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 recommend Sumiya Kihoan Ryokan or Kyo Yunohana Resort Suisen nearby.  Hoshinoya Kyoto Ryokan would be great for couples, solo travelers or family.  *A minimum age requirement of 13 applies.  The ambience is cozy, serene, and peaceful.  Anyway when you visit the property, you take a small boat provided at the foot of Togetsu-BridgeRefer to the map.  It wouldn’t be easy to find the location if this is your first visit.  We were so excited in a boat.  When we arrived there, it was like we were in another world.  The property was momentarily enveloped in silence.  Then rooms facing the river tend to be cramped for this price range but we enjoyed white noise from the river, birds singing, the sounds of trolley train and starry sky, such an extraordinary experience.  Facilities tend to be the latest, stylish, and relaxed.  Then all of the amenities are taken care of including toiletries, pajamas, yukatas, bathrobes, loungewear, a coffee machine and green tea set etc.  *Please note that there is no convenience store nearby.  You might want to buy your necessities before coming here.  Room service is available for 24H.  Also wifi reception was very slow and there was no TV in our room.  You might want to bring books or something to spend time there.  Then the property is not universal design.  If you want to bring people with weak feet, I wouldn’t recommend it.  There are many steps in-house.  Then the buildings are illuminated at night.  The ambience at the library lounge, bar, terrace, etc., is perfect when you chill out at.  Complimentary coffee, English tea, herb tea, cookies, etc., are available at the lounge.  Also a DVD player, a CD player, a PC are placed for use someone.  Only my issue is that there is no hot spring in-house. That’s too bad.  We felt something missing after dinner.  Actually Kyoto city has a lot of limitations when new buildings are built.  It would be difficult to set up hot springs on-site additionally.  Then Kyoto-style kaiseki food experience for dinner and breakfast was just divine.  The food would be equivalent of Michelin 1 or 2 stars.  It may be little challenging for western palates.  The portion tends to be small.  Dinner is served in a dining area.  Breakfast is served in each room.  *Please note that Inform staff when you book a room with meals if you have any food allergies.   If you want to go out for dinnner, I would highly recommned the French restaurant “Arashiyama Mitate”.  Actually food is a fusion of French and Japanese-style.  All dishes were artistic, exquisite, and sophisticated.  You need to book a private room in advance.  The restaurant has private rooms only.  It’s worth it if you are in Arashiyama.   The small boats from the property are not available at night.  You need to ask staff to arrange a car when you check in.  Of course it’s free of charge.  Then all staff tends to be friendly, warm, and helpful but they wouldn’t be first class.  Overall the hardware tends to be wonderful but the software wouldn’t be the same class and still have a long way to go.   To be frank, I felt it was kinda overpriced. The location fee would be included in the accommodation cost, though.  Anyway the best season to stay here would be in spring or fall.  You will be able to see breathtaking views around the property.   Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about the property from the below space.  *All information is as of the date that I posted on my blog.   Check in and out times 3:00PM/12AM  Check Availability and Pricing for the ryokan on the website.

Info about Hoshinoya Kyoto Ryokan

Style Modern Traditional Japanese Ryokan
Guest Rating Fabulous 8.7
Estimated Price 121,803 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact to the ryokan Fill the form in English
Internet Connection Free wifi in the ryokan
*in fact the reception was really bad
here in my experience.
Facility Information Wheelchairs are not available
Pets are not allowed
Parking lot is not available
Location Hoshinoya Kyoto’s MAP
Access 50min by car or train from JR Kyoto Station.
No shuttle bus provided from JR Kyoto Station.

Address and TEL  11-2 Arashiyama Genrokuzanchō, Nishikyō-ku,
Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 616-0007
Tel +81-50-3786-1144  Open time 9:00 to 20:00
Official Homepage Hoshinoya Kyoto’s HP

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