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  Facilities tend to be outdated.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, you must stay here.  Staff has plenty of heart.  They welcomed us with warmly and we…

Seikoro Ryokan

              If you are looking for a traditional ryokan adventure in Kyoto, you must stay there.  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…

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…

Saka Hotel Kyoto

    If this is your first time visiting Kyoto, I would highly recommend it.  Perhaps if you love Kyoto like me, you must stay there.  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 1,000JPY. …

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 in the area are?”  I understand that most of authentic ryokans have only limited facilities.  Some people wouldn’t appreciate it even though you have a great experience…

Ryokan Inn Yoshida-sanso

  This is absolutory my cup of tea.  If you are a connoisseur of Kyoto, you must stay there.  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…

Ryokan Genhouin

    We recently stayed at Ryokan Genhouin.  Everything, such as the traditional garden, architecture, and interior etc., is indescribably beautiful.  Once we entered the gate, it was like we were in another world.  The ambience is very charming, quaint, and serene.  The property would be great for couples, solo travelers, or family.  *A minimum…

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 from hustle and bustle of city life, you must stay there.  I’m sure you won’t regret your decision. …

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, you must stay here. Perhaps if you are a connoisseur of Kyoto, the property may be amazing for you.  Otherwise, I would recommend staying…

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, you must stay there.  The latest facilities are set up in rooms.  Also the location is definitely convenient to go for sightseeing.  On the other hand, if…

Yuzuya Ryokan

              If you are looking for an authentic Japanese ryokan adventure in Kyoto, you must stay there. 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…

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, you must stay there.  There are only 7 rooms.  Perhaps, if this is your first visit Kyoto, I would highly recommend it.  This is like a secret hideaway for…

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.  Perhaps if this is your first time staying at ryokans, you must stay there.  You won’t regret your decision.  On the other hand,…

Nazuna Kyoto Nijo-jo

If this is your first visit Kyoto, you must stay there. An access to the property would be very easy.  It takes 5min walk from Nijojo-Mae Station.  Perhaps, if this is your first time staying at ryokans, I would highly recommend it.  Facilities tend to be the latest.  You wouldn’t feel any stress during your…

Hyatt Regency Kyoto Hotel

If this is your first visit Kyoto, you must stay at the hotel.  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 would be great for…

Jeugiya

      If you love Kyoto like me, you must stay there.  Perhaps if you want to get an authentic ryokan adventure in Kyoto, this would be amazing.  It’s truly worth it.  Perhaps, if this is your first time staying at ryokans, I would highly recommend it.  The building is a very traditional Machiya-style,…

The Ritz Carlton Kyoto

The hotel is one of the best in JAPAN.  We have stayed at The Ritz Carlton Tokyo, Osaka and Okinawa in Japan.  However 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, absolutory you must stay…

Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Kyoto Premier

  If this is your first visit Kyoto, the hotel would be great.  An access to the property would be very easy and there are many restaurants within walking distance. It would be categorized as a luxury business hotel.  On the other hand, if you want to experience an authentic ryokan adventure, this is not….

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 bring 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. Perhaps if you plan to stay in Kyoto for a long term, this would be great for you as there is a small kitchen including a microwave, an induction cooker, a fridge, an electric kettle, and a washing machine.  Perhaps, if…

Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto

    If you are looking for luxury hotels in Higashiyama area, you must stay at the hotel. The hardware is clearly outstanding and is enhanced by the memorable views. In particular, we were truly impressed with the traditional garden. On the other hand, the software, personnel and service was not of the same class and…

Sumiya Kihoan Ryokan

    If you are looking for a ryokan with a private hot spring in Kyoto, you must stay there. 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 takes around 40min…

Kyo Yunohana Resort Suisen

      If you are looking for ryokans with hot springs in Kyoto, you must stay there.  The property has wonderful rooms with private hot springs.  Perhaps if you are looking for a rejuvenating and refreshing oasis from the hustle and bustle of city life, I would highly recommend it.  On the other hand,…

Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel Kyoto

          If you love Arashiyama area, you must stay there.  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.  It would be wonderful for family or groups, not couples or not solo travelers.  *A minimum age requirement of 6 applies.  Perhaps, if this is your first visit Kyoto, you…

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 for you as there is a small kitchen including a microwave, induction cookers, a…

Hoshinoya Kyoto Ryokan

  If this is your first time staying at ryokans, you must stay there.  Perhaps if you want to experience a ryokan adventure, I would recommend it.  On the other hand, if you are a connoisseur of Kyoto, this is not.  Perhaps, if you are looking for ryokans with hot springs in Arashiyama area, I would rather…

Aoi Kyoto Stay

     Aoi Kyoto Stay has 6 townhouses in Kyoto city.  Among them, in particular, I would highly recommend booking “Aoi Kamogawa-tei” if you are going to stay here.  Others wouldn’t be special.  You will be able to take it easy and drink beer at a balcony while viewing Kamo River.  That’s the precious time. …

Hana-Touro Stay Yasakano-tou Machiya Premium

    This Machiya-style property is very unique, stylish, and cool.  The location is absolutory the best.  It wouldn’t be luxury, but if you love Kyoto, it’s truly worth staying there.  Just hanging out around the property made us feel so nostalgic.  We have visited many times around Kiyomizu temple but we felt like we…

Arashiyama Benkei

    If you are looking for an authentic ryokan adventure, I would highly recommend it.  Perhaps, if you love Arashiyama, you must stay here.  I’m sure you will be able to get much of an immersive “Kyoto view” experience from your room.  On the other hand, if you are looking for modern ryokas, this…