Muromachi Yutone Kyokoyado

What kind of ryokan is Muromachi Yutone Kyokoyado?

This is my cup of tea.  No doubt this is one of the best in Kyoto.  If you are looking for a small ryokan adventure, you should stay here.  This is like a hideaway for adults.  There are 7 rooms only.  Perhaps, if this is your first visit Kyoto, I would recommend it.   Everything, such as hospitality, facilities, service, and food, etc., is impeccable.  You can fully enjoy the traditional Japanese way of life during your stay.   Only my issue is that the neighborhood is not very much Kyoto.  The location is near Kyoto Station, though.  The ambiance is serene, tranquil, and cozy.  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.
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Is the location easy to access?

Yes, it would be easy.  It takes just 5min by TAXI from Kyoto Station.  It costs around JPY800.  Alternatively, it takes 5min on foot from Gojo Station or 10min from Karasuma Station.
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Rooms I would recommend?

If you are going to stay here, I would recommend a room with an inner small garden on 1F called “Usuzakura”.  The room is truly charming, quaint, and cozy.  The room tends to be cramped, but truly relaxing, cozy, and comfortable.   Each room has a Japanese cypress wood bathtub.

How about toiletries & in-room amenities?

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.  The free WiFi reception was good in the building.   Also, I noticed that a PC was placed near the reception to use someone.

How about In-house Facilities?

Overall, facilities tend to be the latest.  There is no communal bath.  Then Muromachi Yutone Kyokoyado is not a universal design.  If you bring 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, and sweets, etc. are available.  You can chill out at the lounge while drinking and eating after a long day out.  That’s precious time.  Then, there is a convenience store nearby.  

How about meals?

The property is one of the best auberge ryokans in Kyoto.  Kyoto-style kaiseki food is top-notch.  If you love Japanese cuisine, you should try it.  All meals are served in a dining area.  As you may know, there are many restaurants around the property, but if you stay here, you should try dinner and breakfast in-house.  It’s well worth it.  *Please note that inform the 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 you can choose either Western or Japanese cuisine for breakfast.  You need to inform the staff of it by 3 days before.  Dinner starts from 18:00-19:30.  If you have dinner on the property, you need to check-in by 18:00.  Breakfast starts from 8:00-9:00.

My impressions

All staff is very warm, helpful, and proactive.  If you want to experience signature Japanese hospitality with a personal touch, you should stay here.  Overall, the property would be reasonable.  If you love Kyoto, it’s well worth staying here.  At last, if you stay here, you should visit Nishi Honganji Temple and Higashi Honganji Temple before breakfast.  Two of them are located nearby, just a 15min-walk.  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.  If you check-in after 19:30, you need to inform the staff in advance.   Check Availability and Pricing for the ryokan on Booking.com or Agoda

Info about Muromachi Yutone Kyokoyado

Style Small ryokan
Check-in and out times
14:00/11:00
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
The 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

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