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This is by far the most hospitable Ryokan! It is a family business and it is now in its 7th generation. The hosts were very friendly, spoke conversational English, helped me as much as they can including standing outside the Ryokan and hailing a cab...More
Stayed here for 2 nights in late May, we knew it wasn't cheap, but when you consider it includes a 7+ course meal each night and a full traditional breakfast - all served to you, in your room (suite actually) by your personal nanki-san -...More
Beautiful, traditional ryokan with very hospitable, accommodating personnel.
The first photo is of the view from inside our room. The outer alcove was where we had breakfast and read the morning paper and relished the peaceful, private, well composed garden.
The 2nd photo is one...More
I just spent 2 nights at this lovely ryokan. Unfortunately, although I specifically asked for a quiet room, my room was underneath the staff and they walk around until midnight and are up again at 5:45am. It's either one very busy person or multiple people...More
From the moment you walk in you experience proper Japanese hospitality. Bear, baby and I had a wonderful time.
The ryokan has traditional style. Heavy in brown colours and with lovely Japanese gardens. Multipurpose tatami room for both eating and sleeping is decorated with calligraphy....More
Those who delight in shopping and cuisine will find themselves at home in Shinkyogoku. Lauded and visited by locals for its Nishiki Market, where baskets of fragrant spices, dried fish, and just-fried foods are piled high along the snaking streets of its enclosed outdoor shopping spaces, Shinkyogoku is not only a hub for fresh fare, but also for fast fashion fixes. Trends-in-the-making can be spotted in the tall
windows of several one-of-a-kind stores featuring local labels and modish boutiques. Arcades, outdoor concert spaces, mega department stores, and small, enchanting cafes have sprung up to accommodate the increasing traffic. Whether looking for souvenirs and kitsch on Shinkyogoku Street, or scoping out the massive food court and restaurant floor at Takashimaya Department store, there's something for every wallet or purse, and a buyer for every item.