I must say that this accomodation is located in a good place. It is close to Ninnaji, Ryoanji (stone garden) that is the part of Myoshinji Temple Complex, Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) and Kozanji. All mentioned above temples and Kinkakuji are in the UNESCO Heritage list (!). Well, it will take 15 min by walk to Ninnaji and more - to others, and you can not buy food or go to a restaurant near the accomodation, but people saying that it is too far from the most interesting places of Kyoto just have no idea.
Then, I also must say that it is not a ryokan, but a minsjuku (small private BandB). Ryokans are of much higher standard and much more expensive in Japan. It definitely needs renovation and is not very neat or clean. However, the bed and linens are super clean, the price is right and doesn't double or triple in busy times of sakura blooming or red leaves.
Another point - yes, it is noisy at night.
Useful tip: The last bus (num. 8) going to the ryokan departs from the central Kyoto at 8.55. If you are late for this one, you can take num. 26 that will take you to Ninnaji stop, and then you'll have to walk. Num. 26 runs at least until 10.30.
This is definitely NOT the place if you are looking for a night club or something like that.
I will stay here when I come to Kyoto again. Actually, I already booked 3 nights for me and my parents next April.
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- Ryokan Yamazaki is located about 30 minutes by bus from Kyoto station and its very close to world famous sightseeing spots such as Arashiyama, Gold Temple and other world cultural heritages. Our guests from all over the world often says thhe specialty of Ryokan Yamazaki is a "Silence in Nature". We are at the entry to historical mountain village "Takao", and besides river and mountains. Close your eyes and hear the sound of nature and feel the fragrance of season. "The moments of healing will be yours" *Sensational Garden View *Authentic Japaense Cuisine *Global Friendly for over 15 years 『 Ryokan Yamazaki 』 ... more less
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