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722-5 Shinkamanzacho, Shijodori Shimmachi Nishi Iru Sagaru, Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto 600-8471 Kyoto Prefecture
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#206 of 601 in Kyoto
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Looking for a place to stay in Nakagyo? Then look no further than Village Kiramachi, a luxury hotel that brings the best of Nakagyo to your doorstep.

Village Kiramachi features baggage storage, to help make your stay more enjoyable.

Nearby landmarks such as Koen-ji Temple (0.5 mi) and Nijo Jinya (0.6 mi) make Village Kiramachi a great place to stay when visiting Nakagyo.

While in Nakagyo, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Village Kiramachi, including The Youshokuya Kichi Kichi (0.9 mi), Ippudo Nishikikoji (0.3 mi), and Awomb (0.2 mi).

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Nijo Castle (0.7 mi) or Pontocho (0.9 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Village Kiramachi as you experience everything Nakagyo has to offer.

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Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free shuttle or taxi services
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Wine / champagne
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Executive lounge access
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
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Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
iPod docking station
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Minibar
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
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Complimentary toiletries
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Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
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Ling C wrote a review Nov 2019
21 contributions10 helpful votes
What a find. Being overwhelmed by options and pricing - our friend recommended we stay here. So glad we did! Tucked away in an alley off the main street, the property captures all the authenticity and relaxation in a traditional ryokan. Upon arrival, we were greeted with a warm welcome and luggage storage. We didn’t make it back until 9pm - which the owner was still waiting to check us in (I think front desk hours are actually until 9pm so make sure to make it back in time if you are storing luggage). We stayed in a two story room for three people and it was amazing! Two bed + 2 baths with a sitting area upstairs - yes please! Pros: - VERY clean with a great mix of traditional and modern (controlled AC, water temp) - bathroom is AMAZING (traditional wooden panels + bathing area) - comfortable sleeping arrangements - plenty of space and amenities (shower items, hairbrush, blow dryer etc) - excellent service (written instructions + an iPhone to FaceTime the owner for anything) - peaceful stay in the middle of a busy city (we heard no noise) - decor/property is traditional and well maintained Only cons were we didn’t have a bath in our room because those were fully booked (so bummed) but it didn’t ruin our stay at all. Also the breakfast is maybe less than the traditional style offered (smaller bento box with soup) but they still bring it to you and for ~$20 it wasn’t bad (they actually gave it to us free of charge!). If you’re looking for a pleasant stay with key elements of a ryokan but don’t have the time to make it out to more remote locations - this is a perfect fit!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Sonia M wrote a review Oct 2019
Montreal, Canada13 contributions1 helpful vote
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Coming to Japan, I knew I wanted to stay in a Ryokan to experience Japanese culture. Upon research, I chose Village Kiramachi and what a great choice I did! It is a calming and peaceful place yet still centrally located. It is very clean, spacious and have your privacy. I loved my experience at Village Kiramachi and especially the hospitality of the staff. I felt it was my home !
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Fei Ya S wrote a review Aug 2019
Richmond, Canada11 contributions6 helpful votes
Great service and great location. Walking distance to train stations, bus station and shopping district. For example, 10 to 15 min to Nishiki Market by walking. Hotel staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Such a quiet place in the centre of Kyoto. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Todd M wrote a review Aug 2019
Sohar, Oman36 contributions7 helpful votes
From the start this was a special place that will not be forgotten. My friend and I spent 3 nights here in July, right in the middle of the Gion Festival. I can't think of a better location, right in the heart of town, on a small side street minutes from all the action. The hotel facility was beautiful (Traditional Ryokan Style), well kept, and very spacious compared to what you typically find in Japan (we even had two showers). While the Hotel itself is amazing, what set this hotel apart was the staff. They were not only friendly and welcoming, but they genuinely cared about you and would go out of their way to make the most of your time in Kyoto. It was such a nice change from the corporate hotels, were you are just a number. This place you could relax and feel at home.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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JCB wrote a review Aug 2019
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Village Kiramachi was an amazing experience. My wife and I stayed there for 6 nights during our honeymoon. The staff were incredibly nice and accommodating, the hotel (ryokan) itself is a work of art, the neighborhood is a gem, the one complimentary Japanese breakfast was excellent, and the price is very reasonable compared to other ryokans in Kyoto. We stayed during a great time -- Gion Festival in July, which had a number of parade events just around the corner. Our stay took place in both a standard room, and then an upgraded suite with outdoor garden/soaking tub. Both were impeccably designed, with incredible attention to detail. Everything from the recessed lighting, to the soft wood floors, garden scenery, even the scent stick diffusers, were all top notch. I also had the fortunate pleasure of meeting the architect / construction expert who built the facility, who happened to be on site working on expansions. This allowed me to learn more about the process, history, and design behind the traditional elements of the hotel facility. To top it all off, one of the hotel staff, who happened to have a car, was kind enough to drop us off at the train station when we left. We truly could not have asked for more!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Nori S wrote a review Jun 2019
Miami, Florida20 contributions20 helpful votes
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This place is so remarkable! It is a traditional Japanese guest house, extremely beautiful and peaceful. The location is very convenient, near shopping areas and public transport. Every little corner of the property is delightful. They offered us a complementary traditional Japanese breakfast for one morning of our stay. The staff is magnificent, very helpful and efficient. Tada-san, the person in charge during our stay, was amazing, she made sure we had everything we needed, helped us with the most important landmarks in Kyoto. If I ever return to this beautiful city, I will definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled
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travelinjohnson wrote a review May 2019
USA19 contributions3 helpful votes
An unbelievable authentic traditional ryokan in the heart of the city. Inside the complex one would never know you are only steps away from a main street with easy access to transport, shopping, restaurants, etc. The rooms are impeccably maintained, clean and full of Japanese tradition including sleeping on futons, short tables with no leg chairs and minimal furniture. You end up with most things on the floor but our unit had a protected entry for shoes and space near the door for luggage. Keep the space organized and it’s easy to adapt. The small private patio with wooden soaking tub and second shower outside were perfect during this springtime stay. The small garden areas and walkways outside the rooms make for a continuation of the peaceful environ. The bento box breakfast on the first morning was also part of a great experience. But more than the facilities and peace, the staff, especially Yu are so genuine and care for your every need. We needed early morning help to the train station and they made it happen. Truly a special experience.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Annie D wrote a review May 2019
2 contributions3 helpful votes
This is an absolutely stunning place to stay. The attention to quality and authenticity can be felt in every detail of these lovingly designed rooms. We had a two story room, with an entrance way, dining room and bath. Upstairs was the futon room, lounge and another bathroom. A gorgeous Japanese wood soaking tub in the outdoor garden and outdoor shower. The recently constructed delicate interior was done with all traditional materials and design with modern structural necessities like soundproofed walls between rooms. The walls are handmade of earth and layered papered ceilings. We were lucky enough to meet the architect and hear just how laborious and painstakingly constructed this ryokan is. You feel like you want to treat everything you touch as precious. The room’s ambience from thoughtful design is gorgeous and relaxing. The staff were incredibly attentive and helped with all reservations needed for dining and excursions in Kyoto. We learned too late that the most incredible 3 Michelin starred restaurant is literally right next door on the little tiny side street of the hotel. There is a bar across the street that was still under construction during our stay but we had the chance to check it out and can only imagine it will be stunning. Breakfast was brought to our room on the last morning, which was a nice touch. This is a very traditional type of place to stay. If you are looking for aesthetic luxury and insight into Japanese culture this should be at the top of your list.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled
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gg_rxindxxr wrote a review Mar 2019
Bangkok, Thailand133 contributions74 helpful votes
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The room was truly comfy and very clean. The staffs were helpful and so accomadating. We are much apprecaited for all the advices and kind assistances. We had such a great time, our honeymoon trip had been memorable. we highly recommend to all couples this plave (but not for children). This place is so special.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Girish M wrote a review Nov 2018
New York City, New York5 contributions3 helpful votes
Certainly a very pretty property — all blond wood and glass, shoji screens and tatami on the floor. Our room/ apartment— on the ground floor — even had a small, enclosed garden. And, as others have reported, the staff is exceptionally helpful; for example, they saw that we had trouble stepping over the high threshold, so they found a large flat stepping stone to place in front of the entrance. (Must have taken some muscle to move. ) When we expressed interest in paper shops for shoji, they gave us a roll of washi as a gift. But the creature comforts are another story; some things are minor inconveniences, but other design features are potentially hazardous. Note that I’ve stayed at ryokans before, so this is not a case of “ryokan shock.” There’s not a stick of furniture, other than a low table in the dining room. Having practiced yoga for some time I don’t mind sitting on the floor, but it meant that all our stuff was strewn around the floor as well. Basically, we lived out of our suitcases — there are no closets, no desks, no drawers, no end tables, only a few stray hangars on a rack. Our devices were also on the floor as they were being charged, as was the electric kettle, all of which which meant a dangerous tangle of wires. You had to leave your shoes outside the front door, exposed to the elements. No fun putting on cold shoes in the morning. Our apartment was oddly set up: on entering you walked through the bedroom and the bathroom — fully dressed (but shoeless), lugging your bags — to the living room. The futons were laid out in the bedroom when we arrived with maybe six inches of space between the foot of the futon and a large, low block of wood — basically invisible because it blends with the mat —that held the heater. Hard enough to negotiate such a narrow passage when it’s light, but you’d risk tripping, or stubbing your toes, if you had to go to the bathroom at night. Other minor inconveniences: no light above the sink, which is in a dark corner, so I couldn’t shave the whole time; not a single hook in bathroom for clothes or towels; there’s a towel rack several steps from the shower, so you were cold by the time you got to it; the refrigerator was in the unheated entry hallway. Oddly, our bathroom had two separate shower rooms, side by side — an exceptionally wasteful use of space that could have been a closet. All in all, I guess if you were used to camping or something, you might enjoy the set up. I’m not and I didn’t. Certainly not for over $500 per night. One other thing: we’d booked a ground floor apartment because I have a foot injury. On check in we were shown a two- level apartment. When we demurred, the staff was kind enough to get us a flat. They even gave us a discount. So, perhaps this wasn’t representative of other apartments that may be more user friendly.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled
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US$205 - US$352 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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Frequently Asked Questions about Village Kiramachi
Which popular attractions are close to Village Kiramachi?
Nearby attractions include Ninja Dojo and Store (0.3 km), Fuuka-Kimono (0.4 km), and Pokémon Center Kyoto (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Village Kiramachi?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and room service.
Which room amenities are available at Village Kiramachi?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Village Kiramachi?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Village Kiramachi?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Village Kiramachi?
Conveniently located restaurants include Shunsai Tempura Arima, Tiger Gyoza Kaikan Shijo Karasuma, and Nadai Tonkatsu Katsukura Shijo Higashi no Toin.
Is Village Kiramachi located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Kyoto.
Does Village Kiramachi offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Village Kiramachi?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Village Kiramachi?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (4.3 km), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (2.8 km), and Sanjusangendo Temple (2.2 km).