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About Ryokan Motonago


Well-placed in the culture, restaurants, sightseeing area of Kyoto city, Ryokan Motonago provides a most conducive spot for you to take a break from your busy days. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. A haven of rest and relaxation, the hotel will offer total renewal just steps away from the city's numerous attractions such as Kōdai-ji Temple, Yasaka Shrine, Maruyama Park.

Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Kyoto hotel. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.

Guests can choose from 11 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The hotel offers fantastic facilities, including spa, massage, garden, to help you unwind after an action-packed day in the city. Whatever your purpose of visit, Ryokan Motonago is an excellent choice for your stay in Kyoto.
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  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Fitness & recreation

  • spa
  • massage

Food & beverage

  • room service
  • restaurant(s)
  • vending machine


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • dry cleaning

Guest services

  • luggage storage
  • newspapers
  • concierge

On-site facilities

  • garden
  • shops
  • smoking area

Health and security

  • safety deposit boxes

Business & money services

  • meeting facilities
  • business center

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese
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Please pay at the hotel directly for your children fee: 
0 – 3 years old: JPY 1575
4 – 9 years old: 50% of an adult fee
10 – 12 years old: 70% of an adult fee
Over 12 years old: Please include in the number of people when booking.

Breakfast is served from 07:00 AM to 08:30 AM.

Dinner is served from 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM.

Guests who reserved a room with dinner must check in before 07:00 PM or dinner cannot be served and no refund provided.

  • Minimum age of guests is: 3 year(s).
  • Guests over 3 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 04:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 10:00 AM
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: No
Number of Floors: 2
Number of Rooms : 11
Reception Open Until: 9:00PM
Room Voltage: 100
Time to Airport (Minutes): 95
Year Hotel Built: 1905
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 1972
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Recent customer comments

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 9.0
  • Location 8.9
  • Room Comfort/Standard 9.2
  • Service 8.6
  • Value for Money 7.5
  • Food/Dining 8.3

Ying C.
May 05, 2014
very satisfied with the stay.
clean, friendly staff and good location to places of interest.
very good stay to experience the way of life and custom in Kyoto

September 30, 2013
Best way to experience Kyoto
Friendly staff, huge room and close to shopping area
We only stayed there for one night with Kansai dinner and breakfast, but we enjoyed out stay. If you want to experience traditional Japanese culture, this is the place to come. Very friendly staff.

leon S.
Hong Kong
September 26, 2013
excellent hotel!!!
good location, nice staffs and foods are delicious
a good experience to stay at Ryokan Motonago. Staffs are nice, caring and helpful.

Alvin G.
September 17, 2013
Vnice ryokan
location, food, service
great ryokan and v nice setting. love the food and its so relaxing having tea and looking out at the old quarters visitors.

Masao T.
June 17, 2013
Budget Japanese Inn
Price, clean and convenient
I selected this hotel based on the budget but this Japanese inn was good enough for the price. Not extensive service but bath was good enough to recover.

February 12, 2013
Great location, original flavor
Traditional Japanese tatami with garden view; walking distance from main attractions; welcoming staff
The location is great, walking distance from main attractions; hotel staff speak fairly great English and give a lot of local tips. The bathing room is comfortable for a winter stay.

Jamie S.
January 16, 2013
Traditional Japanese
Great service
This place is located really close to the some of the most famous temples in Kyoto as well as all the best places to eat drink and watch the geisha do there thing. The staff are really friendly and helful the room is awesome with its traditional Japanese breakfast, and having your own traditional Bath house was great at the end of the day

thi N.
January 09, 2013
very cold room, could not sleep
location lonely
we expected a cozy place where you meet the owner and talk to her, she was nice but cannot speak english at all, so the contact was brief. also, the worst is sleeping on the floor with a small heather only . when the floor is freezing , it is hard not to miss a western type bed. also very sad to have an american breakfast... would not recommend

Michael L.
July 30, 2012
Great place, a nice experience, fantastic service!
Authentic gardens and location. A memorable experience.
Great Ryokan, very friendly service! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We had our own private toilet which was fantastic. Location was both private and central. About 5 minutes walk to the shopping/touristy area. Would definitely recommend if you're interested in Japanese culture and open to new experiences. If you're looking for the whole Hilton/four seasons experience then look there. Simple accommodation and amenities but that's the appeal and charm of the place. Thoroughly enjoyed my bath but wish it was an open air. Tried the Kensai? meal. Was a nice experience.

Tara J.
July 18, 2012
Your Japanese home away from home!
Wonderful hostess, food and comfortable futons.
Was very comfortable, baths were relaxing and the food was fantastic! We loved our hostess she was very attentive and spoke great English. They provided everything you would need from yukatas to toothbrush and aftershave. The only critique I would have is that we saw quite a few bugs, but we assumed this was due to the summer weather and humidity.