Cross Hotel Kyoto

What kind of accommodation is Cross Hotel Kyoto? The hotel is like a luxury business hotel.  The ambiance is very cozy, stylish, and modern.  Everything, such as interior, furniture, and decorations, etc., is fashionable.  If you are looking for modern hotels in the center of Kyoto, you should stay here.  Perhaps, if this is your…

THE THOUSAND KYOTO

What kind of city hotel is THE THOUSAND KYOTO? This is a stylish hotel near Kyoto Station.  If this is your first visit to Kyoto, you should stay here.  I thought that the property would be like a typical chain business hotel.  Because it is rated a 3-star hotel, but I was betrayed by the…

Villa Sanjomuromachi KYOTO

What kind of boutique hotel is Villa Sanjomuromachi KYOTO? This is like a hideaway for adults.  There are only 12 rooms.  We didn’t see other guests during our stay.  Absolutely the property completely emphasizes private experiences for each guest.  If you are looking for sophisticated boutique hotels in Kyoto, I would recommend it.  Perhaps, if…

Gion Hatanaka

What kind of ryokan is Gion Hatanaka? The ryokan is one of the amazing ryokans in Japan. This is a spectacular place to stay with attention to every detail. The experience is pure Japan and should be tried. If you are a connoisseur of Japan, I would recommend it. Once we entered the property, we…

Ohanabo

What kind of ryokan is Ohanabo? This is one of the amazing cozy ryokans in Kyoto.  Actually Ohanabo is not luxury.  Facilities tend to be outdated.  The building is aged.  But, it’s truly worth staying here.  If you want to experience signature Japanese hospitality with a personal touch, you should stay here.  The staff has…

Seikoro Ryokan

What kind of accommodation is Seikoro Ryokan? This is an authentic ryokan with a long history near Kyoto Station.  If you are a connoisseur of Japan, I would recommend it.  Everything, such as interior, furniture, and architecture, etc. is amazing.  We were so excited to explore on-site.  Once we entered the property, we felt that…

L’Hotel de Hiei

What kind of resot hotel is L’Hotel de Hiei? This is not a 5-star hotel, but very cozy.  When I have a chance to visit Kyoto in the summer season, I always stay at this boutique resort hotel.  Because Kyoto City is much hotter than Tokyo during the season.  It would be hard to walk…

Saka Hotel Kyoto

What kind of hotel is Saka Hotel Kyoto? This is a nice boutique modern ryokan.  There are 38 rooms only.  If you love Kyoto like me, you should stay here.  The location is definitely perfect.  Access to the property from Kyoto Station would be inconvenient unless you take a taxi, but the atmosphere around the…

Hotel The Celestine Kyoto Gion

What kind of city hotel is Hotel The Celestine Kyoto Gion? Some people sometimes ask me “I want to stay in the southern Higashiyama area but there are only ryokans around there.  Do you know where modern hotels are in the area?”  I understand that most of the authentic ryokans have only limited facilities.  Some…

Ryokan Inn Yoshida sanso

What kind of ryokan is Ryokan Inn Yoshida sanso? If you are a connoisseur of Kyoto, you should stay at Ryokan Inn Yoshida-sanso.  This is a spectacular place to stay with attention to every detail.  It is like another world.  On the other hand, if you expect 5-star hotel service, or if this is your…

Ryokan Genhouin

What kind of ryokan is Ryokan Genhouin? We recently stayed at Ryokan Genhouin.  Everything, such as a traditional garden, architecture, and interior, etc., is indescribably beautiful.  It’s like you’re in another world.  The ambiance is very charming, quaint, and serene.  The location would be definitely perfect if you love Kyoto.  The environment surrounding the property…

Nanzenji sando KIKUSUI

What kind of stylish ryokan is Nanzenji sando KIKUSUI? What a magical place!  This is a spectacular venue in Kyoto, especially a beautiful traditional garden.  Recently we stayed at Nanzenji Sando KIKUSUI after renovation in June 2018.  If you are looking for luxury sophisticated ryokans in Kyoto, you should stay here.  I’m sure you won’t…

Yado Kiramachi

What kind of ryokan is Yado Kiramachi? This is a small spectacular place in Kyoto.  The Machiya-style building would be quite close to the original.  It seems that it’s been renovated recently.  The property may be for international visitors.  Kyoto is one of the well-known spots in the world.  I understand the owner’s concept.  If…

Yuzuya Ryokan

What kind of accommodation is Yuzuya Ryokan? If you are looking for an authentic Japanese ryokan adventure in Kyoto, you should stay at Yuzuya Ryokan.  Perhaps, if you are a connoisseur of Kyoto, I would recommend it.  The surrounding environment is very much Kyoto.  On the other hand, if this is your first time visiting…

Muromachi Yutone Kyokoyado

What kind of ryokan is Muromachi Yutone Kyokoyado? This is my cup of tea.  No doubt this is one of the best in Kyoto.  If you are looking for a small ryokan adventure, you should stay here.  This is like a hideaway for adults.  There are 7 rooms only.  Perhaps, if this is your first…

Yasaka Yutone Kyokoyado

What kind of small ryokan is Yasaka Yutone Kyokoyado? This is my cup of tea.  If you want to get much of an immersive “Japanese traditional experience” as you expect, I would recommend it.  This is like a hideaway for adults.  The location is very much Kyoto.  There are only 7 rooms.  Yasaka Yutone Kyokoyado…

Nazuna Kyoto Nijo jo

What kind of Machiya House is Nazuna Kyoto Nijo jo? If this is your first visit to Kyoto, you should stay here.   Access to the property would be very easy.  It takes 5min on foot from Nijojo-Mae Station.  The location is definitely convenient to go sightseeing.  The neighborhood is not very much Kyoto, though.  Perhaps,…

Hyatt Regency Kyoto Hotel

What kind of city hotel is Hyatt Regency Kyoto Hotel? If this is your first visit to Kyoto, you should stay here.  Access to the property would be easy from Kyoto Station if you take a taxi.  It takes 5min.  Perhaps, if you don’t have enough time to spend in Kyoto, I would recommend it.  …

Jeugiya

What kind of machiya-style villa is Jeugiya? This is an amazing traditional villa in Kyoto.  If you love Kyoto, you should stay here.  Perhaps if you want to get an authentic machiya-style villa adventure in Kyoto, I would recommend it.  It’s truly worth staying here.  Actually this is not ryokan-style.  This is like a holiday…

The Ritz Carlton Kyoto

What kind of city hotel is The Ritz Carlton Kyoto? This is one of the luxury hotels in Kyoto.  We have stayed at The Ritz Carlton Tokyo, Osaka, and Okinawa but The Ritz Carlton Kyoto would exceed others.  Everything, such as hospitality, ambiance, food, and facilities is impeccable.  If you are looking for luxury hotels…

Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Kyoto Premier

What kind of hotel is Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Kyoto Premier? The hotel wouldn’t be luxurious, but if this is your first visit Kyoto, I would recommend it.  This is like a luxury business hotel.  Access to the property is easy and great access to public transportation when you go sightseeing.  Also, there are many restaurants,…

Hotel Kanra Kyoto

What kind of city hotel is Hotel Kanra Kyoto? If this is your first visit to Kyoto, I would recommend Hotel Kanra Kyoto.  Because the location is near Kyoto Station, and great access to public transportation when you go sightseeing.  Also, there are many shops, restaurants, and cafes, etc., nearby.  Perhaps if you bring small…

Aoi Hotel Kyoto

What kind of Machiya House is Aoi Hotel Kyoto? If you are looking for Machiya-style properties, I would recommend it.  This is like a holiday home in Kyoto.  Everything, furniture, decorations, and interior tend to be sophisticated.   The ambiance is unique in that it feels luxurious and down to earth.  Perhaps if you plan to…

Sumiya Kihoan Ryokan

What kind of onsen ryokan is Sumiya Kihoan Ryokan? This is a cozy ryokan with hot springs in Kyoto.  If you are looking for rooms with private hot springs in Kyoto, I would recommend it.  There are some wonderful rooms with private ones.  On the other hand, if this is your first visit to Kyoto,…

Kyo Yunohana Resort Suisen

What kind of onsen ryokan is Kyo Yunohana Resort Suisen? This is a luxury boutique ryokan with hot springs in Kyoto.  It’s like a hideaway for adults.  The property has wonderful rooms with private outdoor hot springs.  If you are looking for 5-star ryokans in Kyoto, the property would be perfect.  There are 13 rooms…

Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel Kyoto

What kind of hotel is Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel Kyoto? This is a luxury authentic hotel with private hot springs in Arashiyama.  If you love the Arashiyama area, you should stay here.  Perhaps, if you want to get much of an immersive “Japanese-style luxury” experience as you expect, I would recommend it.  We were…

Kiraku Kyoto Aneyakoji

What kind of Machiya house is Kiraku Kyoto Aneyakoji? This machiya-style villa is one of the best in Kyoto.  If you want to experience Machiya houses, I would recommend it.  This is like a luxury holiday home in Kyoto.  You can discover the traditional Kyoto-style way of life during your stay.  It would be wonderful…

Kyonoyado Gekkoan

What kind of Machiya House is Kyonoyado Gekkoan? If this is your first visit Kyoto, I would recommend it.  Perhaps if you plan to stay in Kyoto for the long term, the property would be great as there is a small kitchen including a microwave, induction cookers, a fridge, an electric kettle, a toaster, and…

Hoshinoya Kyoto Ryokan

What kind of ryokan is Hoshinoya Kyoto Ryokan? If you want to experience a luxury ryokan adventure in the Arashiyama area, I would recommend it.  Perhaps, if this is your first time staying at ryokans, you should stay here.  Facilities tend to be the latest.  On the other hand, if you are looking for ryokans…

Aoi Kyoto Stay

What kind of Machiya House is Aoi Kyoto Stay? If you are looking for modern Machiya-style accommodations, you should stay here.  This is like a holiday home in Kyoto.  Aoi Kyoto Stay has 6 townhouses in Kyoto city.   In particular, I would recommend “Aoi Kamogawa-tei” if you are going to stay here.  You can take…

Arashiyama Benkei

What kind of onsen ryokan is Arashiyama Benkei? This is an authentic luxury onsen ryokan in Arashiyama.  The experience is pure Japan and should definitely be tried.  You can get much of an immersive “Arashiyama view” experience as you expect.  Perhaps if you are a connoisseur of Japan, you should stay here.  On the other…