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…

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  Facilities tend to be outdated, but the housekeeping is excellent and the hospitality of all the staff is truly amazing.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…

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…

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…

Ryokan Inn Yoshida sanso

Ryokan Inn Yoshida sanso

What kind of ryokan is Ryokan Inn Yoshida sanso? If you are a connoisseur of Kyoto, the ryokan would be one of the best. The exterior of the building is made entirely of Japanese cypress, giving it a dignified presence, and the roof tiles are decorated with the crests of the imperial family, giving it…

Ryokan Genhouin

Ryokan Genhouin

What kind of ryokan is Ryokan Genhouin? The ryokan is located in Higashiyama, where the Higashiyama mountain range can be seen in the distance and is dotted with some of Kyoto’s finest residences and temples. Formerly the residence of a noble family, it is a wonderful inn that harmonizes the beauty of traditional sukiya architecture…

Nanzenji sando KIKUSUI

Nanzenji sando KIKUSUI

What kind of ryokan is Nanzenji sando KIKUSUI? This is a spectacular place in Kyoto, especially a beautiful traditional garden and building. This is a long-established ryokan with a high threshold, but it is well worth staying at. There are only 5 rooms. Each of them has a view of this wonderful garden. Also, this…

Yuzuya Ryokan

Yuzuya Ryokan

What kind of accommodation is Yuzuya Ryokan? This is a small authentic ryokan in the Gion area. Once you pass through the gates of Yuzuya Ryokan, the scent of yuzu wafts through the air. The bustling atmosphere of Gion is replaced by a dignified and quiet atmosphere. The old wooden doors and storehouses used throughout…

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? The ryokan is popular all year round, but with only seven rooms, it is difficult to book a room. Especially in spring and fall. I’d really like to keep it a secret, but I’ll tell you :)) The small ryokan is like a hideaway for adults….

Nazuna Kyoto Nijo jo

Nazuna Kyoto Nijo jo

What kind of Machiya House is Nazuna Kyoto Nijo jo? When I walk around Kyoto, I often see machiya houses with red lattices and tiled roofs. It makes me want to take a peek at what life is like in Kyoto, and even though I was born in Tokyo, I admire it. This is a…

Jeugiya

Jeugiya

  What kind of machiya house is Jeugiya? This is an amazing traditional villa in Kyoto.  If you love Kyoto, it’s the best place. The property is a private Kyoto machiya located along the Shirakawa River in Gion, a neighborhood lined with antique stores and long-established small restaurants. There is probably no other machiya house…

Sumiya Kihoan Ryokan

Sumiya Kihoan Ryokan

What kind of onsen ryokan is Sumiya Kihoan Ryokan? This is a quiet hot spring inn with a total of 27 rooms located in the mountains, with an impressive thatched-roof gate. There are some rooms with private hot springs. If you are an onsen freak, it’s one of the best in Kyoto. After passing through…

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 located in a quiet mountainous area. The ryokan has some wonderful rooms with private outdoor hot springs.  There are 13 rooms only.  If you are looking for a 5-star ryokan, it’s perfect. You can feel the…

Kiraku Kyoto Aneyakoji

Kiraku Kyoto Aneyakoji

What kind of Machiya house is Kiraku Kyoto Aneyakoji? This is a renovated 90-year-old machiya house *traditional Kyoto-style house located right next to Nijo Castle. When you enter the front door, you will be greeted by the openness of a machiya house and the warmth of washi paper lights. At the back of the room,…

Kyonoyado Gekkoan

Kyonoyado Gekkoan

What kind of Machiya House is Kyonoyado Gekkoan? This machiya-style villa is located in the heart of Kyoto City. Entering through an entrance that blends in with the townscape, you are greeted by a mural of a frog and paradise painted by an artist from Kyoto at the entrance. The frog on the lotus is…

Hoshinoya Kyoto Ryokan

Hoshinoya Kyoto Ryokan

What kind of ryokan is Hoshinoya Kyoto Ryokan? A 15-minute boat ride from the pier near Arashiyama Station brings you to Hoshinoya Kyoto. It is truly a secluded spot with no tourists. As you head upstream on the Katsura River on a special houseboat for guests, you will gradually be enveloped in silence, away from…

Arashiyama Benkei

Arashiyama Benkei

What kind of onsen ryokan is Arashiyama Benkei? The ryokan is located in a wonderful location, directly across the Katsura River, making it a special place in Arashiyama. From our room, we could see the Togetsukyo Bridge, and at night we could watch the cormorants being kept while we ate. It’s a quaint and magnificent Japanese…