Sumiya Kihoan Ryokan

 

 

If you are looking for a ryokan with a private hot spring in Kyoto, you must stay there. Perhaps if you are looking for secret hideaways for adults in Kyoto, I would highly recommend it.  On the other hand, if this is your first visit Kyoto, I wouldn’t recommend it.  It takes around 40min from Kyoto Station.  You might want to stay in Kyoto city.  Perhaps if you are not so keen on hot springs, this is not.  The property would be great for couples, family, solo travelers or small groups.  The ambience is tranquil, serene, and cozy.  There are only 27 rooms.  If you are going to stay there, I would highly recommend booking a room with a private outdoor hot spring.  Others wouldn’t be special.  The spring quality is simply wonderful.  The water temperature is bit lukewarm.  You can chill out at the hot spring whenever you like.  Also it seems that some rooms are facing the road.  If you are a light sleeper, your ear may catch some noise at night.  You might want to request a quiet room in advance when you book a room.  Then if you feel awful when you sleep on Japanese-style mattresses in tatami rooms, you might want to request two mattress layers in advance, or book a room with beds.  Then there are public hot springs in-house.  They are open from 15:00 to 10:00 the following morning.  Also there is a private family hot spring.  It’s open from 15:30-22:00.  It costs 3,240JPY for 45min.  It takes 3min walk from the main building.  You need to book it in advance.  *Please note that if you have tattoos and want to use the public baths, use reserved private family bath or book a room with a private hot spring.  Then the property is not universal design.  If you bring people with weak feet, you might want to inform staff of it in advance as they can arrange a room near the lift.   Also you might want to book a room with a private hot spring.  Because the public hot springs and reserved family one are a little way off.  If you stay at the property in the winter season, you may feel very cold when you move around.  Then all of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, yukatas, a Japanese tea set, and herb tea, etc.  Also a humidifier was placed in our room.  Room service is available. There are vending machines for drinks in house.  *Please note that there is no convenience store nearby.  You may want to buy your necessities before coming there.  Wifi reception was good in our room.  A computer is available if you request at the front desk.  Also there is a very cozy library lounge in-house but complimentary drinks are not available there.  Then Kyoto style kaiseki food using lots of local ingredients for dinner and breakfast was wonderful.  If you bring small kids, all meals are served in your room.  Basically all meals are served in a dining area, though.  If you book a room with a private hot spring, you would be able to request meals served in your room.  After dinner, staff prepared some rice balls for a night snack at our room.  *Please note that inform staff when you book a room with meals if you have any food allergies or dietary needs.  Then the location is out of the way.  There is no restaurant around the property.  You may want to book a room with meals.  They probably wouldn’t be able to offer it if you request on that day.  Then all staff was friendly, helpful, and proactive but they tend to be not sophisticated.  If you expect a 5 star hotel service, this is not. Also it seems that there is a shortage of staff during busy season, such as Lunar New Year, late April to early May, Mid-Autumn Festival, weekends of Nov, and the end of year and New Year holiday.  If you want to relax in a tranquil atmosphere, you may want to avoid staying at the property during the above periods.  At last, the best season to stay here would be except the summer season.  There are many bugs in the season as this is surrounded by rich nature.  If you are a metropolitan, you may feel uncomfortable when you are soaking in outdoor baths.  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.  **Free shuttle service is available from JR Kameoka Station or Torokko Kameoka Station.  You need to book it in advance.   Check Availability and Pricing for the ryokan on Agoda
From JR Kameoka Station at 14:50, 15:50, 16:50 or 17:50.
From Torokko Kameoka Station on the Sagano Romantic Train at 15:35, 16:35 or 17:35. 

Info about Sumiya Kihoan Ryokan

Style Modern Japanese Ryokan
Guest Rating Fabulous 8.7
Estimated Price 34,644 JPY for 2 adults per room
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Internet Connection Free wifi in the ryokan
Facility Information Wheelchairs are not available
Pets are not allowed
Free parking lot is available
Location Sumiya Kihoan Ryokan’s MAP
Access Free shuttle service from Kameoka Sta.
or Torokko Kameoka Sta.
Address and TEL   Yunohana onsen, Kameoka city,
Kyoto 621-0036  Tel +81-771-22-7722   
Official Homepage Sumiya Kihoan Ryokan’s HP

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