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Nishiyama Ryokan
Ranked #17 of 407 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

This ryokan is an easy recommendation. The room was spacious, the staff friendly and gracious, the breakfast amazing, and the location ideal.

If you're ok with futon sleeping and want a proper Kyoto experience try and stay here.

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Reviewed February 2, 2013

We stayed for three nights in January 2013 and Nishiyama Ryokan was definitely a key element en helping us enjoying a real Japanese cultural experience during our stay. Not to miss: the lobby events. Thanks a lot!

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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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nishiyamahotel, オーナー at Nishiyama Ryokan, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2013

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Reviewed February 2, 2013

I stayed here a few years ago as a single traveler, and this time I came back (from Jan. 2-5) with my boyfriend.
We had a lovely, lovely stay here. I loved all the little touches, such as a calligraphy demonstration and instruction for the New Year, tea ceremony every morning and the explanations for traditional decor. They were also kind enough to post my postcards for me.
The rooms seem to have expanded hugely in the years since I've visited. The rooms were very luxurious, and I thought the bathrooms in the rooms were adequately sized. But if you love hot tubs, you should definitely visit their public bath in the basement -- it's SO relaxing! I'd been too scared to try it the last time I stayed but now I'm more comfortable in this setting.
The hotel staff was great. They helped us a lot, calling restaurants to see if they were open, making reservations for us, pointing out places of interest on the map. The hotel is located in a wonderful neighborhood, within walking distance of top-quality restaurants. This is a great place to stay, and such a good value, too!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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nishiyamahotel, オーナー at Nishiyama Ryokan, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2013

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Reviewed January 21, 2013

We stayed at the Nishiyama Ryokan for 3 nights from 27/12/12-30/12/12. We loved this hotel and chose it as we wanted to have a traditional stay in a Ryokan, sleeping on a Tatami Mat. The staff were all so friendly and we loved the cultural evening - it's a must! Ask the girls to show you some great places to eat and drink after too. The hotel is difficult to find at first so be sure to do your research. When you finally work out where you are, it's a great location but bring your walking shoes. Get involved and use the public bath too, it's very relaxing.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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nishiyamahotel, オーナー at Nishiyama Ryokan, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2013

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Reviewed January 16, 2013

Spent time with my girlfriend here and we had a lovely time. Staff were thoroughly helpful and room was clean and comfortable. The onsen was really comfortable as well. Location was convenient and easy to get around. Even had a 24 hours Family Mart round the corner.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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nishiyamahotel, オーナー at Nishiyama Ryokan, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2013

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Reviewed January 10, 2013

If you don't care about 'onsen(thermal spring)' that much, this ryokan is the best in kyoto.
Nishiyama ryokan has a good location,
Clean & Great Japanese traditional designed room,
And sincere services.

I want to stay this ryokan again.
Even if Ryokan doesn't have onsen(thermal spring) service.
But that doesn't matter at all.
Cause this ryokan has more than that.

  • Stayed: May 2012
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nishiyamahotel, オーナー at Nishiyama Ryokan, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2013

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Reviewed January 8, 2013

My daughter and I were going to stay at three different ryokans while we spent a week for New Years in Kyoto. But once we were in Kyoto, we chose to stay only at the family-owned Nishiyama Ryokan because the we got the best experience for our money. We were enchanted by the affordable multi-course Japanese breakfasts served by the sweetest, kindest women in kimonos.

The public (divided) men's and women's bath downstairs was steamy hot and had a beatiful view of a rock garden outside. Importantly, it is in a great location to train stations for easy sightseeing, and the lobby is like a big living room, with a room off the side with tables for games and checking emails.

We had reserverations at Matsubaya Inn, but it was far away from the Gion district, and it was more like a youth hostel. We also had reservations for our last night at Shiraume Ryokan, right in the middle of the Gion district. It was quite expensive, and since we were there for a week, we chose to save the money and get a few more souvenirs. Since the Gion district was a 5 - 10 minute walk from Nishiyama, we had the best of both worlds.

The family had a calligraphy demonstration over New Years, done on a piece of paper that was 15 feet by 15 feet, and done with a brush as big as a kindergarten child. The New Years breakfasts were stunningly beautiful, and something we'll never forget. The guests and owners played a Japanese game on New Years, which got us all laughing.

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nishiyamahotel, オーナー at Nishiyama Ryokan, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2013

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Additional Information about Nishiyama Ryokan

Address: 433 Gokomachi St, Nakagyo-ku,, Kyoto 604-0933, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > City Center
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
Price Range: $173 - $300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Nishiyama Ryokan 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 
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