What is a Ryokan? Ryokans are the best way to experience Japanese culture and enjoy the true comforts of Japanese hospitality and service.
Hot springs have a very long history in Japan, and they are an intimate part of Japanese culture. There are over 3,000 "onsen" ,or hot springs, in Japan. Many can be found at the ryokans available on Japanese Guest Houses.
The ancient capital of Japan for over 1,000 years, Kyoto remains the most historically important city in Japan. At first glance, Kyoto appears to be like any other Japanese city. It is a sprawling metropolis with a population of over 1.5 million people, and it possesses prosperous industrial and technological sectors. However, with a good map in hand and some planning in mind a visitor will quickly discover the incredible richness of Kyoto's past. There are over 1,700 Buddhist temples, 300 Shinto shrines, palaces and gardens, and some of Japan's top museums and galleries are located in this city. Although there is so much to see and do in Kyoto, even a short-time visitor can soon get an appreciation of what this ancient imperial capital has to offer.
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Alternative Destinations - staying at a ryokan is an important part of your Japan experience but Kyoto might not be the ideal location for this during high season. Try a hot spring ryokan or a nearby destination in the Kansai Area, Rural Kyoto, Nara, Lake Biwa or Kurashiki. If you have a JR Rail Pass then you will be able to be more flexible. Enjoy Japan!
Kyoto is wonderful but you might also enjoy a few days in rural Japan. Your host will show you around her neighborhood and town. In the evening she will prepare home cooked meals grown from her organic garden and you will chat about Japanese culture.
Welcome to Hatoya Zuihokaku. This 5 story Ryokan Hotel is only a 3 minute walk from JR Kyoto train station. Hatoya Zuihokaku has 51 Japanese-style guest rooms, and all of the guest rooms have their own private bath and toilet. There are shared baths for both women and men (same gender only), and the ryokan has a number of facilities for guests including a restaurant, gift shop, bar, and convenience store. Check-in time is after 15:00 and check-out time is before 10:00 am. Parking is not a...
Welcome to Takigawa Ryokan. This Modern Ryokan is conveniently located near JR Kyoto train station. There are 14 Japanese-style guest rooms at Takigawa Ryokan, and none of the guest rooms have private baths or toilets. Guests can bathe in the ryokan’s shared baths (same gender only). Fresh, Kyoto-style cuisine is served to the guests at Takigawa Ryokan. Check-in time is after 14:00 and check-out time is before 11:00 am. Paid parking is available.
Welcome to Shinmonso. This Modern Ryokan is conveniently nestled away in urban Kyoto, near the Shirakawa River and the historic Gion Shinbashi district. 21 Japanese style guest rooms with private toilets are available (several have private baths as well). There are two indoor public baths (same gender only), open 16:00-24:00 and 6:00-9:00, as well as two family baths open 16:00-10:00 (free of charge - inquire with the ryokan staff at check-in for more information). Traditional Japanese br...
Welcome to Yadoya Nisijinso. This Modern Ryokan is located in Kyoto. West side of the Gosho (Imperial Palace), about 15 minutes by taxi from JR Kyoto Station. It has both Japanese style and combined Japanese-Western style rooms. Traditional Japanese cuisine is served to the guests at Yadoya Nisijinso. Check in time is after 16:00 and check out time is before 10:00.
Welcome to Hirashin. This Modern Ryokan is located in Kyoto, and guests can easily access some of the world-famous historic sights such as Kiyomizu Temple and Yasaka Shrine by bus. All of the 32 guest rooms are traditional Japanese-style rooms, and guests can relax in the ryokan's bath. All of the meals served to guests are traditional Kyoto-style cooking. The staff at Hirashin is very knowledgeable about Kyoto, and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. Guests can leave...
Welcome to the the Yumotokan. This Modern Ryokan is located on the banks of Lake Biwa near Kyoto. The Yumotokan was established in 1981. At the Yumotokan there are 4 buildings, the Honkan with 14 guests rooms, the Minamikan with 15 guests rooms, the Nishikan with 18 guests rooms and the Gesshintei with 28 rooms. All the guests rooms have their own private bath, also in the Gesshintei all the guests rooms have their own private indoor Hot Spring bath. There are two family bathes that can b...
Welcome to Hotel Tozankaku . Located in the middle of Kyoto it is right next to the Kyoto National Museum, Sanjusangendo Hall and Kiyomizu Temple. Established in 1953, it is comprised of 131 guest rooms located between three buildings. They have three different types of rooms; traditional Japanese rooms, western style rooms and large rooms that borrows elements from both, all rooms come with its own private bathroom. The public bath here is the biggest one in all of Kyoto. The...
The 6-storey, 44-room hotel was refurbished in May 1994, keeping with the traditional atmosphere of Kyoto. Dinner are served in your room; the dinner menu being a speciality of Kyoto. Breakfast are served at the restrant. The communal bath is an artificial hot spring and available from 3:00 p.m. -0:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. -9:00 a.m. 5 min. walk from Shijo Stn. of Subway Karasuma Line
Welcome to Hotel Shuhokaku. Hotel Shuhokaku is located in Higashiyama Gojyo area where you can feel the typical atmosphere of Kyoto. Please feel relaxed with its 6 kinds of superb baths. Hotel Shuhokaku in Kyoto is also very near from the Kiyomizu Temple and Sanjusangendo Hall. There are 35 guest's rooms at Hotel Shuhokaku.
Welcome to Junwafu Ryori Ryokan Kinoe. This small ryokan located right in the higashiyama area of Kyoto. Within walking distance of the ryokan you will find 14 popular locations, including seven temples, for you to visit. The ryokan has 12 rooms all in the same building. All room are non smoking and they all come with free Wi-Fi. One room comes with its own private bath. The shared bath has a clean modern design that has its roots in Japanese culture. Cuisine here is seasonal Ky...
Welcome to Hotel Heiannomori Kyoto. The hotel is located at the foot of Higashiyama Mountain Range. In the neighborhood, there are a lot of sightseeing spots including Heian Shrine, Ginkakuji Temple, Nanzenji Temple, Tetsugaku-no-michi (Philosopher's path) and so on. In the hotel, you can enjoy bathing in the large communal bath with a fine view of the Japanese garden and relieve your tiredness of the journey. Its 215 rooms come equipped with comfortable beds perfect for when yo...
Welcome to Nisshokan Shoshintei. Nisshokan Shoshintei is a modern building with allamenities and comfort to assure guests a comfortable stay. Nisshokan Shoshintei dedicated personnel will help you plan your trip around Kyoto and make sure all of your needs are met. There are 76 rooms at Nisshokan Shoshintei.
Welcome to Kagihei. This is a small traditional ryokan located in Kyoto surrounded by many restaurants and shops, it is also close to Honno-ji and the museum of kyoto. From the large public bath you are able to see the garden that is well taken care of. If you choose to have breakfast there you will be treated to a large traditional Japanese that changes daily so that you will have some variety even if you were to stay for several days.
Welcome to Izumiya Ryokan. This is a Japanese-style inn with warm hospitality, located in front of Nishi-Honganji. There are 23 rooms at Izumiya Ryokan.
Hyogo-ken Chijitoroku Ryokogyo 3-609
(Hyogo Prefecture Travel Agent License Number 3-609)
10-5-401-1-(2) Sakae-machi, Kawanishi-shi, Hyogo-ken Japan
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