Nazuna Kyoto Nijo-jo

If this is your first visit Kyoto, I really think you should stay here.   An access to the property would be very easy.  It takes 5min walk from Nijojo-Mae Station.  The location is definitely convenient to go for sightseeing.  The neighborhood is not very much Kyoto, though.  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 stay.  The property would be great for couples or solo travelers, but not family with small kids.  *A minimum age requirement of 13 applies.  There are 5 rooms only.  It’s like a secret hideaway for adults.  The ambience is serene, cozy, and tranquil.  After checked in, staff provided us with a tea ceremony by a lady staff as a welcome drink.  If you are going to stay here, I would highly recommend booking a room called “Matcha”.  The room has a small traditional inner garden.  It is functional, comfortable and charming.  You can chill out at the room while soaking in an outdoor green tea bath.  Tea flavor makes you so relaxed while viewing the small quaint garden.  It is not a hot spring, though.  That’s the precious time.  Only my issue is that each room has no indoor bath.  There are outdoor baths and shower rooms only.  Basically we go to outdoor baths after warming up in indoor ones.  It would be bit hard to use outdoor baths in the winter season only.  Kyoto city is bitterly cold in the season.  Also I wouldn’t recommend staying here in the summer season.  Kyoto city is very hot in the season.  You may feel reluctant to soak in an outdoor bath on muggy days.  Then all of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, pajamas, and a Japanese tea set etc.  A humidifier was placed in our room.  Wifi reception was good in-house.  Also room service is complimentary available for 24H.  You can request coffee, English tea, green tea, and hoji tea, etc.  That’s a great service.  There is a convenience store nearby.  Then the property is not universal design.  If you take people with weak feet, you may want to book the room called “Matcha” on 1F which is located just next to the front desk.  There are few steps in the room.  There is no lift.  Then all staff is very warm, helpful, and proactive.  You can experience Japanese-specific hospitality with personal touch.  Then the ryokan can offer Kyoto-style breakfast in a dining area from 7:30-10:00.  The food was wonderful.  You should try it.  The potion tends to be big.  Don’t forget to bring an empty stomach.  *Please note that inform staff when you book a room with breakfast if you have any food allergies.  They probably wouldn’t be able to prepare alternative food if you request on that day.  Then dinner is not offered in the property.  If you are looking for restaurants for dinner nearby, you should ask staff.  They are very informative.  I’m sure that there would be some wonderful restaurants around here.   Overall you may feel bit overpriced but you can get much of an immersive “Kyoto-style Machiya” experience as you expect.  At last, the best season to stay here would be in spring as Nijo Castle near the property has the Sakura festival every year.  That’s truly amazing.  The castle is illuminated at night.  You might want to visit here between late March and mid April if you want to view cherry blossoms.  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/11:00AM  If you check in after 22:00, you need to inform staff of it in advance.  ***Most of TAXI drivers wouldn’t know the property.  You might want to show a map where it is located.  It costs 1,400JPY from Kyoto Station.  It takes around 15min by car.  Check Availability and Pricing for the property on or Agoda

Info about Nazuna Kyoto Nijo-jo

Style Modern Traditional Japanese Ryokan
Guest Rating Superb 9.4
Estimated Price  57,401 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact E-mail
Internet Connection Free wifi in the ryokan
Facility Information Wheelchairs are not available
Pets are not allowed
Parking lot is not available 
Location Nazuna Kyoto Nijo-jo’s MAP
Access Close to Nijo Castle
15min by TAXI from JR Kyoto Station.
Address and TEL 580, Kusuriyacho, Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-shi,
Kyoto 604-0066  Tel +81 75-253-6877
Official Homepage Nazuna Kyoto Nijo-jo’s HP

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