Kyo Yunohana Resort Suisen

This is my cup of tea.  If you are looking for ryokans with hot springs in Kyoto, I really think you should stay at Kyo Yunohana Resort Suisen.  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 to Kyoto, I wouldn’t recommend it.  You might want to stay in Kyoto city.  The location is a bit far from central Kyoto.  Kyo Yunohana Resort Suisen is located in Kameoka City.  It takes 40-50min from Kyoto Station to the property.  If you have visited Kyoto before, the property would be an amazing venue.  This would be great for couples, families, small groups, and solo travelers.  *A minimum age requirement of 7 applies.  Solo travelers can book rooms on weekdays only.  The ambiance is serene, charming, and relaxed.  It’s like a secret hideaway for adults.  There are 13 rooms only.  If you are going to stay here, I would highly recommend booking a room with an outdoor private hot spring.  We spent a lot of time jumping in and out of our private onsen.  The water temperature tends to be lukewarm.  The spring quality is very smooth, moist, and soft.  Even if this is your first time staying at ryokans, you wouldn’t feel any stress during your stay.  Facilities tend to be the latest.  The housekeeping was excellent.  Then all of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, bathrobes, pajamas, samue outfits, yukatas, Japanese sweets, English tea bags, a green tea set, a complimentary minibar including beer and wine, and a coffee machine with capsules, etc.  There are some colorful yukatas and pillows which you can choose.   Also, a DVD player, a Blu-ray player and a humidifier were placed in our room.  Then complimentary drinks, snacks, Japanese sweets, and Häagen-Dazs ice cream are available in the lobby.  It couldn’t be better.  Then there is no convenience store within walking distance.  You might want to buy your necessities before coming here.  Room service is not available.  Free Wifi reception was good in our room.  Also, there is a wonderful private family outdoor hot spring in-house.  It costs 2,000JPY for 50min.  You need to book it when you check-in at the front desk if you want to use.  This is open from 14:00-21:50, 7:00-9:50.  You should try it.  Then there are large communal hot springs in-house.  They are open from 14:00-24:00, 5:00-10:00.  *Please note that if you have tattoos and want to use the communal hot springs, use reserved private family one, or book a room with an outdoor private one.  Then Kyo Yunohana Resort Suisen is not a perfect universal design.  There are few steps in-house, though.  A wheelchair is available for borrowing.  If you bring people with weak feet, you might want to book a room with a private hot spring as you wouldn’t need to move around once you enter your room.  Then Kyoto-style kaiseki food experience for dinner and breakfast was just divine.  Each food is carefully prepared.  It may be a little challenging for the western palate, but it’s worth it.  If you are a gourmet, you must be happy.  The portion tends to be small.  All food is served in a private room in the dining area.  *Please note that inform the staff when you book a room with meals if you have any food allergies or dietary needs.  They probably wouldn’t be able to prepare alternative food if you request on that day.  Then, as far as I know, there is no restaurant around the property.  The location is out of the way.  You may want to book a room including meals.  Then all staff tends to be proactive, warm, and helpful.  They are the loveliest group.  If you want to experience signature Japanese hospitality with a personal touch, you should stay here.  Only my issue is that it wouldn’t be easy to book a room, especially weekends.  Overall, Kyo Yunohana Resort Suisen has great value for money.  If you want to enjoy hot springs in Kyoto, it’s well worth staying at Kyo Yunohana Resort Suisen.  Anyway, the best season to stay here would be except for the summer season.  Because it’s extremely hot and humid in Kyoto between early July to mid-Sep.  You may feel reluctant to soak in hot springs.  Also, there would be many bugs around outdoor baths.  If you are metropolitan, you may feel uncomfortable.  Then access to the property would be easy from Kyoto Station.  Free shuttle service is available from Kameoka Station at 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, or 17:30.  You need to book it in advance.  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 2:00 PM/11:00 AM Check Availability and Pricing for the ryokan on Agoda

Info about Kyo Yunohana Resort Suisen

Style Modern Traditional Japanese Ryokan
Guest Rating Superb 9.4
Estimated Price 60,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact to the ryokan
Internet Connection  Free wifi in the ryokan 
Facility Information Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
The free parking lot is available 
Location Kyo Yunohana Resort Suisen’s MAP
Access Free shuttle service from Kameoka Station
Address and TEL 6-3 Inoshiri Ashinoyama Hiedano-Cho
Kameoka City Kyoto  Tel +81-771-22-7575
Official Homepage Kyo Yunohana Resort Suisen’s HP