Momijiya Bekkan Kawanoiori
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Momijiya Bekkan Kawanoiori

Umegahata Takao, Ukyo-Ku, Kyoto 616-8289 Kyoto Prefecture
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#41 of 191 ryokans in Kyoto
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Momijiya Bekkan Kawa no Iori is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Ukyo, offering a luxury environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Close to some of Ukyo's most popular landmarks, such as Adashino Nenbutsu-ji Temple (1.9 mi) and Rakushisha (2.3 mi), Momijiya Bekkan Kawa no Iori is a great destination for tourists.

As your “home away from home,” the ryokan rooms offer a refrigerator and air conditioning, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

Guests have access to room service and a gift shop while staying at Momijiya Bekkan Kawa no Iori. In addition, Momijiya Bekkan Kawa No Iori Hotel offers a hot tub and breakfast, which will help make your Ukyo trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

While you’re here, be sure to check out Nakamuraya Sozaiseisakusho, one of the barbeque restaurants that can be found in Ukyo, which is a short distance from Momijiya Bekkan Kawa No Iori Hotel.

Should time allow, Kozanji Sekisuiin, Saimyoji Temple, and Mt. Takao are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.

Enjoy your stay in Ukyo!

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Free parking
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Hot bath
Restaurant
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Banquet room
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Breakfast available
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Umegahata Takao, Ukyo-Ku, Kyoto 616-8289 Kyoto Prefecture
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Nomad04716317662 wrote a review Apr 2023
1 contribution
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Momijiya Bekkan (not to be confused with Momijiya Annex) was a lovely traditional Ryokan experience. As westerners this was very different to the modern hotel but made a but easier with wifi, power points and many amenities.

We chose this place as the private room was tattoo friendly (but we couldn't use the public baths) and the outdoor bath was really nice and peaceful.

Note!!: the advertisement shows a Maiko and a tea ceremony after dinner! This is not the case, it only occurs on Fri-Sun during summer (July-sept). I did not know this and was the main reason why I booked this ryokan, so just be aware that outside of these times, the included experience is just dinner and breakfast only.

The food was adventurous but good to try! The beds were futons and what you would expect sleeping on the floor, but the room was quiet, silent even, and it was peaceful in the mountains.

There's shrines to explore nearby, and check in was 1500, not 1800 like other websites listed. All in all, good experience, bit expensive when the Maiko/tea ceremony isn't included but a nice stay in the mountains.
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Date of stay: April 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Check in at 1430-1500 (not 1800 like some sites state). Email to arrange free transfer from...
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Annie Y wrote a review Apr 2023
Singapore, Singapore41 contributions6 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The plus point of this ryokan :
1. The environment is superb , very calm and serene , you can walk around the ryokan , it’s surrounded by bridges , rivers
2. The service is very good , they explain every details to you
3. There is a shuttle to bring you from and back to the train station to the ryokan at designated time
4. Small private outdoor bath tub just outside your room

The cons :
1. Rooms are a bit dated
2. Room is small , after putting the mattress , no place to walk
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: It’s best to take the shuttle as it’s quite a secluded place
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Jennifer903 wrote a review Sept 2014
Seattle, Washington1 contribution11 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is really pretty amazing. It is in a ravine, right next to a clear beautiful river. To be clear on transport, if you take the bus (#8) from town, you get off at the last stop and you are near the main property (Momijiya). From there you need to take a shuttle to the annex (Momijiya bekkan kawa no lori). Either you have to communicate when you are to arrive so there is a scheduled pick-up or go inside and tell them you are there for their other property and they will take you down.
We had a room on the second floor without a private bath- it was large and nice with a view. They have a "family bath" which you and your partner can reserve for about 2,000 yen. Since the place was fairly empty they let my husband and I use the men's bath together (for free) and just lock the door. Very nice of them.
The dinner was the only downside. We lived in Japan for few years, love Japanese food and have traveled all over staying in Ryokan. This was probably the least tasty dinner we encountered. The fish was not great and it was surprisingly small for a Ryokan dinner. In the Summer at this Ryokan you eat on the really nice deck overlooking the river. Most of the hotel guests are wearing Yukata (robes), but the dinner is also open to people who drive up from Kyoto who are all wearing street clothing- yeah, awkward. Also, they have Maiko (Geisha's in training) that perform and come to your table to chat with you- we even speak some Japanese and this was super awkward. I feel like dinner would actually be a better experience outside the summer when it is in your room or a dining room.
The breakfast was pretty good and standard- delicious tofu, pickles, rice, miso, a ginko nut tofu creation that was awesome and some fish.
Overall very nice and super friendly place.
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Date of stay: August 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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yoyobaby88 wrote a review Sept 2016
Hong Kong, China322 contributions83 helpful votes
+1
3.0 of 5 bubbles
stayed in this ryoken for a night. booked room with open air onsen. We took taxi to the ryoken from arashiyama station. It took us about 1500yen to get there.

Location: quite a distance from arashiyama. It took us about 15 mins by car to get there. The ryoken is up the hill and in the woods.

Room: the room is not really big comparing to those private onsen ryokens which I have stayed before. The open air onsen is at outdoor. since we were staying on the ground floor. It's actually facing the woods. There are also insects in your room, so you better close the door tight and immediately after u go out for onsen.

Service: check out time is 10am. Exceptionally early comparing to other ryokens. Staff will offer to carry your luggages to the room. The rate includes a breakfast and dinner. The old ladies there are pretty kind and polite.

Dinner: by the river. Great environment. the water of the river is very clear but there are mosquitos around, so you better spray some mosquito killers on your body before u head out for dinner. They did provide a mosquito scent near your table, but please ensure that both sides on one. There also got geisha performance. Not so long for the performance probably around 20mins. Before that, they will greet u and u can take pictures with them. I do think that it's quite special as you can see geisha in such a way. Food is fair. Not special. Lots of bones from the fish. So you better watch out.

Breakfast: typical Japanese breakfast. Fair.

In-room onsen: they used a silver mat to cover the tub. The mat can't fully cover the tub leaving some holes out. When I wanted to try the onsen after dinner, there are insects swimming on the tub (huge ones). Pretty horrible and I don't dare to soak myself in anymore even till the next morning. Comparing to other private onsen, other ryoken seems have better measures to prevent insects and the quality of the onsen seems much better. So it's a waste of money for me to have booked a in-room onsen, as I really don't want to bath with the insects.

I won't come back, despite the environment is fine.
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Date of stay: September 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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redlotus7 wrote a review Feb 2017
Manila, Philippines84 contributions40 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked in this Ryokan only to find out that there are two separate ryokans and the other is a bit more upscale.
I thought I had booked the better one with a meals served right by the river but it was not....It would have been nice if I had booked with the other...It was not clear....
but otherwise the food was good like any other ryokans.
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Date of stay: October 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dan E wrote a review Sept 2011
Washington, ,DC4 contributions8 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Trying to be fair. The setting was nice, the room very nice (including a screened-in porch), the staff gracious and helpful. We were there during Obon festival (our bad), and so it was (understandably) expensive. But, we expected outdoor public baths (based on the pictures on the website). Yes, the window looks onto a natural scene, but these are not outdoors. After getting over this, dinner was a disappointment. We were seated with the westerners who were not staying at the ryokan (a 20-person bachelorette party on one side and two couples on a group tour on the other). The dinner was rushed and the food mass-served (if not mass-produced). Breakfast was a better experience. We stayed in three ryokans in Kyoto on this visit (and we stayed in another awesome onsen in another part of Japan), and this was the biggest let-down, because the ambiance in the other places was better and the price a lot lower.
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Date of stay: August 2011
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Keen Bean wrote a review Feb 2016
3 contributions13 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Was rushed to my room very promptly and told that my dinner was it intact in my room but in a cafeteria style room. That being said the dinner was quite nice but would have been 10x better if it had been served in the room with a view if the mountains.
The room was very old and in desperate need of an renovation. Stained walls, floors and very old bathroom with outdated fittings, amenities and WiFi tgat didn't work.
This hotels was a massive stretch for my budget but for more then $450 a night I expect not to encounter these issues.
Very disappointing the only saving grace was the view.
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Date of stay: February 2016Trip type: Travelled solo
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rk102018 wrote a review Apr 2018
Detroit, Michigan2 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
To us, this was one of our favorite experiences in Kyoto and really in Japan - we thought it was worth the price!

There were 3 of us and we stayed for 1 night only, which is enough. Location is remote, but they had a shuttle that picked us up at Hanazono station (and there were 3-4 different shuttle times to choose from). Took about 30 min to drive up into the mountains from there. Check in is at 4pm and they don't allow early check in.

Service was amazing, room was comfortable even though very traditional. Bathroom was updated and modern. They provide us each with a yukata, which we loved and were super comfy. Food and private onsen were the best parts! The kaiseki dinner was 5-6 courses and just so good. Breakfast was also delicious. We had a private onsen that could really only fit 2 comfortably. We ended up paying around 900$ usd for 3 people, but that was during cherry blossom season. Likely less pricey if you go during the off season.

I would recommend getting to the ryokan earlier because they have different trails you can hike, which we didn't have time to do. Highly recommend if you want a luxurious and unique experience.
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Date of stay: April 2018
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: get the private onsen or else it's not worth your money
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arisuuri wrote a review Mar 2018
25 contributions42 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely beautiful location to add to your Japan itinerary. I booked a 1 night stay for us through Japanican and it was discounted since there's an early bird 60 day deal.

You can also request Japanican to secure a shuttle pickup if you're heading here by train. The closest station is Hanazono Station which is only 13 mins away from Kyoto Station.

Upon arrival they whisk your luggage away and show you to your room to explain the bath process. If you're shy about being naked in front of strangers you can request a private bath for additional cost.

Dinner is served in the room and it was a delicious 6 course kaiseki meal.

They'll prepare the bed (futon) for you while you go take your bath or explore the grounds. Great photo opps when you're in your yukata too!

TIP: If you like a really hot bath, take it in the morning when they refill the pool. The water doesn't get changed until it closes for the day so when I went at night, it was lukewarm. That's why it's important to shower and clean yourself before you get into the public bath. I went again in the morning and it was at the temperature I expected it to be.

Overall, hospitality is wonderful and their English is just fine. A gorgeous breakfast is included with your stay and takes place in a room with other guests.
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Date of stay: March 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Slavik84 wrote a review May 2019
Mississauga, Canada434 contributions144 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We only had a one night stay at the Momijiya Ryokan, but my husband and I loved the experience. Sleeping on the tatami mats is a very cool and interesting experience, albeit not fully comfortable. But the kaiseki dinner and breakfast the next day, as well as the hot tub outside the room were all well worth it. What an experience! My only regret is that we didn’t stay longer.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Answer from E A
Fort lauderdale36 contributions15 helpful votes
Sorry I just saw your question. Honestly I don’t remember while booking if it was Hokkan o Bekkan. The only think on the description was the room style Japanese style room with open-air bath. Also has a lot a pictures of the rooms, so I choose that one was more private and very quite. I hope this help
Answer from Mikayla N
New York City, New York15 contributions13 helpful votes
sorry- didn’t answer part of the question. I don’t know about pick up and drop offs during your stay as I only stayed 1 night. Thanks
Answer from Filipe Pateiro
Lisbon, Portugal9 contributions2 helpful votes
Hi. i've been there this August and the booking site did everything for me. like managing the bus shuttle. I highly recommend doing that unless you speak japanese. go to japanican and contact them. they are quite good.
Mother Sunshine wrote a tip Dec 2023
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii108 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Located in the beautiful Kyoto mountains (Mount Takao) about 40 minutes from Kyoto (Gion). The road here is a bit windy, so take Dramamine."
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Annie Y wrote a tip Apr 2023
Singapore, Singapore41 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"It’s best to take the shuttle as it’s quite a secluded place"
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Nomad04716317662 wrote a tip Apr 2023
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check in at 1430-1500 (not 1800 like some sites state). Email to arrange free transfer from train/subway station to ryokan. Its a 4000yen taxi"
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rk102018 wrote a tip Apr 2018
Detroit, Michigan2 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"get the private onsen or else it's not worth your money"
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JBW wrote a tip Mar 2018
4 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you want a private bath in your room, you have to specify this because not all rooms (even in the annex) have them."
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£256 - £364 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Momijiya Bekkan Kawanoiori
Which popular attractions are close to Momijiya Bekkan Kawanoiori?
Nearby attractions include Jingoji Temple (0.2 miles), Saimyoji Temple (0.3 miles), and Kosanji Temple (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Momijiya Bekkan Kawanoiori?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Momijiya Bekkan Kawanoiori?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Momijiya Bekkan Kawanoiori?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Momijiya Bekkan Kawanoiori?
Conveniently located restaurants include Momijiya, Kawara Soba Shoemon, and Takao Kinsuiten.
Are there any historical sites close to Momijiya Bekkan Kawanoiori?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ninna-ji Temple (2.8 miles), Daikaku-ji Temple (1.8 miles), and Daitoku-ji Temple (4.2 miles).
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