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Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku
Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku
Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku
Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku
Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku
Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku
Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku

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9.1

Exceptional

520 reviews

520 reviews

Amazing room, great location with helpful and friendly staff.

piyachanok
- Jan 27, 2020
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9.2

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Horando, Togetsukyo Honten

90 m

Ichitanimunakata Shrine

130 m

Horinji Temple

150 m

Monkey Park Iwatayama

160 m

Togetsukyo Bridge

200 m

Popular landmarks
Arashiyama Monkey Park

730 m

Kinkakuji Temple

5.6 km

Nijō Castle

6.6 km

Nishiki Market Shopping District

7.7 km

Kyoto Station Building

7.9 km

Closest landmarks
Arashiyama Station Hannari Hokkori Square

440 m

Kimono Forest

450 m

Rokkakuan, Arashiyama

460 m

Footbath (Onsen) of Arashiyama Station

460 m

G's gallery

520 m

Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku

54-2 Arashiyama Nakaoshita-cho, Nishikyo-ku, Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan, 616-0004 - See map

If you're looking for a ryokan with free Wi-Fi in all rooms, look no further. Conveniently situated in the Arashiyama part of Kyoto, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. This 3-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

360 meters to public transportation

Top Value

Excellent view

150 meters to Monkey Park Iwatayama

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Kitchen

Family room

Daily housekeeping

Smoke-free property

Japanese

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Kyoto every 1 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money9.1
Location rating9.2
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport33.3 km

Rooms available at Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku

Deluxe Japanese Western Style Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 2 single beds and 2 futons
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Room with River View
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 2 single beds and 2 sofa be...
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Standard Double - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Room with Tatami area and River View
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 2 single beds and 2 futons
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
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Double Room with River View
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
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Deluxe Japanese western style room with River view
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
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Deluxe Japanese Western Style Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
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Deluxe Room with River View
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku?

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.

What is the smoking policy at Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku?

Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku?

The closest train, metro, or bus station to Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku is Ebisuya, 350 m away.

What restaurants are nearby Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku?

Restaurants including Kaguyahime, Togetsu Cafe and UDON Arashiyamatei are popular in Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku’s neighborhood which is known as Arashiyama.

What popular shopping places are close to Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku?

Shopping options in Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku’s Arashiyama neighborhood include Horando, Togetsukyo Honten, Asahido, Arashiyama and Arashiyama Syoryuen.

What are popular attractions near Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku?

Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku’s location in the Arashiyama neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Arashiyama Monkey Park, Bamboo Forest Street and Monkey Park Iwatayama.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku?

Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku’s nearby natural sights include Arashiyama Mountain, Kimono Forest and Arashiyama Bamboo Forest located in the same Arashiyama area.

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What people love about Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Amazing room, great location with helpful and friendly staff."

    piyachanok

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    January 27, 2020

  • 9.2

    Exceptional

    "Highly recommend!!!"

    piyachanok

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    January 27, 2020

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "The owner/manager definitely made this hotel the best."

    Laura

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    January 20, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 2,332 Kyoto properties
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Value for money score
9.1/10
Location score
9.2/10
Service score
9.4/10
Cleanliness score
9.3/10
Better than
95
%
of Kyoto properties
Better than
95
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of Kyoto properties
Better than
95
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of Kyoto properties
Better than
93
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of Kyoto properties
Overall rating:

9.1

Exceptional
520 reviews
Cleanliness
9.3
Facilities
8.5
Location
9.2
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Family with young children
More about Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku

More about Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku

Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku

Get the most adventure during your time in Kyoto when you book a room at Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku.
At Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku, guests are bound to have a stress-free stay. Keep up with all your communications easily with the ryokan's free Wi-Fi. Front desk service is provided at the ryokan including luggage storage. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time.
For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the ryokan.
All rooms at Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku are designed for comfort. For your comfort, some rooms at the ryokan are equipped with linen service and air conditioning. In-room entertainment amenities including the television is provided in some rooms. In some select rooms, you can find a refrigerator at your disposal.
It's good to know that a hair dryer, toiletries and towels are provided in some guest bathrooms.


Around the property

Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku is the perfect spot to explore Kyoto's fascinating cultural sights and attractions. Don't forget to stop by Gion located 9.0 km away, where everyone who visits Kyoto wants to have their photo taken.


Reasons to stay here

Get more than you bargain for here, which scores value for money higher than 94% of the city's accommodation.
Ranking higher than 95% of the city's accommodations options, this is a great choice for location.
Staff and service here are considered high quality by past guests whose ratings put it above 94% of the city's options.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.5

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

9 mentions

Breakfast

8 mentions

View

3 mentions

Food & Dining

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • Japanese

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • Pets allowed
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Asian
Location
54-2 Arashiyama Nakaoshita-cho, Nishikyo-ku, Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan, 616-0004
Exceptional
Location

9.2

Airports

  • Osaka International Airport (ITM)
    33.3 km 58 min drive
  • Kobe Airport (UKB)
    58.5 km 1.5 hour drive

Public transportation

  • Ebisuya
    360 m
  • Nonomiya Bus Station
    730 m

Hospital or clinic

  • Saga Arashiyama Tanaka Clinic
    1.1 km

Shopping

  • Kyoto Station Building
    7.9 km

Convenience store

  • Lawson
    780 m 6 min drive

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    670 m 5 min drive
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Arashiyama Monkey Park
    730 m
  • Kinkakuji Temple
    5.6 km
  • Nijō Castle
    6.6 km
  • Nishiki Market Shopping District
    7.7 km
  • Kyoto Station Building
    7.9 km
  • Sanjusangendo Temple
    8.9 km
  • Gion
    9.1 km
  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple
    9.9 km
  • Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
    9.9 km
  • Ginkakuji Temple
    11.1 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Horando, Togetsukyo Honten
    90 m
  • Ichitanimunakata Shrine
    130 m
  • Horinji Temple
    150 m
  • Monkey Park Iwatayama
    160 m
  • Togetsukyo Bridge
    200 m
  • Fukuda Art Museum
    340 m
  • Studio Kokoro
    340 m
  • Ebisuya
    360 m
  • Asahido, Arashiyama
    430 m
  • Arashiyama Syoryuen
    440 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Pets are strictly not allowed at the property.
  • Guests who reserved a room with dinner must check in before 05:00 PM or dinner cannot be served and no refund provided.
  • Restaurants around the area are limited and may close early in the evening. Dining options may be difficult to find after 09:00 PM.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from16:00
  • Check-out until10:00

The property

  • Number of rooms 10
  • Room voltage100
  • Most recent renovation2017

Reviews of Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku from real guests

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9.1
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10
Exceptional
Cleanliness9.3
Facilities8.5
Location9.2
Service9.4
Value for money9.1
High score for Kyoto
Rating
9+ Exceptional (185)
8-9 Excellent (42)
7-8 Very Good (20)
6-7 Good (5)
<6 Below Expectation (11)
Time of the year
Mar - May (68)
Jun - Aug (61)
Sep - Nov (77)
Dec - Feb (57)
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10.0
Exceptional
David
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in September 2018

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.

Reviewed September 09, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Patricia from Philippines
Couple
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

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 :)

Reviewed September 20, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Reza from Indonesia
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in January 2017

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.

Reviewed January 22, 2017

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Dear Reza, thank you for your feedback, we hope to see you again

Responded August 24, 2017
Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku
10.0
Exceptional
Jiehan from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 1 night in October 2016

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!

Reviewed November 07, 2016

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Thank you so much for your king review, we hope to see you again!

Responded August 24, 2017
Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku
7.6
Very good
Reza from Indonesia
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in January 2017

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.

Reviewed January 22, 2017

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Dear Reza, thank you for your review. PLease come back again!

Responded August 24, 2017
Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku
9.2
Exceptional
Jiyoung from South Korea
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

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.

Reviewed April 05, 2017

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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.

Responded August 24, 2017
Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku
10.0
Exceptional
Vivien from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

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.

Reviewed January 01, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Alan from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

Amazing Experience”

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.

Reviewed December 04, 2018

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8.8
Excellent
Supanat from Thailand
Family with teens
Stayed 1 night in November 2017

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.

Reviewed January 08, 2018

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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.

Responded January 08, 2018
Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku
9.2
Exceptional
Wanlyn from Malaysia
Family with young children
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

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.

Reviewed April 19, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
pik from Malaysia
Family with teens
Stayed 1 night in January 2018

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.

Reviewed February 03, 2018

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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.

Responded February 07, 2018
Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku
9.2
Exceptional
Christine from Singapore
Family with teens
Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

Exceptional”

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.

Reviewed November 15, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
Peerapol from Thailand
Group
Stayed 1 night in May 2017

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.

Reviewed May 12, 2017

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Thank you for staying with us, we are happy to see you enjoyed your stay!

Responded August 24, 2017
Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku
8.8
Excellent
Soo from Singapore
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in May 2018

Amazing view”

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.

Reviewed June 06, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
Richard from United States
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in December 2019

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.

Reviewed December 30, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
FOONG from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in June 2018

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.

Reviewed June 26, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Joanne from United States
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

Exceptional”

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!

Reviewed December 26, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Aisyah from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

Superb stay”

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

Reviewed November 08, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Yip from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Stayed 1 night in September 2017

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.

Reviewed December 02, 2017

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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,

Responded December 08, 2017
Japaning Hotel LiV Ranroukaku
6.0
BOON from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

Good location”

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.

Reviewed August 18, 2018

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