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Kawaramachi Shichijo Agaru Hitosujime Nishi Iru, Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto 600-8143 Kyoto Prefecture
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#46 of 559 hotels in Kyoto

Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Shimogyo, Kikokuso is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its historic environment and proximity to great restaurants, Kikokuso makes it easy to enjoy the best of Shimogyo.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV and air conditioning, and you can stay connected during your stay as Kikokuso offers guests free wifi.

The ryokan features room service and baggage storage. For guests with a vehicle, there is paid private parking available on-site.

Close to some of Shimogyo's most popular landmarks, such as Ayako Tenmangu Shrine (0.2 mi) and Ichihime Shrine (0.3 mi), Kikokuso is a great destination for tourists.

Shimogyo has plenty of French restaurants. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like A Peu Pres, La Table Au Japon, and La Fleur, which are serving up some great dishes.

Kikokuso is sure to make your visit to Shimogyo one worth remembering.

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Paid private parking on-site
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Non-smoking rooms
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Mia wrote a review Jan 2020
8 contributions1 helpful vote
Staying at a traditional Ryonkan was on our bucket list. Our stay of Kikokuso was easily one of our best decisions we made on the trip. Our family of four stayed on the first floor and found our accommodations spacious and comfortable, we had no trouble falling asleep on the tatami mats. We stayed two nights which was perfect. We also had a traditional breakfast which was delicious and warming on a cold winter morning. There was also a traditional shower and bath space which was a treat after walking around all day. This is a truly unique experience filled with authentic Japanese hospitality and space.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Cody wrote a review Jan 2020
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We had a wonderful experience here! The staff was extremely helpful and very friendly. They didn’t speak much English but taught us a lot of Japanese. they were very patient and brought us tea every night. The beds were very comfortable and so was the setting. I loved looking at the fish and the details spent around the garden and inside the grounds. The bathroom was exceptional and very hot! It was a great place to spend an evening after a full day of walking. This is hands-down the best hotel in all of Japan. If you’re looking for an experience and not just a stay in a cold clean room then this is the place for you. This stay made us feel very welcome here in Japan, so happy we had the opportunity.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Goldi wrote a review Nov 2018
Schorndorf, Germany43 contributions11 helpful votes
The Owner of this Ryonkan are very nice. It felt really familiar. The Ryonkan itself is pretty nice with that little lake. The private Onsen was also really nice. The breakfast was totally awesome. The bed was really comfortable. I would definitely book this Ryonkan again.
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Date of stay: October 2018
Niraj A wrote a review Nov 2018
22 contributions10 helpful votes
Stayed for one night in November with my wife. The property is surreal, and the hosts are so warm. They took great care of us and stored our luggage too. Japanese breakfast in the dining room with the koi pond view was perfect. A+++ to the hosts, couldn't have asked for more. If you're looking for an authentic ryokan experience with a real family, don't need to look further.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
EddyB62 wrote a review Nov 2018
Singapore, Singapore3 contributions
I prefer staying in a ryokan when traveling in Japan. Staying at Yadoya Kikokuso was a great experience, and one of the best ryokans I stayed up to now. It is operated by a family, who does its utmost best to speak English (having basics of Japanese helps communicating). The breakfast is great and diverse. Service is excellent. The family bath (ofuro) is cosy and very clean. And it only has a few rooms, so service is very personal. Make sure you know the basics of behaving in a ryokan before going. Haa, almost forgot: the house itself is beautiful decorated, and a perfect kept inner garden.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$105 - $204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kikokuso
Which popular attractions are close to Kikokuso?
Nearby attractions include Higashi Hongan-ji Temple (0.3 miles), Shosei-en Garden (0.1 miles), and Oiran Taiken Studio Arare (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kikokuso?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, room service, and breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Kikokuso?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Kikokuso?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kikokuso?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tajimaya, Kyoto Yodobashi, Kura Kura, and Pound Kyoto Ekimae.
Are there any historical sites close to Kikokuso?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (1.7 miles), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (1.2 miles), and Sanjusangendo Temple (0.5 miles).