We (my husband, my 5-year daughter and I) stayed in many hotels during our trip to Japan this December (Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto and Osaka), and this hotel is the BEST!
The price and location are perfect. It is very close to the 锦市场, a local market, and also to department stores, small grocery stores, etc. The only thing is, it took us a little while walking from the subway station to the hotel with two heavy suitcases. The staff are extremely nice and helpful! The staff gave us very clear directions to the 金阁寺and 清水寺。It's very convenient to take a bus to those two attractions. I love their Japanese style room (with private toilet, no private shower, but you can use the public shower or the bath room/hot spring at B1 floor). The room is very neat, with fresh flowers every day. A lady in kimono served tea for us right after we arrived there. Kids' Japanese style clothes are also provided! The Japanese style breakfast is delicious, especially their steamed rice:-)
We stayed two Japanese style rooms in Japan this time, and I prefer WATAZEN. The other Japanese style room is in Hakone 'Hakone no mori' which is much more expensive (about $100 for each adult, and $80 for kid, so it's about $290 for one night.by contrast, WATAZEN is $50-60 for each adult and $10 for kid, total is about $120-130 for each night) . The Hakone-no-nori provides breakfast and dinner, but no kids' Japanese style clothes (kimono). WATAZEN offers breakfast and kimono for kids. My daughter also loves this hotel very much.
In short, I love this hotel and I strongly recommend this ryokan to any one traveling to Kyoto. The weather during our stay in Kyoto was terrible but we still love Kyoto the most among all the cities we traveled in Japan.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Watazen Hotel Kyoto