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"It was romantic and marvelous with lots of small dishes."
100 meters to public transportation
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
Hot spring bath
|Value for money||8.3|
|Distance to city center||0.3 Km|
|Nearest airport||Osaka International Airport (ITM)|
|Distance to airport||33.3 km|
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.
A stay at Arashiyama Hot Spring Arashiyama Benkei Ryokan also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the ryokan. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Arashiyama Hot Spring Arashiyama Benkei Ryokan has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kyoto with private transportation, the ryokan can arrange taxi service.
Arashiyama Hot Spring Arashiyama Benkei Ryokan does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.
"Attention to detail, great facility, and very kind and helpful staff."
December 15, 2018
"The service and attention to detail was impeccable."
May 19, 2017
"The service was incredible as was the location."
December 30, 2019
For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Kyoto, Arashiyama Hot Spring Arashiyama Benkei Ryokan is the perfect choice. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just 0.3 Km away, and it normally takes about 97 minutes to reach the airport. Also within easy reach are G's gallery, Hogonin Temple, Tenryu-ji Temple.
At Arashiyama Hot Spring Arashiyama Benkei Ryokan, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. To name a few of the hotel's facilities, there are free Wi-Fi in all rooms, car power charging station, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park.
Guests can choose from 10 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The hotel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities, including hot spring bath, massage. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the Arashiyama Hot Spring Arashiyama Benkei Ryokan the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Kyoto.
"The view from river view suite was very astonishing and the ..."
December 15, 2018
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
Extra beds, if available, are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.
Arashiyama Hot Spring Arashiyama Benkei Ryokan
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Absolutely fantastic ryokan stay in Arashiyama!”
My stay in Aarashiyama Benkei Ryokan was absolutely perfect!! The ryokan is a 15 min walk from JR Saga-Arashiyama Station. On reaching the ryokan, my name was displayed on a chalk board outside the main door, nice touch! The ryokan was situated RIGHT next to the river and a 2 min walk from Togetsu Bridge. The staff alsowiped our luggages clean and actually tied on small decorative notes. Such attention to detail, very sweet! On checking into our 12-tatami room with half board (incl dinner and breakfast) on the first floor, we were absolutely wow-ed. The room was very spacious for 2 (can fit 4) and had a wall-to-floor glass door with a small garden outside. The indoor onsen was essentially a small bathtub that can barely fit two regular-sized people, so don't expect much. We paid 2100Y for a 45-min soak in the private outdoor onsen and it was wonderful. Fits two with lots of room. Dinner was served in our room, course-by-course. Each course was so delicate and delicious. When we were done eating, the staff proceeded with setting up our super comfy futons! The yukatas (Jap casual kimonos/bathrobes) came with inner pieces (4 sizes provided), and outer pieces in 4 different colors! Breakfast was served in the dining room, which only had 2 tables, each by the window, with a view of the river. Needless to say, breakfast was also very enjoyable and sumptuous. I didn't try the public baths, but the outdoor one looked really great too! There was also a free-to-use massage chair that really hit the spot on my back. Check-in and check-out was totally hassle-free. I only produced my booking in softcopy during check-in, and paid my extra charges on check-out. That was all. I really loved this place. The staff were attentive and also watched us for a good 2 min as we made our way out, making us feel really cherished as guests. Though this place was slightly more expensive in my opinion (about 50,000 Y), I will definitely recommend this place to EVERYONE!
Fantastic. . ”
We will there early morning and left our luggage with them, as it was raining, they offer us umbrella. When we are back at the check in time 1600hrs, our luggage are neatly place in our room. They even filled the water in the bathtub for you, and the bathtub is (maybe) computer control, the water will stop automatically. after you use it, the water refilled by itself. Even overnight, there is a outlet to drain water and refilled with hot water, so in the morning, the water in the tub is still hot. The dinner is wow, very very nice, not going elaborate, you have to try it yourself. And so to the breakfast. The staff is very Friendly and the Hotel serve it with a heart, with a personal touch. From the time you arrive, you see your name at the entrance, on the lamp in your room, on the dinning table at breakfast..... Even when you check out, they will volunteer to help you take a picture at their entrance and bow (for a long time) as you leave the hotel at the road side Just to experience Japanese Ryokan / Onsen, I actually stay in 2 different hotel in 2 day at Arashiyama, Benkei win it with that extra touch and the beautiful scenery just in front of the Hotel. I am planing to go again during Fall season .....
Romantic Get Away”
We had a fantastic time staying the Arashiyama Benkei Ryokan. The location was superb with beautiful views across the river and close to all the attractions in Arashiyama. The service was excellent (they cleaned our shoes every night of our say, and the wheels of our suitcases). The price was a stretch for our budget even at a promotional discount and quite expensive. Still it was worth the experience overall.
Our stay at the Arashiyama Benkei Ryokan was by far the high point of our trip to Japan. We loved every moment of our stay - starting with the Japanese tea in our room, to the fabulous 11 course kaiseiki dinner, followed by a relaxing soak in the outdoor onsen under a clear night sky, and concluding with a delightful and extensive Japanese breakfast. The staff's service was impeccable throughout - our stay couldn't have been more perfect.
Wonderful night in a traditional Japanese Inn”
We stayed at Arashiyama Benkei for one night during our honeymoon and really enjoyed the authentic Ryokan and onsen experience. The room was beautiful, the staff extremely accommodating and location wonderful! We booked a private onsen and it was incredible. We also took a boat ride on the river and walked to the bamboo forest in the morning. Definitely stay here!
It's a super nice Japanese Ryokan with hot spring located just along the riverside and foot of Arashiyama with a nice view from the dining room. Staff are also approachable, nice and can speak different languages. Service is supreme. Def a good place to relax and enjoy the hot spring and the nice view at Arashiyama
Beautiful historical stay”
My fiancee and I had the privilege to spend one night in this beautiful Japanese inn, also known as a ryokan. The service was exceptional, and we were able to store our luggage before check in so that we had a chance to explore the area without the obstacle of carrying our luggage around. The building overlooks the river and mountains, giving our hotel room an indescribably memorable view. The private onsen is well worth its price. Everything you'd want to see in Arashiyama is within walking distance, including but not limited to: the bamboo grove and monkey park. I can't comment on their meals since we did not choose to eat at the inn. I can't recommend this place enough, especially if you want a memorable opportunity to stay in a traditional ryokan.
Serenity on the outskirts of Kyoto”
The friendly, happy, service-oriented staff including some with good English proficiency made our stay very enjoyable. We had a spacious river-view room that included an en suite toilet and washbasin. The ryokan is large enough to have spacious inside and outside "public" baths (Japanese soaking) for both men and women without women relegated to a lesser space or limited hours (as is the caase in some small ryokans). We stayed for two nights and the dinner and breakfasts were different both days with attractively presented, tasty food. The location is perfect for walking Arashiyama. We recommend a two-night stay so that the serenity of Arashimaya can be experienced in the morning and evening after all the daytrippers have departed.
Not quite as special as it could have been”
The Benkei Ryokan welcome starts with your name on the welcome board outside and continues as soon as the staff start to provide the high level of Japanese service which is a feature. The Ryokan is in traditional Japanese style with nicely finished Japanese style rooms. Our only slight disappointment was that our multi-course evening meal, served in our room, came at quite a pace with the next dishes arriving before we had finished the last, it was not very relaxed although the food was very good indeed. We used the private open air onsen facility which we enjoyed very much. The staff do anything to help and wait outside to say goodbye until you are out of sight when you leave.
Very comfortable stay in suite with private onsen, kitchen and washer/dryer”
We (3) stayed in suite that was down an alley from the main building. Very clean and comfortable. Onsen and W/D were downstairs. Two bedrooms and kitchen were upstairs. (One bedroom opened into the kitchen, so not totally private.) We had just come from another hotel that served elaborate dinners and breakfasts, so being able to fix something quick and easy was a nice change. There are lots of places in the neighborhood where you can pick up food. Dinner at Benkei was served in the main dining room and good, but service less leisurely than at some other ryokans. This part of Kyoto is lovely. Not central city, but lots of nice walks and plenty to see, including beautiful, less famous shrines. It would have been nice to have been offered tea during check-in, as we had had a long travel day. However, all of the fixings were in our suite, so that made up for it. Staff was responsive to requests, such as to make the onsen a little warmer, and arranged to send our bags on to next hotel.
Refind Japnese Beauty we are familiar to .”
I visited this area many times ,but this was the 1st stay. I found the silent river soothing my feeling in front of the ryokan which sometimes turned raged and was in danger of flood. Early in the morning some people strolled alone others walked with their dog, and some birds siwmmimg on the river which reminded me of Ukai , u ,birds swallowing fish and being made to vomit and ushou, fisherman. The hills over the river would have attracted me if it were late fall. I enjoyed typical Japanese air and everyday life in Arashiyama.
good for ryokan and kaseiki experience”
If you want to have a great ryokan and kaseiki meal experince, Arashiyama Benkei is good. It is on the pricey side but I guess that is the going rate for ryokan. Their staff is great, always smiling and happy. They didn’t pick up at train station (as part of their service) but quickly reimbursed us for our taxi ride when we reached their place. Their location is great right in front of the river for that wonderful view when dining.
i love this hotel”
the location of this hotel is amazing, the hotel has private outdoor onsen, that i can look at the beautiful peak of arashiyama and enjoy my hot bath with summer wind breeze. food is great, they hired Taiwan and HK staff to help international asian guests, i think that is fantastic.
Expensive but Excellent!”
The location is very good, near site seeing locations and easy to find, but not too close to JR. The room is very traditional Japanese Style, staff are polite and one of them could speak Cantonese. Our package included dinner and breakfast. The dinner was good, served with a staff in your own room. The breakfast was excellent, the staff would guide you to a room and only 3 rooms guests would have breakfast at the same time. The room scene was super nice river view. You can select Japanese or Western style breakfast, both were good. You could have your own toaster if you chose Western! We enjoyed the public hot spring, indoor and outdoor both available. It was not crowded, we enjoyed the hot spring alone. Private hot spring is also available with extra fee. In the room you could dress up in Japanese pajamas. A small bag and hair band would be given.
Amazing place to stay at. ”
The staff were very attentive to any needs that I had and gave me suggestions that made my stay that much more enjoyable. The dinner was delicious and the room we stayed in was very clean. I highly recommend this place if you stay anywhere near arashiyama. You will create such great memories and I hope to stay here again.
Have heart rested”
The truly exceptional heartwarming service at Benkei made it really beat any international chain 5 star hotels! From the moment arrived, till the one left, we felt being treasured and taken great care of. Both the public and private onsen (upon reservation) ensured us great relief during our one week hectic cherry blossoms trip in Kansai. Check in was done in room and luggages were hand lifted to room by hotel staffs. They also provided free shuttle service to nearby JR station when we left. The food, view and everything here is perfect! Due to time restrict, we only had one precious night here, but would definitely come back to stay more!
Very comfortable and relaxing stay”
This was our first time staying in a traditional ryokan, so we were unsure of what to expect. We had a very lovely time, and the staff were extremely welcoming and polite. They provided a very smooth check-in process and a tour of the room and amenities, before serving us an amazing kaiseki dinner! We are a gay (male) couple, so I'm happy to point out that we didn't feel like we were treated differently than anyone else. The baths were a little smaller than I imagined, but they were just as relaxing. They were actually pretty secluded during our stay, which was great. The outdoor one was my favorite---it felt very private, and it was great to bathe outdoors during a very light rain in the evening. I also liked that the baths stayed open until 12AM. Breakfast was provided in a bright room with a great view of the river, and everything was delicious. We loved the drawings provided with each meal. The hotel staff offered to hold our bags while we explored the neighborhood, which included a nearby park and bamboo forest. It was a wonderful area of Kyoto! I'd definitely visit and stay here again.
We only had two nights in Kyoto, and wanted to see the area. But this is a place you could spend your whole time at relaxing, meditating, and enjoying the the service. Easily accessible for the Western traveler. The location is across from the river in a walking district on the outskirts of Kyoto, so to get to the main tourist attractions is a 30 minute taxi ride. Also this was our last day in Japan, and checking out at 10 we made it by 3 trains to Narita by 2:30 with hours before our plane back to the States. Favorite features: spring-filled soaking tub in a separae bathroom compartment that opens to the outdoors with privacy screens,
We have wonderful time in Benki, the hot spring is nice, great breakfast and dinner with great service. just one confuse point, i.e. when I booked on agoda web page, it shows that our room is free for 0~4 kids, however, when I arrive the hotel, they still need to charge both kids, although one is only 3years old. one more thing, the facility is a bit old, need to refresh, e.g. the roof of private hotspring in the room, very old and I think i can see the spider net on the roof!
Very Nice Japanese Traditional Accommodation ”
It was an excellent experience staying at Benkei. Staff is super nice and make you feel like back to home. Welcome board & greetings in the room, dinner & breakfast are very surprised and feel warm in this stay. Place is clean and big enough. Traditional Japanese food and breakfast is good to experience as well. Highly recommend to my families and my friends.