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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's like staying at relatives - its homey, kind staff. Located in a quiet neighbor hood. Our room was a bit rundown, blankets had dust. But it was an experience! Sleeping on tatami mat, wearing yukata in a Japanese house! There's common area; living room, kitchen, toilet & bathroom. There's a beautiful garden. The breakfast was alright (we ordered Japanese...

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aderian, 広報担当マネージャー at Ryokan Yamazaki, responded to this review

Dear Taraako, We thank you very much for your recent stay at Ryokan Yamazaki in Takao, Kyoto. And we are truly pleased with your review that describing our ryokan as "Homey" because that is exactly what's our Ryokan's concept. Our hospitality is to provide our guest to feel our ryokan as their home which connects the relax with privacy. Again,...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

A ryokan experience should be unique and special, but it comes at a high price. Ryokan Yamazaki is (relatively) cheap and you get what you pay for: the rooms and common areas are messy and a little run down; the facilities are basic and not always clean; the food is good, but not great; the staff are competent, but not...

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aderian, 広報担当マネージャー at Ryokan Yamazaki, responded to this review

Dear TomWilliamsBristol, We thank you very much for your stay at Ryokan Yamazaki. We keep you review in our mind for our improvement and also to effect our service in some ways. As we are quite unique ryokan which our guest's often stay bit longer than other accommodations, our facility is design to be more like a "Home" which is...

Hannover, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was beautiful but it really lets itself down with the cleanliness the kitchen was horrific! Really dirty with little dead bug lying around the place we had to attempt to cook here. Also the shower door was broken and wouldn't lock. If you are in a low budget then go here because the room itself was great. (Japanese...

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Dear stefann9, First of all, we thank you very much for your recent stay at Ryokan Yamazaki. And, we also thank you for giving us the review. We have read through your review, and we glad you have liked our room but also we take your point of view regarding to the cleanness of our kitchen area and some factors...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Very peaceful ryokan, located near the Nara Park, with very welcoming front staff. The breakfast was an added bonus and appreciated. Enjoyed my two nights here! Next time would like to explore the option of additional dining at the property.

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aderian, 広報担当マネージャー at Ryokan Yamazaki, responded to this review

Dear Darren G, We are much appreciated with you to choose Ryokan Yamazaki for your stay in Kyoto. And also, we'd like to thank you for give us review. Hope to be able to welcome you again here at Ryokan Yamazaki. Yours sincerely, Ryokan Yamazaki

Surabaya, Indonesia
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Great place, good food, great atmosphere, good view, easy access to Arashiyama. The only downside is the bus access to this area has no number, only in Japanese. I had experience taking the wrong bus.

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aderian, 広報担当マネージャー at Ryokan Yamazaki, responded to this review

Dear veny2017, First of all, We thank you so much for you to select us for your stay in Kyoto, and we are very grateful to see your review. We really liked the way you expressed the word of "escape". As we are locating in the village "Takao" at the foot of mountain and little away from the busy downtown....

Waterford, Ireland
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This ryokan is exactly what you see on the pictures. It's not luxurious 5 star hotel, but it's cosy and traditional while good value for money comparing to other ryokans in Kyoto. It's not in the center of Kyoto so don't expect to check in and go for a stroll downtown. From Kyoto station it's about 40 minutes - we...

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aderian, 広報担当マネージャー at Ryokan Yamazaki, responded to this review

Dear Mirka K, First of all, we thank you so much for select us for your 2 nights stay, and truly appreciated with your well explained review as well as giving us high rate. As you have mentioned we are not that kind of luxurious 5 star hotel, but our hospitality is always for our guests privacy. It is also...

Reviewed 18 December 2016

It's a great place and well posted on where it is. It is off the beaten path but the view is worth it. The workers don't know great English but not a big deal, they know enough to get by. The internet worked well and their food was pretty good too. My only gripe with the hotel is that there...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Nothing wrong, just didn't really do what we had hoped to have a ryokan to do. We left a great business hotel in Osaka with a great location that might have made this place just as convenient to downtown Kyoto. But that wasn't really the problem, because there's a bus and that was fine and a short walk to some...

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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Knew this ryokan wasn't in a great location but it looked so pretty in the pictures that we booked it anyway as a bit of a treat while in Kyoto. Turned out to be the worst ryokan we'd staying in by far. Room was tiny with stains on the walls and bedding and absolutely no view or character. We'd booked...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

The staff was very helpful but spoke no english. It seem to us the hotel was a base for large Japanese tours groups, not sure... but the lobby was a "shop" of souvenirs. We liked the touch of using a freshly pressed kimono during our stay. But we found no directions on how to use the baths, what to wear,...

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Staying in Northern Kyoto

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Northern Kyoto
Hot springs and historic temples characterize the leafy landscapes of Northern Kyoto. Acres of tranquil residential streets are interrupted by some of Kyoto's most gorgeous architectural gems, including the majestic Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji, the serene artistry of the Ryoanji Temple rock gardens, and the bold red paint across the structures of Enryakuji Temple. Once a religious core of the city, the district now boasts some of its most remote and peaceful hot springs, as well as a few of its best family-run mom-and-pop restaurants. A blend of extremely local at its outskirts, and highly peopled at its tourist centers, Northern Kyoto nonetheless retains a halcyon air in harmony with nature.
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Address: 11 Umegahata Takahanacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8261, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Northern Kyoto
Price Range: £34 - £91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ryokan Yamazaki 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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“very quiet place”
 of 5 bubbles 323nigelw, 14 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the rooms out the back”
 of 5 bubbles PeterK711, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Get an end room looking over the gardens”
 of 5 bubbles melitaw2015, 28 Sep 2015 | Read review
“My corner room in upper floor with private bathroom is perfect and way above my expecation”
 of 5 bubbles LaiRay, 1 Apr 2015 | Read review
“For travellers - The way to reach the Ryokan - take bus number 8 from Kyoto Bus Interchange, once you alight it is only 150 meters away”
 of 5 bubbles 0500hours, 15 Dec 2013 | Read review
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