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Yamashiroya Ryokan

A very pleasant place to stay, the hosts were always very welcoming & generous in spirit. Highly recommended.

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Free City Maps
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels Included

General

  • Elevator
  • Towels for Hire

Sport & Leisure

  • Hot Tub

About Yamashiroya Ryokan

Incredible! How close only 3minute-walk from central exit of Karasuma of JR Kyoto station!

Yamashiroya Ryokan always welcomes you all warmly with a smile eventhough the staff cannot speak so well.

It might be only means to communicate with you by gestures and body languages.

It would be great if we could convey the Japanese hospitality to you all.

Our inn only adopts the room charge system so it is the best suited for a woman travelling alone, sight-seeing families, business people and etc.

Convenient location for city sightseeing, close to Kyoto Tower,

Higashi-Honganji temple, Nishi-Honganji temple and Sanju Sangendo which is famous for its 1001 thousand-handed Konnon Awesome Buddhas.

Easy access to JR Kyoto Esetan Department, ('porta) a variety of restaurants in the basement and (The Cube) specialized stores are good for dining out and shopping.

Also there are convenience stores, coffee shops and fast food chains in the neighbourhood.

With amenities: Yukata (Bath Robe), Bath towel, Face towel, Shompoo & Hairconditioner, Soap, Toothbrush and paper cup.

Free refrigerator, please feel free to use it.

Sorry,you can't use internet in your rooom and we don't have PC that guests can use and a large bath and you can't smoke in our ryokan!!No smoking!!

Children and babys must pay identical charges with adults.

Infomation

check in time:16:00-

check out time:-10:00

Lock out time :10:00-16:00(There is no stuff in Yamashiroya )

closing time:23:30

Please pay in advavce when check in.Cash only!!

Sorry!You can't use your credit card!!!

Please put your key in the basket when you check out.

Important Information

Conditions

Please don't drag your suitcases in the house.
It may damage the wooden floor .
Sorry,you can't use internet in your rooom and we don't have PC that guests can use and a large bath and you can't smoke in our ryokan.
Children and babys must pay identical charges with adults.
Please pay in advavce when check in.Cash only!!
Sorry!You can't use your credit card!!!
check in time:16:00-21:00
check out time:7:00-10:00
Lock out time :10:00-16:00(We clean the hole ryokan from 10AM to 4PM.So,you can't stay in Yamashiroya(in your room,too) from 10AM to 4PM)
closing time:23:30(You can't enter in Yamashiroya after 23:30.We lock the door of the porch.)
Please put your key in the basket when you check out.
We can't speak other language except for Japanese.
Please pay in advavce when check in.Cash only!!
Sorry!You can't use your credit card!!!
Please put your key in the basket when you check out.
We can't speak other language except for Japanese.

You can use wifi caffee shops , nearby hotel's lobby and Kyoto Station.

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Location

517,shiokoji-cho,nanajousagaru,toudouindori shimog

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Guest Reviews

Good location for bus and train! Warm welcome, smily staff but command of English is poor. Unfortunately credit cards are not accepted - only cash payment and considering the high cost this can be quite a sum of money to carry around. Poor value for money (expensive!) - even have to pay for the privilege of watching the TV in the room. Only the room is provided.

Overall
2
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
1
Facilities
1
Service
3

A very pleasant place to stay, the hosts were always very welcoming & generous in spirit. Highly recommended.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
4
Facilities
4
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

It is very good Ryokan. Even though the reception people hardly speak English but they are very friendly and very kind. The ryokan is very clean and near Kyoto station. In summary, it is good Ryokan in Kyoto.

Overall
4
Location
4
Cleanliness
5
Value
3
Facilities
4
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Stayed two nights here in October 2009. Convenient location close to the train station. Very clean, but basic and spartanic. O.K if you are out the whole day, but curfew from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lots of places around to eat. They don't speak any English, but since there are hand and feet...
Yes, I would return, the value is good compared to other hotels/guesthouses.

Overall
3
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
3
Facilities
3
Service
3

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

My short stay here was very pleasant. It was very clean, all basic amenities were provided and the location was great (minutes from Kyoto station). The service i received was exceptional. I would certainly stay here again and highly recommend it to other travellers.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Very good in general.

Overall
4
Location
4
Cleanliness
4
Value
3
Facilities
4
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

This is a really nice place to stay if your needs are simple, you can manage a few words of Japanese, and you would like somewhere clean, quiet, safe, friendly and personal that is close to the station in Kyoto.

Yamashiroya Ryokan is family-run by folks who are welcoming, smiling, gracious hosts who do not interfere. They do not speak much (any?) English, so a basic knowledge of "Hotel" Japanese (Hello, thank-you, my name is..., reservation, 2nd floor, etc) would be advisable, as would an appreciation of Ryokan etiquette (eg leave your shoes AND your luggage just inside the door before you go to the reception counter). You should also remember that there is an 11:30 pm curfew and you need to be out of the room between 10 and 4 each day. The (tatami) rooms are basic but clean, quiet and comfortable. There is (Japanese) TV, fridge, aircon, tea, futon, and a capsule bathroom in each room. Not sure if the phone connects to outside lines. There was no wireless internet access. Everything worked and there were no nasty surprises. It is in a quiet street that is only minutes from the station - so convenient!

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
4
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Hi everybody..
After my recent experience the Yamashiroya Ryokan would like to recommend it to all of you.
New and clean, with conditioned air and to alone 3 minutes from the central station.
P.s the personnel doesn't speak English, but and sociable and they will try to help you in all ways.
Personally I have received a gift when I have made the check out.
Ciao.

Ciao a tutti
Dopo la mia recente esperienza al Yamashiroya Ryokan, mi piacerebbe consigliarlo a tutti voi.
Nuovo e pulito,con aria condizionata e a soli 3 minuti dalla stazione centrale.
P.s
il personale non parla inglese ,ma e socievole e cerchera di aiutarvi in tutti modi.
Personalmente ho ricevuto un regalo quando ho fatto il check out.
Ciao

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
3
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Yamashiroya Ryokan was perfect for a short stay in Kyoto. Very close to Kyoto Station, near convenience stores and cafes. The owners don't speak much English, but the few key words they do know will get you by. Most of all, they are very obliging and allow you lots of privacy and freedom to go as you please!
The whole Ryokan was clean and cheery; my Japanese style room was small as you would expect in Japan, but extremely well set up with modern facilities, and clean, with an ensuite and AC and refridgerator. Perhaps for two adults my room was a little too small, but it would be a perfect size for a single tourist. And anyway if it's clean and works well, you adapt to the size pretty quickly!
I would definitely recommend Yamashiroya Ryokan to people visiting the beautiful city of Kyoto, for its friendly and polite service, convenient location and especially value for money.
I hope to go to Kyoto again and stay once more at this lovely little Ryokan.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
4
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

I was pleasantly surprised by this Ryokan. It was very clean, and the individual bathrooms were a wonderful plus. For someone looking for an inexpensive place to stay, this place is great. It was very conveniently located, truly within a few minutes walk of Kyoto Station. Better walking directions would be very helpful, as it was very difficult to find (but I think that's true about everywere in Kyoto--and I live in JAPAN!). However, by calling them they were able to direct me to the ryokan quite easily (although the phone call was in Japanese). The hospitality was also very nice (although again, for the most part no English). I would stay here again.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

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*  The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 88% for this property is based on ratings provided by 15 guests.

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