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.  Perhaps if this is your first time staying at ryokans, I would highly recommend it.  you won’t feel any stress during your stay . On the other hand, if this is your first visit Kyoto, I would rather recommend staying in central Kyoto. The location is absolutory perfect but as access to the property would be inconvenient.  You wouldn’t need to traveler far if you stay there as there are many spots within walking distance.  The ryokan would be great for couples or solo travelers.  The ambience is serene, elegant and luxury.  There are 5 rooms only.  If you are going to stay there, I would highly recommend booking a room with a small terrace and a garden view on 1F.  *Room No.101  This is truly charming, comfortable and luxury.  You will be able to chill out at the terrace while viewing the garden.  We were overwhelmed by the beauty of it.  The garden illuminated at night creates solemn and mysterious atmosphere.  Then all of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, bathrobes, pajamas, yukatas, a complimentary mini bar including beer and champagne, a Nespresso machine with capsules, chocolate, English tea bags, green tea bags and bottled water, etc.  You can travel light.  Also Wifi reception was good in our room.  Room service is available.  There is no convenience store within 5min walking distance. You may want to buy your necessities before coming there. The property is almost universal design.  A wheelchair is available to borrow.  There is a lift.  If you bring people with weak feet, you may want to inform staff of it in advance as they can arrange a room near the entrance as much as possible.  This is one of auberge-style accommodations in Kyoto.  If you are a gourmet, you must try it.   French and Japanese kaiseki food is top notch, one of the best in Kyoto.  I noticed that there were many local guests visiting the restaurant only.  The portion tends to be small.  You can choose either French or Kaiseki cuisine for dinner.  We fully enjoyed all dishes while seeing the magnificent garden illuminated at night.  After dinner, you can chill out at the dining bar.  Dinner time is from 17:00-23:00.  Breakfast time is from 7:00-10:00.  All meals are served in a dining area.  *Inform staff when you book a room with meals if you have any food allergies.  Also there are few restaurants around there.  You may want to book a room with meals.  They probably wouldn’t be able to prepare it if you request on that day.  Then staff tends to be not sophisticated.  If you want to experience signature Japanese-specific hospitality, I wouldn’t recommend it.  Overall the hardware is clearly outstanding but the software has a long way to go.  The problem would be insufficient training and professionalism.  Anyway the property has many events all year round, such as wedding parties, tea parties, season festivals, banquets, etc.  The venue is very popular among local people.  If you are lucky, you may be able to see brides and grooms in Japanese-style bridal dress on weekend.  At last, the best season to stay there would be in spring or fall.  I’m sure that the property must leave a lasting impression.  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/12:00PM  *** The location is near Nanzenji Temple.  It takes 10min walk from Keage Station.  It takes around 20min by TAXI from Kyoto Station.  It costs around 2,000JPY.  ****Free parking lot is available if you book in advance.  Check Availability and Pricing for the ryokan on Agoda or Booking.com

Info about Nanzenji sando KIKUSUI

Style Modern Ryokan
Guest Rating Wonderful 9.0
Estimated Price 65,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
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Internet Connection Free wifi in the ryokan
Facility Information Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
Free parking lot is available 
Location Nanzenji sando KIKUSUI’s MAP
Access 20min by TAXI from Kyoto Station
10min walk from Keage Station
Address and TEL 31 Nanzenji Fukuchichō, Sakyō-ku, Kyōto-shi
Kyōto-fu 606-8435 
Tel +81 75-771-4101
Official Homepage Nanzenji sando KIKUSUI’s HP