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Ryokan Yamazaki

11 Umegahata Takahanacho, Ukyo-Ku, Kyoto 616-8261 Kyoto Prefecture
                                    room in yamakazi ryokan. taken 25th jan 2013
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£107
Fully refundable before Sun, 28 Apr
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£86
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4.0
#25 of 189 ryokans in Kyoto
3.2 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
"Ryokan Yamazaki" has been reborn with a new concept as "RYOKAN YAMAZAKI". Surrounded by nature in Takao, Kyoto, we have elaborated our plans as a place where you can have a peaceful time. In addition, access to sightseeing spots by car is convenient, making it an ideal base for sightseeing in Kyoto. Enjoy a comfortable and peaceful trip while feeling the Japanese atmosphere. The logo has also changed to symbolize the new “RYOKAN YAMAZAKI”. The design combines a mountain icon representing Takao, a famous scenic spot in Kyoto surrounded by mountains, and simple letters that evoke the interior and room settings. It fuses tradition and modernity to express the mountains' beauty and a ryokan's sophisticated atmosphere of a ryokan. 30 minutes by bus from Kyoto Station, the restaurant/Ryokan Yamazaki is very convenient for access to Takao. It is located in a quiet place where you can feel the change of seasons in Kyoto up close.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Restaurant
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Self-serve laundry
Secured parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
First aid kit
Umbrella
Room features
Air purifier
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Seating area
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Clothes rack
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Residential Neighbourhood
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese

Location

11 Umegahata Takahanacho, Ukyo-Ku, Kyoto 616-8261 Kyoto Prefecture
Name/address in local language
344Reviews10Q+A37Room tips

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Ben G wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It's a well kept ryokan in a quiet part of Kyoto that is excellent value for money. Rooms are well kept with comfortable bedding, air conditioning and wi-fi.

Location wise, it's a little out of the way but we had no problem making our way around - a short taxi ride to several temples where you're then near the train line, and there's a JR bus stop right outside that will take you all the way to Kyoto station.

We opted for the stay with breakfast/dinner each day and the food was excellent, authentic Japanese dishes for dinner and they catered to the coeliac in our group. Breakfast had an option of Japanese or Western style.

The proprietor was very hospitable and spoke good English, so was able to assist us in our travel plans.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Simon Hall wrote a review Dec 2023
Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom6 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This Ryokan does indeed appear to be recently renovated and under improved management. Our en-suite room was spacious, clean and new. Kaiseki dinner and Japanese breakfast both exceeded expectations. Given the reasonable price this is a good introductory Ryokan. The location is well out of the city centre so generally quiet. We arrived on foot from the station en-route from Arashiyama bamboo grove and departed by bus to Kyoto station which worked OK. Staff speak good enough English. Heating/AC a bit noisy.

The JR bus passes the door heading for the station approx twice per hour (free if you have a railcard); plus No8 bus once or twice per hour.
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: It's on the JR bus route plu #8
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James F wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
A nice enough ryokan but it had terrible lighting and poor bathroom. These things could've been easily fixed... the night light was blinding in our room and definitely not good for winding down... you'd expect a lanturn of some kind but not here sadly.

On the positive side, the staff were friendly enough and the Japanese breakfast was fantastic. They called us a cab and were happy to help nearly everything.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tom Titus wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Unfortunately our lovely stay here (great accommodation, delicious food, kind staff) was turned bitter when we still have not gotten a refund for our overpayment, and its been almost two months since our stay. We have sent multiple emails, so are resorting to a review here to hopefully get a staff members attention. We paid online at booking.com in full before arrival, and then were asked to pay again in full upon arrival. Please, check your email Ryokan staff (from titusworldtravel@gmail.com), we appreciatively await your reply! Thank you!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from kyotoryokan_yamazaki, 広報担当マネージャー at Ryokan Yamazaki
Responded 19 Jan 2020
Dear TomTitus, First of all, we thank you so much for select us for your Kyoto stay. Second of all, we apologize for the delay in our reply about a refund. We will e-mail you later. It is grateful to hear that you have liked our hospitality and food. Your recommendation will certainly helps the world travelers to know about our Ryokan. Yours sincerely, Ryokan Yamazaki
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JaceG-888 wrote a review Mar 2020
New York City, New York1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent staff and accommodation. If you're looking for a retreat, this is the place. It's quiet, clean, and peaceful. Though not as accessible with public transportation, it's a special place that allows for a disconnect with the noise of the urban environment.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Escape36162035570 wrote a review Dec 2023
Hong Kong, China1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The bedroom and facilities are clean and well maintained. Free parking is available and the receptionist is so nice to provide support. We had a great time during our stay here. Shall visit again next time!
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Michael wrote a review Jun 2005
Miami9 contributions81 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a fabulous ryokan (Japanese style inn) located in the suburbs of Kyoto. I went there traveling with 2 other of my friends and we were given a huge tatami room with TV airconditioning green tea and complimentary red bean cakes. Most ryokan's give you a very spartan sink and shower but offer a public bath, but Ryokan Yamazaki gave us a rather spacious personal bathroom. They offer a $10 breakfast with your choice of either Japanese or western fare, I had Japanese on both days and it was great if you love or are willing to try traditional Japanese food. The couple that runs the Ryokan were very gracious and kind to us. They speak only a little English but they have been running the Ryokan for a while so I figure they know enough for you to get by if you don't know Japanese. They also offer coin washer and dryers. The one and only draw back to Ryokan Yamazaki is its distance from Kyoto station. It is a good 30-40 minute bus ride (no transfers) from Kyoto station, but I found it was worth it considering you get to get away from the city center and stay in a quiet residential area and a get a feel of how real Kyoto-ites live. There is also a convenience store and ramen shop within walking distance. I highly recommend this place, if you don't mind the bus ride.
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Date of stay: May 2005
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Splinter59 wrote a review Dec 2014
Lille21 contributions44 helpful votes
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow!
This ryokan is my worst experience in Japan so far. It is way too much expensive for what it is.
We have booked a room with double futon and got two single instead...
The place is dirty and filthy with holes in the walls
Bathroom and toilets outside...
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Date of stay: December 2014Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Iampopey wrote a review Dec 2014
1 contribution10 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked this ryokan based on Tripadvisor reviews and ... I shouldn't have. Pricy, dirty and far from Kyoto central. The only good point was the Internet connexion. Also, although we booked a double bed-room, they gave us a twin bed room. Don't go,this is a trap.
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Date of stay: December 2014
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Siegfried2009 wrote a review Jun 2010
Colorado7 contributions13 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It is a bit out of the way from the city but close to Arashiyama area and the temples
of Ryoanji, Tenryuji and Kinkakuji and the Sagano Bamboo forest.

I liked the Ambiance. The restaurant was a bit expensive and the service was ok
but the owner was very polite.

If you want to tour the Arashiyama area it is the place to be.

If you want to visit Kiyomizudera, Philosophers walks etc....
It is far
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Date of stay: November 2009
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Answer from Lisaplaystennis
Sydney, Australia193 contributions38 helpful votes
Dear Reader We hired a car so are unable to answer your question properly. I do recall other patrons of our lovely ryokan catching a bus into town. The bus stop was right outside our ryokan from memory. Regards Lisa
Answer from Ryan O
1 contribution
Yes, we left our bags at the front desk during the day.
Answer from mtkoenji
Suginami, Japan7 contributions12 helpful votes
Please call hotel front to question is your reserve done or not.
Answer from NigelW
Singapore, Singapore35 contributions8 helpful votes
I think about 15000 yen but its a simple breakfast set , not special at all .
Simon Hall wrote a tip Dec 2023
Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom6 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It's on the JR bus route plu #8"
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Joseph C wrote a tip Aug 2023
3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You can pay with card but tourist tax needs paying in cash and the nearest ATM is about 10 minutes of walking."
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Bob Gianna wrote a tip Sept 2019
Montreal, Canada69 contributions60 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The rooms at the annexe have a beautiful garden"
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Lisaplaystennis wrote a tip Apr 2019
Sydney, Australia193 contributions38 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Traditional ryokan with soft tatami mats."
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Explorer12840413452 wrote a tip Apr 2019
Seoul, South Korea1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"1 shower room & 2 toilet there. 9:00~9:30 a.m check-out system will begin."
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PRICE RANGE
£69 - £138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
ryokan yamazaki hotel kyoto
LOCATION
JapanKinkiKyoto PrefectureKyotoNorthern Kyoto
NUMBER OF ROOMS
19
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ryokan Yamazaki
Which popular attractions are close to Ryokan Yamazaki?
Nearby attractions include Ryotoku-ji Temple (0.5 miles), Soshi Seijin Rennyo Shonin Historic Remains (0.5 miles), and Susukizuka (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ryokan Yamazaki?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Ryokan Yamazaki?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a view of the mountains, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Ryokan Yamazaki?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Ryokan Yamazaki?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ryokan Yamazaki?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ikenojaya, Sabo Furusato, and Akabeko.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ryokan Yamazaki?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Ryokan Yamazaki?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ninna-ji Temple (0.9 miles), Daikaku-ji Temple (1.2 miles), and Daitoku-ji Temple (2.8 miles).
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