Best Boutique Hotels and Ryokans in Kyoto

TOP5 Best Boutique Hotels and Ryokans in Kyoto

Kyoto city has some great boutique hotels and ryokans. In particular, couples, business travelers, and solo travelers are encouraged to stay in boutique hotels or ryokans. If you have more time, you may want to stay in the Higashiyama area. Yasaka Yutone Kyokoyado, Luxury hotel SOWAKA, or Saka Hotel Kyoto, for example. On the other hand, if you don’t have much time, you may want to stay near the station. For example, Muromachi Yutone Kyokoyado or Villa Sanjomuromachi KYOTO.

Yasaka Yutone Kyokoyado
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Yasaka Yutone Kyokoyado

The ryokan is popular all year round, but with only seven rooms, it is difficult to book a room. Especially in spring and fall.  Read more
Muromachi Yutone Kyokoyado
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Muromachi Yutone Kyokoyado

This is the kind of ryokan that makes you want to come back again and again. If you are looking for a small ryokan adventure, you may want to stay here. Read more
Luxury hotel SOWAKA
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Luxury hotel SOWAKA

The ryokan-style hotel opened in 2019. Once we stepped through the green noren curtain and entered the property, we felt as if we were in another world, a very quaint and wonderful hotel. Read more
Saka Hotel Kyoto
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Saka Hotel Kyoto

This is a nice boutique modern ryokan-style hotel. There are 38 rooms only. If you love Kyoto like me, you may want to stay here. Read more

Villa Sanjomuromachi KYOTO
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Villa Sanjomuromachi KYOTO

This is like a hideaway for adults. There are 12 rooms only. We didn’t see other guests during our stay. The property emphasizes private experiences for each guest. Read more