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54-4 Arashiyama Nakaoshitacho, Nishikyo-Ku, Kyoto 616-0004 Kyoto Prefecture
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#183 of 602 hotels in Kyoto
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Kyoto, Togetsutei is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its charming environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Togetsutei makes it easy to enjoy the best of Kyoto.

Togetsutei is a charming onsen ryokan offering air conditioning and a refrigerator in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

The onsen ryokan features room service. Plus, guests can enjoy a sauna and an on-site restaurant, which have made this a popular choice among travellers visiting Kyoto. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

Close to some of Kyoto's most popular landmarks, such as Hogonin Temple (0.3 mi) and Jojakkoji Temple (0.8 mi), Togetsutei Hotel is a great destination for tourists.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the nearby restaurants, including Kyoto Kitcho Arashiyama (0.2 mi), Shoraian (0.5 mi), and Sushi Naritaya (0.2 mi), all of which are within walking distance from Togetsutei Hotel.

Should time allow, Arashiyama, Okochi Sanso Garden, and Tenryuji Temple are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.

Togetsutei is sure to make your visit to Kyoto one worth remembering.

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DonaldG wrote a review Nov 2019
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Amazing experience to say the least! You are provided an 11 course kaiseki-style dinner and 3 course kaiseki-style breakfast. We has selected the traditional bed which is a bit of an adjustment. We also had access to a private open air bath. Our server was great and was able to explain all of the meal. Would recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Nam L. wrote a review Apr 2019
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I booked this ryokan style hotel for my parents' vacation and they said they really enjoyed it. They said they received very attentive service from the start. Their futons were set up for them each evening and put away each morning by the staff and they were served an immaculate kaiseki style dinner each night. They were impressed when the staff preemptively offered umbrellas before they headed out for the day because the forecast called for some minor showers. They had a cypress bath in their room which they enjoyed relaxing in after their long day of sightseeing. Just to be clear that this isn't an actual in-room onsen, just a very large wood Japanese-style soaking tub. That wasn't exactly clear to me as a foreigner trying to book the room for my parents online, but it was still a nice feature for them to enjoy. They were able to book a private onsen in a stone bath for a very reasonable rate (~ $25USD for 45 min). Overall, I'm happy my parents were happy and enjoyed the experience.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ian S wrote a review Mar 2019
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My girlfriend and I went here for a single night and we went with my elderly parents as well who stayed in the room next to us. In general we found the stay very interesting. Dinner is included in the price which is quite neat and it is served to you in your room, and they were very good to accomodate all four of us eating in our room so that we could eat together. It is extremely well presented and you have lots of small courses (about seven courses I think it was). I can't say we liked eating everything we got (in general we liked about 50% of it and my family are extremely non-fussy eaters who experiment a lot and normally like everything), however it didn't really matter that there were things we didn't like, as it was interesting. The biggest problem though that kind of ruined dinner is that we didn't know what we were eating 90% of the time. The woman who was serving us had pretty much no English, and as you are eating in your room you only interact with that one person and so can't get help from another staff member. They do provide a written menu but it is only in Japanese (I asked if they had it in English and even the next day at reception so that we could find out what we had eaten, but No). Location is pretty good, just across an enjoyable walk across the bridge to the touristy shopping area, temple and bamboo gardens. Some rooms look out over the river, but our room was actually in a totally different building that was across the road, and we looked out onto a steep bank, but they had made it look quite nice with plants, stones etc. Sleeping is on a thin mattress which is rolled out directly onto the tatami mats that you walk around on (the staff prepare and remove all the bedding for you). This is a fun way to sleep, however be warned... if you like a soft-to-medium bed it will be an uncomfortable night as these are extremely hard. I normally like a fairly hard bed and I was surprised just how hard this was. Also the pillows are tiny (and also very hard). They provided two which worked OK for me, but my partner ended up with those two and also one of the cushions from the room to make a decent pillow. The buffet breakfast was in the main building which does look out over a canal that runs parallel to the main river. This was OK but nothing amazing. The shared onsen was quite good though it is totally indoors with no windows so feels a bit like an enclosed box, unlike most other onsens I have been to here. One thing that I did like was that they had a little sauna, and even better they had a cold water pool as well which was nice to swap back and forth between. The staff in general were very polite and good, though their English wasn't very good.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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yh007 wrote a review Sep 2018
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Stayed in a room with private onsen (3rd floor 鹿王) on 8/20/2018. The room is much more spacious than expected for 3 of us. Bathroom is a bit outdated but not too small. Tatami looks clean and new. The room also comes with robes/yukata for each person. The ladies got to choose their yukata from some selections though. It was hot in Kyoto but the air conditioning is strong and cool us down quickly. The view is nice on the 3rd floor except it is partially blocked while looking at the bridge. The one person private onsen tub is on the side balcony that are mostly hidden from neighbors. It takes some "training" to get into the onsen tub if you care about being seen (without clothing) from the front balcony. We requested seafood for our Kaiseki dinner and they are really good. The sculpture/carving on the melon and many other settings gave us a wonderful surprise, one course after another. Our server, Ms Kobayashi, was nice in explaining the different dishes with her limited English. Many thanks to her extra efforts to make the meals much more enjoyable. She also helped make the "bed" on tatami after finishing the dinner in your room. The breakfast next morning is very traditional Japanese and served by the same server. We feel bad and were wondering if she has to over work for late night and early next morning. The portion for breakfast seems much more fulfilling due to the abundance of rice. The building we stayed was very quiet. There is an underground connection to common bath areas and the other for-rent private onsen room. Did not use them though. We arrived early in Arashiyama after a short walk from the Hankyu-Arashiyama station. Dropped off the carry-on luggages at the hotel before check in time to visit the rest of Arashiyama. We also took the shuttle to JR station after checking out. Ms Kobayashi was there again to bow to us while seeing us off. The one night package is expensive but worth it for our first ryokan + Kaiseki + private onsen tub experience. Next time though, might just rent the bigger private 4-person onsen-only facility separately.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Nadeem wrote a review May 2018
14 contributions27 helpful votes
Second time staying in a Ryokan in Japan, and was let down by this experience for the price. Paying almost $300/person felt extremely ovepriced as the rooms were terribly kept. There were stains on the carpet, tarnished walls, damaged furniture, and a very small and uncomfortable bathroom and shower. Furthermore, the Yukata I was given was also stained! Nasty. The onsen was ok. The view was nice overlooking the river. The food was average at best. I have paid half this price at other Ryokans and received a much better exerience. The staff were friendly, but did not speak much English. This is only a problem in that when food was served we had no idea what each item was. It's a much better experience when the staff can explain each dish to you. Breakfast wasn't very good at all...the difference was substantial.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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user1232018 wrote a review Apr 2018
Herning, Denmark6 contributions
It was the most amazing experience! It was definetly worth the money, though it was quite expensive. We only stayed one night because of the price, but that was for sure enough time to experience a traditional stay! We had the traditional multi-course meal Kaiseki, and though neither my dad or I liked the food, it was so much fun trying! We felt like we were royals while staying here. I definetly would'nt be without the stay, and I will for sure recommend it!
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Date of stay: March 2018
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KSD093 wrote a review Feb 2018
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Really glad we stayed here, just for one night. It was so much fun and such an experience. Traditional Japanese guest house. We were encouraged to wear kimonos which were provided in the room. Staff were so polite and friendly. The experience involved traditional Japanese dining, on the floor with traditional Japanese food (not good for fussy eaters), going to the private onsen (additional cost), sleeping on futon, which was surprisingly comfortable.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Zann_w wrote a review Jan 2018
Hong Kong, China366 contributions80 helpful votes
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Being one of the most famous onsen resorts in Kyoto, I had a higher expectation on overall services and quality of stay. I was quite contented and felt refreshing in my one night accommodation. Stayed in the old building ( I forgot the name), the public bath was of standard, shiseido bath and beauty products, cool wifi, easily access to tourist spots, comfy fudons, caring staff ... my dinner was served in my room and the seafood was fresh and seasonal. Dishes were exquisitely served. But then i needed to go underway to another building for my breakfast. A bit soso even the hot pot tofu ( famous dish at arashiyama) served. The onsen at my building was pretty small and I think 6 to 8 ppl at a time should have reached the capacity. I was quite impressed the staff warmed my boots before I went outside (outdoor temperature was 7 degrees at that time). Yet the wall paper and furniture worn out and really needed repairing works. The scent at concierge, corridors and lift caught my attention, that was truly pleasant and made me feel good. I gave 4/5 since I paid 2.7k HKD for it after all.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Nils V wrote a review Nov 2017
Ortisei, Italy706 contributions134 helpful votes
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This ryokan is a rip off. We payed about 230€ pP/night but its really far from worth it. The hotel is old and not nice. Staff is unfriendly (eg the witress serving the dinner didnt laugh once...). You can clearly tell that this is a tourist trap and no Japanese would stay here. I recommend to go to Hakone or some other famous Onsen place, where you spend the same amount for the luxury ryokan and stay at a cheap hotel when visiting Arashiyama.
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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nibianc2 wrote a review Nov 2017
Ohio185 contributions39 helpful votes
So glad to have had this experience. Service was excellent and the food was artfully presented. There are instructions in your room on how to enjoy the onsen if you wish. The town is very pretty as well.
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$216 - US$391 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Togetsutei
Which popular attractions are close to Togetsutei?
Nearby attractions include Monkey Park Iwatayama (0.1 km), Togetsukyo Bridge (0.2 km), and Arashiyama Kimono Forest (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Togetsutei?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Togetsutei?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Togetsutei?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Togetsutei?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sushi Naritaya, Arabica Arashiyama, and Arashiyama Yoshimura.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Togetsutei?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Togetsutei have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Togetsutei offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Togetsutei?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ninna-ji Temple (3.8 km), Daikaku-ji Temple (1.9 km), and Sagano (0.8 km).