TOP5 Best Traditional Japanese Hotels in Kyoto
If you wish to fully enjoy Japanese culture, history, and traditions during your visit to Kyoto, we would recommend the following ryokans. Ryokan means a traditional Japanese hotel.
If you want to stay in a ryokan with a magnificent Japanese garden and traditional sukiya-style architecture, we would recommend Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel Kyoto, Luxury hotel SOWAKA, or Ryokan Genhouin. Alternatively, if you would like to stay near Gion, in the Higashiyama area, which has a beautiful traditional Kyoto townscape, we would recommend Luxury hotel SOWAKA, Yasaka Yutone Kyokoyado, or Yuzuya Ryokan.
Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel Kyoto
A 5-star luxury hotel in Arashiyama. There are several rooms with private onsens. Also, it has historical and prestigious buildings and a beautiful Japanese garden. Read more
Luxury hotel SOWAKA
A small gourmet luxury ryokan in the Higashiyama area, not 5 star but just as good service, Japanese garden, food, and rooms are impeccably great. Read more
A traditional ryokan with a beautiful Japanese garden and sukiya-style architecture in the Higashiyama area. Read more
Yasaka Yutone Kyokoyado
A small gourmet ryokan with machiya-style architecture located near Kiyomizu-dera Temple in the Higashiyama area. Ideal for solo travelers and couples, and in a great location. Read more
A traditional gourmet ryokan located in Gion, Higashiyama area. Kaiseki cuisine using yuzu and yuzu baths are impressive. Read more
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