Togetsutei
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Togetsutei

54-4 Arashiyama Nakaoshitacho, Nishikyo-Ku, Kyoto 616-0004 Kyoto Prefecture
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4.0
#8 of 13 onsen ryokans in Kyoto
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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3.6 of 5 bubbles
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Kyoto, Togetsutei is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its charming environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Togetsutei makes it easy to enjoy the best of Kyoto.

Togetsutei is a charming onsen ryokan offering air conditioning and a refrigerator in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

The onsen ryokan features room service. Plus, guests can enjoy a sauna and an on-site restaurant, which have made this a popular choice among travellers visiting Kyoto. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

Close to some of Kyoto's most popular landmarks, such as Hogonin Temple (0.3 mi) and Jojakkoji Temple (0.8 mi), Togetsutei Hotel is a great destination for tourists.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the nearby restaurants, including Kyoto Kitcho Arashiyama (0.2 mi), Shoraian (0.5 mi), and Sushi Naritaya (0.2 mi), all of which are within walking distance from Togetsutei Hotel.

Should time allow, Arashiyama, Okochi Sanso Garden, and Tenryuji Temple are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.

Togetsutei is sure to make your visit to Kyoto one worth remembering.

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Sauna
Restaurant
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Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
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54-4 Arashiyama Nakaoshitacho, Nishikyo-Ku, Kyoto 616-0004 Kyoto Prefecture
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HK Tough Monkey wrote a review Nov 2022
Hong Kong, China20 contributions4 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
You don't get too many choices for onsen hotel in Arashiyama (嵐山) and most of them are pricy.

Able to book this one during peak time (as 3-Nov is Japan public holiday), my room has little onsen like bathtub which is very nice.

The dinner was extremely beautiful and delicate. Only the onsen is average and it's indoor only.

It's right next to the famous Togetsukyō (渡月橋) and walking distance to most of the tourist spots in Arashiyama.

Arashiyama is a beautiful place, you can expect a lot of tourists, both local and foreigner visiting this place. It was pretty crowded during my stay. It's worth visiting, maybe once.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Not much to walk around after dinner time, suggest to get your beverages and snacks ready before...
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C C wrote a review Sept 2023
Pennsylvania50 contributions63 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed there with my husband for two nights, which turned out to be one of our best stays we experienced in our lives. To be honest, we have traveled the world in luxury in our lives. But our stay at Togetsutei was unforgettable. The culture of Omotenashi (service beyond expected as business), Kaisei food and convenient location!

Onsen (big bath house) was very nice, too. Usually, there’s only one/two people bathing.

Meal itself will justify the $$ for lodging. Go visit Japan while strong $ lasts.

Thank you Togetsutei!!!
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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bencon wrote a review Jan 2015
Hong Kong40 contributions53 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is less than helpful in terms of shuttle service. When our party of 8 arrived at the taxi stand of the JR station, the cab drivers kindly advised us that we could request the hotel to send a shuttle van to pick us up. One driver even kindly called the hotel for us and communicated effectively. The van arrived promptly and took us to the hotel conveniently. The next morning when we checked out at the 10am deadline, we were told that the last shuttle of the day had left at 9:45am. We were never informed that there was a fixed schedule. The whole shuttle service was mysteriously flexible and arbitrary, as if it runs at the owner's wish. Given that the rain was pouring outside and the JR station was a short 10 minutes' walk, we were surprised by the adamant refusal of service. The hotel deserves a poor score in terms of hospitality. The general construction and renovation of the hotel is basic and worn out. The public bath was small. There was no tea bags, no welcome snacks in the room. You will be given a knock on the door to hurry you for dinner and breakfast at the exact time. Check in time is 4pm, check out before 10. So you must wake early for the breakfast included. On the whole, the atmosphere is more like a hostel than a ryoksn. I will not recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2015
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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happypenguine wrote a review Dec 2010
new york3 contributions13 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I think the hotel and Kaiseki are overrated. I found the food blant and of small portion. There's nothing special about the room, service and food . You are simply charged for the location, but nothing else!! In fact, the location is not exactly right, you have to cross the togetsu bridge which is always crowded (even more difficult if you walk with luggages). It's better to stay on the other side of the bridge where all the temples are.
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Date of stay: November 2010
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Yuta T wrote a review June 2016
12 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful 2-night stay. There was a small miscommunication? which the staff very nicely resolved for us (more below).

**BATHING**
The Ryokann has a nice quaint public bathing area (gender-separate, of course) - but also offered the option to rent a large bathing area for up to 4 people, which I thought was a grand idea for families with small children or those traveling from abroad who may be uncomfortable at being naked in front of others but want a traditional Japanese bathing experience. The inn provides all necessary towels, washcloths, and Yukata.

A regular bathroom/bathtub is included in each room.

**MEALS**
We had breakfast in-room. We were able to choose what time to eat, and the staff would ring the doorbell and come in at the chosen time to put away the futon mattresses and set the table. Breakfast was traditional Japanese, and was always followed by tea or coffee and a small dessert. Our last morning, we were given the option for, and had requested 7AM since we had a train to catch. The first gentleman acknowledged. The gentleman in the front double checked the night before, but then one of the serving ladies told us they weren't able to do it. We explained we had a Shinkansen to catch and we had already been told 7AM is ok, and they very kindly were able to serve us in time for our train. The inn even called a cab for us in the morning. (We're not sure what the disconnect was, we're just happy we made the train!)

**SLEEPING**
At a chosen time each evening, staff will enter the room to lay down futon mattresses, pillows and blankets. You can be in or out of the room (but it's a lot less awkward if you're out sightseeing).

**MISC**
-- Within the inn is no-shoes; the inn will store your shoes for you while indoors.
-- The inn provides simple kimonos that you can wear outdoors, and will allow you use of their geta shoes as well. Very cute.
-- In this area of Kyoto, shops close FAST. Make sure you're up early, do your sightseeing, and buy souvenirs before 5PM!
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Date of stay: May 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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flymanmel wrote a review Oct 2014
melbourne47 contributions65 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I noticed this place when I was in Japan last time because of the excellent location and booked this one in purpose this time.
However I think the hotel and Kaiseki are overrated. The food looked like being prepared long time ago - not fresh at all and the taste was very average - nothing surprised us at all.
I have tried many traditional Japanese places. For those people don't speak English well, they will still try in Japanese plus some body language to make you understand. However the service lady only knocked the door and walked in, arrange the dinner, bed, breakfast without saying anything. We don't know whether we should start to eat or wait for her to bring more stuff. Nothing was explained. Sometimes we didn't even know if she would come in again and had to wait for some more time to confirm.
Onsen is also very average - don't even feel like natural spring water.
I will try something else next time.
No WiFi in room!
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Date of stay: October 2014
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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TANGCW wrote a review Oct 2016
Hong Kong, China11 contributions25 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived at the door with warm greetings and the checkin was quick and easy. We were not pro-actively offered slippers after taking off our shoes which normally a serious ryokan service wouldnt miss. But we have no issue for that.
Room was newly renovated. Very new and clean. We were offered welcome Matcha and pastries and my wife could choose her Japanese "bathing clothes" from a variety of color. This is nice so that everyone wouldnt look the same when they go to the Onsen! (being a man, we were offered with only one-style LOL but I am okay with this)
Amenities and tools in-room were adequate. A bottle of handwash cream should be added in the toilet area though (as not everyone would use the water-washing function of a Japanese electric toilet seat)
Dinner was served timely and nice. All food tasted very fresh and hot. The only flaw was that in the appetizer they forgot to put edamame into my disk (my wife has it). I did not bother to tell them to add it back and make them feel too sorry.
After dinner the bed was prepared very quickly, we slept very well that night with the quite environment and humidifier+purifier machine. Very nice for them. At a small price you can book your own private Osen session with your loved one (as they have a good bathtub at the balcony but its not natural Onsen water). That was with a very good healing quality and the Onsen room was big and nice.
For breakfast next day, it was still very good. Nice for them to arrange the seating at a different direction comparing to dinner, so you have a different view (sitting the same room) enjoying 2 meals. The toufu pot was especially fresh. Check-out was fast and good too, with free shuttle to the JR station and a warm good-bye.

I decided to give a "very good" rating rather than "excellent" as they serve us well, but we didnt seem to notice their unique "character" just like you can feel in some other best-in-class ryokan. Somehow it is crazy, but you would enjoy either the overly detail attentive service or nice little surprises. Now I am not saying Togetsutei is not good - in fact they are very good, just that maybe I expected too much and they did not exceed expectation!

Well done!
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Date of stay: October 2016
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allanng2004 wrote a review Aug 2016
Hong Kong, China91 contributions103 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent two nights at this lovely hotel meters away from the well-known Togetsukyo Bridge in Arashiyama. The hotel is probably 15 minutes on foot from the Arashiyama train station, but the hotel website suggests that it offers a shuttle pick up from the station. We therefore took advantage of this service when we arrived at the station one late morning, and sure enough in just a few minutes a silver-haired gentleman came in a small van to pick us up. Unfortunately, when we left there was no shuttle service, though it was really not a problem walking back to the train station with our trolley suitcases.

The onsen ryokan apparently has only 25 rooms. We took a Japanese-style room for three persons. It had separate bathroom and toilet en suite, while the washing basin area, located right by the windows, could be fenced off from the main room by sliding doors. There were virtually no furniture except for a small TV set, a coffee table, three zaisus (Japanese legless chairs with cushions and detached armrests to help one get up more easily) and a fridge. The room was reasonably spacious (partly because of the absence of furniture) to accommodate three futons, which were laid out by the staff every night after dinner and then rolled up the next morning. Everything was clean and well maintained.

Upon arrival, we had to remove our shoes at the reception area and change into the public slippers provided by the hotel. The check-in procedure was reasonably smooth, though some of the staff members had limited English capability and needed to seek the help of other staff members. Given the 4pm official check-in time, we left our luggage with the staff, took some essential stuff with us, and went out sightseeing.

Our two-night package included breakfasts and kaiseki dinners for three, all served in-room. Mealtime must be confirmed with staff well before hand. Given that a kaiseki dinner tends to last quite a long time, almost two hours, I understand that the hotel prefers to serve dinner by 7:30 at the latest. Indeed, during the course of the meal (not just dinner but also breakfast), the server had to come in more than a dozen times bringing us all sorts of food and drinks.

The food at Togetsu-tei was excellent and highly recommended, especially the very fresh and high quality sashimi. None of our breakfast or dinner courses was repeated, except for the mundane rice and pickled vegetables. Our second dinner consisted of several courses of eels, all prepared in very different ways that we had never seen before. Alcoholic drinks could be ordered at extra cost, and we loved the umeshu (plum wine) very much.

A small incident happened during our second dinner. Our son found a tiny piece of hair on his last piece of sashimi. The waitress immediately gave him another serving of 6 pieces of sashimi. When the last course was served, there was an extra tray of fruits not on the menu. As we wondered why, a silver-haired gentleman (yes the same guy who picked us up at the train station) appeared at the door and got down on his knees (well it was a Japanese tatami room and so getting down on one's knees was not that unusual) apologising for the hair on the sashimi. It really surprised us that the general manger (according to the waitress) would deal with this in person. But that's exactly what a great hotel is all about.

All in all, we’d be prepared to return, even though it is a rather expensive hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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3Vic3 wrote a review July 2016
NJ48 contributions59 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We wanted to try a traditional ryokan and it was great! right across the bridge, one minute from monkey park. The main town and bamboo forest are the other side of the bridge.
take your shoes off in lobby, wear slippers to your room. you are served green tea and can put on your yukata. dinner served in your room, we had hot pot/shabu shabu. You get a big pot of boiling water and put veggies in it, like making soup. Then a big bowl of thin sliced fish (you might think boiled fish sounds gross, but even my dtr who does't like fish thought it was good). many other little pots of various things). Totally different from anything we have had before! Then my dtrs and I tried the private onsen. This is a bit bizarre, you go down to basement, take off robes, shower, climb into roomy mini-pool of hot water (not bubbling, but clear). It was relaxing, but i really can't imagine it with a bunch of other women!. When we returned to room, our futon beds were laid out, with a thin foam mattress. Two of us slept well, two of us found it too hard (the reason for 4 stars). The next morning we had another fab breakfast served in our room, with boiled tofu and many other little pots, including 2 kinds of soup. it was very good, but didn't sit well for two of us- not as bland as what we are used to!. we ran out to the bridge for photos in yukatas (as we saw many others doing the day before) before catching the last (9:45) free bus shuttle to the train. The hotel staff gathered to wave good bye to us. The young woman who did our room service didn't speak much English but was very pleasant and we were able to communicate pretty well. there is a separate small room behind sliding panels looking out onto private garden where you can wait while they switch the room from furniture to futon. Those little chair backs and arm rests are quite comfortable. In the front vesibule where you take off your slippers, there is a toilet room with sink on the back of the toilet, and a bath/shower room, where you are suppsed to sit on this little stool (about 6 inches off ground) and shower, so the mirror is at that height (maybe waist high). Overall it was our favorite night in Japan. also this room was booked through Japanican, which not only was cheaper than Expedia (although still pretty pricy) but they also communicated with the hotel for us in advance (for example reserved the private bath), which was helpful.
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Date of stay: June 2016
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Pipatamj wrote a review Oct 2013
Bangkok, Thailand40 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were a group of two families (four adult and three children) traveling from Tokyo to Kyoto. We decided to booked our accommodation in Arashiyama area at Togetsutei. The room was the type two with private bathtub which was convenience for the children. The Japanese bed and yukata were comfortable and provided some taste of Japanese traditional style. The public bath was sufficient and nicely maintain with a sauna room. Staffs are all professional and very courtesy. We all enjoyed our two night stays. Traditional Japanese breakfast and dinner are a must for fantastic taste and experience. There was a park nearby the hotel which was a good relax spot and play ground for our kids. We were very impressed with the staffs, facilities, and meals at Togetsutei.
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Date of stay: October 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Davis R wrote a tip Apr 2023
4 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t go. The location is great though. "
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HK Tough Monkey wrote a tip Nov 2022
Hong Kong, China20 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Not much to walk around after dinner time, suggest to get your beverages and snacks ready before hand and chill at hotel at night."
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GeorgeJorgimoto wrote a tip Jan 2017
Singapore, Singapore1,272 contribution207 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Best view by the river comes with an extremely high price tag."
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Denise L wrote a tip July 2016
United Kingdom466 contributions51 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room with onsen"
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Effett wrote a tip Jan 2016
Stockholm, Sweden12 contributions14 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had a room with a small garden and private outdoor bath - amazing to have an early morning bath with a view of the hills!"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Togetsutei
Which popular attractions are close to Togetsutei?
Nearby attractions include Monkey Park Iwatayama (0.1 km), Togetsukyo Bridge (0.2 km), and Arashiyama Kimono Forest (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Togetsutei?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Togetsutei?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Togetsutei?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Togetsutei?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sushi Naritaya, Arabica Arashiyama, and Arashiyama Yoshimura.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Togetsutei?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Togetsutei?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ninna-ji Temple (3.8 km), Daikaku-ji Temple (1.9 km), and Daitoku-ji Temple (7.2 km).
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