Kyoto Takasegawa Bettei
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Kyoto Takasegawa Bettei

196-3 Juzenjicho, Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto 600-8137 Kyoto Prefecture
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#32 of 191 ryokans in Kyoto
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Finding an ideal romantic ryokan in Kyoto does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Kyoto Takasegawa Bettei, a nice option for travellers like you.

While staying at Kyoto Takasegawa Bettei, visitors can check out Toji (1.2 mi) and Nanzen-ji Temple (2.1 mi), some of Kyoto's top attractions.

Rooms at Kyoto Takasegawa Bettei offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and blackout curtains providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

Baggage storage, currency exchange, and 24 hour security are some of the conveniences offered at this ryokan. Complimentary tea will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Kyoto Takasegawa Bettei, parking is available.

If you’re looking for a steakhouse, consider a visit to Hafuu Honten, ITOH DINING KYOTO, or Pound Kyoto Ekimae, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Kyoto Takasegawa Bettei.

During your visit, be sure to check out popular attractions like Nishiki Market (1.0 mi), Gion (1.0 mi), and Kyoto National Museum (0.4 mi), which are all within walking distance of the ryokan.

Kyoto Takasegawa Bettei looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Kyoto.

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Property amenities
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Breakfast in the room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Air purifier
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Microwave
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Boutique
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese

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196-3 Juzenjicho, Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto 600-8137 Kyoto Prefecture
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Great for walkers
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TrishaMD wrote a review Nov 2022
144 contributions105 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A quiet spot in Kyoto within walking distance from the train station, shops and restaurants, this ryokan is a gem. The rooms are beautifully and simply decorated and include a coffee and tea maker. Breakfast was included in my rate and I had the vegetarian option but a standard western or Japanese breakfast is also available. The beds are low to the floor, extremely comfortable with great quality linens. The bathroom was clean and bright with a separate toilet. There is a deep, cypress soaking tub and a shower in another separate space. My room was in the north building and faced the street but had opaque screens to let in light while maintaining privacy.
I will go back to Takasegawa Bettei!
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Date of stay: October 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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P B wrote a review Aug 2023
United Kingdom122 contributions51 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for 2 nights and really enjoyed it.
The hotel is in a quiet location about 15 minutes walk from Kyoto station.
You are greeted at reception where you remove your shoes and leave them in a locker. Sandals are provided for walking around the hotel.
The room was a traditional style room with tatami flooring. It was large, very clean with a big, comfortable bed.
The bathroom has an amazing, deep cyprus wooden bath and a shower.
Breakfast was served to the room and was a choice of Western or Japanese, both were excellent but we preferred the Japanese breakfast.
The staff were very friendly and very helpful.
Would recommend this hotel and would stay here again.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mrs O wrote a review Aug 2023
Dunfermline, United Kingdom8 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved this hotel! The hotel is about a 15 minute walk from Kyoto Station, and is located down a quiet street with a small river flowing beside it. On arrival we were greeted by reception staff, who were very polite and helpful. We were asked to change our shoes into the slippers provided. The room itself was beautiful. It has bamboo flooring, and is traditionally decorated. We had a garden view room, which looked onto a small zen garden.
The highlight of the room is by far the traditional Japanese cypress wood bath. It was excellent - very relaxing after all the walking we did.
The staff were very helpful, and each day they would offer us 2 bottles of frozen water as it was extremely hot when we visited. I would highly recommend this hotel!
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Daniel G wrote a review Dec 2023
Oslo, Norway5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place, excellent service. Rooms feel big, authentic Japanese style but with very comfortable beds. I also love the wooden bath and breakfast service to the room. Got some very nice morning photos of my self here in my traditions Japanese morning clothing having breakfast. Would definitely recommend this to people wanting a local experience. I also would recommend trying the nearby public Japanese bath house, it's an authentic experience. Lots of cute cafes and restaurants near by, would love to stay again on my next visit to Kyoto.
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Date of stay: December 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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ALTippet wrote a review July 2018
San Francisco, California6,048 contributions272 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
For those who want a ryokan experience with new, western amenities that is reasonably priced ($140/night), this fits the bill. This is a modern hotel with traditional ryokan amenities without some of the ryokan services. Here's what you get:

You get western beds and chairs with private bathrooms. Air conditioning, black-out shades, western toiletries (including toothbrushes), TV and free wifi all come standard.

Traditional modern ryokan touches include shoe lockers (you change into slippers upon check-in), special bathroom slippers (for use only in the toilet), artsy Japanese tissue paper holders, cedar bathtub with standard stools, yakuta for lounging/sleeping in, sliding windows, and architecture in a traditional Kyoto kyomahiya style (narrow wooden townhouse). Plus front-end staff speak English well.

Some things were missing: No luggage rack so had to put suitcase on the closet floor, USB sockets (but electric outlet by bed with built in plug adapter was useful), and no lobby or garden place to hang out in like in a traditional ryokan. Also no communal onsen -- your only choice is the nice bathtub in your room.

Several notes about the experience:

1) Cherry trees are right outside so it should be really nice during blossom season
2) The bettei is located on a narrow, quiet street a little bit off from the main drag. But it is an easy 3 block walk from the Shichijo subway station.
3) From the Shichijo subway station, it is easy to get to the famous Fushimi-Inari torii gates (don't take the express train, take the local). Also a couple of stops the other way to Nishiki market
4) To Arashiyama, it involves a short walk to Kyoto station (15 minute walk) for the JR line.
5) In-room massage is available for very reasonable prices (2000 yen for 40 minutes). Got to try Shiatsu in Japan, right?
6) There is a security gate so remember your "code" (take a photo) to avoid getting locked out
7) Do not take the toilet slippers out
8) 24 hour coin laundry is a block away if needed (bring change)
9) Traditional Japanese breakfast is available for an extra charge (2400 yen?) but we didn't order it. Lots of food options 3-4 blocks away towards the temple and Kyoto Station
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The rooms in the lower floor have garden views (minature garden really)
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Fabio83_Italia wrote a review Aug 2017
Rome, Italy86 contributions134 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel is very new, with excellent rooms. Probably the best rooms we have in 16 days around japan. Very large, clean and complete. Super!
Hotel is very new and fresh, hence book there now to enjoy a brand-new place that was arranged with care and taste. Rooms have a peculiar Japanese style with all western comforts (i.e. standard bed, not a futon). Bathroom is probably the highlight... a mixed japanese/western solution with shower, bathtub and other staff you typically find in a onsen (i.e. a low stool). All made of wood !!

Location is convenient, close to subway and bus stop. Pretty central but in a residential area with no shops nor bar or restaurants (10/15 minutes by bus or metro and younare everywhere). In other words it is convenient to get everywhere in a few minutes, but you are not at walking distance from any key part of the city. Probably just the train station.

Hotel is pretty basic in terms of service. No restaurant for example, and you have breakfast in the room (we did not try it). Reception is not open 24h and staff speak an average English, it really depends on who you will find at the desk. Apart from night staff I would say that you will have zero problems speaking with them. After 16 days I can say that hotel staff is above country average which is positive.

Please note that doors work with codes, not keys. If you forget the code or if something happens with the systems you risk to get locked out. It only occurred once to me, and I believe it is something rare. Just be aware in case it is something you are afraid of. It is part of the differences vs a standard and structured hotel.

I would come back, one of the best hotels I stayed in Japan, and sorry for being repetitive, rooms are LARGE and COMFORTABLE.
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Date of stay: August 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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HelTraveller wrote a review Nov 2019
Helsinki, Finland320 contributions156 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is not a normal hotel, it's a traditional ryokan. Location is by small canal on a very small alley, a bit difficult to find. It's very peaceful area. It was about 15 minutes walk from Kyoto station, take central exit towards north east. You are given a pin code by email before you arrive, store it somewhere safe as you need it to enter the hotel and your room as there are no keys. Check-in time is strictly from 3 pm until 9 pm. When entering hotel you are given uncomfortably slippers and your shoes are put in a locker. Just follow the way and you'll be fine. Receptionists were really helpful and spoke good English. There were also maps and other leaflets available in the reception.

Our room #500 was on the top (5th) floor. It was spacious and very clean. Bed and pillows were hard but duvets really soft and comfy. There was no writing desk and two of the chairs didn't have legs, I guess this is how local people are when sitting on the tatami floor. Wardrobe was smallish, had only hangers and no shelves and safety box was inside it. Bathroom was wooden and reminded me of Finnish sauna. Shower was good. Toilet seat was burning hot, luckily house keeping was able to turn it off. Fridge, kettle and nespresso coffee machine were provided. 2 bottles of water and green tea was in the room but other tea could be picked from reception.

Breakfast is brought to your room at your chosen time: 7.30-8, 8-8.30 or 8.30-9. It was minimal including 2 tiny rolls, 2 small slices of ham and cheese, little juice, some green salad and soup. If you pay extra you can get Japanese breakfast. It keeps hunger away about an hour, so head for early lunch. Yukatas, towels and sheets were changed daily, but house keeping is available only until 14.00 (2 pm).

We carefully turned off A/C and lights in the morning when we left, and it was quite strange that they were all switched back on by house keeping when we returned. There is no bar or restaurant in the ryokan premises and night life is about 30 minutes walk to north. We enjoyed our stay, however, as this was really different and relaxing place after hectic Tokyo.
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Date of stay: October 2019
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Top floor (5th) room was nice
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Chris10101010 wrote a review Oct 2019
Sydney, Australia28 contributions30 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel was perfect, almost too perfect. I had a strange sensation I was visiting what hotels would be like in 2030. The service staff are Japanese dressed in Kimonos but speak perfect english, they were so helpful. The building and rooms are flawless, like they were built yesterday and we were the first people to stay there. The toilet and bathroom has automatic lights, the toilet seat lifts when you enter. If you enjoy or seek neatness, cleanliness and perfection then I highly recommend this hotel. Located in suburban streets but a quick walk to restaurants and also the main Kyoto shopping district. Japan star system confuses me, this is a 3 star hotel but in some ways it is really a 5 star.
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Date of stay: October 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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MelbournePerry wrote a review Sept 2019
Melbourne, Australia171 contributions77 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at this ryokan style hotel for 6 nights. It’s got the local charm with modern touches. We were greeted by the receptionist who were dressed In kimonos 👘. As per the local tradition you have to remove your shoes and they provide you with a locker and also sandals to wear inside the hotel. We were escorted to our room which was spacious and well decorated.it had tatami mats as well a a queen size bed. There were Japanese style chairs which were very comfortable. The bath resembled an onsen made of wood it was amazing even the floor was wood. The toilet was seperate and they had provided special sandals to be worn in the toilet pls do not take it out of the toilet. It was the best toilet with the seat coming up and down automatically and different settings to clean you up unbelievable. The toiletries were first class. They provide kimonos to be worn inside the room which was cool. They changed them daily. The hotel is situated away from the hustle and bustle of the main city but only two stops from Kyoto central. You could take a bus or the subway.the train stop in walking distance from the hotel so we took the train. The name of the station is Shichijo and to go Kyoto you change trains at the next stop which is Tofukuji and the JR line which is free if you have a JR pass. If you want to go to Nara you can take the train from Tofukuji and go straight to Nara. You can also go to Gion which is also one stop away from Shichijo so it’s a central location. To go go to Tofukuji take the sub express anyway the station is manned so you can ask for any assistance.The hotel does not have a hot kitchen but you can order breakfast which they deliver to your room but do not worry there are many places to have breakfast nearby There are also plenty of restaurants nearby for your meals and we went to two places, YA YA and Asipai or curry and coffee. Both places were fantastic friendly and good food. YA YA is located near the laundromat and serve tasty Japanese food and the owners are very friendly and look after you very well.Both eateries are walking distance from the hotel on the main road. The location of the hotel is fantastic near local houses and you get a sense of living with the community. It’s a got small canal nearby with a tree lined road. There are two craft beer places for beer lovers.
Now few words about the staff led by Kasumi the manager, as well as Kazuko, Maiko, and WU, They well all fantastic ever willing to assist and always welcoming and with a smile. They even gave us Instructions in Japanese to give to the taxi .Even the other staff members who did the housekeeping were helpful sorry I couldn’t get their names. Thank you to all.

When you book at this hotel you are sent a password to get into the hotel and the room . Make sure it is recorded somewhere safe. The reception is close from 10 pm to around 7.30 am so if it’s misplaced you may not be able to get in.
We would definitely return to this hotel we loved Kyoto for its history,beauty and charm. This is a super hotel with great customer service and definitely worth a stay. BTW the taxi cost from the main Kyoto rail station to the hotel is 850 yen . We took a cab as we had baggage on our return journey it cost yen 1050 so it’s not a big amount. If you are taking the train with JR pass to Tofukuji it’s free and 150 yen per person from Tofukuji to Shichijo.
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Date of stay: September 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Get the north wing
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Mahove wrote a review May 2018
Brisbane, Australia95 contributions64 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed 4 nights during the peak Cherry Blossom season in a Higashiyama double. This is a relatively new hotel. At first it appeared to be located more in a residential area as tourist wise, there is not a lot happening within a a few blocks. The streetscape is appealing with a narrow stream dividing the street, with access to the otherside via a couple of small bridges. The staff at reception were very friendly and professional, and it’s footwear off once past the front door and slippers beyond that point. The room was beautifully presented and just that little bit different and nicer than your average hotel room. The overall ambience with tatami matting, furniture, and timber bathroom/ tub all setting the scene nicely. There was a room safe, ample cupboard space and decent bathroom. Limited space for 2 large suitcases. It was an experience just watching the toilet seat raise or lower automatically every time the seperate toilet was entered. Toiletries were of high quality and room cleaning was good. Noise levels were low and the bed and air conditioning - all excellent. Breakfast if required has to be ordered from reception where it is brought in from an outside provider. There is no onsite restaurant or laundry, but there are a number of each in the immediate area. We chose to eat offsite. It is a very quiet area and it’s about a 30 minute stroll to the busier parts of Kyoto, with a bus stop about 10-15 minutes walk away. We noted all the construction work going on in the street and I suspect within a few months that there will be more acc
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Date of stay: March 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AU$244 - AU$290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kyoto Takasegawa Bettei
Which popular attractions are close to Kyoto Takasegawa Bettei?
Nearby attractions include Shosei-en Garden (0.3 km), Kyoto Denim (0.5 km), and Ichihime Shrine (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kyoto Takasegawa Bettei?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a hot tub, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Kyoto Takasegawa Bettei?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Kyoto Takasegawa Bettei?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Kyoto Takasegawa Bettei?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kyoto Takasegawa Bettei?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kura Kura, Gojo Paradiso Restaurant & Bar, and Kyoto Beer Lab.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kyoto Takasegawa Bettei?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Kyoto Takasegawa Bettei?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (2.7 km), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (1.8 km), and Sanjusangendo Temple (0.6 km).
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