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Orange County, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For the last 2 months I've been trying to keep consistent email communication with this establishment. We were persistent on wanting to throw our money at this specific Ryokan only - based on the reviews and design of the establishment. You'd think a business at this price point would have a little better customer service. Never replies to emails. Literally...

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Yachiyo_Ryokan, 広報担当マネージャー at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo, responded to this review

Dear wanderlusterx, First of all, Thank you very much for your stay at our Ryokan. And, thank you for the review. We will be put into the consideration by seeing your review to make the improvement of our communication. As the traditional Japanese inn "Ryokan", to keep the Ryokan style, the review of guests are very precious and it is...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed two nights at Yachiyo and had a great time. The ryokan is located near a major temple, so traffic in and out can be a bit congested. It is also a bit outside of the heart of Kyoto, so we walked a LOT. The best part about Yachiyo is its staff. The staff was warm, charming, and overall...

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Yachiyo_Ryokan, 広報担当マネージャー at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo, responded to this review

Dear TravelTime157, First of all, Thank you very much for your previous stay at our Ryokan, We are grateful to receive the kind review which is especially mentioning about our staff. Ryokan as traditional Japanese inn have kept all because of the people who are delicate to protect the traditional atmosphere in this modern lifestyle. In our long operation history,...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This ryokan is very close to Nanzenji so it is quite easy to find. It's very close to Keage subway but the bus stop (no.5) is not too close to the ryokan. Overall I had a pleasant stay but I found a few service deficiencies which did not correspond to the price paid for example hotel staff were unaware half...

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Yachiyo_Ryokan, 広報担当マネージャー at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo, responded to this review

Dear Vickaly, Thank you very much for your previous stay at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo. We are grateful to receive your review about our ryokan and also the point of access and location. The point of view you have made in the review, we will consider for the improvement. It is very precious to us that our guest's opinion. Thank...

Chiang Mai, Thailand
Reviewed 2 November 2016

My name is Om from Thailand. I went to Yachiyo Ryokan in October 2016, it was a pleasant stay and the staff was nice and helpful. I am surprised that most of the staff I talked to can speak English at a very good level. The location of the hotel is just right behind Nanzenji Temple, which is one of...

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Yachiyo_Ryokan, 広報担当マネージャー at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo, responded to this review

Dear Om, What a wonderful review comment that you have given to us. It is our honor to receive your review as describe your stay in our ryokan as "Great Experience". We are very much looking forward to your visit again with your family. Please feel free to contact us for any queries!! Again, many thanks about select us for...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Very traditional so if you are not into that, maybe this place will change your mind. The stay was lovely and the full Japanese style breakfast had us full and satisfied by the end of it. A different experience that we were so grateful to have spent the extra bit of money on.

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Yachiyo_Ryokan, 広報担当マネージャー at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo, responded to this review

Dear Shane B, We are truly appreciate with your expression as 'A different experience", that is exactly we'd love to provide our guest. Great tradition and unique style of Japan. We hope you to select us again for your future trip to Kyoto Japan. Very Truly Yours, Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo

Reviewed 28 October 2016

The hotel is very well located, just a short walk from the subway and within walking distance of the imperial palace. The Hotel is clean and the rooms are fine, if on the small side. The Bathrooms are described as small small and that is what they are - tall people have to get used to bowing! There are only...

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Yachiyo_Ryokan, 広報担当マネージャー at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo, responded to this review

Dear Andrew K, First of all, we are grateful to receive your review, And thank you very much for your recent stay at our ryokan. We are pleased see your review as its describe about location of our ryokan and feature of our facilities, and more your point of view about hungers, we'll take your opinion to improve. Again, thank...

Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed for 2 nights in a 16Tatami Deluxe garden room with an onsen style garden bathroom (on 1st floor) during mid October. The room was exactly like the pictures shown on their website. I really like the little private Japanese garden, the outdoor deck and the lovely garden view from the huge onsen style bath. The futon was not...

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Yachiyo_Ryokan, 広報担当マネージャー at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo, responded to this review

Dear Chin L, Thank you very much for your recent stay at our ryokan. And also, thank you for giving us the review about our ryokan. Your review is very detailed, we are really appreciated. Few points that you have mentioned about our service and surrender environment of room, it is very frank opinions, and we would consider for further...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

So we booked this Ryokan months ahead of time. We looked online and finally, after weeks of searching, selected Yachiyo. The website was not easy to navigate but we figured it out and booked the Traditional Japanese Style 16 Tatami Mat Deluxe second floor garden room. The pictures looked amazing. We arrived to find EXACTLY the room we had reserved,...

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Yachiyo_Ryokan, 広報担当マネージャー at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo, responded to this review

Dear remiremi, First of all, thank you very much for your recent stay at Kyoto Garden Ryokan "Yachiyo", We are truly appreciated with you to select us from many of other accommodation site in Kyoto. Second of all, we are pleased to receive your review as it is important for us to know the true expressions from our guest and...

Fulton, Maryland
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We were pleased when we arrived to find such a lovely ryokan nestled near the hills on the east. We received a warm welcome and the atmosphere is enchanting. The location is not in the heart of the city but is close to many attractions. Our room was spacious, nicely decorated and we had a full bath. We had Western...

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Yachiyo_Ryokan, 広報担当マネージャー at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo, responded to this review

Dear lenaw119, Thank you so much for pointing out our specialty points. We are really grateful to receive your review!! Your review have described our ryokan simply but with very clear words. Truly appreciate. We hope you to visit us again for your future trip to Kyoto Japan, Best regards, Kyoto Garden Ryokan ' Yachiyo '

Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

If you want to immerse yourself in a piece of traditional Japanese culture, this is a perfect place. Staff was so friendly and catered to your every need. Very comfortable rooms and a great restaurant for breakfast and dinner. At least do one dinner out on the terrace. Also, they offer bikes for you to use free of charge for...

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Dear brmmoore, First of all, thank you very much to select us for your wonderful stay in Kyoto. As we are Japanese traditional Ryokan, our hospitality is to provide the top quality service. Atmosphere, meal, Japanese living experience, every pieces are in Ryokan. We hope you had a memorable moments with us and we wish you to select us again...

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City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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Traditional japanese style Ryokan/Inn (Gion Higashiyama / Kita Shirakawa / Kurama / Yase / Ohara Get the best out of a RYOKAN Kyoto, once prospering as the nation's capital for over 1,200 years is the city of arts, tradition and history. Kyoto plays a significant role in the identity of Japanese people. Experience this authentic part of Japan in a Ryokan. Why do Japanese people feel most comfortable on Tatami floors? Why do Japanese people from outside Kyoto praise Japanese food in Kyoto? Why is it difficult for Japanese people on vacation to decide whether to stay in a hotel or a Ryokan when they come to Kyoto? Kyoto is the city where Japanese people can reassure their ethnicity and remember the most important things about being Japanese. In a Ryokan, get more out of the basic necessities in life; food, shelter and clothing. An experience different from the common hotel. A Ryokan is an accommodation facility original to the owners taste, influenced by Japanese culture, style and feel. A service that can't be found anywhere else in the world; only here in Japan. Don't miss the opportunity to experience a deeper Japan. How to take a ONSEN style japanese bath room,large bath room. You are only to go inside the bath tub after you washed your body. First, you are to rinse your body with hot water. Washing beforehand helps to keep the water in bath tub clean. The rinsing and washing of your body with hot water also acclimatizes you to the temperature of the bath tub, which can be very hot. It is not advisable to jump into the water like diving in to a swimming pool. Please use discretion. Please do not put the hand towel into the bath tub water. Most people place the towel on their head. And remember do not use any soap or shampoo or other skin cleansers in bath tub either. Open 6:30AM to 10:00AM , 15:00PM to 23:00PM. Dining & WASHOKU japanese cuisine at Kyoto Garden Ryokan,Auberge, Yachiyo/Kyoto Inn,Hotel/Restaurant Restaurant photosThe Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo began as a WASHOKU restaurant and is still respected as an exclusive restaurant serving the traditional Kyoto style of dining. Our restaurant, called Kyoto Garden Restaurant YACHIYO(Dining & Garden Yachiyo) is right next to our ryokan, and serves Japanese culinary art. -Yachiyo`s cuisine is known as "Kyo-kaiseki"and drawson the rich traditions of Kyoto style multiple-course dining. Kyo-kaiseki represents one of the pinnacles in Japanese cuisine, a highly stylized manifestation of the principles of in-season produce and enjoyment of seasonal variation. Ryokan Yachiyo/Auberge/ Inn is a famous (RYOTEI) WASHOKU restaurant in Kyoto.KAISEKI and WAGYU Beef can be chosen through standard course, deluxe course, and luxury course and SUSHI,TEMPRA,SUKIYAKI,SHABUSHABU ,A vegetarian dinner courses . From JR Kyoto Station to Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo By taxi It is about a 25 minute ride (Approx.1800 JPN) by Taxi from the JR Kyoto (email hidden)ease tell the taxi driver to take you toUkyo-ku, Nanzenji Ryokan Yachiyo. By train (Subway Line) It is about 40 minutes by train.From the Kyoto station, take the Kyoto KARASUMA subway line traveling to KOKUSAI (website hidden) the Karasuma Oike Stn, change the train to the Tozai Subway Line traveling to Rokujizo. Get off at Keage Station.If you walk straight, along the Niomon Dori Street for 5 minutes, you will see the Yachiyo Ryokan on the right side. The entrance of the Ryokan is on the approach lane (Sando) that leads to Nanzenji Temple. By bus From JR Kyoto Station, it is about 50 minutes by bus.From the bus terminal A-1 at the JR Kyoto Station Karasuma Exit, take the bus No.5 And get off at the bus stop called Hosshoji-cho. Walk east, then take a right turn. If you walk 5 more minutes, you will find the entrance of the approach lane leading to Nanzenji Temple.Ryokan Yachiyo is just on the right side of the lane. ... more   less 

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Address: 34 Fukuchi Machi, Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto 606-8435, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > City Center
Price Range: $219 - $1,115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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