Yasaka Yutone Kyokoyado

 

 

 

If you want to get much of an immersive “Japanese traditional experience”, I would highly recommend this small ryokan.  The location is truly amazing.  There are only 7 rooms.  The property completely emphasizes private experiences for each guest.  Perhaps if this is your first time staying at ryokans, I really think you should stay here.  Facilities tend to be the latest although the building is traditional.  The property would be great for couples, business persons or solo travelers, not family with small kids.  *A minimum age requirement of 6 applies.  The ambience is serene, tranquil, and relaxed.  All rooms tend to be cramped but cozy, charming, and functional.  Also there is no hot spring on-site but a Japanese cypress wood bathtub is installed in each room.  Then if you are going to stay here, I would highly recommend booking a room with an inner traditional small garden called KURUMI on 1F.  That’s truly tasteful.  Then when we stayed at the room on 1F, our ears sometimes caught footsteps from the upstairs.  The wooden traditional building wouldn’t have the latest soundproofing.   It was not a big issue, though.  If you are a light sleeper, you may want to request a room on 2F.  Then the property is not universal design.  If you take people with weak feet, you may want to request a room on 1F.  Unluckily there is no lift.  Then all of the amenities are taken care of including toiletries, yukatas, pajamas, bathrobes, a Japanese tea set, a coffee machine with capsules, 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 on-site.  Then there is a small cozy library lounge.  Complimentary coffee, tea, and sweets, etc., are available.  You can chill out at the lounge while drinking and eating.  That’s the precious time.  Then Kyoto-style kaiseki food for dinner is surprisingly awesome.  The food would be equivalent of Michelin 1 or 2 stars.  If you are a gourmet, you must be happy.  All meals are served in a restaurant.  *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 if you stay here, you should try dinner and breakfast in the property.  It’s truly worth it.  *If you have dinner in the property, you need to check in by 20:00.  **Dinner is not offered on Wednesdays.  Then all staff tends to be friendly, warm, and proactive.  If you want to experience signature Japanese hospitality with personal touch, you should stay here.  If you cannot find an English speaker at the front desk, you might want to write on paper what you want to say.  Most of staff would understand English sentences.  I hope you wouldn’t mind it.   Overall the property would be reasonable.  The location is absolutory perfect within walking distance of Gion, Kiyomizu Temple, Kodaiji Temple, Maruyama Park etc.  You wouldn’t need to travel far during your stay here.  You would feel like you travel back in time when you are taking a walk around here.  You may feel like being a SAMURAI !  There are many paved narrow stone paths around the property which create a great historical atmosphere.  An access to the property would be easy if you take a taxi from Kyoto Station.  It takes 10min by car.  It costs around JPY1,000.  Alternatively it takes 15min walk from Gion-Shijo Station or Kawaramachi Station   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 Availability and Pricing for the ryokan on Booking.com or Agoda

Info about Yasaka Yutone Kyokoyado

Style Modern Traditional Japanese Ryokan
Guest Rating Superb 9.0
Estimated Price 45,360 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 Yasaka Yutone Kyokoyado’s MAP
Access  15min by TAXI from JR Kyoto Sation
Address and TEL Kodaiji Sagaru Minami-machi 413,
Shimokawahara-dori, Higashiyama-ku,
Kyoto 605-0824  Tel +81 75-533-6226
Official Homepage Yasaka Yutone Kyokoyado’s  HP

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