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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on a neat little old pedestrian only street in the heart of Gion. This Ryokan has only 2 suites. We stayed in the first floor suite which had a small kitchen, living area with western style seating, a dining room with Japanese seating, a second smaller sitting room overlooking a little outdoor garden, a nice size bedroom and a...

Thank ambJax
New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this Ryokan for 3 days. We had picked the suite Bousen in the "main house" of this roykan I highly recommend it. I think the 2 suites in the main house are more interesting than their Annex. The experience in this room is fabulous. It is designed to be a mix of tatami rooms and a western...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 11 July 2016

It was located strategically in the traditional area of Higashiyama and walking distance to the famous Kiyomizu-dera and Gion Corner. The old neighborhood to Kiyomizu-dera delivered a fascinating experience but too crowded with tourists. The ryokan is a bit difficult to reach by public transport so I'd recommend to take a taxi to Kyoto Station, it only costs ¥1200 per...

1Thank TheSusilos
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Ryogin is located at the heart of Gion at the end of a very narrow historic path The building makes use of raw concrete and wood in a very elegant way and reunite the past and modern japan Our room was located at the second floor and calling it a room does not give justice to the place, it was...

Thank Philippe G
Shenzhen, China
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Kozaki is a great host who made our stay in Kyoto as smooth and comfortable as possible. The room is very traditional and well designed, and the small details such as the skin care sets that were provided are extraordinary. The location is wonderful as well. We enjoyed our trip in Kyoto and will come back again soon.

Thank Christine Q
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Second visit to this great ryokan in th Gion districts. Only two rooms (or rather large appartments) in this ryokan. Fantastic rooms with huge beds. Downstairs is a great small restaurant. I am surprised that it has not been awarded one or two Michelin stars yet.

1Thank Are H
New Delhi, India
Reviewed 4 August 2015

We had a two bedroom apartment with a western living room, dining room and pantry , a Japanese living room and window area, a mediation room and two bedrooms. The bedrooms had very comfortable beds but there was one large bathroom to share. The bath area had a lovely Jacuzzi. One could use the Onsen in the adjoining parent hotel...

Thank indianlady
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 18 June 2015

Oh what a pleasant and traditional stay. Loved the Japanese ryokan experience, view of the the little garden from the room, sleeping on the floor, sightings of geishas & rickshaws on the streets. Restaurant downstairs was exceptional. The modern automatic Japanese toilet (with light inside, no kidding) was also exceptional. We stayed as a family and loved exploring the old...

Thank julianort
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 9 January 2015

Ryugin is affiliated with the Hatanaka Ryokan and located about 100 m from the south entrance to the Yasaka shrine in the Gion area. It contains two studios, a smaller on the main floor that sleeps four, and then a larger one on the upper floor, and there is a small restaurant in the basement (more about that below). Guests...

1Thank Phileas_Blog
Reviewed 26 October 2014

An outstanding place to stay in Kyoto. Two large suites in classic japanese style but with large "western" style beds. Excellent restaurant in the basement. There should be an extra sixth star for this place.

Thank Are H

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ryugin is located in Ishibeikoji area, which is an important historical spot. It is one of the most well known district for its history and culture and is designated as a historic preserved area.15 mins walking distance from World Heritage "Kiyomizu Temple" and many other famous places in just a breath of walk away.The concierger speaks English, French and Japanese to be your good help during your stay.Free Wi-Fi is available.The spacious rooms at Ryugin feature Traditional design and materials. You can see a traditional Japanese houses out of the window and can hear the bell of the temples. SweetRoom includes a Bedroom,Japanese room, flat-screen TV, Sofa a sitting area and a private bathroom with a Big Jet bathtub.The meals(Breakfast/Dinner)are served at "Restaurant Kamikura" with seasonal local dishes. Guests can enjoy spa treatments in their room.We follow the very traditional methods, ingredients, and philosophy of Kyoto Kaiseki cuisine. No compromize can be made with our preparation. Therefore, special menu with food restrictions are not accepted. Shabu-Shabu, Sukiyaki, or hotpot dish can be prepared with a prior notice. Kyoto Station is a 15-minute drive away. Kawaramachi Train Station is a 10-minute walk from the property. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ryugin

Address: 463-12 Shimokawaracho Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
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Price Range: $572 - $1,138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ryugin 4*
Number of rooms: 2
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#43 Luxury Hotel in Kyoto
#93 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
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“Have breakfast, at least once, it is amazing”
ambJax, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The top floor suite is magnificent”
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  • One of the 2 bedrooms
3PhilippeG, 19 May 2016 | Read review
“The street is very quiet at night so it is suitable for late night parties.”
985claral, 19 Dec 2013 | Read review
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