My wife and I recently stayed at Yachiyo. It was my second time and her first. While I believe Yachiyo very much caters to foreign tourists, and perhaps is best regarded as an introduction to this kind of accommodation, it has impressed me with its warm hospitality, and in the case of my second stay, superior rooms. On our recent stay, we booked a 16-tatami mat suite on the ground floor. It was simply magical, with a special outlook upon a private section of the garden, a large private bath with its own patch of private garden, and beautiful decor. We luxuriated in our late afternoon baths, and dressing in the provided yukata (cotton kimono) for dinner in the restaurant. Unfortunately, during our stay my wife came down sick with a cold and fever. The staff couldn't have been more warm in providing her comfort and care. As a result, she was able to rejoin me in sightseeing missing only a small amount of time. We feel deeply indebted to their kindnesses.... This was my third ever visit to Kyoto. On my first visit, some 15 years ago, I stayed at a different ryokan, more centrally located, but a name I can't remember. I sincerely recommend to all foreign visitors the wonderful experience of staying at a ryokan. It is a highly enriching experience, and a wonderful window upon traditional Japanese customs and aesthetics.
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- Traditional japanese style Ryokan/Inn (Gion Higashiyama / Kita Shirakawa / Kurama / Yase / Ohara Get the best out of a RYOKAN Kyoto, once prospering as the nation's capital for over 1,200 years is the city of arts, tradition and history. Kyoto plays a significant role in the identity of Japanese people. Experience this authentic part of Japan in a Ryokan. Why do Japanese people feel most comfortable on Tatami floors? Why do Japanese people from outside Kyoto praise Japanese food in Kyoto? Why is it difficult for Japanese people on vacation to decide whether to stay in a hotel or a Ryokan when they come to Kyoto? Kyoto is the city where Japanese people can reassure their ethnicity and remember the most important things about being Japanese. In a Ryokan, get more out of the basic necessities in life; food, shelter and clothing. An experience different from the common hotel. A Ryokan is an accommodation facility original to the owners taste, influenced by Japanese culture, style and feel. A service that can't be found anywhere else in the world; only here in Japan. Don't miss the opportunity to experience a deeper Japan. How to take a ONSEN style japanese bath room,large bath room. You are only to go inside the bath tub after you washed your body. First, you are to rinse your body with hot water. Washing beforehand helps to keep the water in bath tub clean. The rinsing and washing of your body with hot water also acclimatizes you to the temperature of the bath tub, which can be very hot. It is not advisable to jump into the water like diving in to a swimming pool. Please use discretion. Please do not put the hand towel into the bath tub water. Most people place the towel on their head. And remember do not use any soap or shampoo or other skin cleansers in bath tub either. Open 6:30AM to 10:00AM , 15:00PM to 23:00PM. Dining & WASHOKU japanese cuisine at Kyoto Garden Ryokan,Auberge, Yachiyo/Kyoto Inn,Hotel/Restaurant Restaurant photosThe Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo began as a WASHOKU restaurant and is still respected as an exclusive restaurant serving the traditional Kyoto style of dining. Our restaurant, called Kyoto Garden Restaurant YACHIYO(Dining & Garden Yachiyo) is right next to our ryokan, and serves Japanese culinary art. -Yachiyo`s cuisine is known as "Kyo-kaiseki"and drawson the rich traditions of Kyoto style multiple-course dining. Kyo-kaiseki represents one of the pinnacles in Japanese cuisine, a highly stylized manifestation of the principles of in-season produce and enjoyment of seasonal variation. Ryokan Yachiyo/Auberge/ Inn is a famous (RYOTEI) WASHOKU restaurant in Kyoto.KAISEKI and WAGYU Beef can be chosen through standard course, deluxe course, and luxury course and SUSHI,TEMPRA,SUKIYAKI,SHABUSHABU ,A vegetarian dinner courses . From JR Kyoto Station to Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo By taxi It is about a 25 minute ride (Approx.1800 JPN) by Taxi from the JR Kyoto (email hidden)ease tell the taxi driver to take you toUkyo-ku, Nanzenji Ryokan Yachiyo. By train (Subway Line) It is about 40 minutes by train.From the Kyoto station, take the Kyoto KARASUMA subway line traveling to KOKUSAI (website hidden) the Karasuma Oike Stn, change the train to the Tozai Subway Line traveling to Rokujizo. Get off at Keage Station.If you walk straight, along the Niomon Dori Street for 5 minutes, you will see the Yachiyo Ryokan on the right side. The entrance of the Ryokan is on the approach lane (Sando) that leads to Nanzenji Temple. By bus From JR Kyoto Station, it is about 50 minutes by bus.From the bus terminal A-1 at the JR Kyoto Station Karasuma Exit, take the bus No.5 And get off at the bus stop called Hosshoji-cho. Walk east, then take a right turn. If you walk 5 more minutes, you will find the entrance of the approach lane leading to Nanzenji Temple.Ryokan Yachiyo is just on the right side of the lane. ... more less
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- Yachiyo Hotel Kyoto