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Jersey city, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We wanted to stay at a traditional Japanese guest house, but wanted the ease of an easy check in, english speaking hosts and a comfortable room. These had all of the above plus more! Do opt to include the breakfast, that alone is an experience. You pick a time 7:30 - 8:30 and it will take 30-60 mins to eat.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I came here with friends and had a wonderful stay. This was one of the highlights of our trip to Kyoto. The Nishiyama's are so welcoming and their staff is very helpful and accommodating. The meals were traditional, beautiful and delicious. We were very pleased with our stay here and would come again on another trip to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This ryokan is a few subway stations (get off at Karasuma Oike) and a 5-10 min walk from Kyoto Station, so a little off the beaten track, but is otherwise well-situated and close to the restaurant/shopping areas, and bus routes eg to Arashiyama. The staff were excellent and a real highlight of the ryokan; very welcoming and helpful. There were... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly staff and a fantastic atmosphere. Wonderful to try origami and tea ceremony. Spacious rooms and great communal bath. Very good food. Perfectly situated in a quiet street but close to the shops and several sights.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

This is a great Japanese style hotel. Wonderful front desk staff, the room was perfect but you need to adapt to sitting & sleeping on the floor. Loads of closet space. The bathroom is small but effective. The public bathing area is a real treat for non Japanese. The best part if the whole time was the Japanese breakfast. Loads... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

We stayed in two rooms for four nights. The rooms were traditional with tatami mats and futon mattresses. The staff were the outstanding memory of this ryokan. They went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The rooms were a good size (8 tatami mats) but my partner had some trouble with hitting his head on the beam... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

The place is located in a quiet part of Kyoto but yet near to the train station and walking distance to the Nishiki market where there are plenty of good restaurants. The staff are also very friendly and helpful, giving us an introduction and showing us around upon our check-in. They even organized activities for guests such a origami class... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Great experience staying in this Ryokan. Stayed in a traditional Japanese room, very clean and quite comfortable. Staff were very friendly and attentive. We had a traditional Japanese breakfast one morning which was lovely. Location is good too.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

We were really keen to try a Ryokan whilst in Kyoto and we were really looking forward to our stay in Nishiyama. We had 4 to a room which already is too many if you're going to do a Ryokan and enjoy it. The rooms are small and with four mattresses on the floor and one bathroom which doesn't leave... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Friendly and helpful staffs. The room is spacious for two kids to run around. The bathroom comes with decent bathtub but overall size is a little small. Breakfasts were delicious (we opted for Japanese. There is Western breakfast too). It is walking distance to subway stations, convenient stores, eateries, and a bazaar like place with lots of goodies (the place... More 

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Staying in City Center

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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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NISHIYAMA RYOKAN is small japanese style hotel.more than 2000 visitors from around the world stay with each year.plese enjoy traditional japanese culture at very reasonable rates.thank you in advance ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nishiyama Ryokan

Address: 433 Gokomachi St, Nakagyo-ku,, Kyoto 604-0933, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > City Center
Price Range: $216 - $316 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Nishiyama Ryokan 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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