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Arashiyama Benkei

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  • Excellent81%
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Before confirming my booking at Arashiyama Benkei, I read a lot of excellent reviews. Basically, the one of kind service, the vegetarian food (the best! For our breakfast and dinner) and the Ryokan feel itself (must try private open air bathe!!).. exceeds even our expectations...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our first experience of a Ryokan, amazing service, food and hospitality. So relaxing. Views over the river and valley exceptional. Recommend a private bath in mineral spring water. Staff very helpful to support our following schedule.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our family had a terrific stay at this ryokan. Located on the scenic bank of Katsura River, just steps away from the center of Arashiyama, we found the staff of the ryokan to be kind, helpful, and super accommodating. They asked about food allergies and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had stayed here for 2 nights during our honeymoon, and this was by far the best traditional ryokan that we experienced during our Japan road trip. Location: Just a few minutes away from the bamboo forest and the monkey park, it is in a...More

Thank Connie Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great stay at Arashiyama Benkei. The Ryokan offered transfer service to and from the train stations upon arrival which was greatly appreciated! We are allowed to deposit our luggage upon arrival before the official check in time. The front desk personnel was...More

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
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Shuttle Bus Service
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Concierge
Banquet Room
Free Parking
Multilingual Staff
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Air Conditioning
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US$449 - US$1,013 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Kyoto
#1 Spa Hotel in Kyoto
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$449 - US$1,013 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kyoto
#1 Spa Hotel in Kyoto
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Western Kyoto
Western Kyoto is home to some of the city's best
eccentricities. Kyoto's Saga-Toriimoto Preserved
Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji
Period, where old homes have been transformed into tea
houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the
riverbank, under wooden bridges that beckon nature
lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The
area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and
...More
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RenandRob Q
10 May 2018|
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Response from Judy L | Reviewed this property |
Check your reservation, but I believe it should include the dinner. Ours was included. The staff is extremely helpful there and you should just reach out directly to them to be sure...the food was amazing and the breakfast... More
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d2106
9 April 2018|
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Response from benkei-staff | Property representative |
Dear d2106, Thank you very much for your query. We can surely accommodate children! Please kindly check our official website and its service guide. In the process of making reservation, there will be the selection of plan... More
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16 March 2018|
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Response from Michael K | Reviewed this property |
Yes the Hogon-in Temple and the Tenryu-ji Temple is within walking distance
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"Change into gowns provided immediately and relax!"
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"We recommend opting in for the multi-course dinner as well as booking the private onsen bath so you can soak..."
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"Our lower floor of Room S1 is nearby other Room S2 so the sound insulation is not good... cannot make..."
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"The 12 + 6 Tatami Mat room has a view of the lake and a private onsen. It is worth every penny to spend up!"
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