We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Daiya Ryokan

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Daiya Ryokan
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

22 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 14: English reviews
Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stayed in this hotel two times in a couple of months and stayed in both of the buildings. I have to tell the newer building is better. It's the cheapest place you can stay in kyoto if you want your own room. The bathroom and toilet is shared but clean and they provide shower gel and shampoo. You also...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Viola N
Germany
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Spontaniously decided to stay one night in Kyoto and booked this ryokan. It was devastating.Walls in the room were stained. The room itself was dusty and obviously dirty. There is a"smoking area" at the entrance so you smell smoke everywhere. Biggest negative: Mold in the shower.

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Lars S
Penang Island, Malaysia
Reviewed 29 December 2015

The signboard of this place in English is called Daiya Inn, Not a good impression when we enter this inn. The reception area is in mess, brochures, books and some of the owners belongings are scattered everywhere like it has not been maintained for ages. You can even see a layer of dust on some of the artifacts. The smell...

 Report
Helpful?
6Thank DK_Leech
Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

Upon entering this "Ryokan" there is the distinct smell of rat urine and faeces. The whole place is filthy and to top it off there were sightings of rats in the bathroom and the hallways. There are a lot of more issues with this place however they have been adequately covered by other reviews. Overpriced don't stay here!!

 Report
Helpful?
7Thank Jesse S
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 4 April 2015

We booked this Ryokan because everything else in the city was completely booked due to cherry blossoms. The lady that runs the place is very nice, she gave us lots of recommendations of what to do, where to go, etc. The sleeping situation is typical old facing Japanese tatami matt flooring with futons and rice pillows, comfy enough to get...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank Steven D
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 17 December 2014

This place is pretty much the most revolting place I have ever stayed. It's dirty, there's bed bugs, the bathroom is filthy, the unisex toilet doesn't even lock. I booked for four nights but could only stand it for two. Even that was a stretch. Don't even consider staying here, you're wasting your money. There's better places out there. How...

 Report
Helpful?
13Thank Penski
SG City
Reviewed 11 November 2014

Before we booked this Daiya Ryokan or they call themselves Daiya Inn, we have read the many bad reviews everywhere and we ended up booking this place for 4 nights as all other places on the internet were fully booked in October 2014. We had stumbled upon with many tourists and school trips during this season even when we have...

 Report
Helpful?
9Thank SGCity
London
Reviewed 14 October 2014

We arrived in Kyoto over a festival holiday, and could only get a decent place (read amazing) for the first night. The only place available even remotely in our price range was this "ryokan". The only fair thing about it was the price; the room was tiny, dirty (even by international standards), the bathroom was separate and bizarre. In short,...

 Report
Helpful?
5Thank Nick F
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 4 November 2013

Daiya is located near a bus stop (bus no. 5 from the city). It's within walkable distance to Kyoto train terminal (5-10mins) - there are restaurants/shopping beside/around the terminal. We stayed there for a night because all the other hotels were fully booked. The owner is very nice and oversee most of the stuffs herself. However, cleanliness of the room/toilet...

 Report
Helpful?
7Thank jwtravelogue
Lausanne, Switzerland
Reviewed 28 April 2013

Daiya Ryokan is very well located near Kyoto main station. Owner is very kind but it is the only guesthouse, during our japan trip, which was not clean. Being king does not compensate for not being clean. We definitely do not recommend it.

 Report
Helpful?
7Thank Eric M

21 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (19)
Viewed
Room/Suite (10)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (3)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (2)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Kyoto hotels
Shimogyo-ku
Hotel Station Kyoto Nishikan
Southern Kyoto
Urban Hotel Kyoto
Urban Hotel Kyoto
#77 of 352 in Kyoto
292 reviews
Shimogyo-ku
Yadoya Hiraiwa
Yadoya Hiraiwa
#221 of 352 in Kyoto
52 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Shimogyo-ku
Shizuya Kyoto
Shizuya Kyoto
#217 of 352 in Kyoto
5 reviews
Northern Kyoto
Ryokan Yamazaki
Ryokan Yamazaki
#162 of 352 in Kyoto
139 reviews
Shimogyo-ku
Ryokan Kyoka
Ryokan Kyoka
#236 of 352 in Kyoto
32 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Shimogyo-ku

Neighbourhood Profile
Shimogyo-ku
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
Explore this neighbourhood

Amenities

In your room
  • Air Conditioning

Additional Information about Daiya Ryokan

Address: 292 Ameyacho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8148, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku , Kyoto Station
Price Range: £35 - £82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Daiya Ryokan 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, Odigeo, Agoda, Rakuten, Priceline, HostelWorld and Hotels.com so you can book your Daiya Ryokan reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Hotel Style:
#181 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Daiya Ryokan staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“you can't really choose but the new building is the better one (the one on the right side)”
 of 5 bubbles violan486, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
1 of 1
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay