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8.3
Excellent
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8.7
Excellent
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Excellent location
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  • G's gallery90 m
  • Hogonin Temple110 m
  • Tenryu-ji Temple140 m
  • Tenryu-ji Garden260 m
  • Arashiyama Syoryuen280 m
  • Arashiyama Authentic Maiko Experience Studio Kokoro280 m
  • Asahido, Arashiyama280 m
  • Arashiyama Station Hannari Hokkori Square320 m
  • Togetsu-kyo Bridge330 m
  • Arashiyama Mountain330 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Ranzan Hotel

    33 Saga-Tenryuji Susukinobaba-cho, Ukyo-ku, Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan, - See map
    "Large room, comfortable beds, fridge, kettle, easy chairs and table."
    Cheryl - April 14, 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 90% of guests
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.6 rating for cleanliness
    • 470 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Hot tub

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Garden

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 22 times

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    Room comfort score
    8.2/10
    Location score
    8.7/10
    Cheapest price score
    Room size
    30 sqm.
    Better than
    97
    %
    of Kyoto properties
    Better than
    96
    %
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    Better than
    96
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    of Kyoto properties
    Bigger than
    95
    %
    of Kyoto properties
    Value for money7.9
    Location rating8.7
    Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
    Distance to airport32.7 km

    Rooms available at Ranzan Hotel

    8.2
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Superior Japanese-Style Room
    Superior Japanese-Style Room
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    • Room size: 67 m²/721 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 6 futons
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    Superior Family Room
    Superior Family Room
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    • Room size: 67 m²/721 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 6 futons
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    Japanese-Style Quadruple Room
    Japanese-Style Quadruple Room
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 4 futons
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    Double Room
    Double Room
    ...
    • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
    • Separate shower/bathtub
    • 1 double bed
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    Twin Room
    Twin Room
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Separate shower/bathtub
    • 2 single beds
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    Japanese Room
    Japanese Room
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 4 futons
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    Small Double Room Smoking
    Small Double Room Smoking
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    • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 1 semi double bed
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    Small Double Room Non-Smoking
    Small Double Room Non-Smoking
    ...
    • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 1 semi double bed
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    Twin Room - Smoking
    Twin Room - Smoking
    ...
    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 2 single beds
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    Twin Room - Non-Smoking
    Twin Room - Non-Smoking
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 2 single beds
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    What people love about Ranzan Hotel

    • 8.8
      Excellent
      Location

      "Ranzan hotel has good location."

      Napisi

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      May 11, 2016

    • 8.0
      Very good
      Staff 

      "Very good area and nice staff."

      xi

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      December 22, 2018

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "The surroundings were scenic."

      Hon T.

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      July 9, 2017

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    8.8
    Excellent

    "The hotel has nice Japanese style garden."

    Napisi

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    May 11, 2016

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    What they offer

    8.8
    Excellent

    "Next to river with beautiful garden."

    shu W.

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    April 15, 2018

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    Nearest essentials

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    Food and dining

    Breakfast options

    Asian

    Restaurants on site

    KEIGA
    Cuisine:Asian

    Nearby restaurants

    Japanese cuisine
    Japanese cuisine
    Ranzan
    10 m Japanese
    Kyoto Kitcho Arashiyama
    40 m Japanese, Sushi
    Yudofu Sagano
    70 m Japanese
    Asian cuisine
    Asian cuisine
    UDON Arashiyamatei
    400 m Asian
    Macrobiotics Prunus
    770 m Asian, Gluten Free, Japanese
    Handmade Soba Umehara
    1.1 km Asian
    Cafe
    Cafe
    Cafe Takahashi
    100 m Cafe
    Arabica Arashiyama
    180 m Cafe
    Soburen
    180 m Cafe

    What's nearby

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    Reviews of Ranzan Hotel from real guests

    Overall rating
    8.3
    Excellent
    From 585 reviews
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    Rating via Agoda8.3
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    10
    Cleanliness8.6
    Facilities7.9
    Location8.7
    Room comfort and quality8.2
    Service8.5
    Value for money7.9
    High score for Kyoto
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (14)
    8-9 Excellent (20)
    7-8 Very Good (15)
    6-7 Good (6)
    <6 Below Expectation (3)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (23)
    Jun - Aug (7)
    Sep - Nov (17)
    Dec - Feb (11)
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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Helen from United States
    Family with young children
    Twin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in June, 2019

    Beautiful traditional hotel”

    This hotel has an early curfew so if you can’t get in your room by 10pm you basically don’t have a place to sleep! Fortunately my friend was staying and Syrian Luxury collection and let me in to sleep in their room for the night.

    Reviewed June 18, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    KIM from Singapore
    Couple
    Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in April, 2019

    Lived up to its excellent reputation”

    We had a very good experience here. the room was spacious, the food and service excellent and the hotel grounds were beatifully manicured. Though during check in, the staff did her best though her English fluency needed to improve. All compliments to this establishment.

    Reviewed April 11, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Te
    Group
    Garden View Japanese-Style Room
    Stayed 1 night in October, 2018

    Excellent”

    This a traditional Japanese hotel. The breakfast and dinner are both Japanese style and delicious. Our room (one with a garden view) is clean and comfortable. The staff is friendly and understands English.

    Reviewed October 25, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Yin from Taiwan
    Family with young children
    Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in April, 2019

    Exceptional”

    loved this hotel. will surely stay here next time when we are in Kyoto.

    Reviewed April 20, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    YEUNG from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Japanese-Style Room
    Stayed 1 night in February, 2019

    Location”

    The hotel is close to the river and major scenic spots, easily found.

    Reviewed February 27, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Yoke from Singapore
    Family with young children
    Small Double Room Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in April, 2018

    Value for money”

    Nothing fantastic beside the price is included breakfast & dinner!

    Reviewed October 01, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Cheryl from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in April, 2018

    Stunning location”

    Large room, comfortable beds, fridge, kettle, easy chairs and table. Staff very attentive, porter service on arrival. Breakfast interesting, not to our liking, however we enjoyed the opportunity to try it. Pretty garden. Difficult to find if walking from the station.

    Reviewed April 14, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Napisi from Thailand
    Group
    Stayed 1 night in May, 2016

    Good breakfast, good location ”

    Ranzan hotel has good location. It is peaceful and quiet. It is easy to reach many tourist spots. The hotel has nice Japanese style garden. The breakfast is very nice. You have to reserve for dinner if you want to eat at the hotel.

    Reviewed May 11, 2016
    8.3
    Excellent
    Kelvin from United States
    Family with teens
    Stayed 1 night in October, 2009

    ENJOYABLE STAY”

    -Serene setting -Helpful, courteous staff -Large rooms -Pleasant decore -Onsen in the hotel -Great price for the accomodations
    -Hard beds

    We've stayed in Kyoto several times before, but this is the first time we've stayed at the Ranzan Hotel. The hotel's location northwest of the city center makes it a quiet place to stay. Although there isn't much in the immediate vicinity of the hotel that stays open past 20:00, it's a ten minute walk to the streetcar station and a 25 minute ride into the center of Kyoto. One point to remember; the streetcar station is located on the bottom floor of a building with other businesses and is easy to miss. We missed it the first time. We felt it was a great place to stay for the price. The staff was always pleasant and helpful. The onsen in the hotel really put the finishing touches on what we already considered to be a terrific hotel. They even provide a written guide on how to properly wear the yukata the hotel provides for use to and from the onsen. The only negative thing we noticed is the beds are a little too hard. However, we will definitely stay here again when we go to Kyoto!

    Reviewed October 19, 2009
    8.3
    Excellent
    Dan from Thailand
    Couple
    Stayed 5 nights in September, 2009

    Good and bad time here”

    Lovely garden and nice public bath. Arashiyama is my favourite location in Kyoto
    bed bugs! Only in my bed (room 902, next to the bathroom) No laundry service.

    This is a really nice hotel. I love the food, the people, the area, etc. The garden is just lovely. It's a gem. The travel distance to central Kyoto is only 15 minutes, which is quite convenient, if you are in no big rush. BUT my only bad experience is the bed bugs and rashes I had from the bed I slept in. We stayed in a twin room. My partner in the other bed didn't have the bugs. So, it's just my bed.

    Reviewed October 03, 2009
    8.0
    Excellent
    John from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in May, 2009

    relaxation after the Kyoto temples”

    lovely gardens, peaceful, gorgeous japanese bath and free bicycles!
    it would be nice if small meals were available in the restaurant of the hotel without pre booking, we had to survive on potnoodle from the vending machine! The small town does not offer many eating opportunities after 8 or 9 pm.

    The hotel is located on the northwest side of Kyoto and the 20 minute journey on the train is well worth it to escape from the busy noisy town after a days sightseeing. One is greeted in Arishiyama with fresh air, a lovely river and intersting walks, its very own temple and much more. The accomodation is very comfortable and the staff are superbly helpful even if one can't soeak a word of Japanese! We very much liked the relaxed bungalow style of the hotel with view of the lovely garden. We would highly recommend this hotel to travellers who like to have a bit of peace and relaxation during their travels.

    Reviewed June 13, 2009
    8.3
    Excellent
    Carmen from Australia
    Couple
    Stayed 5 nights in June, 2009

    Peaceful retreat near Arashiyama temples”

    Lovely quiet surroundings, free bicycle use handy for temple hopping and transport to station and gorgeous baths complete with jacuzzi area.
    Access to hotel from Kyoto (via Keifuku line to Arashiyama) involves numerous train changes and is hard work if travelling with heavy luggage. A better option is to travel on the JR line local trains from Kyoto to Saga Arashiyama station which is under 1km walk. A useful shortcut is through the grounds of the Tenryu-ji temple.

    This hotel is in a lovely spot near the river and minutes from Tenryu-ji temple. Rooms are generously proportioned (we stayed in a Western style room) compared to many other Japanese hotels. The baths are located in the basement and open until midnight. We didn't eat at the hotel and after dark, food options in the area are pretty limited. The hotel does have several vending machines including pot-noodle options. Our strategy was to eat in Kyoto and then take the 20 minute train ride back to the hotel afterwards. All, in all, a very comfortable, roomy, quiet stay and reasonable value for money.

    Reviewed June 13, 2009
    8.3
    Excellent
    Derrick from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in May, 2009

    Good location”

    Location location location!
    Not close to the JR Arashiyama station

    Ranzen is located right at the heart of Arashiyama, a very beautiful town on the outskite of Kyoto, next to the Hozu river and close to all the major shirnes and main attractions. It has a very nice garden with big rooms by Japanese standard. We spent one night there and had a fantastic time. I would highly recommand a night's stay in Arashiyama as you can really explore this beautiful town after the tourist crowd is gone and you can also take in the tranquile morning senary of the place. Ranzen can lend you a bicycle for free and I found that this is the best way to explore Arashiyama as, although most shrines are asscessible by foot, it is so much more fun and faster to get there on the bike!

    Reviewed June 08, 2009
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Charles from United States
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 4 nights in March, 2009

    Amazing”

    The room was huge. It was well kept. If you like nature, the setting is spectacular. It is near many natural hiking/walking areas. The hotel staff was largely unobtrusive. It is near Togetsukyu (a famous wooden bridge) and Ten'in Temple.
    The main doors are locked on or around midnight. I came back from Osaka one evening and had to ring the security guard for admittance.

    Once I discovered where the hotel was actually located, I couldn't believe my good fortune. "Ranzan" is actually another name for Arashiyama - the mountain at whose foot the hotel sits. There is an inner courtyard modeled on the moss garden of Hogonin Temple, which is just across the way. The rooms facing that courtyard are Japanese style - raised platforms, tatami, futon. Those on the outside of the corridor are Western-style - two beds, sofa, large desk, state of the art plasma television, free satellite programming. The hotel claims to be at the center of Kyoto, but that's a bit misleading. It's at least 1/2 hour from Kyoto Station and 20 minutes from Shijo Omiya. While it's a busy tourist area by day, at night the locale of the hotel shuts down almost entirely. It's great if you want to relax and spend lazy hours by the river or walking to nearby temple gardens. It's a little out of the way for business or nightlife travel. It was one of the more amazing places I've stayed in Japan.

    Reviewed April 03, 2009
    7.6
    Very good
    Pavan
    Couple
    Small Double Room Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in April, 2019

    Good for the price.”

    Good stay for the price we paid. Beautiful garden. Easy walk to the central street. Breakfast was nice.

    Reviewed May 13, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    shu from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in April, 2018

    Good location at arashiyama”

    Good condition and location with reasonable price. Good stay at arashiyama. Next to river with beautiful garden. Traditional Japanese breakfast taste good, too.

    Reviewed April 15, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Hon from Malaysia
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in April, 2017

    Stay here for the hotspring”

    The surroundings were scenic. The food was awesome and the onsite hot spring was great. Nothing to complain about, except maybe that the beds could have been abit more comfortable.

    Reviewed July 09, 2017
    8.7
    Excellent
    chen from United States
    Family with young children
    Stayed 2 nights in July, 2010

    Fully relaxed ”

    Location is great; hot spring facility is great and clean
    Room could be larger

    We had a very relaxed time during our stay at RANZAN, especially their hot spring help sleep well.

    Reviewed August 04, 2010
    8.0
    Excellent
    xi from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    Standard Semi-double Room
    Stayed 1 night in December, 2018

    Very good”

    Will come back to the same motel if I come to Kyoto again. Very good area and nice staff.

    Reviewed December 22, 2018
    6.7
    Good
    Michael from Australia
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in May, 2010

    Nice hotel but inconvenient location”

    Comfortable room and bed. Well equipped Onsen in hotel basement. Friendly staff with enough English. Good location to explore Asishmya.
    Inconvenient location

    The hotel is inconvenient to use as a base for exploring Kyoto itself, particularly if using the JR line. The JR stop is at least 20' from the hotel. Arishmya is totally dead after 5pm and the walk back at night time through the deserted streets was quite uncomfortable. However, the hotel would be fine to use as a base for exploring Arishmya itself. The (non JR) subway stop was a bit closer to the hotel, and the bus stop was closer still, so the hotel would be a bit more convenient for people using those modes of transport.

    Reviewed June 08, 2010
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    • Excellent location
    • Arashiyama Mountain
    • Nonomiya Bus Station is within 0.45 km