Park Hyatt Kyoto

Park Hyatt Kyoto

What kind of luxury hotel is Park Hyatt Kyoto? The hotel opened in Oct 2019. If you are looking for a 5-star luxury hotel with a great location in the heart of Kyoto, then this is the most perfect place for you. There is a five-star Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto and a four-star Hyatt Regency…

Luxury hotel SOWAKA

Luxury hotel SOWAKA

What kind of boutique ryokan is Luxury hotel SOWAKA? The ryokan-style hotel opened in 2019. Once we stepped through the green noren curtain and entered the inn, we felt as if we were in another world, a very quaint and wonderful inn. The entrance is so small that it blends in with its surroundings, and…

Cross Hotel Kyoto

Cross Hotel Kyoto

What kind of accommodation is Cross Hotel Kyoto? The property is a luxury business hotel.  The ambiance is very cozy, stylish, and modern.  Everything, such as the interior, furniture, and decorations, etc., is functional.  If you are looking for a modern hotel in the center of Kyoto, you may want to stay here.  Alternatively, if…

THE THOUSAND KYOTO

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 may want to 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…

Villa Sanjomuromachi KYOTO

Villa Sanjomuromachi KYOTO

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

Gion Hatanaka

Gion Hatanaka

What kind of ryokan is Gion Hatanaka? This is one of the great ryokans in Japan. When you enter the premises, you will feel luxurious and authentic at the same time. There are many tourists on the nearby main street, but the area around the ryokan is very quiet. I would recommend it to all…

Ohanabo

Ohanabo

What kind of ryokan is Ohanabo? This is one of the cozy ryokans in Kyoto. Ohanabo is not luxurious.  Facilities tend to be outdated, but the housekeeping was excellent and the hospitality of all the staff is truly amazing. The ryokan has so many return customers that it’s no wonder it’s hard to book a…

Hyatt Regency Kyoto Hotel

Hyatt Regency Kyoto Hotel

What kind of city hotel is Hyatt Regency Kyoto Hotel? If this is your first visit to Kyoto, you may want to stay here.  Access to the property is easy from Kyoto Station by taxi. If there’s no traffic, it’ll take about five minutes. Alternatively, if you don’t have enough time to spend in Kyoto,…

Seikoro Ryokan

Seikoro Ryokan

What kind of accommodation is Seikoro Ryokan? This is a small 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. The long-established ryokan “Seikoro” stands along the Kamo River in Kyoto. The entrance is…

L’Hotel de Hiei

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

Saka Hotel Kyoto

What kind of hotel is Saka Hotel Kyoto? This is a nice boutique modern ryokan-style hotel.  There are 38 rooms only.  If you love Kyoto like me, you may want to stay here.  It’s an amazing location for Kyoto lovers. The area around the hotel is surrounded by the atmosphere of a quiet town where…

Hotel The Celestine Kyoto Gion

Hotel The Celestine Kyoto Gion

What kind of city hotel is Hotel The Celestine Kyoto Gion? “I want to stay in the Higashiyama area, but it seems like there are only ryokans or luxury hotels in this area. Do you know of any hotels that are reasonably priced, functional, and modern?” I am sometimes asked this question. Most of the…

Ryokan Inn Yoshida sanso

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

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

Nanzenji sando KIKUSUI

What kind of stylish ryokan is Nanzenji sando KIKUSUI? This is a spectacular place in Kyoto, especially a beautiful traditional garden and building. Also, this is one of the gourmet ryokans in Kyoto. There are only 5 rooms. Each of them has a view of this wonderful garden. This is a long-established ryokan with a…

Yado Kiramachi

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

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

Muromachi Yutone Kyokoyado

What kind of ryokan is Muromachi Yutone Kyokoyado? This is the kind of ryokan that makes you want to come back again and again. If you are looking for a small ryokan adventure, you may want to stay here.  There are only 7 rooms.  The ryokan is a renovated old townhouse with a relaxed ambiance….

Yasaka Yutone Kyokoyado

Yasaka Yutone Kyokoyado

What kind of small ryokan is Yasaka Yutone Kyokoyado? Since there are only seven rooms, I want to keep this place a secret, but I’ll tell you :)) The small ryokan is like a hideaway for adults. The ryokan is located in a corner of a stone-paved narrow street that is typical of Kyoto, and…

Nazuna Kyoto Nijo jo

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,…

Jeugiya

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…

The Ritz Carlton Kyoto

The Ritz Carlton Kyoto

What kind of city hotel is The Ritz Carlton Kyoto? The Ritz Carlton Tokyo, Osaka, and Okinawa are wonderful and highly satisfying, but The Ritz Carlton Kyoto is exceptional among them. Walking around the hotel, you will encounter a lot of art. This is like a museum, so it’s a sight to behold. At the…

Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Kyoto Premier

Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Kyoto Premier

What kind of hotel is Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Kyoto Premier?  This is a luxury business hotel. If this is your first visit to Kyoto, I would recommend it.  Great access to public transportation when you go sightseeing.  Also, there are many restaurants, cafés, and shops, etc., within walking distance.   The location is really convenient.   If…

Hotel Kanra Kyoto

Hotel Kanra Kyoto

What kind of city hotel is Hotel Kanra Kyoto? If this is your first visit to Kyoto, I would recommend it.  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 children, it…

Aoi Hotel Kyoto

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

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

Kyo Yunohana Resort Suisen

What kind of onsen ryokan is Kyo Yunohana Resort Suisen? This is a small luxury ryokan with hot springs in Kyoto and a hideaway inn for adults, nestled in the quiet mountains. The ryokan has some wonderful rooms with private outdoor hot springs.  There are 13 rooms only.  If you are looking for a 5-star…

Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel Kyoto

Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel Kyoto

What kind of hotel is Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel Kyoto? This is a 5-star luxury boutique hotel with private hot springs in Arashiyama.  There are only 39 rooms. If you love the Arashiyama area, you may want to stay here. Also, there are some rooms with private hot springs. If you are a hot…

Kiraku Kyoto Aneyakoji

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

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

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 onsen…

Aoi Kyoto Stay

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

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…