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Ryokan

When you are in Kyoto, why not stay at a ryokan, a Japanese style inn? Ryokan offer comfortable facilities for relaxing while you enjoy delicious Kyoto cuisine and Japanese-style baths. Staying in a ryokan is a uniquely Japanese experience that is less expensive than you might think. For those looking to immerse themselves in a uniquely Japanese atmosphere, ryokan make an ideal choice. A stay at a one of these traditional inns is usually somewhat more expensive than that in a hotel, but is a refreshing and personal experience worth the extra expense. Two meals are included with each night's stay; dinner on the day one checks in and breakfast the following morning. These meals are often local specialties such as Kyoto's own Kaiseki Ryori (Traditional Japanese Cuisine), and are served to guests in their rooms by cordial and highly professional female staff known as “Nakai” (Room Maids). Nakai typically wear kimono and the quality of service during a Kaiseki Ryori meal as you relax upon the tatami floor of your room is one of the most memorable aspects of time spent in a traditional inn. The number of ryokan with private bathing facilities has increased, but common baths are the norm. In some cases the baths are filled with water pumped from a hot spring, or onsen. Yukata, a type of loose cotton kimono, are provided for guests in place of bath robes. Guests are free to wear the yukata throughout the ryokan. Bedding at a ryokan takes the form of a futon, which is a flat, foldable mattress without springs. Nakai prepare the futon in the evening while the guests are out. We recommend ryokan for a serene experience that allows one to experience Japanese life firsthand.

Regarding the Public Recognition of Accommodations
Exemplifying the Essence of Kyoto

The City of Kyoto awards recognition to safe and secure lodging facilities at which visitors may experience their fill of Kyoto's Japanese culture and spirit. At present, the facilities being awarded recognition are traditional "ryokan" inns that include Japanese-style rooms with tatami, impeccable hospitality from staff in traditional Japanese dress, and service not found anywhere else.Come stay at one of these facilities, and experience the culture and spirit of Japan in Kyoto.

Kyoto Accommodation Award

Kyoto City has created Awards for Accommodations Exemplifying the Essence of Kyoto, in order to promote the opening of even more attractive lodging facilities, and the improvement of services at existing facilities. In 2019, 18 Kyoto City facilities were selected as "lodging facilties that support the local community harmoniously."

Arashiyama Benkei
LUXURY
Exquisite Cuisine

Arashiyama Benkei

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Ikumatsu
Traditional Architecture

Ikumatsu

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Ishicho Shogikuen
Near Kamogawa River

Ishicho Shogikuen

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Uoiwa Ryokan
Near Hongwan-ji Temple(World Heritage Site)

Uoiwa Ryokan

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Oyado Ishicho
Near Kamogawa River

Oyado Ishicho

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Kinmata
Exquisite Cuisine

Kinmata

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Kibune-beniya
Picturesque Landscape

Kibune-beniya

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Hotel iida
BUDGET
Modern Facilities with Japanese Ambience

Hotel iida

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Ryokan Yoshida-sanso
LUXURY
Traditional Architecture

Ryokan Yoshida-sanso

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Ryokufuso
Near Hongwan-ji Temple(World Heritage Site)

Ryokufuso

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Kamogawa-kan Inn
Near Kamogawa River

Kamogawa-kan Inn

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Hotel Omiya
BUDGET
Near Higashi-Hongan-ji Temple

Hotel Omiya

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Gion Hatanaka
LUXURY
Exquisite Cuisine

Gion Hatanaka

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Yoshi-Ima
Center of Gion Area

Yoshi-Ima

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Kibune Fujiya
Picturesque Landscape

Kibune Fujiya

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Hokkaikan Ohanabo
Near Hongwan-ji Temple(World Heritage Site)

Hokkaikan Ohanabo

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Ryokan Kyo-no-yado Kagihei
Modern Facilities with Japanese Ambience

Ryokan Kyo-no-yado Kagihei

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Sakanoue
Exquisite Cuisine

Sakanoue

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Japanese cuisine ryokan Koudaiji Yoshinoya
Exquisite Cuisine

Japanese cuisine ryokan Koudaiji Yoshinoya

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Gion Shinmonso
Center of Gion Area

Gion Shinmonso

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Kyoto Kinparo
Modern Facilities with Japanese Ambience

Kyoto Kinparo

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Kurama Onsen
Picturesque Landscape

Kurama Onsen

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Genhouin
LUXURY
Japanese-style Garden

Genhouin

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Saga Grace Hotel
Center of Arashiyama Area

Saga Grace Hotel

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Satomo Ryokan
Modern Facilities with Japanese Ambience

Satomo Ryokan

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Ryokan Nenrinbo
Picturesque Landscape

Ryokan Nenrinbo

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Gion Fukuzumi Inn
Center of Gion Area

Gion Fukuzumi Inn

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Kyoto Ryokan
Exquisite Cuisine

Kyoto Ryokan "The KINOE"

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Gotenso
Traditional Architecture

Gotenso

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Sumiya Ryokan
LUXURY
Well-established Ryokan

Sumiya Ryokan

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Seikoro Ryokan
Traditional Architecture

Seikoro Ryokan

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Takigawa Ryokan Honkan
BUDGET
Near Higashi-Hongan-ji Temple

Takigawa Ryokan Honkan

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Tamahan
Traditional Cityscape

Tamahan

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Tawaraya Ryokan
LUXURY
Well-established Ryokan

Tawaraya Ryokan

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Togetsutei
Center of Arashiyama Area

Togetsutei

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NISHIYAMA RYOKAN
Modern Facilities with Japanese Ambience

NISHIYAMA RYOKAN

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Nissho-Besso
Traditional Architecture

Nissho-Besso

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Hiiragiya Ryokan
LUXURY
Well-established Ryokan

Hiiragiya Ryokan

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Hiiragiya Bekkan
Traditional Architecture

Hiiragiya Bekkan

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Hifumi Ryokan
Modern Facilities with Japanese Ambience

Hifumi Ryokan

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Kyoto Ryokan Heianbo
BUDGET
Pure Japanese-style Wooden Structure

Kyoto Ryokan Heianbo

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Hotel Shuhokaku
Near Kamogawa River

Hotel Shuhokaku

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Masuya Ryokan
Near Kamogawa River

Masuya Ryokan

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Matsui Bekkan Hanakanzashi
Modern Facilities with Japanese Ambience

Matsui Bekkan Hanakanzashi

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Matsui Honkan
Modern Facilities with Japanese Ambience

Matsui Honkan

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Matsumoto Ryokan
Modern Facilities with Japanese Ambience

Matsumoto Ryokan

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Mikihan
Exquisite Cuisine

Mikihan

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Mifuku
Near Kamogawa River

Mifuku

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Ohara no Sato
Picturesque Landscape

Ohara no Sato

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Momijiya Bekkan Kawanoiori
Picturesque Landscape

Momijiya Bekkan Kawanoiori

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Momiji-ya Honkan Takaosanso
Picturesque Landscape

Momiji-ya Honkan Takaosanso

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Kyoto Fushimimomoyama Onsen Tsukimikan
Picturesque Landscape

Kyoto Fushimimomoyama Onsen Tsukimikan

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Kyoto Nanzenji Ryokan Yachiyo
Japanese-style Garden

Kyoto Nanzenji Ryokan Yachiyo

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Yadoya Kikokuso
Traditional Architecture

Yadoya Kikokuso

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Yadoya Nishijinso
Near Seimei-jinja Shrine

Yadoya Nishijinso

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Ryokan Yamazaki
BUDGET
Picturesque Landscape

Ryokan Yamazaki

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Yuzuya Ryokan
Exquisite Cuisine

Yuzuya Ryokan

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Ryoan Kazuki
Modern Facilities with Japanese Ambience

Ryoan Kazuki

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Gion Ryokan Karaku
Near Yasaka-jinja Shrine

Gion Ryokan Karaku

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Shiraume Ryokan
LUXURY
Exquisite Cuisine

Shiraume Ryokan

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Ryokan Ginkaku
Modern Facilities with Japanese Ambience

Ryokan Ginkaku

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Ryokan Kohro
Modern Facilities with Japanese Ambience

Ryokan Kohro

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Ryokan Sawaya Honten
Traditional Architecture

Ryokan Sawaya Honten

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Ryokan Sanga
Traditional Architecture

Ryokan Sanga

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Kyoto Takao Kanko Hotel
Picturesque Landscape

Kyoto Takao Kanko Hotel

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Motonago
Traditional Cityscape

Motonago

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Ryokan Yuhara
BUDGET
Near Kamogawa River

Ryokan Yuhara

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Ryotei Rangetsu
Picturesque Landscape

Ryotei Rangetsu

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Kyoto Watazen Ryokan
Modern Facilities with Japanese Ambience

Kyoto Watazen Ryokan

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Ryokan Hanaikada
BUDGET
Center of Arashiyama Area

Ryokan Hanaikada

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Izumiya Ryokan
BUDGET
Near Hongwan-ji Temple(World Heritage Site)

Izumiya Ryokan

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Towa Ryokan
BUDGET
Near Hongwan-ji Temple(World Heritage Site)

Towa Ryokan

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Gion Fukuzumi Ryokan
BUDGET
Near Yasaka-jinja Shrine

Gion Fukuzumi Ryokan

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