Nazuna Kyoto Nijo-jo

If this is your first visit Kyoto, you must stay there. An access to the property would be very easy.  It takes 5min walk from Nijojo-Mae Station.  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.  On the other hand, if you have already visited Kyoto several times, I wouldn’t recommend it.  Because the location is not very much Kyoto.  I would rather recommend staying in Higashiyama area.  The property would be great for couples or solo travelers, 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 there, I would highly recommend booking a room called “Matcha”.  It has a small traditional inner garden.  It is functional, comfortable and charming.  It’s truly worth staying it.  You will be able to chill out at the room while soaking in an outdoor green tea bath.  Tea flavor makes you so relaxed while viewing the quaint garden.  It is not a hot spring, though.  That’s the precious time.  Only my issue is that each room has no inner bath.  There are outdoor baths and shower rooms only.  Basically we go to outdoor baths after warming up in inner ones.  It would be hard to use it in the winter season only.  Kyoto city is bitterly cold in the season.  Also I wouldn’t recommend staying there 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 available for 24H.  You can request complimentary coffee, English tea, green tea, hoji tea etc.  That’s a great service.  There is a convenience store nearby.  Then the property is not universal design.  If you bring 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.  You don’t need to go up 2F using the steep steps.  There is no lift in the building.  Then all staff is very warm, helpful, and proactive.  You will be able to experience Japanese-specific hospitality with personal touch.  Then the ryokan offers Kyoto-style breakfast only in a dining area between 7:30-10:00.  The food was wonderful.  You must 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 meals if you have any food allergies.  They probably wouldn’t be able to prepare it if you request on that day.  Then if you are looking for restaurants for dinner nearby, you must ask staff.  They are very informative.  I’m sure that there would be some wonderful restaurants around there.   Overall you may feel bit overpriced but you will be able to get much of an immersive “Kyoto-style Machiya” experience as you expect.  At last, the best season to stay there 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 there from late March to 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 it.  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 hotel on Booking.com 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 nazuna@daiti.co.jp
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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