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9.1

Exceptional

191 reviews

191 reviews

Breakfast5
Food & Dining3
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9.6

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - 480 meters from city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Gion

60 m

Shijo Street

70 m

Japan Kanji Museum & Library

80 m

Hayashisenrakudo

90 m

Ki-Yan Stuzio, Ishidan Shita

90 m

Popular landmarks
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

1.2 km

Nishiki Market Shopping District

1.4 km

Sanjusangendo Temple

1.7 km

Kyoto Station Building

2.6 km

Nijō Castle

2.7 km

Closest landmarks
TSURUHA DRUG

50 m

Kakizen Shoten

120 m

Gion GL

140 m

Miyata Engetsudo

150 m

Kobijutsu Kondo

160 m

Yuzuya Ryokan

545 Yasakajinja, minamidonari, Gionmachi minamigawa, Gion, Kyoto, Japan, 605-0074 - See map

If you're looking for a ryokan with free Wi-Fi in all rooms, look no further. Conveniently situated in the Gion part of Kyoto, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Rated with 5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant and spa on-site.

Highlights

Sparkling clean

Located in heart of Kyoto

Front desk [24-hour]

Excellent room comfort & quality

460 meters to public transportation

Hygiene Plus

This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Spa

Restaurants

Safety deposit boxes

Tours

Wi-Fi in public areas

Your dates are popular among travelersPopular destination! Properties in Kyoto are being booked every minute!
Value for money8.1
Location rating9.6
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport39.3 km

Rooms available at Yuzuya Ryokan

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

9.1

Japanese-style Room with Private Cypress Bath
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 futons
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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  • 2 futons
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 futons
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Japanese-Style Room with Private Bath
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      Japanese-Styleroad side Room
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        Japanese Style Room with Cypress Bathtub
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        • Non-smoking
        • Shower and bathtub
        • 2 futons
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        Japanese-Style Room
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          Other
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          • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
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          Japanese Style Single Room
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          • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
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          Frequently asked questions

          What time is check-in and check-out at Yuzuya Ryokan?

          Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The ryokan offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

          What are my dining options at Yuzuya Ryokan?

          Yuzuya Ryokan features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

          What is the smoking policy at Yuzuya Ryokan?

          Yuzuya Ryokan does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

          What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Yuzuya Ryokan?

          The closest train, metro, or bus station to Yuzuya Ryokan is Gion Shijo Subway Station, 490 m away.

          What restaurants are nearby Yuzuya Ryokan?

          Yuzuya Ryokan’s neighborhood is Gion which includes popular restaurants such as Yamamotomenzo, Junsei and Grill Kodakara.

          What popular shopping places are close to Yuzuya Ryokan?

          Yuzuya Ryokan is located in Gion area which features shopping places such as Shijo Street, Hayashisenrakudo and Ki-Yan Stuzio, Ishidan Shita.

          What are popular attractions near Yuzuya Ryokan?

          Yuzuya Ryokan’s location in the Gion neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Gion, Eikando Zenrinji Temple and Heian Shrine.

          What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Yuzuya Ryokan?

          Yuzuya Ryokan’s nearby natural sights include Konchi-in located in the same Gion area.

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          What people love about Yuzuya Ryokan

          • 10

            Exceptional
            Cleanliness

            "Spotless rooms and common areas."

            Gary

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            February 17, 2020

          • 10

            Exceptional
            Location

            "The food was great the location."

            harutai

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            September 5, 2022

          • 10

            Exceptional
            Location

            "Great location, amazing Japanese atmosphere, extremely kind team ."

            tiziana

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            July 19, 2019

          Property ranking|Compared to 2,506 Kyoto properties
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          Location score
          9.6/10
          Room comfort score
          9.1/10
          Cleanliness score
          9.5/10
          Service score
          9.3/10
          Better than
          99
          %
          of Kyoto properties
          Better than
          97
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          of Kyoto properties
          Better than
          96
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          Better than
          93
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          Overall rating:

          9.1

          Exceptional
          186 reviews
          Cleanliness
          9.5
          Facilities
          8.9
          Location
          9.6
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          More about Yuzuya Ryokan

          More about Yuzuya Ryokan

          Yuzuya Ryokan

          Do more sightseeing in the famous neighborhoods of Kyoto with a stay at Yuzuya Ryokan. Enjoy the history and beauty of Kyoto by visiting one of the many monuments around town.
          At Yuzuya Ryokan, guests are bound to have a stress-free stay. Keep up with all your communications easily with the ryokan's free Wi-Fi. Front desk services including luggage storage and safety deposit boxes can assist with your needs. Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the ryokan's ticket service and tours.
          Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time. For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the ryokan. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by ryokan.
          All rooms at Yuzuya Ryokan are designed for comfort. For your comfort, some rooms at the ryokan are equipped with linen service and air conditioning. In-room entertainment amenities including the television is provided in some rooms. In some select rooms, you can find a refrigerator and instant tea at your disposal.
          It's good to know that a hair dryer, toiletries and towels are provided in some guest bathrooms.


          Dining and things to do

          A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the ryokan, for whenever you get hungry.
          Apart from amenities and services, Yuzuya Ryokan goes the extra mile to make sure all guests make the most of their time. End your days in total relaxation with a visit to the spa, located right at the ryokan. Grab some last-minute needs or local souvenirs for yourself or those back home without having to go anywhere at the souvenir shops available right on-site.


          Around the property

          Experience Kyoto like a true local. Don't forget to stop by Gion located 60 m away, where everyone who visits Kyoto wants to have their photo taken.


          Reasons to stay here

          Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 97% of the city's other accommodations.
          Ranking higher than 99% of the city's accommodations options, this is a great choice for location.
          Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 97% of accommodations in the city.

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          Amenities and facilities

          Excellent
          Facilities

          8.9

          Most talked about facilities

          Food & Dining

          10 mentions

          Breakfast

          9 mentions

          Housekeeping

          3 mentions

          Languages spoken
          • English
          • Chinese [Cantonese]
          • Chinese [Mandarin]
          • Japanese
          Internet access
          • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
          • Wi-Fi in public areas
          Things to do, ways to relax
          • Spa
          • Ticket services
          • Tours
          Cleanliness and safety
          • Body thermometer
          • Daily disinfection in all rooms
          • Daily disinfection in common areas
          • Face coverings on staff
          • First aid kit
          • Hand sanitizer
          • Hygiene certification
          • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
          • Safe dining setup
          • Staff trained in safety protocol
          • Temperature check for guests and staff
          Dining, drinking, and snacking
          • Kitchen
          • Restaurants
          Services and conveniences
          • Daily housekeeping
          • Elevator
          • Gift/souvenir shop
          • Invoice provided
          • Luggage storage
          • Safety deposit boxes
          • Smoke-free property
          • Smoking area
          Access
          • Front desk [24-hour]
          • Non-smoking rooms
          • Pets allowed
          Available in all rooms
          • Air conditioning
          • Free bottled water
          • Hair dryer
          • Heating
          • In-room safe box
          • Non-smoking
          • Refrigerator
          • Towels
          • TV

          Food and dining

          Breakfast options
          • Asian

          Location

          545 Yasakajinja, minamidonari, Gionmachi minamigawa, Gion, Kyoto, Japan, 605-0074
          Exceptional
          Location

          9.6

          Airports
          • Osaka International Airport (ITM)
            39.3 km 53 min drive
          • Kobe Airport (UKB)
            64.6 km 1.4 hour drive
          Public transportation
          • Gion Shijo Subway Station
            500 m
          • Higashiyama Subway Station
            720 m 3 min drive
          Hospital or clinic
          • TSURUHA DRUG
            50 m
          Shopping
          • Kyoto Station Building
            2.6 km
          Convenience store
          • Lawson
            30 m
          Cash withdrawal
          • ATM
            170 m 2 min walk

          What's nearby

          Popular landmarks
          • Gion
            60 m
          • Kiyomizu-dera Temple
            1.2 km
          • Nishiki Market Shopping District
            1.4 km
          • Sanjusangendo Temple
            1.7 km
          • Kyoto Station Building
            2.6 km
          • Nijō Castle
            2.7 km
          • Ginkakuji Temple
            3.2 km
          • Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
            4.0 km
          • Kinkakuji Temple
            5.9 km
          • Arashiyama Monkey Park
            9.5 km
          Nearby landmarks
          • TSURUHA DRUG
            50 m
          • Gion
            60 m
          • Shijo Street
            70 m
          • Japan Kanji Museum & Library
            80 m
          • Hayashisenrakudo
            90 m
          • Ki-Yan Stuzio, Ishidan Shita
            90 m
          • Gion Matsuri
            100 m
          • Bigozensha
            110 m
          • Okera Sai
            110 m
          • Kasagen
            120 m
          Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

          Property policies

          Children and extra beds

          Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

          All children are welcome.

          Others
          • Any additional people that are not included in the original reservation are not allowed to stay.
          • The property might not be able to provide special food regarding allergies or special dietary requests.
          • Guests arriving after 07:00 PM are requested to contact the property directly prior to arrival.
          • Pets are strictly not allowed at the property.
          • Extra bed is not available at this property.
          • The minimum age required to stay at this property is 13 years.
          • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

          Some helpful facts

          Check-in/Check-out
          • Check-in from15:00
          • Check-in until18:00
          • Check-out from08:00
          • Check-out until11:00
          • Reception open until21:00
          The property
          • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
          • Number of bars/lounges0
          • Number of restaurants1
          • Number of rooms 8
          • Room voltage100
          • Year property opened1932
          • Most recent renovation2004

          Reviews of Yuzuya Ryokan from real guests

          Provided by verified guests of Agoda
          9.1
          /
          10
          Exceptional
          Cleanliness9.5
          Facilities8.9
          Location9.6
          Room comfort and quality9.1
          Service9.3
          Value for money8.1
          High score for Kyoto
          Rating
          9+ Exceptional (89)
          8-9 Excellent (24)
          7-8 Very Good (8)
          6-7 Good (2)
          <6 Below Expectation (10)
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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Gary from Canada
          Couple
          Stayed 3 nights in February 2020

          Exceptional”

          Thoroughly enjoyed the Ryokan experience (our first). Spotless rooms and common areas. The yuzu bath in big wooden tub was a treat. Comfortable futon beds. The restaurant experience was amazing. Lovely room looking out to a waterfall over rock face. Each dish was a work of art and perfectly prepared. Some dishes will challenge you, but the whole idea was to experience a wonderful Japanese experience. The staff were very friendly, welcoming and helpful. We recommend Yuzuya Ryokan highly!

          Reviewed February 17, 2020

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Hui from United States
          Couple
          Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

          Great Service and Wonderful Breakfast”

          Being right next to the Yasaka Shrine have its perks. Like other have mentioned if you have heavy luggage, best to walk up the stone steps to notify staff to get them for you. The Japanese breakfast is wonderful and if you stay multiple days it'll change from day to day. The Japanese breakfast is savory with a fish as the main course and other small dishes to accompany the meal.

          Reviewed October 01, 2020

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          khalid from Bahrain
          Couple
          Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

          AMAZING EXPERIENCE ”

          the only bad thing i experienced in this hotel is that i haven't stayed more...perfect location..perfect food....the bed sheets are soooo comfortable more over...lovely staff who are always smiling..ive recommended it to my brother already

          Reviewed January 01, 2019

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Luke from United Kingdom
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 1 night in June 2019

          Delightful”

          The staff were an absolute delight. The building and it's grounds were beautiful and the dinner was an adventure of exquisite taste I won't forget! What made it even more magical was sitting in front of the waterfall garden lit up at night. I fully recommend this Ryokan for Kyoto travellers!

          Reviewed June 15, 2019

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          tiziana from United Arab Emirates
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 1 night in July 2019

          A marvelous experience ”

          Great location, amazing Japanese atmosphere, extremely kind team ..... a magic place to choose for a special holiday in Kyoto

          Reviewed July 19, 2019

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Esmond from United States
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 1 night in March 2019

          Amazing Stay”

          Very convenient location but secluded. Excellent facilities and service. Friendly customer service and hospitable. Amazing food with great yuzu experience.

          Reviewed March 27, 2019

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          9.2
          Exceptional
          Robert from United States
          Couple
          Stayed 1 night in May 2019

          Unique Experience!”

          We had a great time staying at Yuzuya. The staff was very polite and the service was great. We really enjoyed the dining experience (dinner and breakfast) which really made it worthwhile. I would definitely recommend that you try it for a single night.

          Reviewed May 27, 2019

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          CHENXING
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 1 night in July 2019

          Exceptional”

          wonderful place,fancy food with tradition style service。

          Reviewed July 05, 2019

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          8.8
          Excellent
          Annetta from Australia
          Couple
          Stayed 1 night in March 2019

          Excellent”

          Wonderful experience. Great location. Excellent dinner. Very comfortable bed. The communal bath was a perfect way to unwind. Having said all of that, you need to pay a lot of money to enjoy the experience.

          Reviewed March 24, 2019

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          8.4
          Excellent
          ahad from Norway
          Couple
          Stayed 3 nights in September 2019

          Kyoto ”

          Very friendly staff , nice Japanese experience

          Reviewed September 12, 2019

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          WEICHEN
          Group
          Stayed 2 nights in October 2013

          Unforgettable memory at thislovely Japanese ryokan”

          Lovely traditional Japanese-style room and bath; staff are very warm and thoughtful, and the heavenly delicious Kaiseki dinner should not be missed if you stay here!

          It was my second and my parents' first time visiting Kyoto so I decided to give them a traditional Japanese ryokan experience. That's why we chose to stay at Yuzuya in Gion area. We stayed here for 2 nights with Japanese style breakfast, and had Kaiseki dinner in the evening of our second day in Kyoto. The food was so great and beautifully displayed when they were served one by one. The staff explained the ingredients with fluent English. We had the 10 dishes course during this 3-hour-dinner at Yuzuya. Even my mother-in-low got to enjoy her specially made vegetarian meal (if you know how hard it is to find a vegetarian restaurant in Japan)! This was truly unforgettable wonderful experience for all of us. We will definitely come back to Yuzuya next time we visit Kyoto!

          Reviewed November 12, 2013

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          WEICHEN
          Group
          Stayed 2 nights in October 2013

          Unforgettable memory at thislovely Japanese ryokan”

          Lovely traditional Japanese-style room and bath; staff are very warm and thoughtful, and the heavenly delicious Kaiseki dinner should not be missed if you stay here!

          It was my second and my parents' first time visiting Kyoto so I decided to give them a traditional Japanese ryokan experience. That's why we chose to stay at Yuzuya in Gion area. We stayed here for 2 nights with Japanese style breakfast, and had Kaiseki dinner in the evening of our second day in Kyoto. The food was so great and beautifully displayed when they were served one by one. The staff explained the ingredients with fluent English. We had the 10 dishes course during this 3-hour-dinner at Yuzuya. Even my mother-in-low got to enjoy her specially made vegetarian meal (if you know how hard it is to find a vegetarian restaurant in Japan)! This was truly unforgettable wonderful experience for all of us. We will definitely come back to Yuzuya next time we visit Kyoto!

          Reviewed November 12, 2013

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Eleanor from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Stayed 1 night in March 2018

          Fantastic service in a great location, loved the bath”

          My husband and I treated ourselves to a night at Yuzuya as part of our honeymoon and it didn't disappoint. All staff gave us the level of service you'd expect when paying this price, and they catered to our dietary requirements for the kaiseki dinner without any issues (vegetarian for me, no seafood for my husband) . We both really enjoyed the yuzuya baths and our room was comfortable. The dining room has a lovely outlook onto a garden. The ryokan is next door to Yasaka Shrine in Gion so the location couldn't be much better, and it's not too noisy for it either. The steps leading up to it make you feel like you've discovered a hidden place in the middle of Kyoto. It was a real treat and we'd recommend it to others looking for the same.

          Reviewed April 07, 2018

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Sun from United States
          Couple
          Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

          Perfect.”

          I spent a month researching ryokans and hotels in Kyoto and I'm glad I picked Yuzuya in the end. I wanted my trip to be perfect because it was so precious for me to travel with family. I want to say Thank You to Yuzuya for making the stay delightful. I was concerned with the noise mentioned in some posts, but in the end it did not become a bother. I was lucky to get room Murasaki in the back... Despite there were maybe two or three times that I heard the sound of a siren from the street, it was overall a very tranquil and private experience. The lady served us was nice and friendly. I have to say the whole breakfast dining experience was surreal. A moment of pure sensations and reflections, and the amount of stimulation is just right. We spent two nights in the ryokan and for both days the Japanese breakfast was delicious. If you are looking for a reward for yourself or quality time with your significant person this is the place to enjoy. 非常舒适,一切恰到好处。旅馆比想像的安静。早餐真的是对自己的奖赏。

          Reviewed February 24, 2018

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Chelsey from United States
          Couple
          Japanese-Style Room
          Stayed 1 night in July 2016

          Beautiful and serene in the middle of Kyoto”

          Yuzuya Ryokan has a wonderful staff. The traditional rooms and service definitely met and exceeded our expectations. The kaiseki at the Yuzuya is delicious (with yuzu as their signature flavor) and served with grace and lovely descriptions of the courses. We loved the location, central to the Gion-Shijo station and next door to the Yasaka Shrine. We also loved the overall atmosphere aided by the inner atrium and stone stairs leading up to the entrance (warning: there are more than a few steps up to get to the hotel).

          Reviewed August 08, 2016

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          9.7
          Exceptional
          Degan from Canada
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 1 night in September 2014

          Lovely spot in the city”

          Food and atmosphere

          I loved staying at the Yuzuya Ryokan. It was very relaxing (although I don't think patrons should be able to talk on their phones in the dining room - my neighbour got two calls during dinner and I found that distracting). Also the food was wonderful. I wish there was enough outside space to sit in the garden but the quietness and view of the courtyard waterfall was really lovely. Also the proximity to Gion was nice for sightseeing.

          Reviewed September 16, 2014

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Alexis from United Arab Emirates
          Couple
          Stayed 1 night in March 2018

          Very high quality experience - thoroughly splendid. Yuzu delight!”

          Stunning Japanese Ryokan nestled next to beautiful park, offers serenity and very high quality seasonal cuisine. The dinner was exquisite in every aspect, including excellent service. Yuzu (citric fruit) inspired theme continues throughout, including the ground-floor spa, and in the food - naturally. Yuzuya Ryokan delivers a high quality Japanese experience, with very comfortable stay and sublime cuisine. Impressed at the support from night-staff when my wife was taken ill. Thank you for your kindness (hope that the team enjoyed the Arabian Dates). Care and attention demonstrated throughout our stay.

          Reviewed April 26, 2018

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          8.7
          Excellent
          Pamela from Singapore
          Couple
          Stayed 2 nights in March 2013

          Centrally located and yet so tranquil”

          Location, Ambiance and Attention to detail

          It was raining when we arrived in Kyoto and so decided to take a cab to the Ryokan. We were so surprised that it was so centrally located to the shrine and Gion and yet, so tranquil the moment you thread up the stone steps. Staff were friendly, paying attention to every detail. For example, offering us umbrellas as they predicted that it was going to rain in the evening. Breakfast at the Yuzuya was a visual delight in a calm and serene setting. We particularly enjoyed the ambiance and it was all the more special as my fiance decided to propose to me whilst there.

          Reviewed March 28, 2013

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          9.7
          Exceptional
          Panit from Thailand
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 1 night in March 2013

          Excellent authentic memory”

          Service, Location, Traditional

          Yuzuya Ryokan is located just next door to the Yasaka Shrine which is one of the Prime location is you love experiencing traditional Kyoto. The Ryokan itself is warm and cozy. Staffs are helpful and speak English very well. The place is clean and the food is extraordinary.

          Reviewed May 02, 2013

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Richard from United States
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 1 night in September 2016

          Yuzuya Ryokan”

          I thoroughly enjoyed my very relaxing stay at Yuzuya Ryokan. My room was spartan in fine Japanese tradition, and very clean and efficient. The public onsen was very comforting. And, the scenic setting was very peaceful. I also found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. I will definitely plan another trip and stay again at Yuzuya!

          Reviewed September 10, 2016

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