National important Cultural Ryokan TOSHIHARU

National important Cultural Ryokan TOSHIHARU

326 Benzaiten-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan, 600-8428
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    9.1
    Exceptional
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    (143 reviews)See what guests said
    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Loved the garden and authentic Japanese facilities and aesth..."

    Yuxin

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    January 2, 2019

    9.6
    Exceptional service
    Recommended by 96% of guests

    Property highlights

    • 360 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Kyoto

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

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    8.8
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    Excellent location - Inside city center
    Popular neighborhood
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  • Value for money8.8
    Distance to city center0.1km
    Location rating8.8
    Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
    Distance to airport37.0 km
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    9.3
    Exceptional
    Room comfort & quality
    Deluxe Garden View Japanese Style Room
    Deluxe Garden View Japanese Style Room
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    • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 3 futons
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    Standard Garden View Japanese Style Room with Private Toilet
    Standard Garden View Japanese Style Room with Private Toilet
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 futons
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    Superior Garden View Japanese Style Room
    Superior Garden View Japanese Style Room
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 futons
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    Garden View Japanese Style Family Room
    Garden View Japanese Style Family Room
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 5 futons
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    Deluxe Garden View Japanese Style Room for 5 People
    Deluxe Garden View Japanese Style Room for 5 People
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 3 futons
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    Deluxe Garden View Japanese Style Room 2 for 4 People
    Deluxe Garden View Japanese Style Room 2 for 4 People
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 3 futons
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    Japanese Style Single Non-Smoking
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    • City view
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 futon
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    Japanese Style Room
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 futons
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    Garden View Japanese Style Family Room for 4 People
    Garden View Japanese Style Family Room for 4 People
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Garden view
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    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Extremely clean, stunningly beautiful and incredibly friendly ryokan."

      Naomi

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      April 10, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "The courtyard garden was just perfect to unwind, terrifically zen."

      Irene

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      December 29, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "We got the garden view which was absolutely beautiful and ordered a delicious breakfast for the next day."

      darren

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      May 23, 2018

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    8.8
    Excellent

    "The Japanese bathroom was amazing and comfortable."

    HAN

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    May 7, 2018

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    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Best of the best old fashion hotel in Japan."

    Yu

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    June 5, 2017

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    9.1
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    10
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness9.5
    Facilities8.9
    Location8.8
    Room comfort and quality9.3
    Service9.6
    Value for money8.8
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    9.2
    Exceptional
    SORA from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    Japanese Style Room with Shower
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019
    Must STAY!”
    If you want to experience one night with a sweet Japanese garden with assistance from wonder hosts, you must try Ryokan Toshiharu! The breakfast is "must try". just spending a half day in the place will relax you so much. just one thing, people may share a toilet and a bathroom. but it's just a small thing after all of these wonderful experience.
    Reviewed January 31, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Yuxin from Australia
    Couple
    Standard Garden View Japanese Style Room with Private Toilet
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018
    Such warm hospitality”
    I realise it was rude of me not getting the name of old lady servicing us. She spoke amazing English and was so warm and friendly and helpful. Helped us arranging dinner bookings etc., matters that weren't even the hotel's problem at all. So we really appreciated. The house itself was stunning. Loved the garden and authentic Japanese facilities and aesthetics. Would love to stay here again ! Only small complaint, if any at all, is the breakfast room was a bit small and claustrophobic. The two available tables are very close to each other so your conversation doesnt feel very private. But it is not a deal breaker.
    Reviewed January 02, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Irene from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Japanese Style Single Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in July 2018
    Wonderful ryokan to stay”
    Thoroughly enjoyed my stay, the traditional breakfast was wonderful, especially the home made 'natto' - yum! The owner went out of her way to ensure guests took advantage of the facilities such as the big wooden bath which they prepare for you! The ryokan could appear run down in parts but this adds to the traditional claim. The smell of the tatami mat was intoxicating and the creaky floor boards added to the charm. That said they are modernising, at the time of my stay they had just renovated the dining room. The courtyard garden was just perfect to unwind, terrifically zen. I highly recommend staying here when in Kyoto. Thank you for making me feel welcome :)
    Reviewed December 29, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    HAN from China
    Group
    Deluxe Garden View Japanese Style Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2018
    是此行让人印象深刻的两个夜晚”
    This is our first trip to Kyoto, which has most traditional culture in Japan. We were lucky to choose to live here. First of all, the master was very kind and the girl AOI was so lovely and helpful who also mastered English conversation. Every request was answered and satisfied. They have two bathroom and we need to reserve before using it. The Japanese bathroom was amazing and comfortable. I would surely recommend this ryokan to my friends and this is definitely unforgettable memory we had in Japan.
    Reviewed May 07, 2018
    6.8
    Good
    Rainy from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    Garden View Japanese Style Family Room for 5 People
    Stayed 1 night in July 2018
    house is so beautiful”
    the house is beautiful. you will be in the heart of japan. but the toilet is not in the room, and need to book for a bath. this was a little bit uncomfit for us. (we are 5 member family..) the one thing I warn you! don't drink the water in the water pot... we found green moss in the cold water pot :-( except this - the garden, welcome tea, breakfast (not the miso soup), location, staffs, etc was wonderful.
    Reviewed July 17, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    darren from United States
    Couple
    Standard Garden View Japanese Style Room with Private Toilet
    Stayed 1 night in May 2018
    Awesome experience”
    Ryokans can be pricy for any modern Traveller but for what you're getting here it's well worth it. We got the garden view which was absolutely beautiful and ordered a delicious breakfast for the next day. This was the only Ryokan experience we had on our trip to Japan but probably the most memorable part.
    Reviewed May 23, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Jamie from United States
    Solo traveler
    Japanese Style Single Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in May 2018
    Great stay at traditional inn”
    I had a very pleasant stay at Toshiharu as an American solo traveler. The location was a bit difficult to find, but once I did arrive, my stay was wonderful. The woman who helped me to my room was incredibly friendly and spoke great English. She also helped me make a reservation for the bath (the Western one was only available for solo travelers, she said the traditional one is only for couples or families). My room was small but completely adequate for only myself, and a great value for the price. In the morning, I had the Japanese breakfast they served and it was great (2300 yen if not included with room reservation). My only complaint is that the walls are paper-thin (literally, the window to the hallway in my room was just made of paper), so other guests were a bit disruptive late at night and early in the morning. Overall, I would definitely recommend this ryokan to travelers looking for the traditional Japanese experience!
    Reviewed May 21, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Naomi from United Kingdom
    Group
    Garden View Japanese Style Family Room
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2018
    Amazing ryokan!”
    Extremely clean, stunningly beautiful and incredibly friendly ryokan. Can't express how lovely the whole visit was, every member of staff was so kind and made you feel at home and the building was like a little oasis transporting you back a century right in the middle of Kyoto. It's easy to get everywhere from the location, with main bus routes running nearby and lots of bars and shops really nearby.
    Reviewed April 10, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Leslie
    Couple
    Superior Garden View Japanese Style Room
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2017
    Excellent Location and Authentic Japanese Experience!”
    Located just one stop away from Kyoto and 10 mins from Gion! Cant ask for a better location. My boyfriend and I got the garden view room - it was very spacious, and everything was set up when we arrived. Remember to take your shoes off before entering - the staff is strict about that. We also enjoyed the Japanese bath and breakfast. The only thing I wish was better, was their wifi. They do not offer wifi to guests, so we could only use the public Kyoto Wifi. It was non-existent most of the time. For $250 per night, we expected wifi. However, being disconnected allowed us to fully enjoy this authentic hotel :)
    Reviewed November 05, 2017
    Thank you very much for your stay with us here at Toshiharu ryokan. I apologize for doesn't seem that you could use wifi, I usually equipped our inn with a free Wi-Fi of Kyoto Wi-Fi, but several months ago, there was a case that a connection is stopped all sometimes, the Wi-Fi which maintains equipment now and is free anytime, it can be used now. I'm truly sorry to cause trouble to valuable travel. It'll correspond strictly so that there will be no same mistakes from now on.
    Responded December 24, 2017
    National important Cultural Ryokan TOSHIHARU
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Bruce from Canada
    Couple
    Standard Garden View Japanese Style Room with Private Toilet
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2017
    Exceptional”
    If you're looking for a more traditional and not the usual hotel experience this is a great place to be. The staff was very helpful, breakfast was amazing, and location is only a few minutes walk away from the metro which is great.
    Reviewed October 08, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Taylor from United States
    Couple
    Japanese Style Room
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2017
    Enjoyed stay”
    The Ryokan was easy to find and the hosts were very warm and welcoming. The Ryokan was quiet and we enjoyed staying in a traditional house. The only downside was the midnight curfew when the doors close. We found a lot of cool bars downtown but were not able to enjoy them as much as we wanted because we had to be back by midnight. Besides that, the Ryokan was everything we hoped for.
    Reviewed August 28, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Unshik from South Korea
    Couple
    Standard Garden View Japanese Style Room with Private Toilet
    Stayed 1 night in November 2016
    Good location, small but wonderful ryokan I want to go again!”
    Though it is small house, but it has wonderful garden and its own structure. Bathrooms and shower rooms are shared but several which are not that problem even for 2-person couples to stay many nights. Its small hot spring is also good. Its location close to Gojo station is quite its advantage! You can go to almost any important places such as Kiyomizu, Hushimi, Arashiyama, Kyoto Station, Shijo and Sanjo, etc. I think it's worth for the expense. I want to go there again when I go to Kyoto sometime later.
    Reviewed November 13, 2016
    8.8
    Excellent
    Elizabeth from United States
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in June 2016
    Intro to the Ryokan ”
    A sound introduction to the traditional and special world of the ryokan... If you're a newbie with a tighter budget, this is the place to go! The Japanese style bath is an absolute must and really completes the experience.
    Reviewed June 10, 2016
    8.7
    Excellent
    Myriam from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Japanese Style Single Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in August 2015
    Wonderful Authenticity”
    The room; The Gardens/Japanese Authentic Feel; The staff
    Though it was slightly difficult to find (hidden away on a neat little side street), it proved darling and I truly felt like I was transported back in time, for lack of a less clichéd term. The wonderful manager-san allowed me to check in early and never rushed me to do anything. She politely asked if I wanted towels, or which type of bath I'd like, etc. and set it all up without me even asking. Upon arrival, I was given some delicious matcha and Iced Tea as well as a refreshing desert and cool ice cold towel for the sweltering heat outside. My room was gorgeous and in spectacular condition, to the clean tatami mats and the oh so welcome air conditioner. The futon was laid in my absence and it was clean, comfortable and overall amazing. They have a bunch of knick-knacks at the front, including bike rentals; maps of the surrounding area and beyond central Kyoto; what you could do in Kyoto, and so on. The surrounding gardens are so beautiful, it really makes you feel at peace and the the Ryokan itself is truly something out of an Edo Period drama or something. Though be warned that the steps are quite steep, so even though the Manager-san was so kind to take it upon herself and help me with one of my suitcases, you'd be hard pressed lugging up something extremely heavy. All in all, I really enjoyed my time and the (obviously) polite yet very welcoming service of Toshiharu Ryokan. Thank you!!
    Reviewed August 10, 2015
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Jeff from United States
    Couple
    Standard Garden View Japanese Style Room with Private Toilet
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2015
    GReat stay at ryokan!”
    comfy bed, private gardens, relaxing bath
    wr loved the place. It was a little oasis of relaxation. It felt authentic and we were exposed to Japan. The people were extremely nice and hospitable. They knew enough English for us to always get by. Loved the gardens in the place as well. Baths were relaxing. Little tea table had foot warmers that were devine. Can walk to nishiki market and to several bus and train stops. Not right outside the door but still convienient enough.
    Reviewed March 29, 2015
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Chao-Mei from Taiwan
    Couple
    Standard Garden View Japanese Style Room with Private Toilet
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2014
    beautiful old building”
    building, garden, staff
    Very nice small old building in the city centre. The wooden house is small and delicate, everything is well-maintained and gave an amazing ambience. The owner is considerate and being very helpful. We loved it here.
    Reviewed May 26, 2014
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Chung from Hong Kong
    Family with teens
    Standard Garden View Japanese Style Room with Private Toilet
    Stayed 1 night in May 2014
    A Cozy experience in a Traditional Japanese Resort”
    The staff are extremely helpful, though language may be a problem, but they would try every mean to cater requests. Japanese Breakfast is exceptionally great.
    I stayed in Toshiharu Ryokan with my mom for one night. The hotel is located in city center, getting to different attractions in Kyoto is rather convenient. Staff there are all so helpful, though sharing bathroom is a problem i consider at first, but at the end everything turns out to be fine. Concerning every aspect, Toshiharu Ryokan is a place i would recommended to stay in Kyoto.
    Reviewed May 12, 2014
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Derek from New Zealand
    Couple
    Deluxe Garden View Japanese Style Room
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2014
    Wonderful experience of a traditional Ryokan”
    Traditional small Ryokan. Wonderful attentive and helpful staff. Excellent location
    This was a great introduction to traditional Japanese culture. While the owner does not speak great English she is so eager to be helpful that this does not represent a problem. For first time users to traditional Japanese bathing facilities the ability to do this privately was nice. While we did not have breakfast the provision of Tea and small traditional Japanese snacks was wonderful. The location was excellent, within walking distance of many areas and one stop on the subway from Kyoto station.
    Reviewed April 02, 2014
    8.3
    Excellent
    Aurele from Switzerland
    Family with teens
    Standard Garden View Japanese Style Room with Private Toilet
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2014
    Nice Ryokan Experience”
    Traditional, Fridnely, High-Quality
    Strongly recommend staying in a Ryokan like this one during your stay in Japan. We had a good time staying in this family Ryokan in Kyoto for 2 nights. Everything was good quality, clean and well organized. Staff / Owner was friendly and took care of us.
    Reviewed March 31, 2014
    9.3
    Exceptional
    John from United States
    Couple
    Standard Garden View Japanese Style Room with Private Toilet
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2013
    Serene and full of culture.”
    The affordable rate, proximity to sights and experiencing the traditional Japanese inn.
    Exactly what I was wishing for. Clean, attentive staff and a cultural experience. Beds were traditional futons on tatami mats. Beautiful courtyard gardens surrounded by a house that has seen a lot of Japanese history. Was like sleeping in a museum.
    Reviewed December 17, 2013
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