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About Watazen Ryokan Hotel


This economy class hotel in the city center is located five minutes from the Kyoto JR Station. The hotel is ideally positioned for exploration of this unique city. Guests will enjoy a location that is near the business, commercial, and shopping districts as well as significant cultural attractions. The hotel offers economy class guestrooms decorated with pleasing hues designed to promote a tranquil ambiance and authentic Japanese atmosphere. Guests can also savor the Japanese-styled hospitality and pleasing lobby atmosphere. The Watazen Ryokan Hotel is perfect for travelers that want economy class guestrooms and a great central location.
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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Getting around

  • Car park
  • Bicycle rental

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Vending machine

Access, services, and conveniences

  • Postal service
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundromat
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese
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Children Policy
Please kindly note that Children need to pay directly at Ryokan as below.
Children 0-5 year(s) will be charged 1,000 JPY (TAX not included) per night when using existing bedding.
Children 0-5 year(s) will be charged 3,000 JPY (TAX not included) per night when using additional Japanese Children Futon.
Children over 6 years old, please make a reservation same as adult.

  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate): 1080 JPY
Check-In From: 04:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 10:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 0.1 km
Distance to Airport: 98.5km
Internet Usage Fee: 0 JPY
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Floors: 4
Number of Rooms : 27
Parking Fee (per day): 2000 JPY
Reception Open Until: 10:00 PM
Room Voltage: 100
Time to Airport (Minutes): 90
Year Hotel Built: 1830
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 1984
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Recent customer comments

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 9.0
  • Facilities 8.7
  • Location 8.9
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.8
  • Service 9.1
  • Value for Money 8.4
  • Food/Dining 7.6

Iris S. from United States
Families with older children
Stayed 4 nights in August 2016
charming and comfortable
Very good location, room is very clean and comfortable.
Reviewed August 13, 2016

Elaine C. from United States
Stayed one night in July 2016
Nice stay at Watazen Ryokan
The staff were excellent and welcoming. Room was nice. No in room meal service. Convenient location. Thank you!
Reviewed July 31, 2016

Louis K. from Hong Kong
Families with young children
Stayed one night in July 2016
Reviewed July 12, 2016

Andrew H. from United States
Solo travelers
Stayed one night in July 2016
Easy to get to all major spots. Quiet area with plenty of shopping and restaurants within walking distance.
Reviewed July 10, 2016

Ho K. from Singapore
Stayed one night in August 2015
Excellent Stay, Friendly Staff
Affordable, pleasant and personalized service. Felt very welcomed during our stay there
Reviewed July 02, 2016

Ma. B. from Philippines
Stayed one night in June 2016
Worth what I paid for
My experience was quite good at this ryokan. Its no fancy hotel nor a very traditional ryokan but we liked the simplicity of the Japanese style room we got. It is very very close to nishiki market so we got to eat all the street food we wanted. The staff were quite nice and helpful. And a few of them spoke English well. The Japanese breakfast set we ordered was wonderful , and we got to have breakfast at the dining hall using the hotel-provided robes for a truly 'local feel'. As a bonus, they even have a public onsen at the basement of the ryokan which guests could use for free.
Reviewed June 22, 2016

Crystal C. from Hong Kong
Stayed one night in June 2016
Location is pretty good, located near shijo, only takes like 5mintues walk when get off from bus stepo
Reviewed June 07, 2016

wai K. from Hong Kong
Families with young children
Stayed one night in March 2016
Good location and clean
Very good, my baby girl and us like this very much, very easy to go anywhere to eat, we will stay here again!
Reviewed April 11, 2016

Ching H. from Taiwan
Stayed one night in April 2016
Excellent location and facility
Excellent location which is very easy to get bus or subway to other famous locations and also having a good survice. It's a real nice hotel that if you wanna have tranditonal Japan tatami style experience. Just an advice for the food service that need to confirm in the future if any limitations or concern of customers. It's a nice hotel choice for my next Kyoto trip.
Reviewed April 10, 2016

Paul B. from United States
Families with older children
Stayed 3 nights in April 2016
Helpful Staff
Big rooms and always clean. Nice new bath downstairs. Always helpful front desk staff. No complaints!
Reviewed April 10, 2016


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