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Yoshikawa Inn Tempra

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I very much enjoyed my one night stay at Yoshikawa Ryokan. I had but a single day to spend in Kyoto at the end of a business trip and decided to go all out on my lodging so as to enjoy an authentic Japanese ryokan experience. I spent a full day touring temples and shrineds and by late afternoon was...

2Thank jdselby
Los Angeles
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Yoshikawa Inn (Room #8) for our last night in Kyoto. It is not available for booking on third party websites. You have to email them directly and it might take a few days for them to reply. This boutique ryokan oozes intimacy and tranquillity with understated luxury, and service was attentive throughout. Hard to imagine it's just...

2Thank Mars707
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 22 November 2016

A wonderful place with a wonderful staff. Breakfast and dinner is served in your room, except for the Tempura experience (not to be missed) that is served in a small bar adjoining the Inn. Luxurious, but you felt like you were at home with family serving you.

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Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 24 October 2016

One benefit of internet banking is that one no longer has a bank manager to suffer the health scares that would once have come when s/he read your accounts after a night in this hotel. Therefore, if your wallet is strong enough please take the chance to go and no-one will be harmed. The rooms are exquisite, the food is...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Yoshikawa Inn is a "ryokan" which is a traditional Japanese inn used to serve local travelers since the 1600s in Japan. Foreigners (like us) must be aware of a much different type of accommodation than a regular hotel, i.e., taking off one's shoes before stepping into the reception foyer at check-in. The staff at the Inn provides the necessary slippers...

2Thank E T
Nagoya-shi, Aichi, Japan
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We have not stayed here (it is a first class Japanese Inn in original architectural style and condition), but we always eat there when in Kyoto. It's in the old central part of the city. After 17 years of eating tempura I can say that this is undoubtedly the best. The guest sit on three sides on the small cooking...

1Thank Michael H
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Every detail from food to sleep to well being are being taken care of and accommodated! Our teenager son even like it! Great place for families and couples alike. Japanese culture at its best. And great tempura! Centrally located very clean traditional decoration ~100 year old ryokan!

1Thank Annie L
New York City, New York
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

A lovely traditional inn with every comfort and sweetly attentive service. A beautiful garden, excellent restaurant and caring staff. Not a lot of English spoken but no matter. The ladies could not have been more gracious or helpful. The tempura restaurant was a treat. Sit at the bar and watch the chef make it look easy.

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Surrey, England
Reviewed 20 April 2016

I'd recommend anyone travelling to Japan to stay for a couple of nights in a traditional inn (ryokan). The Yoshikawa Inn is a haven of tranquility and old-world charm from the moment you step inside its doorway and slip off your shoes and into a pair of slippers that will be waiting for you. Our room (10) was typical of...

2Thank Lisa K
Paris, France
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Definitely a most charming place to stay that has very traditional set up that is comfortable . The all staff is most polite , charming , helpful ,and serious . This ryokan is definitely not a typical western style hotel but a old fashion Kyoto home with all the comfort needed. I truly recommend it to people who are happy...

2Thank Arnaud B

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Staying in City Center

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City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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Additional Information about Yoshikawa Inn Tempra

Address: 135 Matsushitacho, Tomikojidori, Oike Sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8093, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > City Center , Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Yoshikawa Hotel Kyoto
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#25 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
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“I was in room 12, which has private toilet and bath. Suitable for one or two persons.”
jdselby, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“There is at least one room with its own ansen. Make reservations for the Tempura experience before you go.”
ByronFurseth, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I have not stayed there, only dined.”
870michaelh, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Make sure to book a room with a main garden view on the ground level.”
Caloski94, 16 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Ground Floor Room #8”
527ivanl, 23 Nov 2015 | Read review
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