Muromachi Yutone Kyokoyado

 

This is my cup of tea.  No doubt this is one of the best in Japan.  If you are looking for a small ryokan adventure, I really think you should stay here.  Perhaps, if this is your first visit Kyoto, I would highly recommend it.  This is like a secret hideaway for adults.  There are only 7 rooms.  Actually everything, such as hospitality, facilities, service, food etc., is impeccable.  I’m sure you can fully enjoy the traditional Japanese way of life during your stay.   The ambience is serene, tranquil, and relaxed.  The property would be great for couples, solo travelers, or business persons, but not family with small kids.  *A minimum age requirement of 6 applies.  If you are going to stay here, I would highly recommend booking a room with an inner small garden on 1F called “Usuzakura”.  The room is truly charming, quaint, and cozy.  Each room tends to be cramped.   Facilities tend to be the latest.  There is no hot spring on-site but a Japanese cypress wood bathtub is installed in each room.  All of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, yukatas, pajamas, bathrobes, a coffee machine with capsules, a Japanese tea set, and a complimentary minibar, etc.  Also a humidifier is placed in each room.  Room service is not available.  There is a convenience store nearby.  Wifi reception was good in the building.  Then the property is not universal design.  If you take people with weak feet, you may want to request a room on 1F.  There is no lift.  Then there is a small library lounge on 1F.  Complimentary coffee, tea, sweets etc., are available.  You can chill out at the lounge while drinking and eating after long day out.  That’s the precious time.  Then the property is one of the best auberge-style ryokans in Kyoto.  Sophisticated kyoto-style kaiseki food is top notch.  If you love Japanese cuisine, you should try it.  All meals are served in a dining area.  *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.  Actually, there are many restaurants around here but you should try meals in the property.  Then Japanese cuisine for breakfast was also wonderful.  You can choose either western or Japanese cuisine for breakfast.  *You need to inform staff of it by 3 days before.  Dinner starts from 18:00-19:30.  *If you have dinner in the property, you need to check in by 18:00.  Breakfast starts from 8:00-9:00.  Then all staff is very warm, helpful, and proactive.  If you want to experience signature Japanese hospitality, you should stay here.  Only my issue is that the neighborhood is not very much Kyoto.  An access to the property from Kyoto Station would be very easy, though.  It takes just 5min by TAXI from Kyoto Station.  It costs around JPY800.  Alternatively it takes 5min walk from Gojo Station, or 10min walk from Karasuma StationOverall the property would be reasonable.  At last, you should visit Nishi Honganji Temple and Higashi Honganji Temple before breakfast if you are keen on Japanese architecture.  Two of them are located nearby, just 15min walk from the property.  The atmosphere would be very special in the early morning.  The early bird catches the worm!  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 14:00/11:00   If you check in after 19:30, you need to inform staff of it in advance.   Check Availability and Pricing for the ryokan on Booking.com or Agoda

Info about Muromachi Yutone Kyokoyado

Style Machiya-style small ryokan
Guest Ratiing Superb 9.1
Estimated Price 34,532 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
Parking lot is not available
Location Muromachi Yutone Kyokoyado’s MAP
Access  5min by TAXI from JR Kyoto Station
Address and TEL 600-8437  199 Tokuman-cho,
Muromachi Shimmachinoma,
Matsubara Sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
Tel +81-75-342-6226
Official Homepage Muromachi Yutone Kyokoyado’s HP

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