Seikoro Ryokan









If you are looking for a traditional ryokan adventure in Kyoto, I really think you should stay here.  Perhaps, if you want to bring your pets, this is good.  The property is pet-friendly.  On the other hand, if you are looking for modern ryokans, I wouldn’t recommend it.  Perhaps if this is your first time staying at ryokans, this is not.  Facilities tend to be outdated.  I would rather recommend Yasaka Yutone Kyokoyado, or Muromachi Yutone Kyokoyado.  Seikoro is very authentic.  The property 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 there, you must 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, a Japanese tea set, etc.  The minibar was not available in a 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.  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 requests it when she stays at ryokans.  Also the latest soundproofing system wouldn’t be set up in the wooden traditional building but unexpectedly it was quiet in our room.  Wifi reception was available in the main building only.  Then there are small public artificial hot springs on site.  They are open from 6:00-8:30, 16:00-24:00.  *Please note that if you have tattoos and want to use the public baths, use a private one attached in your room instead.  Then the property is not universal design.  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 lift as much as possible.  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 palates.  All meals were served in our 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.  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 there 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 walk from Kiyomizu-Gojo Station.  Free parking lot is available.  Anyway, the best season to stay there 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 to 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 of it in advance.  ***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 please contact at  Your dog’s meals and restroom use are your responsibility.  When you are in a public area, please make sure your dog is either leashed or caged.  Check Availability and Pricing for the ryokan on 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
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