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, you must stay there.  There are only 7 rooms.  Perhaps, if this is your first visit Kyoto, I would highly recommend it.  This is like a secret hideaway for adults.  Actually everything, such as hospitality, facilities, service, food etc., is impeccable.  I’m sure you would be able to 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, not family with small kids.  *A minimum age requirement of 6 applies.  Anyway if you are going to stay there, I would highly recommend booking a room with an inner small garden on 1F called “Usuzakura” which is truly charming, quaint, and relaxed.  Each room tends to be cramped.  If you mind it, you may want to book a room called “Botan” which is the biggest one in the property.  Also 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, 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 bring people with weak feet, you may want to request a room on 1F as you don’t need to go up the stairs.  Then there is a small cozy library lounge on 1F.  Complimentary coffee, tea, sweets etc., are available.  You can chill out there 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 must try it.  Are you a gourmet?  If so, I would highly recommend it.  All meals were 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.  Actually, there are many restaurants around there but you must have meals in the property.  It’s truly worth it.  Then Japanese cuisine for breakfast was also wonderful.  They can offer western cuisine for breakfast too.  *You need to inform staff of it 3 days in advance.  Dinner starts from 18:00-19:30.  *If you have dinner there, 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-specific hospitality, you must stay there.  Only my issue is that the neighborhood around there is not very much Kyoto.  An access to the property from Kyoto Station would be very easy, though.  It takes just less than 10min by TAXI from Kyoto Station.  It costs around 1,000JPY.  It takes 5min walk from Gojo Station, or 10min walk from Karasumaru Station.  At last, you must 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  10min 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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