Japanese Room (10 tatami mats)
Nice hotel with friendly staff
We had a great experience staying at this ryokan. We stayed here for 2 nights. It is very close to the Kyoto station on a small alley that hosts several ryokans. As we were coming during Thanksgiving week, still peak season for fall colors. The hotels in Kyoto were booked to 90% capacity. Not wanting to spend more than thousand dollars for a ryokan, I booked this hotel for the location and price. Even though on Expedia's description this hotel is a smoke free facility, I was confirmed by the hotel staff that there's no room designated for non smoking. I was reluctant to stay in this hotel as it is indicated that my reserved room is a smoking room. But I'm glad that I didn't change hotel. We got a 10 tatami room for a family of 4. There's private bath in the room. Very clean and spacious. And most importantly, there's no trace of smoking smell at all in the room! (I did email the hotel ahead of time that we are very sensitive to smoke). I booked breakfast for one day and half-board for the 2nd. The food is scrumtious! We couldn't possibly finish everything!! If you like Japanese cruisine, the meals are really tasty, if not, you might skip it. It is quite pricy, so if you eat a lot, it would be more worth it.
Since it's a Japanese style room, there's no chairs in the room. If you have bad knees, I would not recommend staying at this hotel. You will have to sit on the tatami floor the whole time you are in the room.
I would definitely stay here again!
thank you for your inquiry to our Ryokan. we really appreciate it. and also thank you for your nice and kind comments for us. we really look forward to seeing you again in a near future. then try our seasonal and seleted food again !
Muy agradable. Bien situado. Vale la pena la cena.
thank you for your stay in our Ryokan. we are very glad to hear you loved meals here. we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
thank you for your stay in our Ryokan and your comment about the futon bedding. we reconsider about the futon bedding matter.