Yado Kiramachi

Absolutory this is a small spectacular place in Kyoto to stay with attention to every detail.  This Machiya-style building is quite close to the original.  It seems that it’s been renovated recently.  Actually the property wouldn’t be “pure Kyoto-style”, though.  The property may be for international visitors.  Kyoto is one of the well-known spots in the world.  I understand the owner’s concept.  If you are looking for a unique Machiya-style adventure in central Kyoto, Yado Kiramachi Ryokan would be perfect.  Perhaps if this is your first time staying at ryokans, I really think you should stay here.  Facilities tend to be the latest.  Also, the location is definitely convenient to go sightseeing.  Great access to public transportation.  On the other hand, if you are a connoisseur of Kyoto, I wouldn’t recommend it.  Because the location wouldn’t be very much Kyoto.  If you want to stay somewhere reminiscent of Kyoto, you may want to stay in the Higashiyama area, such as Jeugiya.   Yado Kiramachi would be great for couples or solo travelers, not families with small children.  *A minimum age requirement of 13 applies.  The ambiance is serene, tranquil, and cozy.  If you are going to stay here, I would highly recommend booking a room with an outdoor Japanese cypress wooden bathtub.  You can chill out at the bath while viewing a small inner traditional garden.  We felt the modern and authenticity at once.  Then Yado Kiramachi Ryokan is not a universal design.  There are steep steps.  If you bring people with weak feet, you may want to find others.  Then all of the amenities are taken care of including minimum toiletries, yukatas, and a Japanese tea set, etc.  Room service is not available.  There are some convenience stores nearby.  The free WiFi reception was good.  There was no TV  in our room. Then Kyoto-style boxed breakfast was wonderful.  The portion tends to be small, though.  There were few restaurants for breakfast around the property except for fast food.  Most of the restaurants are open from 11:00 AM.  You may want to book a room with breakfast in advance.  Then all staff was very helpful, warm, and informative.  If this is your first visit to Kyoto, you should ask the staff about the recommended spots.  Then access to the property would be very easy.  It takes 5min on foot from Shijo Station or Karasuma Station.  Alternatively, it takes 10min from Kyoto Station by TAXI.  It costs around 1,000JPY.  At last, the best season to stay here would be except for the summer season.  Actually the Kyoto city is much hotter and muggier than Tokyo in summer.  Then Kyoto city would be very busy during Lunar New Year, early April, late April to early May, 16th of Aug, weekends of Nov, and the end of the year and new year holiday.  You might want to avoid visiting Kyoto during these periods.  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about the property from the below space.  *Please note that Yado Kiramachi is brand new in Kyoto.  Most of the TAXI drivers wouldn’t know it.  You might want to show a map where it is located.  **All information is as of the date that I posted on my blog.  Check-in and out times 15:00/11:00   Check Availability and Pricing for the property on Booking.com

Info about Yado Kiramachi

Style Modern Machiya Style Ryokan
Guest Rating Superb 9.5
Estimated Price  50,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact E-mail Call at 075-741-7792 from domestic
Call at +81 75-741-7792 from overseas
Internet Connection Free wifi in the ryokan
Facility Information Wheelchairs are not available
Pets are not allowed
The parking
lot is not available
Location Yado Kiramachi’s MAP
Access 10min TAXI from JR Kyoto Station.
Address and TEL  600-8471 Kyoto Shimogyo-Ku
Shinkamanza Cho 722-5
Tel +81 75-741-7792
Official Homepage Yado Kiramachi’s HP