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"Hotel is very near to most of the tourist spots, yet it is quiet and relaxing."
360 meters to public transportation
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||9.1|
|Nearest airport||Osaka International Airport (ITM)|
|Distance to airport||33.3 km|
Check-in is from 04:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 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.
Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.
"Centrally located (short walk to train stations and attractions)."
January 20, 2020
"The place was clean and the view from the balcony was beautiful!"
November 27, 2018
"Amazing room, great location with helpful and friendly staff."
January 27, 2020
Conveniently located in Kyoto, Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. Situated only from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. With its convenient location, the property offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. The property provides daily housekeeping, taxi service, luggage storage, family room to ensure our guests the greatest comfort.
Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku is home to 10 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as clothes rack, mirror, towels, non smoking rooms, air conditioning. The property offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities, including hiking trails, hot tub, massage. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku hits the spot in many ways.
"The rooms are clean and the river view rooms has an amazing ..."
November 15, 2018
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 0-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Extra beds, if available, are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.
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Beautiful hotel in a great location, with a very attentive and kind staff.”
I had some difficulty with the website, and ended up making a mistake with my reservation. The staff was very helpful and rectified the situation. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. I was able to see the bamboo grove in Arashiyama, and had made a reservation well in advance to go to Saihoji (Kokedera). The area is beautiful. I would definitely recommend staying at Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku, and hope I'll be able to stay there again in the future.
Lots of space, beautiful view, perfect location, but easy on the budget”
It’s hard to find good hotels at this price. We wanted a chill overnight stay in Arashiyama, after all the walking and sightseeing/food tripping we did in Kyoto and Osaka. This room was perfect for that — we had a huge living space, huge room, huge bathroom (with a jacuzzi/tub), and a very beautiful and peaceful view of the river. Right at the heart of Arashiyama with a view of the Katsura river, a 2-5min walk to nearby bus stops and train stations, 2-min walk to the monkey park, 5-min walk to the bamboo forest, but away from the crowds of tourists. A perfect cap to end our Kansai trip :) Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Check in was supposed to be at 4pm, but they accepted our early check in when we arrived before 1pm. We were also able to leave our bags the next day after our check out, so we could still roam around the area. Bento breakfast was so-so (would’ve preferred a more traditional home-cooked teishoku), but it was all good and worth it :)
Very large room with nice view”
The hotel is definitely value for money. The room is very large and the ambience is really the traditional Japanese. We checked in late about 10 pm and the staff still welcome us. I really recommend if you want to experience the traditional Japanese custom. The room also very large, is very difference with other hotel in Japan. If you want to spend whole day in the hotel, I would recommend it. However the nearest transport is by using bus no. 28 from Kyoto station. If you use the train, it would be quite far from Saga Arashiyama station. There are several point of interest nearby. Some temple, monkey forest, or even the Togetsu Bridge itself is having nice view. Overall, it is the best hotel during our 7 days stay in Japan.
Dear Reza, thank you for your feedback, we hope to see you again
One night was simply not enough”
For the price and the location, this place was a steal! You'd better book this fast before it gets popular and the prices sky rocket! The rooms available on Agoda were for the suite-style rooms. Apparently there are normal rooms there, but not posted on Agoda for booking. The suite style rooms were out of the world, considering the prices of ryokan in the area. The hotel itself did not have much in terms of facilities, but the room made up for itself! Service at the accomodation was good, though they did not know much english. Staff were friendly and smiling and went out of their way to show superb Japanese hospitality... Definitely one of the best finds for my Japan trip!
Thank you so much for your king review, we hope to see you again!
The best value for money hotel in Arashiyama area”
The hotel is definitely value for money. The room is very large and the ambience is really the traditional Japanese. We checked in late about 10 pm and the staff still welcome us. I really recommend if you want to experience the traditional Japanese custom. The room also very large, is very difference with other hotel in Japan. If you want to spend whole day in the hotel, I would recommend it. However the nearest transport is by using bus no. 28 from Kyoto station. If you use the train, it would be quite far from Saga Arashiyama station. There are several point of interest nearby. Some temple, monkey forest, or even the Togetsu Bridge itself is having nice view. Try to choose the Japanese room (they have western room too). Overall, it is the best hotel during our 7 days stay in Japan.
Dear Reza, thank you for your review. PLease come back again!
Very kind staff!”
I stayed this hotel for two days on early March. In spite of a little bit of high charge, I've booked this hotel for beautiful view and I was extremely satisfied with that. In addition to the view, I was very moved by kindness of staff. Since I could not speak Japanese well, so I used a google translator and asked if I could change my room into another room with better one. The staff, nevertheless, treated me very kindly and made my room changed with smile. However, little bit cold room and a fridge with too much strong (so foods in the fridge were frozen) made me disappointed T_T. I hope I can visit Arashiyama and this hotel sooner or later.
Dear Jiyoung, thank you for your review, we are happy that you enjoyed your stay. Apologies for the fridge, I hope the staff could solve your problems.
Best value for money. ”
It’s the kind of hotel that you’ve to leave your shoes at the reception. Very friendly, helpful and understanding. Helped with my luggage transfer. Gave me facial product samples to use for the day when the luggage carrying all my things only arrived the next day. My room was huge, all it needs is a kitchen and laundry area for me to feel like home. The hotel also has an outdoor bath. Location wise, it’s about 5 mins walk to the main busy area, I prefer this way. It’s also around 5 mins walk from the Arashiyama station.
The hotel is located at a very nice location to explore around Arashiyama. The room was lovely, not only comfortable but it has a relaxing river view. The breakfast is not cooked by the hotel, yet it is still very nicely prepared and with different style everyday. Also, the staff are all very helpful. Highly recommended this hotel.
Very great accommodation in Arashiyama”
We visited Kyoto during fall foliage and this accommodation makes my trip in Japan memorable. The room itself is so big, very cosy, and clean. Staffs are very helpful and friendly. Also, view from our room is so good. We can see river and beautiful mountains from our balcony. The only disadvantage of this accommodation is location. It is far from public transports ( JR station). The accommodation also has a bus, but it was out of order, so they could not pick us up at and send us to the train station.
Thank you very much for your stay and your comment.Also,we are sorry for the shuttle bus which was out of order. We improve our property and service for all our guests day by day. We look forward to see you again.
Fantastic location, great staff service”
The rooms were huge by Japan standards, and very well located. A short stroll to the bridge and all other attractions. We enjoyed the great service by the hotel staff as well. They could not speak English but tried their very best with translation apps to communicate with us. We tried also their breakfast bento - nothing too special if you have already been in Japan for awhile, but for newcomers this can be quite interesting.
warm home feeling and friendly service”
the place is a bit out of the town area and no elevator in the hotel. but there is quiet and convenience and the staff is very friendly and willing to help. but midnight there are no staff in the hotel is a bit issue when we faced the heater problem. we celebrate our mom birthday in arashiyama. they help us to order sushi delivery and book taxi. we will consider this hotel again.
Thank you very much for staying at our hotel. We are very sorry about not being able to help with the heater problem. We hope to see you again.
We are an extended family of 13 pax with older kids and elderly parents. Highly recommended, the location is excellent and walking distance to most places of interest in Arashiyama. The rooms are clean and the river view rooms has an amazing view. They have a nice spacious hot bath with a outdoor bath which we used them twice daily. Special mention on the outstanding services from the staff. Although the ladies couldn't speak English, they provide their warmest service with their heart which we are very appreciative of. They helped us with the many reservations we needed for our tour bookings and restaurant reservations. Best service. Thank you, we will definitely stay here again.
Great scenery and fantastic service”
The river view from our rooms was just stunning. This hotel is also very close to the river and the famous bamboo garden is within reach. What makes this hotel stand out is their staff. I know good service can be expected everywhere in Japan but the staff at this hotel are exceptionally service-minded and very helpful.
Thank you for staying with us, we are happy to see you enjoyed your stay!
Everything was so great here. Highly recommend this hotel! It’s tucked in a quiet neighbourhood near Togetsu-bridge in Arashiyama, so it is close to the bamboo forest. The view was amazing. Staffs were great and very very helpful. This hotel come with own hot spa too.
Traditional Japanese experience with Western bed”
This hotel is well worth the price, especially for the space, roughly 6 rooms in total counting all the small ones: tub/shower, entry way, toilet closet, sink room, large Japanese style dining area, large bedroom with two double mattresses pushed together. The view is magnificent: river and mountains. We had a rainbow on our last morning. The staff were so super friendly, even when our heater did not work. They supplied us with a space heater and we were fine. That’s why I gave only 4* on the facilities. Shoes off at the door; slippers and robes in the room. This hotel surpassed our expectations. We would definitely return.
Comfortable Place For Relaxation”
Walking distant to all the tourist places as we can save our travelling time and relax in this hotel. Nice breakfast were served and the staff were very helpful. One thing bad in Kyoto is you must have early lunch so that when comes to 5 pm you can have your dinner earlier because most of the restaurants will be closed after 6 pm. We will choose this hotel if we happen to visit this place again.
Loved this accommodation in Arashiyama. The location was very close to the Togetsukyo Bridge, the shops, restaurants, and walkable to the temples and bamboo forest. Perfect for momiji viewing! Just check out the bed when you first arrive to see if it is too hard - then ask for a mattress pad. The staff is very accommodating!
Pros: 1. Walking distance from Arashiyama station 2. Nice environment, views and comfortable room 3. Friendly staffs 4. Close to the Bamboo Forest and able to go there very early in the morning to avoid crowd
Excellent Location & Service”
The room is out of expected large with living room and bedroom separately. Very comfortable and spacious room. The hotel location is just near the bridge so that there is a river view for the room. The hotel is close to several hotels with daily rental onsen, so if you don't like small onsen at the hotel, you may go to other onsen hostel/ hotel for only 15 mins. This hotel is good for family group with children.
Thank you very much for your stay and your wonderful comment. We improve our property in the hotel and our service day by day. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you,
The location is very close to Arashiyama Street. Its around 1km walking distance from Saga Arashiyama station. If you reach Saga Arashiyama late night, recommend to take taxi. There is bus that able to go Arashiyama from Kyoto Station, we took that from Arashiyama street to Kyoto Station. The Good part is the location and the room is spacious. The not so satisfy part is the bed is hard and the aircond noise is quite strong, and the ceiling is with some black stain. The onsen is same with bath water from the hotel room bathroon, nothing too wow to shout about. For the price of the stay, its still consider a good deal and satisfactory stay.