NISHIYAMA RYOKAN
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NISHIYAMA RYOKAN

433 Gokomachi St, Sagaru, Nakagyo-Ku, Kyoto 604-0933 Kyoto Prefecture
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4.5
#11 of 191 ryokans in Kyoto
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
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We are located in the center of Kyoto very near the Imperial Palace grounds and the Shijo-Kawaramachi shopping areas. There is a waterfall in the garden. We hope that the refreshing, rushing sound of the water will relax and soothe you during your stay with us. With our warm hospitality and dedication to comfort, we are sure that your stay in Kyoto will be most enjoyable! Our fine Japanese-style rooms are reasonably priced (no-meal rates apply) and allow you to experience Japan in a casual, fun way. Much effort was put into the design and layout of each room to make your stay comfortable and of one to remember. From authentic Japanese style rooms, to spacious western style family rooms, NISHIYAMA RYOKAN welcomes you with open arms.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared lounge / TV area
First aid kit
Umbrella
Washing machine
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Safe
Telephone
Bottled water
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Clothes rack
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese

Location

433 Gokomachi St, Sagaru, Nakagyo-Ku, Kyoto 604-0933 Kyoto Prefecture
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Itami Airport
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sponot132327 wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent Ryokan with a good location. Close to the Kyoto city hall bus stop and metro station. The staff was excellent, very courteous and helpful. Rooms were clean and loved the sleeping on the Japanese style futon and pillows. Ensure you experience some of the events they have on-site such as the tea ceremony , sake tasting etc. The only downside was that it was not easy to guide taxi drivers to this location. Either use 'foreign friendly ' taxis whose drivers can speak English or use google maps in Japanese navigation mode.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from nishiyamahotel, PR 매니저 at NISHIYAMA RYOKAN
Responded 5 Jan 2020
Dear sponot132327, Thank you for choosing our ryokan and sharing such an informative review. And also we are joyed that you loved our hospitality. We put what customers are satisfied with as our priority, and your comment reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So thanks for your kind story and we look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes, NISHIYAMA RYOKAN
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Christopher C wrote a review Aug 2023
2 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Loved our stay at nishiyama ryokan!! Service was great, they had a tea for us at check in and brought our luggage up to the room. Amenities were great as well, theres free laundry and a tea ceremony every morning to participate in, free drinks (water, coke, tea, beer) in the room fridge and a yukata to wear around the ryokan. The public baths were great as well, perfect for some rejuvenation after a day of sightseeing. Location is solid as well, a 10 to 15 min walk to all the subways or bus stops needed or to the nishiki market or plenty of great restaurants!
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Take advantage of the free laundry! One of the better dryers we used in japan and convenient for...
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Response from RYOKAN NISHIYAMA, Owner at NISHIYAMA RYOKAN
Responded 8 Aug 2023
Dear W6753CNchristopherc, Thank you so much for choosing our ryokan and we are truly pleased to receive a review comments. It was our pleasure to welcome you and serve you with comfortable stay for during your stay in Kyoto. We are very much looking forward to seeing you again and welcome you here at NISHIYAMA RYOKAN. Thank you very much for your kindness and see you again!! Best wishes, NISHIYAMA RYOKAN
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DallasTexas123 wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed with another couple for 1 night, but I wish we had more time to fully enjoy the stay at Nishiyama Ryokan. They treated us with care, paid detailed attention to our needs, and the rooms were super clean and the bathrooms were really nice. I also used the big bath downstairs and it was also clean and relaxing. I slept well in a nice futon. The food was first class and I think we ate everything. A big compliment to the chef and the server lady was super assertive and helpful. We were also amazed by the traditional tea ceremony performed and served by the second generation owners. They were so fantastic, polite and kind. We want to come back. I'd recommend this Ryokan to anyone.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: The people at the hotel are very helpful. I called a few times before my stay and they were very...
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Response from nishiyamahotel, PR 매니저 at NISHIYAMA RYOKAN
Responded 11 Feb 2020
Dear DallasTexas123, We are appreciated to receive such wonderful review comments at a high rate. It was our pleasure to welcome you and serve you. We are looking forward to seeing you again and welcome you here at NISHIYAMA RYOKAN. Thank you very much for your kindness! Best wishes, NISHIYAMA RYOKAN
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Jackson wrote a review Feb 2023
Houston, Texas1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We wanted to stay at a ryokan while we were in Kyoto and we were just thrilled with our experience at Nishiyama Ryokan. The attention to detail and customer service were the best we have ever had. The highlights were the origami event and the traditional Japanese breakfast. I highly recommend this establishment if you are seeking a ryokan with traditional experiences combined with contemporary bathrooms. Such a lovely place.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from ニシヤマ 武宏, オーナー at NISHIYAMA RYOKAN
Responded 6 Feb 2023
Dear Yourfriendjackson Thank you so much for choosing our ryokan and we are truly pleased to receive a review comments. It was our pleasure to welcome you and serve you with comfortable stay for during your stay in Kyoto. We also are glad to know that you were satisfied with our public bath and garden. We are very much looking forward to seeing you again and welcome you here at NISHIYAMA RYOKAN. Thank you very much for your kindness and see you again!! Best wishes, NISHIYAMA RYOKAN
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Passport37179751040 wrote a review Oct 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent service and warm hospitality from the hosts! Great for families, the ryokan is situated near many popular tourists spots and public transit options, yet its location on a quiet street makes our experience very peaceful and tranquil.

The room and public bath are spotless and well-maintained. You will have a very comfortable stay at this ryokan!

One thing to note - they suspended their kaiseki dinner service for the time being, so this means you will have to find restaurants in the evening. Dining options can be limited in the area if you don't make dinner reservations in advance, or be prepared to wait in line for popular restaurants during busy weekends.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from RYOKAN NISHIYAMA, Owner at NISHIYAMA RYOKAN
Responded 16 Oct 2023
Dear Passport37179751040, Thank you so much for choosing our ryokan and we are truly pleased to receive a review comments. It was our pleasure to welcome you and serve you with comfortable stay for during your stay in Kyoto. We are very much looking forward to seeing you again and welcome you here at NISHIYAMA RYOKAN. Thank you very much for your kindness and see you again!! Best wishes, NISHIYAMA RYOKAN
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Kate C wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Everyone was incredibly kind and attentive. They made my husband and I feel right at home. I definitely recommend this place for anyone visiting Kyoto.The food was amazing and the staff was so attentive. It is also in a great location making it incredibly easy to navigate the "must-see" spots of Kyoto.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from nishiyamahotel, PR 매니저 at NISHIYAMA RYOKAN
Responded 17 Jan 2020
Dear kate_cam123, Thank you for choosing our hotel. It is our honor to listen to such a precious review about our staff and service. And also the information which you mentioned is going to be helpful to our potential guests. We greatly appreciate to share your experience and we look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes, NISHIYAMA RYOKAN
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Maurice B wrote a review Oct 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a great stay at the Nishiyama Ryoken. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The staff was so friendly and welcoming. Breakfast was included in our booking and we chose the Japanese style option, it was delicious and a very cool experience. We participated in the ikebana (flower arranging) activity during our stay which was a lot of fun. There’s also a public bath available which we took full advantage of and was a great way to unwind after a long day of sightseeing. Overall would definitely recommend if your interested in a relaxing, traditional Japanese stay.
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Date of stay: October 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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Response from RYOKAN NISHIYAMA, Owner at NISHIYAMA RYOKAN
Responded 31 Oct 2023
Dear M5198TJmauriceb, Thank you so much for choosing our ryokan and we are truly pleased to receive a review comments. It was our pleasure to welcome you and serve you with comfortable stay for during your stay in Kyoto. We are very much looking forward to seeing you again and welcome you here at NISHIYAMA RYOKAN. Thank you very much for your kindness and see you again!! Best wishes, NISHIYAMA RYOKAN
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Christopher N wrote a review Aug 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had an amazing stay at this lovely ryokan. Fantastic service, the staff was so kind and welcoming. We also had a great Japanese breakfast with a tea ceremony afterwards. The public bath was a great place to relax after a long day of sightseeing. We stayed at the large Deluxe family room which was beautiful and we got the feeling of a real ryokan. We wish we could have stayed for longer, absolutely recommend this place if you want to experience a ryokan in Kyoto!
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Date of stay: August 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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Response from RYOKAN NISHIYAMA, Owner at NISHIYAMA RYOKAN
Responded 5 Aug 2023
Dear christophernX5771ZB, Thank you so much for choosing our ryokan and we are truly pleased to receive a review comments. It was our pleasure to welcome you and serve you with comfortable stay for during your stay in Kyoto. We are very much looking forward to seeing you again and welcome you here at NISHIYAMA RYOKAN. Thank you very much for your kindness and see you again!! Best wishes, NISHIYAMA RYOKAN
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Arnaud Theubet wrote a review Feb 2023
Malaga, Spain1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Everything from the beginning was just perfect. Service is amazing and everyone is just so nice with a very good english level. I used to work at the reception of a 5 star hotel in Switzerland and i can tell you the service is almost the same we provided. I now notice every details in hotels and I can tell you that they are on point on everything. We came during a very calm period and eventho we weren’t paying a lot thanks to a Booking offer, they upgraded us into their best room. The traditional style of the room is amazingly beautiful and confortable. They have a free of charg set of tea (hot and cold), cola, water and beer that they refill every day. Bath was a great experience as well as the interior garden which created an even more traditional atmosphere in the lobby. They even have the tea ceremony in the morning where you see how matcha tea is made. To summarise, they really make you experience and understand traditional japanese culture in a more modern way and the best of Japanese hospitality. If everything was not already perfect for you, the location is amazing. 15min from the train station, small restaurant nearby and you have at a 10min walking distance the « center » with all the restaurants, shops and bars for day and night life. Definitely a 10/10 ! Thanks again to all the staff members. You were all amazing !
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Enjoy yourself, this place is amazing. Be respectful
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Response from ニシヤマ 武宏, オーナー at NISHIYAMA RYOKAN
Responded 12 Feb 2023
Dear arnaudtheubet Thank you so much for choosing our ryokan and we are truly pleased to receive a review comments. It was our pleasure to welcome you and serve you with comfortable stay for during your stay in Kyoto. We are very much looking forward to seeing you again and welcome you here at NISHIYAMA RYOKAN. Thank you very much for your kindness and see you again!! Best wishes, NISHIYAMA RYOKAN
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Zack F wrote a review Sept 2023
New York City, New York3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was exactly the experience we had hoped for when we looked for a ryokan in Kyoto. The rooms are great and spacious, the baths are a great way to wind down after a long day out, and the location is great with an easy walk to the downtown area and nestled among many small local Izakaya. The couple that owns the property are so nice and gave us a fantastic tea ceremony when we checked out.
I cannot recommend this property highly enough.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from RYOKAN NISHIYAMA, Owner at NISHIYAMA RYOKAN
Responded 18 Sept 2023
Dear 397zackf, Thank you so much for choosing our ryokan and we are truly pleased to receive a review comments. It was our pleasure to welcome you and serve you with comfortable stay for during your stay in Kyoto. We are very much looking forward to seeing you again and welcome you here at NISHIYAMA RYOKAN. Thank you very much for your kindness and see you again!! Best wishes, NISHIYAMA RYOKAN
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PRICE RANGE
£169 - £229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
JapanKinkiKyoto PrefectureKyotoCity Center / Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
NUMBER OF ROOMS
28
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Frequently Asked Questions about NISHIYAMA RYOKAN
Which popular attractions are close to NISHIYAMA RYOKAN?
Nearby attractions include Ippodo Tea Kyoto (0.1 miles), Honnoji Temple (0.2 miles), and Kyoto Kyukyodo Honten (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at NISHIYAMA RYOKAN?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, dry cleaning, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at NISHIYAMA RYOKAN?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at NISHIYAMA RYOKAN?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at NISHIYAMA RYOKAN?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to NISHIYAMA RYOKAN?
Conveniently located restaurants include Saishuan Shiraki, Hafuu Honten, and Trattoria Macedonia Yuki.
Is NISHIYAMA RYOKAN located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the centre of Kyoto.
Are any cleaning services offered at NISHIYAMA RYOKAN?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at NISHIYAMA RYOKAN?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to NISHIYAMA RYOKAN?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (3.2 miles), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (1.6 miles), and Sanjusangendo Temple (1.7 miles).
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