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433 Gokomachi St, Sagaru, Nakagyo-Ku, Kyoto 604-0933 Kyoto Prefecture
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#22 of 599 in Kyoto
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【From Kyoto station】 By subway: It takes approximately 15 minutes by subway for 260 Yen. Take the Karasuma Line bound for Kokusaikaikan to Karasuma Oike station. (3 stops from Kyoto station) Transfer to the Tozai Line bound for Rokujizo or Hama otsu to Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae station which is the next stop. By bus: It takes about 20 minutes and costs 230 yen per person. Take the Kyoto City Bus #4, #17, or #205 and get off at "Kyotoshiyakusyo-mae". By taxi: It takes 10 - 20 minutes and costs about 1200 yen. 【From Kansai International Airport】 By JR trains: The JR Haruka limited express takes about 80 minutes from Kansai Airport to Kyoto station. Trains depart every 30 minutes. Non-reserved seats - 2,850 Yen By bus: Direct buses from Kansai Airport to Kyoto Station take about 110 minutes and cost 2,550 Yen. By Shuttle taxi: Shuttle taxi from Kansai Airport to our hotel takes about 120 minutes and costs 3,600 yen. This is a door to door service but reservations must be made in advance. NISHIYAMA RYOKAN is small japanese style hotel.more than 2000 visitors from around the world stay with each year.plese enjoy traditional japanese culture at very reasonable rates.thank you in advance. Location: Located in the center of Kyoto very near the Imperial Palace grounds and the Shijo-Kawaramachi shopping areas. Relaxation: 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. Hospitality: With our warm hospitality and dedication to comfort, we are sure that your stay in Kyoto will be most enjoyable! Reasonable RatesOur fine Japanese-style rooms are reasonably priced (no-meal rates apply) and allow you to experience Japan in a casual, fun way.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Hot spring bath
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Game room
Board games / puzzles
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared lounge / TV area
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Safe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
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Michs wrote a review Apr 2020
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We stayed 4 nights and can't reccomend it enough. We were made to feel welcome and the staff were kind and helpful. Rooms were comfortable, cosy, clean and with a traditionally Japanese feel. The hot baths in the basement were such a treat after a long day walking in Kyoto. The lounge area overlooking the garden is a wonderful space to relax. The green tea ceremony and traditional Japanese breakfast are some of our most treasured memories of our time in Japan. Thank you Nishiyama Ryokan for making our stay so special!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 21 May 2020
Dear 19pearls91, 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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DallasTexas123 wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions4 helpful votes
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
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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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ljager437985 wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
An amazing place to stay! The staff are so kind and hospitable, and the facilities are amazing. The breakfast is quite expensive but it's an amazing experience so I would definitely recommend adding breakfast for at least one morning.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Responded 11 Feb 2020
Dear ljager437985, First of all, thank you so much for choosing our ryokan for your stay in Kyoto. It was our pleasure to serve you with our hospitality. We wish you to choose our ryokan again by any chance if you are visiting Kyoto again. We hope you all the best!! Yours sincerely, NISHIYAMA RYOKAN
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Geoff H wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Excellent host. Onsen in basement. Beautiful gardens and surrounding streets. Convenience stores nearby Good laundry facilities Lovely traditional breakfast but only need to do it the once during your stay
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Response from nishiyamahotel, PR 매니저 at Nishiyama Ryokan
Responded 17 Jan 2020
Thank you so much for leaving us a review of your stay. We are joyed to hear your kind opinions with a concise and clear word arrangement! And also the information which you mentioned is going to be helpful to our potential guests. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the future. Best Wishes, NISHIYAMA RYOKAN
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gnardo353848 wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Much appreciated the public bath and the tea ceremony. The staff was very helpful. Close to main attractions and markets and near a subway station. The price for similar ryokans in Kyoto the same period was higher.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Response from nishiyamahotel, PR 매니저 at Nishiyama Ryokan
Responded 17 Jan 2020
Dear gnardo353848, Thanks for leaving us such a kind review of your stay. We appreciate that you loved our hospitality and service. So thanks for your kind story and we look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes, NISHIYAMA RYOKAN
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Kate C wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
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
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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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sponot132327 wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
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
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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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ozdansk wrote a review Nov 2019
sydney, australia22 contributions38 helpful votes
I had a lovely stay of three nights here recently. The staff are incredibly helpful and kind and the room had everything I needed. The onsen is also a wonderful place to relax. A great place to stay that is not expensive yet central to everything Kyoto has to offer.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Response from nishiyamahotel, 広報担当マネージャー at Nishiyama Ryokan
Responded 28 Nov 2019
Dear ozdansk, Thank you so much for choosing our ryokan for your trip in Kyoto. It was our pleasure to welcome you at our ryokan and serving you with Japanese hospitality. Also, we are truly appreciate and pleased to receive a review with your impressions. It is one of the most valuable thing for us to receive review and impression from our guest. And it is our source for being as a traditional Japanese inn "ryokan". Again, we thank you very much for your kindness and we are very much looking forward to your visit again. Best wishes, NISHIYAMA RYOKAN
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Edward wrote a review Nov 2019
7 contributions14 helpful votes
We stayed here two nights because I wanted to stay in a ryokan while in Japan and this place was very reasonably priced with a good location and tripadvisor certified excellent. I don't understand why it has that excellent tag, and I really wish we would have stayed at our previous more modern hotel which was about $50/night more and drastically better. This is family run and they are very nice and I appreciate that, but they spoke very poor English and were unable to book me a dinner reservation because of misunderstandings (a later hotel was able to book just fine). And really the rooms are just run down and bathrooms are tiny. Wallpaper was peeling off. The futons you sleep on were very thin, you're basically just on the floor with an inch of cushioning. Price was very reasonable, and if you're on a budget with kids or several people, this could work out and maybe be fun, but seems like they post rates that are very high then mark down significantly so it looks like you're getting a deal when that really should be the starting price. Good location though. And we admittedly did not partake in the traditional tea (because we were lazy) or dinner (due to price) that was offered.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Responded 21 Nov 2019
Dear eddiehr22, First of all, we thank you so much for choosing our ryokan for your stay in Kyoto. It was our pleasure to serve you with our hospitality, and most importantly, we are very pleased to know that our location was reached to your satisfaction. We wish you to choose our ryokan again by any chance if you are visiting Kyoto again. We hope you all the best!! Yours sincerely, NISHIYAMA RYOKAN
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msmo31 wrote a review Nov 2019
10 contributions8 helpful votes
This is our first time at a ryokan and we are so glad we stayed here for 3 nights. First, this is a family owned ryokan. Everything is done w care and love! We felt so well taken care of. I’m a big hotel chain traveler and this has been a great experience. Location is perfect because you can either walk to popular places or take public transportation. It’s a 15 min taxi ride from Kyoto station. There are many local eateries with great prices. There are fabulous coffee shops and bakeries. The location is brilliant! Price of ryokan is very reasonable and there are so many thoughtful touches that are complimentary. There’s a free tea service in lobby every morning. We stayed in a traditional Japanese room and loved it.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Response from nishiyamahotel, 広報担当マネージャー at Nishiyama Ryokan
Responded 21 Nov 2019
Dear msmo31, Firstly, we thank you so much for choosing our ryokan for your stay in Kyoto at the first time. And more, it is our honor to receive your kindness by giving us review and sharing your experiences and impressions during your stay at our ryokan. Guest's review is the most valuable thing for us to know and maintain our service and hospitality as one of the unique accommodation in the world "ryokan". We wish you to select our ryokan again if you have any chance to visit in Kansai area in Japan. We are very much looking forward to welcome you again here at Nishiyama Ryokan. Best regards, NISHIYAMA RYOKAN
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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, meeting rooms, 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 Trattoria Macedonia Yuki, Saishuan Shiraki, and Hafuu Honten.
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, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Does Nishiyama Ryokan offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
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).