Small Boutique Hotel Villa Sanjo Muromachi

  If you are looking for sophisticated boutique hotels in Kyoto, I would highly recommend the property. This is like a hideaway for adults.  There are only 12 rooms.  We never met other guests.  Absolutory the property completely emphasizes private experiences for each guest.  Perhaps, if this is your first visit Kyoto, I really think…

Gion Hatanaka

  If you are a connoisseur of Japan, I would highly recommend Gion Hatanaka.  This is a spectacular place to stay with attention to every detail.  The experience is pure Japan and should definitely be tried.  Once we entered the property, we felt the luxury and authenticity at once.  The surrounding neighborhood is very quiet…

Cross Hotel Kyoto

  This hotel wouldn’t be luxury, but very cozy, functional and modern.  If you are a couple or solo traveler, I would highly recommend it.  Perhaps, if you have a lot of activities in Kyoto, the hotel would be great.  The location is in downtown Kyoto.  To be frank, I didn’t expect to stay in…

THE THOUSAND KYOTO

  If you are looking for stylish hotels near Kyoto Station, I would highly recommend this hotel.  Perhaps, if this is your first visit Kyoto, I really think you should stay here.  To be honest, I thought that the property would be like a typical chain business hotel.  Because it is rated 3 star hotel. …

Ohanabo

This is one of amazing ryokans in Kyoto.  Actually this property is not luxury.  Facilities tend to be outdated.  The building is aged.  However it’s truly worth staying here.  If you want to experience signature Japanese hospitality with personal touch, I really think you should stay here.  Staff has plenty of heart.  They welcomed us with warmly…

Seikoro Ryokan

    If you are looking for a traditional ryokan adventure in Kyoto, I really think you should stay here.  Perhaps, if you want to bring your pets, this is good.  The property is pet-friendly.  On the other hand, if you are looking for modern ryokans, I wouldn’t recommend it.  Perhaps if this is your first…

Hoshino Resorts L’Hotel de Hiei

  When I have a chance to visit Kyoto in the summer season, I always stay at this small resort hotel.  Because Kyoto City is much hotter than Tokyo during the season.  It would be hard to walk outside in the city.  The hotel is located halfway up Mt.Hiei near the line between Kyoto and…

Saka Hotel Kyoto

If this is your first time visiting Kyoto, I would highly recommend it.  Perhaps if you love Kyoto like me, I really think you should stay here.  The location is definitely perfect.  An access to the property from Kyoto Station wouldn’t be convenient, though.  It takes 10min by taxi from the station.  It costs about…

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 here.  Do you know where modern hotels are in the area?”  I understand that most of authentic ryokans have only limited facilities.  Some people wouldn’t appreciate it.  Also if you take small kids or…

Ryokan Inn Yoshida-sanso

  If you are a connoisseur of Kyoto, I really think you should stay here.  This is a spectacular place to stay with attention to every detail.  It is like another world.  On the other hand, if you expect a 5-star hotel service, or if this is your first time staying at ryokans, I wouldn’t…

Ryokan Genhouin

  We recently stayed at Ryokan Genhouin.  Everything, such as the traditional garden, architecture, and interior etc., is indescribably beautiful.  It’s like you’re in another world.  The ambience is very charming, quaint, and serene.  The property would be great for couples, solo travelers, or family.  *A minimum age requirement of 12 applies.  If you are…

Nanzenji sando KIKUSUI

  What a magical place!  This is a spectacular venue in Kyoto, especially the beautiful traditional garden.  Recently we stayed at the property after renovation in June 2018.  If you are looking for a rejuvenating and refreshing oasis in Kyoto, I really think you should stay here.  I’m sure you won’t regret your decision.  Perhaps…

Heihachi Tea House Inn

Well, to be honest, I wouldn’t recommend the ryokan.  However if you want to experience very authentic ryokan adventure, or if you are really keen on Japanese culture, history, and architecture, I really think you should stay here.  Perhaps if you are a connoisseur of Kyoto, the property may be amazing for you.  Otherwise, I…

Yado Kiramachi

  If you are looking for a unique Machiya-style adventure in central Kyoto, the property would be perfect.  Perhaps if this is your first time staying at ryokans, I really think you should stay here.  Facilities tend to be the latest.  Also the location is definitely convenient to go for sightseeing.  On the other hand,…

Yuzuya Ryokan

  If you are looking for an authentic Japanese ryokan adventure in Kyoto, I really think you should stay here.  Perhaps, if you are a connoisseur of Kyoto, I would recommend it.  On the other hand, if this is your first time visiting in Kyoto, I wouldn’t recommend it.  You may feel pricey for one…

Muromachi Yutone Kyokoyado

  This is my cup of tea.  No doubt this is one of the best in Japan.  If you are looking for a small ryokan adventure, I really think you should stay here.  Perhaps, if this is your first visit Kyoto, I would highly recommend it.  This is like a secret hideaway for adults.  There…

Yasaka Yutone Kyokoyado

  If you want to get much of an immersive “Japanese traditional experience”, I would highly recommend this small ryokan.  The location is truly amazing.  There are only 7 rooms.  The property completely emphasizes private experiences for each guest.  Perhaps if this is your first time staying at ryokans, I really think you should stay here.  Facilities…

Nazuna Kyoto Nijo-jo

If this is your first visit Kyoto, I really think you should stay here.   An access to the property would be very easy.  It takes 5min walk from Nijojo-Mae Station.  The location is definitely convenient to go for sightseeing.  The neighborhood is not very much Kyoto, though.  Perhaps, if this is your first time staying…

Hyatt Regency Kyoto Hotel

If this is your first visit Kyoto, I really think you should stay here.  An access to the property would be very easy from Kyoto Station.  On the other hand, if you are looking for a ryokan adventure in Kyoto, this is not.  The ambience would be lively, modern, and sophisticated.  This hotel would be…

Jeugiya

  If you love Kyoto, I really think you should stay here.  Perhaps if you want to get an authentic ryokan adventure in Kyoto, I would highly recommend it.  It’s truly worth staying at Jeugiya.  Perhaps, if this is your first time staying at ryokans, I would highly recommend it.  The building is a traditional…

The Ritz Carlton Kyoto

  This hotel is one of the best in JAPAN.  We have stayed at The Ritz Carlton Tokyo, Osaka and Okinawa but The Ritz Carlton Kyoto would exceed others.  Everything, such as hospitality, ambience, food, service, facilities, and staff is impeccable.  If you are looking for luxury hotels in Kyoto, I really think you should…

Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Kyoto Premier

This hotel wouldn’t be luxury, but if this is your first visit Kyoto, it would be great.  An access to the property would be very easy and there are many restaurants, cafés, and shops etc., within walking distance.   Also the location is definitely convenient to go for sightseeing.  On the other hand, if you want…

Hotel Kanra Kyoto

  If this is your first visit Kyoto, the hotel would be great.  Because the location is near Kyoto Station, and very convenient when you go sightseeing.  Also there are many shops, restaurants, cafes, etc., nearby.  Perhaps if you take small kids, it would be much more comfortable than others.  On the other hand, if…

Aoi Hotel Kyoto

If you are looking for Machiya-style properties, I would highly recommend it.  Everything, furniture, decorations, and interior tend to be sophisticated.   The ambience is unique in that it feels luxurious and down to earth.  Perhaps if you plan to stay in Kyoto for a long term, the property would be great as there is a small…

Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto

    If you are looking for luxury hotels in Higashiyama area, I really think you should stay here. The hardware is clearly outstanding and is enhanced by the memorable views. In particular, we were truly impressed with the traditional garden. Once we entered the gate, the four season’s world was perfectly created.  Facilities, such as…

Sumiya Kihoan Ryokan

    If you are looking for a ryokan with a private hot spring in Kyoto, I really think you should stay here. Perhaps if you are looking for secret hideaways for adults in Kyoto, I would highly recommend it.  On the other hand, if this is your first visit Kyoto, I wouldn’t recommend it.  It…

Kyo Yunohana Resort Suisen

    If you are looking for ryokans with hot springs in Kyoto, I really think you should stay here.  The property has wonderful rooms with private hot springs.  Perhaps if you are looking for a rejuvenating and refreshing oasis, I would highly recommend it.  On the other hand, if this is your first visit…

Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel Kyoto

    If you love Arashiyama area, I really think you should stay here.  Perhaps, if you want to get much of an immersive “Japanese-style luxury” experience as you expect, I would highly recommend it.  We were overwhelmed by the beauty of the traditional garden, architecture, and interior.  On the other hand, if this is…

Kiraku Kyoto Aneyakoji

  This machiya-style villa is one of the best in Kyoto.  If you want to experience Machiya-style properties, I would highly recommend it.  You can discover the traditional Kyoto-style way of life during your stay.  It would be wonderful for family or groups, but not solo travelers.  *A minimum age requirement of 6 applies.  Perhaps,…

Kyonoyado Gekkoan

    If this is your first visit Kyoto, or if you want to stay at Machiya-style accommodations, I would highly recommend it.  Perhaps if you plan to stay in Kyoto for a long term, the property would be great as there is a small kitchen including a microwave, induction cookers, a fridge, an electric…

Hoshinoya Kyoto Ryokan

  If this is your first time staying at ryokans, I really think you should stay here.  Perhaps if you want to experience a ryokan adventure, I would recommend it.  On the other hand, if you are looking for ryokans with hot springs in Arashiyama area, I would rather recommend Sumiya Kihoan Ryokan or Kyo Yunohana…

Aoi Kyoto Stay

     If you are looking for modern Machiya-style accommodations, I really think you should stay here.  Aoi Kyoto Stay has 6 townhouses in Kyoto city.  In particular, I would highly recommend booking “Aoi Kamogawa-tei” if you are going to stay here.  You can take it easy with a beer in hand at a balcony…

Hana-Touro Stay Yasakano-tou Machiya Premium

  This Machiya-style property is very unique, stylish, and cool. The location is the best.  If you are looking for somewhere reminiscent of Kyoto, absolutory I would highly recommend staying at the villa.  It wouldn’t be luxury, but if you love Kyoto, it’s truly worth a visit.  Just hanging out around the property made us…

Arashiyama Benkei

  If you are looking for an authentic ryokan adventure, I would highly recommend it. Perhaps, if you love Arashiyama, I really think you should stay here.  I’m sure you can get much of an immersive “Kyoto view” experience from your room.  On the other hand, if you are looking for modern ryokans, this is…