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WATAZEN is a Classical Japanese Inn with modern amenities, located in the center of Kyoto. It has been a familiar inn for many travelers to Kyoto since [Tenpo Gannen](1830). Today, many people enjoy our traditional harmonious atmosphere in central Kyoto. We are confident that our excellent service and cuisine will make your visit to Kyoto a memorable one. Please enjoy Kyoto and relax at WATAZEN. The cost is from 6300JPY - per person.
Those who delight in shopping and cuisine will find themselves at home in Shinkyogoku. Lauded and visited by locals for its Nishiki Market, where baskets of fragrant spices, dried fish, and just-fried foods are piled high along the snaking streets of its enclosed outdoor shopping spaces, Shinkyogoku is not only a hub for fresh fare, but also for fast fashion fixes. Trends-in-the-making can be spotted in the tall windows of several one-of-a-kind stores featuring local labels and modish boutiques. Arcades, outdoor concert spaces, mega department stores, and small, enchanting cafes have sprung up to accommodate the increasing traffic. Whether looking for souvenirs and kitsch on Shinkyogoku Street, or scoping out the massive food court and restaurant floor at Takashimaya Department store, there's something for every wallet or purse, and a buyer for every item.
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Surprise gifts on arrival! In the heart of Kyoto, close to all the major attractions. If you really want an insight of the japanese culture you have to stay at least 1 night! Extra mattress in the closet. Try the spa in the basement, after...More
The staff at Watazen were amazingly attentive, and the facilities were excellent. Watazen is located at a central location, and a short walk from the markets and downtown transport hub. Watazen was the highlight of our trip.
Writing my review of this on my last night in the hotel and what a great stay we have had. We wanted to stay here for the experience and have not been disappointed at all. From the moment we walked in, everyone has been beyond...More
My family stayed in a Japanese tatami room for two nights and totally enjoyed the experience. We had the Kaiseki dinner with wagyu beef in the room. Although somewhat pricey, the experience was well worth it.
The ryokan has a public bath on the basement...More
Response from watazen, フロント オフィス マネージャー at WatazenResponded 14 August 2018
Thank you very much for your review.
We are so glad you enjoy Japanese dishes and Tatami room.
We hope we can serve you next time when you trravel Kyoto again.
We spent 1 night (our last night in Kyoto) at Watazen Ryokan and enjoyed it for a traditional Japanese experience. For a good Ryokan experience with a true Japanese Kaseiki dinner served in the room and without leaving Kyoto city center this was a well...More