Seikoro Ryokan

 

 

If you are looking for a traditional ryokan adventure in Kyoto, I really think you should stay at Seikoro Ryokan.  Perhaps, if you are a connoisseur of Japan, I would highly recommend it.  On the other hand, if you are looking for modern ryokans, this is not.  Perhaps if this is your first time staying at ryokans, I wouldn’t recommend it.  Facilities tend to be outdated.  This is very authentic.  Seikoro Ryokan has 2 buildings, one is called the new building, and the other is called the main building.  The latter would be much more classy, charming and quaint than the former.  If you are going to stay here, you should book a room in the main building.  It’s truly worth staying.  A room tends to be worn out but well-maintained, clean and Japan minimalistic.  All of the amenities are taken care of including minimum toiletries, yukatas, and a Japanese tea set, etc.  The minibar was not available in our room.  The landlady said that it didn’t much with traditional tatami rooms.  Also there is no vending machine on-site.   Because it wouldn’t much with traditional interior design, such as Seikoro Ryokan.  When you need beverages, you can ask room services, or you can buy at a convenience store nearby.  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.  My mom always request it when she stays at ryokans.  Also the property has no latest soundproofing system but unexpectedly it was quiet in our room.  Then free WiFi reception was available in the main building only.  Also there are small communal artificial hot springs on site.  They are open from 6:00-8:30, 16:00-24:00.  *If you have tattoos, you may not be permitted to use the public bathing area.  Then this is not universal design.  If you bring people with weak feet, you may want to inform staff in advance as they can arrange a room near the lift as much as possible.  Then Seikoro Ryokan is pet-friendly.  Only small dogs (up to 7 kilograms) that are potty trained and do not bark are allowed in specific rooms.  For those who are interested, contact at info@seikoro.com Your dog’s meals and restroom use are your responsibility.  When you are in a public area, make sure your dog is either leashed or caged.  Then Kyoto-style kaiseki food for dinner and breakfast was good but wouldn’t be special.  The food tends to be very authentic and the portion tends to be big.  It would be challenging for western palate.  All meals are served in your room.  *Please note that inform 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.  Alternatively you can go out for dinner as there are many restaurants around the property.  Then staff tends to be not sophisticated but attentive, elegant, and courteous.  If you expect a 5 star hotel service, this is not.  Please be mindful and respectful of the Japanese traditions here as it’s a very traditional accommodation.  Then the location is near Kyoto Station.  It takes 7min by TAXI.  It costs around 800JPY.  Free shuttle service is not available.  Alternatively, it takes 2min on foot from Kiyomizu-Gojo Station.  Free parking lot is available.  Anyway, the best season to stay here would be in spring or fall.  Because the weather is just nice, not so hot, and not so cold.  On the other hand, I wouldn’t recommend staying in the summer season.  Kyoto City is much hotter and humid than Tokyo between early July and mid Sep.  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 15:00/10:30  If you check in after 19:30, you need to inform staff in advance.  Check Availability and Pricing for the ryokan on Booking.com or Agoda

Info about Seikoro Ryokan

Style Historical Japanese Ryokan
Guest Rating Wonderful 9.0
Estimated Price 50,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact info@seikoro.com
Internet Connection Free wifi in the main building only
Facility information Wheelchairs are not available
Pets are allowed
Free parking lot is available
Location Seikoro Ryokan’s MAP
Access 7min by TAXI from Kyoto Station
2min walk from Kiyomizu Gojo Station
Address and TEL 605-0907 Kyoto, Higashiyama-ku
Tonya-machidori-gojosagaru 3 Nishitachibana 467
Tel +81 75-561-0771
Official Homepage Seikoro Ryokan’s HP