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Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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London
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

I was so looking forward to staying in this traditional ryokan, and it was supposed to be the high point of our trip to Japan. Instead, we ran out as fast as we could the next day. First of all, it doesn't look at all similar to the pictures. One very small part of the ryokan is a "100 year...

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job1831, お客様担当マネージャー at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo, responded to this review

Dear savant385, Thank you for your recent stay at our ryokan, and we respect your point of views in your review. As you have mentioned our building, we are currently on the project of renovating to keep tradition as well as to make comfort modern style. And it is still the half way. Recently, we have renovated opened 2 another...

Perth, Western Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I spent a night in a Garden Suite. HUGE. Beautiful, peaceful, luxurious accommodation. We spent most of the time in and out of the private onsen and eating lovely food. A wonderful place in a wonderful city. Definitely worth a visit.

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job1831, 広報担当マネージャー at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo, responded to this review

Dear Ingrid F, Thank you so much for your recommendation about our ryokan, and we are pleased to fill your satisfaction for being experience authentic Japanese accommodation which is very unique in the world. We hope to see you again here at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo. Best regards, Ryokan Yachiyo

Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the second time that we had stayed at the Yachiyo Ryokan. The last time was in 2010. This is a nice ryokan in an excellent location for the hanami (sakura viewing season). It is up the road from the Keage incline, Okazaki Canal and Heian Shrine and down the road from Nansenji and the Philosopher's Walk. These are...

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job1831, 広報担当マネージャー at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo, responded to this review

Dear Andrew K, Thank you so much for your second time stay at our ryokan, and we are really pleased that you have liked our renovated suite. And, we are grateful that you have mentioned our location by explaining famous sightseeing spots closed to our ryokan. We hope to have you back for 3rd time. Again, we thank you very...

Verfeil, France
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent location, nice premises and wonderful kaseiki dinner. Ryokan is located close to the philisophy path, in a charming and peaceful area. I would recommend going for the dinner as food is excellent and the whole experience is genuine japanese

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job1831, 広報担当マネージャー at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo, responded to this review

Dear 202huguesc , Thank you so much for your recent stay at our ryokan, and we are pleased to receive and see your review which have mentioned about our location, facility and meal. We are truly grateful to have your recommendation to the world travelers about our ryokan. Wishing you all the best and hope to see you again here...

Sydney
Reviewed 1 week ago

The room we stayed was the second floor suite which is well above our expectations. I specially liked their Japanese garden and outdoor bath. It is really relaxing when you sit next to the big window with a book on hand. Nice Japanese style service.

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job1831, 広報担当マネージャー at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo, responded to this review

Dear johnjO75UV, Thank you very much for your recent stay at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo. We are pleased to see your review as you have liked our renovated suite room and garden view as its our specialty. We wish you to visit us again by any chance! Yours sincerely, Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in this beautiful ryokan for just one night a few days ago with my wife. It is indeed a great place to stay if you want an authentic Japanese experience! We had Room No. 3 on the second level which was a very large but cozy room with a balcony over-looking a section of the beautifully landscaped Japanese garden...

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job1831, 広報担当マネージャー at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo, responded to this review

Dear ATKA166, First of all, we are truly grateful that you have selected our ryokan for your wonderful trip to Kyoto. Second of all, Your review about our ryokan and expression of your experiences during your stay at our ryokan, are something touches us. As we are traditional Japanese Inn, we need to be kept in the concept of the...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spotlessly clean ryokan, warm, cosy and comfortable. We had the traditional Japanese breakfast, which was delicious. Also had the best udon noodle dish I've ever tasted. I didn't attempt to use the onsen (I have some tattoos) but my travel book dry did and she said it was lovely. Great host and staff, polite and helpful. The restaurant overlooks a...

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job1831, 広報担当マネージャー at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo, responded to this review

Dear aacanzano, Thank you very much for your kind review about our ryokan Yachiyo, and we are pleased to see your expressions about your experience during your stay at our ryokan. It is our honored to receive the review like yours which have mentioned every specialty we have. And even more, we are grateful that you have described in detail...

Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small hotel that appears to have been built a long time ago. It shows its age. If you go in here expecting ritz carlton, youll be disappointed. If you want to experience a decent ryokan than this is fine. The staff tries hard to be helpful. The older ladies in the restaurant were very very nice. The...

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job1831, 広報担当マネージャー at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo, responded to this review

Dear cheesetufts, Thank you very much for your kind and honest review about your experience during your stay at our ryokan. And we will share your comment about our staff at our restaurant hall. Your expression is a certainly the source of our hospitality. We truly wish to be able to welcome you again here at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo....

Tokyo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed overnight on our way to commence walking the Nakasendo Trail after a few nights on the other side of Kyoto. Our room (no. 3) had a large, clean private bath and balconies for lounging. The Wagyu sukiyaki dinner was delicious, and breakfast was a feast! There is a free coffee station on the way to breakfast - tea...

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Dear Y7910IEpaulo, First of all, We thank you very much for your recent stay at our ryokan. And we are truly pleased that you have kindly spent your time for give us such a detailed review about our ryokan, our services including the meal and our hospitality. We thank you so much for recommending our ryokan to the world user....

Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the traditional experience rather then staying at a regular western hotel. We used the bikes and loved just exploring the city. No need for a map, just get lost and you'll find plenty. We did dinner at the location and it was stunning.

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Dear Andy M, Thank you so much for your recent stay at our ryokan, and we are pleased to see your review and getting to know that you have enjoyed your journey in Kyoto. We are also grateful that you have tried our dinner. We hope to have you here at our ryokan again in near future. Wishing you all...

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Staying in City Center

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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: $266 - $1,185 (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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