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Heianbo

Style: Traditional Ryokan

Price Per Person:
¥7000 ~ ¥10000

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Address (English)

725 Heianbo-cho, JR Kyoto Ekimae Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi
Kyoto -shi

Address (Japanese)

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Welcome to Heianbo. Ideally located from JR Kyoto train station, this Traditional Ryokan is full of character and atmosphere. Within Heianbo, guests cross a small traditional Japanese bridge, to reach the guest rooms. All of the 20 guest rooms at Heianbo are Japanese-style, and most of the guest rooms have their own private baths and toilets (there are 2 guest rooms without their own private toilets or bathing facilities). Notice for guests with allergies, this ryokan has 2 pet cats.

Facilities

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GUEST ROOMS

  • Japanese Style Room with Private Bath
  • Japanese Style Room with Private Toilet Avialable
  • Large Japanese Style Room (4 or more guests)
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Hanare, (Private Guest Residence)
  • 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
  • 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: Paid Parking
  • Curfew Time: 24:00 Midnight
  • Pickup Service:
  • Single Guests:
  • Children under 12 Years allowed:
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Nice place with friendly staff

Month Of Visit: November

Country Of Reviewer: Singapore

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 4

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 4

The ryokan is nice and cozy, with friendly and helpful staff. The breakfast is great too. It's near to Kyoto Station, hence is very convenient. It was a very pleasant stay for us.

Nice place to stay with friendly staff

Month Of Visit: November

Country Of Reviewer: Singapore

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

The ryokan is nice & cozy and staff are very friendly and helpful. Breakfast is great too. Location is very near to Kyoto Station, hence is very convenient.

Awesome Ryokan!

Month Of Visit: November

Country Of Reviewer: Singapore

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 3

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

This ryokan is perfect! Having chosen this ryokan for our stay in Kyoto is the best decision of my Japan trip this time. We stayed in a 3-pax room for 3 nights and the price we paid for is definitely very worthwhile for such a good accommodation. It is very near Kyoto Station, beautiful inside and outside, has big and comfortable room and really really nice and helpful staff. The living room where we get wireless access from is very cosy and beautifully decorated. Approach the staff if you can't decide where to visit and ask them for directions if you don't know how to go. They're very helpful and willing to recommend places to go and give you the direction to go to. The sweetest thing the ryokan did was to give us a note written in English to thank us for the stay. And they gave us some farewell candies too! Really thoughtful! Will definitely go for this ryokan again. ps: We didn't have our meals in the ryokan so I'm only giving a score of 3 (neutral) for food.

Very good location and very friendly staff

Month Of Visit: November

Country Of Reviewer:

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

We enjoyed a very good stay at the Ryokan Heianbo. The location is very good, near the station and right in the middle of town. The room was very clean and comfortable and the breakfast was a work of art.

Great location, nice and clean rooms

Month Of Visit: October

Country Of Reviewer:

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 4

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

We had a great time during our stay in this traditional ryokan. He is located just a couple of minutes walk from the central train station, which is really convenient, because Kyoto is not that small and can get pretty crowded. The staff was really helpful, so I would definitely recommend this place so for your next stay in Kyoto.

Central location and very nice place to stay

Month Of Visit: October

Country Of Reviewer: FRANCE

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 4

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

This ryokan is very close to Kyoto station, the staff is friendly and the Japanese breakfast is excellent. The room was clean, nice and quiet. It's the best ryokan in Kyoto I've ever experienced.

Central location and friendly staff

Month Of Visit: August

Country Of Reviewer: Singapore

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 4

Flexibility was very nice as they provided early and immediate check-in! Maps were given and the ordering of breakfast and making at a convenient and rather early time to fit our schedule were great additions. Staff was very friendly and nice. And the room was spacious and clean. Location cannot be beat, very close to Central and easy access to buses.

Convenient and pleasant place to stay

Month Of Visit: September

Country Of Reviewer: Australia

Atmosphere Rating - 4

Food Rating - 4

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 4

Room Rating - 4

I stayed here on my own for one night (way too short a stay for everything Kyoto has to offer!). It is very convenient to the station, and a bearable walk to all the attractions across the river around Kiyozumi Temple. You can nip back to Porta under the station for a great and very cheap meal. Room was very clean and comfortable, and staff very friendly. Breakfast is well worth the price for the experience.

Lovely Ryokan

Month Of Visit: July

Country Of Reviewer: Spain

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

We stayed at Heianbo for one night. We were told that we couldn't miss that experience. It didn't disappoint us at all. Really nice and spacious Ryokan, clean and very close to the station. Also lovely people. Highly recommended.

Experience a Ryakon

Month Of Visit: June

Country Of Reviewer: USA

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

I would certainly recommend a stay at the Heianbo Ryakon. There are many positives to staying her. One can get a real Ryakon experience. The staff was very accommodating and pleasant. I recommend the breakfast that was both traditional and prepared with a variety of Japanese foods. The location can't be beat (although the directions on the webpage need to be clarified). The bath was clean but somewhat pedestrian, a bit of a disappointment.

Lovely little place

Month Of Visit: June

Country Of Reviewer: Australia

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

Stayed here for one night during a recent tour of Japan, it was a great change from the hostels I had frequented before it! The owners were extremely friendly and I loved the room decor with the lovely little rock garden in the corner. And the onsen was absolutely awesome after a hard day walking around Kyoto! Saw the cats a few times and they were very cute, gave things a nice homey feel. And the traditional breakfast was delicious and well worth getting up early for! ;) And extremely close to the station, very easy to get to once you find it. Really, nothing much to fault here!

Just lovely!

Month Of Visit: June

Country Of Reviewer: Australia

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 4

Staff Rating - 4

Location Rating - 4

Room Rating - 5

We stayed at Heianbo for one night to get a taste of traditional Japanese accommodation and it was lovely. So close and central to the station. The room was soooo spacious, very clean, and the whole place was beautifully kept and very reasonable. Highly recommended!

Perfect!

Month Of Visit: June

Country Of Reviewer: Norway

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

We lived at Heianbo for one night during our backpackingtrip to Japan - and it was just perfect. The staff was very helpfull and the room was very nice (clean, spacious, calm at a good price)! I especially liked the atmosphere at this Ryokan and it was easy to find from the station. Would recommend it to anyone :).

Pleasant stay

Month Of Visit: June

Country Of Reviewer: Hong Kong

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

This is a very traditional ryokan run by a family. The owner is a very kind ojisan (read from the local magazine he is a retired elementry school principal). Room is clean and rather big (we had 3-person room).Despite having a private bathroom we tried the traditional japanese public bathroom and it was all nice. Staff is helpful and kind. Good location. around 5 mins walk way from Kyoto station and the best point is: Yodobashi at next block. number of restaurants and pubs scatter nearby and it's just convenient. The neko is cute. :)

Pleasant stay

Month Of Visit: June

Country Of Reviewer: Hong Kong

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

Nice staff and cute neko :) the room is clean and despite of having a private bathroom in our room we guys went to the public one to experience the local way of having a bath. Nice breakfast also. The location is also convenient, just next to yodobashi and train station. There're also a number of pubs and restaurants nearby.

Great location

Month Of Visit: May

Country Of Reviewer: U.S.

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

The location was great, just a few minutes walk from the JR station. The ryokan is welcoming, with wonderful breakfasts and a nice public bath. It was less expensive than other ryokans, basic but still nice, and thus an excellent value. I would definitely stay there again!

Great Ryokan in the Kyoto station area

Month Of Visit: May

Country Of Reviewer: USA

Atmosphere Rating - 4

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 4

Heianbo is in a great location, within minutes of Kyoto station. The staff is really friendly, and the breakfast is a really amazing home cooked meal. The rooms are clean and comfortable, but there is no view. Also, the shared bath was really nice and clean, but the bath water was never the right temperature.

A nice place to stay

Month Of Visit: April

Country Of Reviewer: Brazil

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 3

Staff Rating - 4

Location Rating - 4

Room Rating - 4

Just few blocks away from Kyoto station, Heianbo proved to be an excelent choice to know the japanese stile. The clean and spacious rooms, along with the cordiality of the owners distinguish this ryokan. The only drawback could be the location if the guest has to many luggage: the ryokan does not has an elevator to high floor.

Very well located, nice staff, excellent breakfast

Month Of Visit: April

Country Of Reviewer: France

Atmosphere Rating - 4

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 3

+ : located at 2 min walk to Kyoto bus station, where most of Kyoto bus lines stops. So very convenient to move throughout Kyoto. Very nice, accomodating and helpful Ryokan's owners. Takkyubin service to send your luggages to your next location. Excellent traditional Japanese style breakfast. - : difficulties to obtain good water temperature in our individual bathroom, but common bathes works well and are clean.

Good Choice!

Month Of Visit: April

Country Of Reviewer: Germany/Ireland

Atmosphere Rating - 4

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 4

This is is a very cozy and friendly place right in the heart of Kyoto. 3 min walk to Kyoto station and a few bars, supermarket around the corner. The owners are very friendly and help you with any query. They insisted that we take an umbrella on our way to the airport (which was obvious not to be returned) since it was raining. The rooms are japanese style and the breakfast is well worth a try! If I should be back in Kyoto some day I will come back.

Great Stay

Month Of Visit: March

Country Of Reviewer: Malaysia

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 1

Travelling in Japan has been such an amazing experience. As it was our first time in Japan, we wanted to stay in a Ryokan. Heianbo was the best in its location, staff, atmosphere etc. They were ever so friendly and accommodating to our needs and assisted us by explaining in detail in to get to places. We were so happy with everything. Every traveler should experience staying in a Ryokan & my suggestion is Heianbo. Thumbs up for Kanaka-san.

The Best Ryokan that we have stayed

Month Of Visit: December

Country Of Reviewer: Australia

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

We have traveled to Japan in December 2013, and stayed in 4 different ryokans at 4 different cities. Haneianbo is the best among 4. The room is decent size to cater 2 adults and 2 primary school aged kids. It is clean with own toilet and bathroom. The male owner can speak English quiet well, and they are very very friendly. Price is also very reasonable. We have tried their breakfast where you paid 1000 yen per person. It is so fulfilled with unlimited rice and miso soup and the portion is big. Location also is the best, so close to Koyto station. We are very happy with everything. The only downside is that you need to pay your accommodation in cash where it took us a while to find an ATM that accepted international ATM card.

Lovely place to stay

Month Of Visit: January

Country Of Reviewer: Australia

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

Excellent position near main station. Comfortable and private accommodation; traditional sleeping quarters with excellent small western appointed bathroom Friendly and helpful staff. Great value Japanese style breakfast is definitely worthwhile.

Very friendly staff and location is superb

Month Of Visit: November

Country Of Reviewer: Australia

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

This ryokan is easy to find and about 5 mins walk to Kyoto station. Considering the location, its price is really reasonable. The room is neat and clean. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We only ordered 1 breakfast through the 3 night stay since we would like to try out other cafe nearby. The breakfast was good. Overall it was a really pleasant stay for us.

Very nice ryokan

Month Of Visit: September

Country Of Reviewer: Taiwan

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

It was very pleasant to stay in this traditional ryokan. It's near to the Kyoto train station so it's convenient for both traffic and shopping. The room we stay was clear and nice. And the staff was very kind and helpful. I'm willing to choose Heianbo again when I'm going to stay in Kyoto next time.

Very Nice

Month Of Visit: March

Country Of Reviewer: USA

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

Our ryokan stay was very nice. The staff was very accomodating and the one morning we ordered breakfast it was very good. The location was only minutes from the Kyoto train station which made it very convenient to get around. Thank you very much for making our stay in Japan so nice.

Vey Vey nice stay with gorgeous hosts !

alix

Month Of Visit: April

Country Of Reviewer:

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

Dear all, this ryokan is very cosy, well located, very tidy, and the hosts are so nice and willing to help you and make all they can for you to have a trip great. A special thanks to Nahu !