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Miami Beach, Florida
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Quiet and serene which is what one would dream of when in traditional Japan, in front of multiple small waterfalls in small creek. The water flows to maintain a Zen mood. Of the only two rooms available, western and Japanese, we chose the latter. The room comes with kaiseki dinner and breakfast were excellent. The outdoor onsen magical and there...

Thank Jetsetters-CandJC
Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

We came here as a friend recommended us the ryokan 'as the best place he had ever stayed in'. The room was gorgeous, on 2 levels, beautiful finishings and furniture. As it has been said before the temperature in the outside onsen is very hot - I had no issues in other onsens but here we both could not handle...

3Thank thereallife
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 26 February 2015

This property is a bit of an odyssey, but I enjoyed it. To get the most out of it one should stay at lest two days. Ugenta is an exercise in qualified very good. I really liked our room which was spread over two levels. The main living area was well structured and quite functional as was the bathroom. The...

1Thank Ray F
Reviewed 2 January 2015

My friend and I spent a night at this amazing place. The Rooms are impeccable, beautiful design, stunning nature, zen-like feel and probably the most stunning place I have ever stayed in. Five star hotels are not comparable to this paradise. We also had the most helpful host, Yuuko Sonoda, who made it an even more special experience. She went...

Thank grylondon
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 9 December 2014

After reading such rave reviews about Ugenta, we had great expectations when we booked both rooms at this Ryokan. We have already stayed at a number of Ryokans on this long trip, therefore we can easily make comparisons. It would be best to do this review in point form: 1) Cleanliness - Ugenta is disappointing in one of the most...

6Thank Grace S
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 25 November 2014

A half hour out of Kyoto by train, you are in rural Japan. Located in a quiet village this is the place to get a more authentic sense of Japanese culture. They have a Japanese and a western room. We satayed in the western room mainly because I am an admirer of George Nakashima' s furniture, and the rooms are...

1Thank Dr_W_11
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 18 September 2013

located on a bustling but incredibly charming street with a little creek running along it. the setting, the scenery is just oozing with charm. we stayed in the japanese room, it was incredibly spacious, the bathrooms are divine and the rooftop onsen tubs were such a treat.

4Thank lollipops
Hong Kong
Reviewed 9 April 2013

I have stayed in many ryokans in Japan, and I have to say that Ugenta is one of my top experiences. The design is not quite like a traditional ryokan but a fascinating blend of classic Japanese and contemporary modern design. The blend is seamless and it worked very well. While the design of this ryokan is modern, the service...

5Thank greenflubber
Reviewed 1 March 2013

We booked the Western-style room and I - not having done any homework - was amazed to find original George Nakashima works being used as ordinary furniture: dining table and chairs, settee, coffee table, credenza...all beautifully kept, yet sporting the inevitable scratches and marks of daily use. The room actually comprises the upper two stories of a 3-storey building. Large...

2Thank biketrekker
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 18 November 2012

Ugenta offers the best ryokan room that I have ever been to. Detailed design in the room and the gorgeous food, not to mention the breathtaking onsen tubs on the top of the building. Kibune is definitely worth visiting, and don't miss out Ugenta if you happen to be in Kibune :)

1Thank ccc_1235

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Address: 76 Kuramakibunecho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1112, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range: £641 - £889 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“the traditional japanese room”
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 of 5 bubbles lollipops, 18 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Western or Japanese will be just as good. The Japanese has a bigger indoor bathtub, and the dining table is "sunken in", whereas the Western room has a "normal-height" dining table and a fireplace.”
  • Spacious bathroom
 of 5 bubbles greenflubber, 8 Apr 2013 | Read review
“There are only two rooms to choose from. Each is self-contained and very private.”
 of 5 bubbles biketrekker, 1 Mar 2013 | Read review
“There are only two rooms at Ugenta. Either one will give you a perfect ryokan experience.”
 of 5 bubbles ccc_1235, 18 Nov 2012 | Read review
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