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What are the best ryokans in Kyoto?

  • Located in the heart of Kyoto within a “kyomachiya” (traditional Kyoto-style townhouse), Nazuna Kyoto Nijo-jo offers authentic Japanese-style suites with a lot of luxe. Themed around different types of tea, all are spacious and come with private semi or open-air baths, pillowtop beds and a nightly turndown service. If you’re into fancy touches, you’ll love the rainfall showerheads and toilets with electronic bidets!
  • Traditional with a modern twist, Matsui Honkan boasts chic, Japanese and Western-style rooms, spacious family suites and elegant garden and accessible rooms. Some options include private bathrooms and all come with bathrobes and slippers. Relax in the indoor public onsen, dine in-room on seasonal cuisine and pick up sightseeing tips from the multilingual staff. Wotif’s local experts reckon nearby Nishiki Market is worth a squiz.


Are there cheap ryokans in Kyoto?

  • Surrounded by the stunning Kyoto Ohara mountains, Ryoso Chatani offers comfy Japanese-style rooms for a modest price. Kids aged two and under can stay for free, and all rooms have WiFi, TVs and air con. Bathrooms are shared. After you’ve soaked in the indoor public bath, slip on your yukata (Japanese robe) and tuck into local dishes at the on-site restaurant. With Wotif’s Price Promise, you’ll always get an amazing deal.
  • Japanese Inn Yoshimizu: Tucked away in Kyoto’s Maruyama Park, this peaceful and welcoming ryokan has simple, traditional Japanese-style rooms complete with futons and slippers. Bathrooms (and onsens) are shared. Wake to a delicious free continental brekkie before taking in some of the area’s top sights, like Kodaiji Temple. Free WiFi, complimentary newspapers and friendly multilingual staff help make this place a winner.    

How much is a ryokan in Kyoto?

With ryokans ranging from AU$37 to AU$804 a night, you don’t need a wallet full of Yen to enjoy an authentic Kyoto-inn experience. Whether you’re keen to go fully traditional — like sleeping on a futon, or you’d prefer a more glam escape with plush pillows and premium linens, you’ll see Japanese culture at its most charming and hospitable with a ryokan stay.


Are there luxury ryokans in Kyoto?

  • Gion Hatanaka: You’ll find your zen at Gion Hatanaka—they literally have a zen garden on the property. You can further relax at the ryokan’s onsen, which is open to all guests. If you’d rather enjoy some solitude, arrange for an in-room massage. Delicious multicourse dinners featuring local delicacies and seafood are also available if you’re dining in.
  • Ryokofuso: This ryokan blends tradition with modern comforts; light-filled rooms sport shoji (sliding paper doors) and tea sets, as well as free toiletries like a toothbrush set. The public bath provides a beautiful view of Kyoto, and when it’s time to seek some inner tranquillity head downstairs to the ryokan’s famous stone garden.

What are some of the top traditional ryokans in Kyoto?

  • Ryokan Yamazaki: The Yamazaki is all about the food: the restaurant features both a buffet and traditional Kaiseki courses built around seafood, tempura, noodles, and other Japanese delicacies. All rooms include yukata, or Japanese-style loungewear, and a tea set.
  • Seikoro Ryokan: Enjoy a more traditional ryokan experience complete with wooden bathtubs and a large public onsen. Yukata is included in each room along with free toiletries. When you get hungry, a traditional kaiseki—or multicourse meal—will tide you over.


What is a ryokan experience?

Staying in a ryokan gives you a taste of traditional Japan. They’re often housed in older buildings, and while they’ve been updated for safety you may not always find the latest bells and whistles. Most rooms sport reed mats instead of carpets, as well as low wooden tables for eating. Modern conveniences like mini fridges and televisions are rare. Some ryokans have private bathroom facilities while others will require you share with other guests. The focus is on hospitality, with attentive staff standing by to help.


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