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Reviewed 8 August 2013

Well we are from China and stayed foe 3 nights. To start with I really think this hotel is far away from the city. But after living there for 3 days, it become my its not that bad, there's bus going directly to JR KYOTO. Among all Japanese hotel I stayed with it became my faborite. The staffs are so...

3Thank 文静
Florida USA
Reviewed 18 July 2013 via mobile

When I read some of the previous reviews I thought twice about giving this ryokan a chance. I'm sure glad I did! Mia and Du Fujishiro have found their calling in the hospitality business. Our room was large and accommodating with an ensuite bathroom and in room WiFi. Just outside our door was a desktop computer, printer, and a wide...

2Thank iikidzmom
Cockermouth, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 July 2013

we stay one night at this ryokan and l would have liked to stay more. All the staff were very nice and helpful and the room was nice and spacious. They got a nice restaurant with a nice view on the garden and the food is tasty and well priced. l will recommend this ryokan to anyone visiting Kyoto.

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Reviewed 24 June 2013 via mobile

At the Kyoto station - go to the JR bus terminal and get on the bus that leaves from bus stop JR3. The bus departs every 30 minutes. The last one at 21.00. To be able to check in, however, you shouldn't take a bus later than 19.30 - or go to the Tourist office just above the stairs of...

6Thank Anders J
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 May 2013

This is a good base to visit Ryoanji and Kinkakuji. Although it looks quite far away from the center of Kyoto, it is not really the case. And, if you have the JR Pass, you can use the JR bus for free and the bus stops you about 150m from the ryokan. We had a traditional room (without attached bathroom)...

1Thank KLWanderer
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 12 April 2013

I wanted a Ryokan experience in a city like Kyoto, hence decided on Ryokan Yamazaki. All the other ryokans in the city area were way off the charts for my budget, so the reasonable cost per night at Yamazaki added boost to my decision! We booked the room through email, and the communication was all in English. It took two...

7Thank voxypop
Onchan, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 April 2013

Although we had looked at the pictures we were a little disappointed with this ryokan. The rooms were traditional Japanese style with tatami mats and the beds on the floor. There was a decent size bathroom and a fridge. For the price we just expected something more. Also it wasn't easy to get to. It involved train for central Tokyo,...

1Thank Wynn07
Nagoya, Japan
Reviewed 1 April 2013

This family run Japanese Inn is very authentic and has some really beautiful Japanese gardens that can be viewed from most of the rooms. It is a little ways outside of the main city area, however it is well worth the trip. Some traditional Japanese Inns are not keen on accepting foreign tourists due to language barriers and apprehension at...

1Thank Larry L
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 29 January 2013

Outside of the city, away from the hustle and bustle of Kyoto. Very charming, authentic and incredibly accommodating. Definitely recommend this place for anyone who visits Japan and needs a relaxing getaway after the visiting the holiday hotspots of this wonderful country.

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Reviewed 25 January 2013 via mobile

It's very pretty & has an authentic japanese feel to it. I believe it might be family run. Easy to get to by bus, but there is NOTHING around the ryokan. We walked around the area looking for food but there weren't any. There were only 2 convenience stores (family mart & something else). Ended up eating at the ryokan...

1Thank Natalie T

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Staying in Northern Kyoto

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Northern Kyoto
Hot springs and historic temples characterize the leafy landscapes of Northern Kyoto. Acres of tranquil residential streets are interrupted by some of Kyoto's most gorgeous architectural gems, including the majestic Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji, the serene artistry of the Ryoanji Temple rock gardens, and the bold red paint across the structures of Enryakuji Temple. Once a religious core of the city, the district now boasts some of its most remote and peaceful hot springs, as well as a few of its best family-run mom-and-pop restaurants. A blend of extremely local at its outskirts, and highly peopled at its tourist centers, Northern Kyoto nonetheless retains a halcyon air in harmony with nature.
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Ryokan Yamazaki is located about 30 minutes by bus from Kyoto station and its very close to world famous sightseeing spots such as Arashiyama, Gold Temple and other world cultural heritages. Our guests from all over the world often says thhe specialty of Ryokan Yamazaki is a "Silence in Nature". We are at the entry to historical mountain village "Takao", and besides river and mountains. Close your eyes and hear the sound of nature and feel the fragrance of season. "The moments of healing will be yours" *Sensational Garden View *Authentic Japaense Cuisine *Global Friendly for over 15 years 『 Ryokan Yamazaki 』 ... more   less 

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Address: 11 Umegahata Takahanacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8261, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Northern Kyoto
Price Range: €62 - €124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ryokan Yamazaki 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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Ryokan Yamazaki Hotel Kyoto
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#5 Best Value Hotel in Kyoto
#39 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
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“Kyoto only.”
tumorticchis, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“A room with a garden view allows you access straight from your bedroom so I would reccommend this above the upper floors.”
Mashiepie, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“very quiet place”
323nigelw, 14 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the rooms out the back”
PeterK711, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Get an end room looking over the gardens”
melitaw2015, 28 Sep 2015 | Read review
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