My mom and I stayed for 2 nights at Fujiya. The ryokan is located 2 minutes walking from the Kyoto main bus/JR/metro station, which makes it a very convenient spot. There are numerous facilities around, including restaurants and a big shopping mall. You can also easily walk to the main shopping area (it took me about 15 minutes).
Apart from that, the quality of the room and the overall services were just average. Hosts were nice, and welcoming. The atmosphere is more one of a stay-with-my-family than anything else. You have a free internet access in the "living-room" (pretty slow, but enough to check itineraries or emails).
NB - there is a cat living there, so anyone allergic must be aware of that.
I would not recommend this ryokan for elderly and/or persons with walking difficulties (really hard to get upstairs because of the numerous steps; futons were not particularly comfortable). Perfect for younger travelers, wishing to stay in Kyoto and visit a maximum.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- From JR Kyoto Station a 5-minute walk. There is WiFi (wireless LAN). The check-in is from 16:00, but, you can leave baggage from 8:00. In addition, I can leave baggage after check-out. (but closed at 16:00 from 12:00) Cat proprietress, Lily of the Russian Blue cat meet a visitor and ask greetings in the room ♪ There are a convenience store, Isetan department store, Yodobashi Camera, a 100-yen shop, a drugstore, a coin laundry, a supermarket, a restaurant near. A family runs the inn. A 2-story wooden building. The staff entertains a visitor very kindly and domestic. A room is all room tatami mats. There are two showers in bathroom, and a bath basin is woodenness of KOUYAMAKI(高野槇). There is the shower room, too. Because both bathroom and the shower room returned early, they are usable in cooperation with other visitors from 18:00 to 23:00 in turn (if the staff becomes in turn, they take a voice to the room of the visitor and do it). The shower room is usable in the morning from 7:00 to 9:30. A couple, a family, a friend, various people can use it. ... more less
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