyoto Railway station and shopping area. We will definately staying in Watazen Roykan, if we are in Kyoto again. Thanks.

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watazen, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Watazen, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your stay and comment. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed walking around and your meal here. We are looking forward to your stay again. More 

London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Ryokan (tatami mats and bed set out in evening and packed away in morning) with an onsen in the basement and very friendly staff. The rooms were spacious and an iron provided at request too and a laundry room too. The location is excellent - in a trendy area of Kyoto close to Nishiki market and Pontocho. I recommend visiting... More 

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1 Thank jeaster1
watazen, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Watazen, responded to this review

Thank you for your stay. Also, we appreciate your comment. We will try to improve our continental breakfast. Hope you had a wonderful experience in Kyoto. More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Watazen has traditional ryokan rooms with tatami mats and a futon rolled out at night to sleep. Unlike fancier places, they don't serve meals in the room but breakfast (including a very good Japanese breakfast for a 1000 yen supplement to the free continental breakfast) is served in the dining room. Our rooms were large and quiet with private baths.... More 

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Thank Paul R
watazen, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Watazen, responded to this review

Thank you for your stay and comment. We are glad to hear that you had a wonderful time and found your favourite place around here. Here is another information. We serve breakfast in the dinning room. However, in the case of dinner, we do in each room. We hope to see you again when you come to Kyoto. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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59 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Centrally located to the city centre, walking distance to the river (scenic pics) and the geisha quarters. Comfy, clean .... didn't visit the onsen downstairs, but the rooms were relatively comfy. We had to take a taxi from the train station though

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watazen, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Watazen, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. Hope you enjoyed walking around here and visiting many great places. More 

Hong Kong, China
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We had to switched Ryokan because the one we stayed had a renovation today. The staff was very efficient checking us in at 10am and stored our luggage as the official check in is 4pm. The room was spacious, clean but a bit worn out... Quiet and convenient location!

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Thank meleewk
watazen, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Watazen, responded to this review

Thank you for your stay and comment. We appreciate you chose our ryokan instead. Hope you had a great time here in Kyoto. More 

Shanghai Region, China
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Really interesting, authentic place to stay in Kyoto. Great location with many restaurants nearby and only a few blocks away from the Nishiki food street. Staff was very helpful as well and even helped us to book tickets for a baseball game in Osaka.

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Thank you so much for your stay and comment. Hope you had a wonderful experience here and enjoyed a baseball game. 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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
WATAZEN is a Classical Japanese Inn with modern amenities, located in the center of Kyoto. It has been a familiar inn for many travelers to Kyoto since [Tenpo Gannen](1830). Today, many people enjoy our traditional harmonious atmosphere in central Kyoto. We are confident that our excellent service and cuisine will make your visit to Kyoto a memorable one. Please enjoy Kyoto and relax at WATAZEN. The cost is from 6300JPY - per person. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Watazen

Address: 413 Izutsuyacho, Rokkaku Sagaru, Yanaginobaba, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8113, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shinkyogoku Shopping District , Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
Price Range: $121 - $944 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Watazen 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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#12 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
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