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#5 of 8 hotels in Uji
If you’re looking for a charming ryokan in Uji, look no further than Seizanso. For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Uji, Seizanso is located a short distance from Ajirogi no Michi (0.2 mi) and Uji Shrine (0.3 mi). Guest rooms offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and Seizanso makes getting online easy as free wifi is available. You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the ryokan, including a concierge, a coffee shop, and baggage storage. In addition, guests can enjoy a sauna during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests. During your visit, be sure to check out one of Uji's popular yakiniku restaurants such as Char-Grilled Meat and Kyoto Vegetables Nico, Satsuma Yakiiniku Kurozakura, and Kaiun-Teiogura Main Store, all a short distance from Seizanso. If you’re looking for something to do, Byodoin Temple (0.3 mi), Byodo-in Temple Museum Hoshokan (0.3 mi), and Byodoin Omotesando (0.4 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Seizanso. The staff at Seizanso looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.
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Southern Kyoto
Southern Kyoto has a reserved air. Though the Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of Kyoto's major tourist attractions, the surrounding nature, parks, gardens, temples, and shrines provide less-visited spaces for strolling and reflection. The Fushimi Inari Shrine itself is made up of 32,000 sub-shrines, and the mountain they are dotted across beckons hikers, picnickers, and lovers of the outdoors. Many of the mountain's off-set paths aren't frequented by tourists, and the mountain's serenity can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Southern Kyoto is the place to enjoy being outside, and to pay your respects to the ancient architecture and gods of the land that are celebrated here.
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This is a real Ruokan experience. The staff was very nice with us and our small baby. The location is great with nice views to the Uji River. It is great to have a Ryokan experience and, althought the bathroom facilities are a bit antique, i would recommend this place to stay in while in Uji.
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We stayed in Uji for 4 days at Seizanso. We used it as our base of operations for visiting Kyoto during the cherry blossom season, and we didn't really have any idea what Uji was when we booked. For those who don't know, it's a lovely, quiet, tea-centric community on the banks of a river. You'll be greeted at check-in by a tea and a sweet. There are numerous kaiseki restaurants around, and other ryokans, tea-houses, shops and cafes. It's really an incredibly relaxing and chill area. The ryokan is clearly on the larger side and less of a "family bed and breakfast" feel than other ryokan, but the service is still excellent. The decor is slightly dated, but the place itself is immaculately clean. There's a large public bath on the bottom floor with a huge tub(a pool really) and very hot water. The location is on the picturesque river, and and it's literally 1 minutes walk from the riverfront area, with shops, restaurants, shines, Byodoin temple(a beautiful thousand year old temple) and mature cherry trees. We stopped and took pictures of the blossoms every time we walked through, finding a different shot each time. The only major issue I had was that there is currently major construction going on in the riverbed just outside the property....very loud with literally boulder hauling and heavy earth movers. This is not the fault of the hotel and I'm sure their not happy about it, and it won't be forever either. Being as it's Japan, they start and stop at reasonable times and there's really no reason to be in your room during the day with all there is to see.
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This is the second consecutive year to stay with Seizanso for my year-crossing trip in Kyoto. Althought the decor was a bit dtaed but I was impressed by the services and food last year so I have great expectation this time. It turned out to be nice still but not as good as last year. We stayed for 2 nights and got a very cold street facing room. The air-conditioning is not working very well and the corridor was freezing. Asked for room change but the ryokan is full. They arranged us to change to a river facing room on the second night and that was much warmer and the river view was amazing. We have dinner and breakfast at the dinning hall and the food was superb. It seems like there was a shortage of manpower (not sure if that only happens during the new year holiday) so the services was a bit less responsive, yet all staff are great and helpful. The public bath is spacious but without view and it would be better if they could make the changing area warmer. Seisanso was close to the Byodoin and shrines and It was a good experience to visit the temples and shrines for celebrating the new year like the local. Uji is a quiet choice if you wish to have a quiet cross-year holiday but not sure if we would choose to return to Seisanso in the coming year.
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We stayed here in May 2016 for three nights. Upon checking in, we were served green tea and some green tea mochi before being shown to our room. We had a great view from the room of the riverfront and surrounding forest. The room was clean, and the green tea (grown in Uji) is excellent. Breakfast is served either in the banquet hall or in a private room on the first floor. Be sure to let the staff know if you plan to head out early to sightsee and will skip the hotel breakfast because they prepare the meals for each room (it's not a breakfast buffet like other hotels). All the staff we interacted with were very friendly and polite, always asking how they could assist us. At the end of our stay, the staff member at the check-out desk gave us a ride to the train station.
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The rooms are bigger than they are in other ryokans. The onsen bath is just a ceramic tile space, no outdoor onsen areas or sculptured/landscape areas. Breakfast is too similar everyday. We stayed for 4 days. We were trying to leave after 2 days since our meeting schedule had changed. The guy at the reception desk first agreed to let us cancel the rest of the 2 days. We booked another hotel right away in Kyoto central, came downstairs to checkout and he handed us a bill for the entire 4 days. At times like this, call your platform in the US, not the local office in Japan (i.e. booking.com office in Japan). After 30 mins of trying to explain booking.com policy to the hotel and booking.com agent in Japan, they both decided, we should be charged in full for days we did not want to stay. We had no other option but to complete our stay in Uji. The location of the Onsen is great. The rooms are very clean. The old ladies are very kind and caring. They bring you an extra large flask of hot water if they see you are a heavy tea drinker.
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$224 - $474 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
JapanKinkiKyoto PrefectureUjiSouthern Kyoto
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