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Arendal, Norway
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Why stay in a western style hotel when you can enjoy the experience of a ryokan? We will never regret that we chose this place as our retreat during our stay in Kyoto. Nishida-san and his wife were two very lovely people, and we enjoyed Nishida-san stories for his passion for architecture and food. Service and accommodation exceeded our expectations,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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64 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This was my 3rd time at Kanamean within 2.5 years and coming back is always like a dream come true. Wonderful design, excellent service and and incredibly good Kaiseki dinner paired with amazing Sake right in the heart of Kyoto. I have stayed in 4 different rooms over the years and my favourites are Yokobue (beautiful garden view and huge... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The most relaxing peaceful Ryokan we have ever visited. True perfection, from the rooms the food to the personnel, it was excellence at it's best. We highly recommend having dinner there. We had one fabulous dinner and Sake tasting that we will never forget.

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Thank Maya S
Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

This unassuming little ryokan is registered with Relais & Châteaux, the booking site for more discerning clientele. It's not very big-- only 6 rooms in total which makes it quite exclusive. The rooms are spavious by any standard. We stayed at the Umegae which was the second biggest and it had a foyer with wardrobe, sitting nook, sleeping area for... More 

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Thank Seachan05
Tokyo, Japan
1 review
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Nice, clean and good location in Downtown Kyoto. Quite and nice team, but not at the standard you could expect from a Relais&Chateau. Overpriced. We did not try any service, as they were never explained or presented.

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Thank Eric B
United States
1 review
Reviewed 5 July 2016

I've been to many Ryokan style hotels in Japan. Their website looks amazing so I was very excited to stay in this Ryokan style hotel in Kyoto. We had high expectations due to the websites and the michelin star. The pictures on website look too great. It was really, very disappointing from the moment we entered. The hotel itself is... More 

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Michigan
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41 reviews
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Reviewed 28 May 2016

Friendly faces, traditional style, great plumbing. Now the rest of the story. They didn't expect us until the next day- don't know whose error that was but I believe it affected our $300 dinner that night which was the worst food and service ever. I think most, if not all, the food came from the local department store food court.... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

We were greeted with great hospitality ;surprised by the well decorated rooms; comforted by the heavenly delicious food( the dessert is super Yummy which was eaten before photos were taken) .The plating of food is so poetic . We feel like VIP there .

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

We just got back from a wonderful 10-day trip to Japan. We experienced three different hotels in 3 cities (Kyoto, Tokyo and Atami) and we had a great experience at Kanamean in Kyoto. Welcoming staff, clean rooms and perfect location. Strongly recommend this hotel if you like to experience a traditional Japanese style hotel.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2016

We stayed in the YOKOBUE deluxe suite which was a perfect size with its zen rock garden, and a modern take on traditional Japanese interiors. The couple who owns the Ryokan are huge foodies and architectural lovers with bookshelves overflowing of amazing books from their trips. Their english is very good and are well travelled themselves. They were incredibly accommodating... More 

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Staying in Shinkyogoku Shopping District

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Shinkyogoku Shopping District
Those who delight in shopping and cuisine will find themselves at home in Shinkyogoku. Lauded and visited by locals for its Nishiki Market, where baskets of fragrant spices, dried fish, and just-fried foods are piled high along the snaking streets of its enclosed outdoor shopping spaces, Shinkyogoku is not only a hub for fresh fare, but also for fast fashion fixes. Trends-in-the-making can be spotted in the tall windows of several one-of-a-kind stores featuring local labels and modish boutiques. Arcades, outdoor concert spaces, mega department stores, and small, enchanting cafes have sprung up to accommodate the increasing traffic. Whether looking for souvenirs and kitsch on Shinkyogoku Street, or scoping out the massive food court and restaurant floor at Takashimaya Department store, there's something for every wallet or purse, and a buyer for every item.
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Additional Information about Kanamean Nishitomiya

Address: Tomikojidori Rokkaku Sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8064 , Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shinkyogoku Shopping District
Price Range: €443 - €970 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kanamean Nishitomiya 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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Kanamean Nishitomiya Hotel Kyoto
Hotel Style:
#34 Luxury Hotel in Kyoto
#61 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
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“Go to a hotel with comfortable beds, chairs, etc.”
 of 5 bubbles cb12345MI, 28 May 2016 | Read review
“Confirm reservation right after you book.”
 of 5 bubbles littlespring74, 11 Apr 2016 | Read review
“There are very few rooms in this Ryoken which makes it feel like your personal home away from home”
  • the view of the rock garden from the room
  • The mini bar by the bathtub was a lovely gesture
  • The light behind the Shoji doors produce some amazing shadows for great photo opportunities
 of 5 bubbles scottwC4233KB, 12 Mar 2016 | Read review
“If you find the rooms too expensive, you can always try to haggle a good rate and deal with the owners if you plan on trying their kaiseki or breakfast anyway. The Aoi suite was nice but not amazing considering price and value ratio.”
 of 5 bubbles js856, 3 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Choose one of suites and discuss with the owners who are very helpful.”
 of 5 bubbles 723ski, 8 Dec 2014 | Read review
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