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Arashiyama Benkei

Style: Luxurious Ryokan

Price Per Person:
¥30,000 ~ ¥50,000

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Address (English)

34 Susukinobabacho Sagatenryuji Ukyo-Ku
Kyoto -shi

Address (Japanese)

京都府京都市右京区嵯峨天龍寺芒ノ馬場町34番地

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Welcome to Arashiyama Benkei a Traditional Ryokan. Arashiyama Benkei was a Heian Period (794 to 1185) country estate once used by vacationing court nobles. Arashiyama remains famous for Ukai, an ancient method of catching Japanese trout using trained cormorants birds. Kyoto ryokan Arashiyama Benkei's location at the foot of Mt Arashiyama in Kyoto allows our visitors to experience the beauty of the changing seasons. A traditional Japanese ryokan, Kyoto Ryokan Arashiyama Benkei's esteemed guests include the King of Denmark, who planted a yellow pine in the Japanese garden in 1930. Arashiyama Benkei has long been associated with the famous Tenryu-ji Temple located nearby.

Welcome to Arashiyama Benkei a Traditional Ryokan. Arashiyama Benkei was a Heian Period (794 to 1185) country estate once used by vacationing court nobles. Arashiyama remains famous for Ukai, an ancient method of catching Japanese trout using trained cormorants birds. Kyoto ryokan Arashiyama Benkei's location at the foot of Mt Arashiyama in Kyoto allows our visitors to experience the beauty of the changing seasons. A traditional Japanese ryokan, Kyoto Ryokan Arashiyama Benkei's esteemed guests include the King of Denmark, who planted a yellow pine in the Japanese garden in 1930. Arashiyama Benkei has long been associated with the famous Tenryu-ji Temple located nearby.

Facilities

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GUEST ROOMS

  • Japanese Style Room with Private Bath and Toilet
  • Japanese Style Room with Private Toilet Only
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Towels

HOT SPRINGS and BATHING FACILITIES

  • Shared Outdoor Hot Spring Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Shared Indoor Hot Spring Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Private Hot Spring Bath in Guest Room
    N/A
  • Private Outdoor Hot Spring Bath (Attached to Guest Room)
  • "Family Bath" (Privately Reserved Hot Spring Bath)
  • Mixed Outdoor Hot Spring Bath

REGULAR BATHING FACILITIES

  • Shared Outdoor Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Shared Indoor Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Private Outdoor Bath (Attached to Guest Room)
  • "Family Bath" (Privately Reserved Bath)
  • Mixed Outdoor Bath (Both Genders)

MEALS

  • Dinner and Breakfast Plan Available
  • Breakfast Plan Only Available
  • No Meal Plan Available

SPECIAL MEAL REQUEST

  • Special Meal Request (e.g. No Pork)
  • Vegetarian Meals (with fish)
  • Vegetarian Meals (no fish but with fish broth)
  • Western-style Breakfast

DINING ARRANGEMENTS

  • Dinner Served in Guest Room
  • Breakfast Served in Guest Room

OTHER

  • English Ability of the Ryokan Staff/Owners:
    A Little English Spoken
  • Internet Connection:
    Wifi Available
  • Parking:
    Free Parking
  • Curfew Time:
    24:00 Midnight
  • Pickup Service:
  • Single Guests:
  • Children under 12 Years allowed:
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Amazing Experience

Elise

Date of Review: May, 2018

Month of Visit: February

Country Of Reviewer: Jordan

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

This was our first Visit to Japan, when we finished our tour with this ryokan. It was an amazing experience from the moment we entered the hotel till we left. Its’ a small and cozy hotel, with an extremely welcoming staff; Simple and impeccably clean room with a beautiful view. The weather was quite cold but we still went for the outside Onsen that we reserved for ourselves for an hour, which was an amazing experience . Food was great. Everything exceeded our expectation by far. Definitely a place to recommend.

Pleasant stay

Divya

Month of Visit: April

Country Of Reviewer: India

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 3

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

Excellent room with a beautiful view of the river. One day is not enough to enjoy and drown into the serenity of the place. We enjoyed the family bath that can be booked privately. That was an excellent choice.hospitality was excellent.people communicate in English at the reception but in the room while they serve food they only speak Japanese, that was a little inconvenient as being an Indian I was not aware of how to eat what and also the names of the food. Even though our staff tried her best to communicate she also brought her phone to communicate through pictures, that was not enough. Being an Indian used to food cooked completely,I didn\'t like the authentic Japanese food especially the uncooked meat or fish. Overall the experience was great but I feel it\'s quite pricey.. But all Ryokans are pricey.

Arashiyama Benkei

Month of Visit: April

Country Of Reviewer:

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

This was our first experience of a Ryokan and a wonderful place to start...the service was impeccable and although we spoke very little Japanese, we were able to communicate quite well with everyone there...the food is beyond description, dish after dish of incredible tastes and colours. Yuri is one of the girls who works there and she is just gorgeous...always smiling and attentive and wanting to help. We didn't quite know what to expect and wish we could have stayed longer...the area is great for shopping and the monkeys are pretty cool. If we ever went to Japan again, we would go back here. We also took our two boys, 11 and 14 years and they loved it.

Everything was fantasic!!

Month of Visit: April

Country Of Reviewer: Germany

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

It was our first stay at a Ryokan and we (my daughter and I) enjoyed it so much!! The guest room was fantastic, also the private outdoor bathroom. Breakfast and Dinner was incredible delicious. The service of the staff was courteous - in Germany we are not used to get such service! We don´t speak Japanese, but everybody understood us very well and it was a great pleasure to stay at the Arashiyama Benkei. Thank you very much!! We´ll come back!! :-)

Lovely!!

Month of Visit: August

Country Of Reviewer: USA

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 4

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

We had a wonderful stay in spite of a typhoon that drenched Kyoto for three days. The hotel stay was fabulous and made sure that we were well taken care of. This hotel is right on the river and we had a great view from our room. The service was impeccable and everything was extremely clean. Our beds were very comfortable and when the ladies set up the beds, it was like watching the creation of a work of art. The hot bath was wonderfully warm and I impeccably clean. I would definitely stay here again. I was traveling with two 20-something family members and they loved it!

Amazing

Month of Visit: October

Country Of Reviewer: USA

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

My boyfriend and I had the most wonderful experience here. We arrived just a few minutes before a typhoon struck the Kyoto region, and we were not able to go outside until the next morning. However, we did not mind one bit because our room was so beautiful and we had a river view - we stayed up late watching the rain and wind by the window and it was absolutely a magical evening! The service was impeccable (no detail was forgotten), the food was excellent, and I wondered how the staff could possibly attend to everyone at the ryokan with such precision and courtesy. I will definitely be staying here again, hopefully sooner than later!

Excelent experience

Month of Visit: November

Country Of Reviewer:

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

My husband is vegetarian , in this ryokan they a implanted the menu as much as they could, never saying that they couldn't do it , always kind. Dinner was amazing and breakfast in the hall with that amazing view was something else. It was a great experience

Wonderful experience

Month of Visit: January

Country Of Reviewer: Australia

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

Our family spent a wonderful night at the ryokan. We had two rooms for the four of us with private bathrooms. An amazing dinner and breakfast were served in a private dining room overlooking the lovely garden and river beyond. We loved the private onsen where flutters of snow made their way down as we bathed. The staff were very attentive and made us feel very special. Highly recommended for the ambience, decor and overall experience.

Best ryokan I've ever been to!

Month of Visit: January

Country Of Reviewer: Australia

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

We loved absolutely everything about this ryokan! We paid up for the largest room & felt so spoiled with our own private outdoor bath. We also went down to the stunning communal onsens downstairs - the women's has an indoor AND outdoor section! I had the whole thing to myself the night we were there so make sure you pop down & check it out even if you're a bit shy. The food was beautiful, service was lovely. They spoke enough English to easily get by. My boyfriend ordered a massage up in the room & said it was fabulous. Highly recommend - sublime experience.

Beautiful in spring

Month of Visit: March

Country Of Reviewer: USA

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

Although we are of Japanese descent, my cousin had never visited Japan and she wanted to a traditional Japanese experience. This ryokan was perfect for what we were looking for. The setting was so beautiful and the cherry blossoms were at their peak at the nearby temple. The food was perfect and the furo was very soothing and relaxing after a long day of walking. All the staff were very considerate and polite. This was also a wonderful way to get away from the huge crowds at all the Kyoto sites that we saw later. Very peaceful and enjoyable experience.

Great Experience

Month of Visit: April

Country Of Reviewer: Malaysia

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

This is our first time stay in ryokan and we choose to stay here instead of the common hotel as to just experience the Japanese culture/stay. Service was excellent and we got the garden view room. The dinner was wonderful and you can see and feel how great it had been prepared for you. We tried the private onsen as we are not brave enough to go to the public one :). All these are great experience to us and it live up to our expectation. If I am to visit this area again, will definitely stay there.