Yado Kiramachi

What kind of ryokan is Yado Kiramachi?

This is a small spectacular place in Kyoto.  The Machiya-style building would be quite close to the original.  It seems that it’s been renovated recently.  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, you should stay here.  Facilities tend to be the latest.  Also, the location is definitely convenient to go sightseeing and 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.
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Is the location easy to access?

Yes, if you take a taxi from Kyoto station.  It takes 10min.  It costs around 1,000JPY.  Alternatively, it takes 5min on foot from Shijo Station or Karasuma Station.  *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.

Rooms I would recommend?

If you are going to stay here, I would recommend rooms with outdoor Japanese cypress wooden bathtubs.  You can chill out at the bath while viewing a small inner traditional garden.  We felt the modern and authenticity at once.

How about toiletries & in-room amenities?

All of the amenities are taken care of including minimum toiletries, yukatas, and a Japanese tea set, etc.  Room service is not available.  The free WiFi reception was good.  There was no TV in our room.  There are some convenience stores nearby.

How about In-house Facilities?

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.  There is no common bath, no lounge, or no restaurant in-house.
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How about meals?

Kyoto-style boxed breakfast was wonderful.  The portion tends to be small, though.  There are many restaurants around there, but most of the restaurants in Kyoto city are open from 11:00 AM.  You may want to book a room with breakfast in advance.   Then basically, dinner is not offered for guests.

My impressions

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.  Overall, you can fully enjoy the wonderful Machiya house as you expect.  It will be your best memory.  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 busy during Lunar New Year, early April, late April to early May, 16th of Aug, the weekend in Nov, and the end of the year and new year holiday.  You might want to avoid visiting Kyoto during the above periods if you want to relax in a tranquil atmosphere.  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about Yado Kiramachi Ryokan from the below space.  Check Availability and Pricing for the property on Booking.com

Info about Yado Kiramachi

Style Modern Machiya Style Ryokan
Check-in and out times
15:00/11:00
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

All information above is as of the date that I posted on my blog.