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Ryokan Genhouin
Ryokan Genhouin
Ryokan Genhouin
Ryokan Genhouin
Ryokan Genhouin
Ryokan Genhouin
Ryokan Genhouin

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8.8

Excellent

84 reviews

84 reviews

Housekeeping8
Breakfast5
Garden5
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8.3

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 1.57 kilometers from city center
Excellent for walking
Walkable places
Honganji Temple Okazaki Betsuin

240 m

Okazaki Shrine

260 m

Daiyasu

340 m

Biwako-Sosui (Lake Biwa Canal) Museum

350 m

Kyoto Municipal Zoo

360 m

Popular landmarks
Ginkakuji Temple

1.6 km

Gion

1.6 km

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

2.3 km

Nishiki Market Shopping District

2.6 km

Sanjusangendo Temple

3.3 km

Closest landmarks
exit

450 m

Senoku Hakukokan, Kyoto

460 m

Nomura Museum

480 m

Okazaki-Koen Area

500 m

Kyoto International Community House

510 m

Ryokan Genhouin

77, Okazakihoshoji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Gion, Kyoto, Japan, 606-8333 - See map

If you're looking for a ryokan with free Wi-Fi in all rooms, look no further. Conveniently situated in the Gion 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. Rated with 5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage and hot tub on-site.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

790 meters to public transportation

Check-in/out [private]

Excellent room comfort & quality

930 meters to Philosopher's Walk

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Check-in/out [private]

Hot tub

Laundry service

Safety deposit boxes

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Kyoto every 1 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.8
Distance to city center3 km
Location rating8.3
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport40.9 km

Rooms available at Ryokan Genhouin

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

10

Standard Japanese Style Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 futons
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Luxury Garden View Japanese Style Triple Room
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  • Room size: 54 m²/581 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed and 3 futons and...
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Standard Japanese Style Family Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 46 m²/495 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 3 futons
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Superior Garden View Japanese Style Triple Room
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  • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 3 futons
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Japanese-Style Luxury Triple Room with Garden View
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  • Room size: 54 m²/581 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 3 futons
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Japanese-Style Superior Triple Room with Garden View
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  • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 3 futons
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Japanese-Style Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 futons
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Japanese-Style Standard Family Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 46 m²/495 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 4 futons
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Room #192641306
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  • Garden view
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Room #192641308
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  • Garden view
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Ryokan Genhouin?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 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.

How do I get to Ryokan Genhouin?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Ryokan Genhouin has a car park available for guests. Parking is available for a fee of 2000 JPY per day.

Is breakfast offered at Ryokan Genhouin?

Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 2800 JPY if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the ryokan.

What is the smoking policy at Ryokan Genhouin?

Ryokan Genhouin does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Ryokan Genhouin?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Higashiyama Subway Station, 1.0 km away from Ryokan Genhouin.

What restaurants are nearby Ryokan Genhouin?

Ryokan Genhouin is located in Gion, famous for good restaurants such as Coffee Shop Sen, Okakita and Chisen New Supper.

What popular shopping places are close to Ryokan Genhouin?

Ryokan Genhouin is located in Gion area which features shopping places such as Daiyasu, Esperanto Kokoro Kyoto Okazaki Studio and Garlie Monet.

What are popular attractions near Ryokan Genhouin?

Ryokan Genhouin is located in Gion area, which is famous for attractions such as Gion, Eikando Zenrinji Temple and Heian Shrine.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Ryokan Genhouin?

Ryokan Genhouin is located within Gion, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Konchi-in.

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What people love about Ryokan Genhouin

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "It’s very calming and peaceful inside and outside of the house."

    Jule

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    January 30, 2020

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The staff is extremely pleasant and kind."

    Jule

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    January 30, 2020

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "They’ve got a huge bathtub that is all wooden, a very nice set up."

    Jule

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    January 30, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 2,356 Kyoto properties
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Room comfort score
10/10
Cleanliness score
9.7/10
Service score
9.4/10
Couples review score
9/10
Better than
99
%
of Kyoto properties
Better than
98
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of Kyoto properties
Better than
95
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of Kyoto properties
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Overall rating:

8.8

Excellent
69 reviews
Cleanliness
9.7
Facilities
8.6
Location
8.3
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More about Ryokan Genhouin

More about Ryokan Genhouin

Ryokan Genhouin

Do more sightseeing in the famous neighborhoods of Kyoto with a stay at Ryokan Genhouin.
Have a hassle-free trip while enjoying the services and amenities offered by Ryokan Genhouin. Keep up with all your communications easily with the ryokan's free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy convenient available parking right at the ryokan. Front desk services including concierge service and luggage storage can assist with your needs.
Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the ryokan's ticket service and tours. Packing light is possible at Ryokan Genhouin thanks to the ryokan's dry cleaning service and laundry service keeping your clothes clean. 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.
Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by ryokan.
Enjoy the services offered at Ryokan Genhouin from the convenience of your guestroom. For your comfort, some rooms at the ryokan are equipped with air conditioning. Some rooms at Ryokan Genhouin even come with extra design features such as a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment amenities including the television is provided in some rooms.
In some select rooms, you can find a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker and bottled water at your disposal. It's good to know that bathroom amenities including a hair dryer are provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Recreational facilities at Ryokan Genhouin are designed for escape and relaxation. End your days in total relaxation with a visit to the massage and hot tub. Get social at the ryokan's library, where you can meet other guests.


Around the property

Experience all the sights and local attractions of Kyoto with Ryokan Genhouin as your base. Don't forget to stop by Gion located 1.6 km away, where everyone who visits Kyoto wants to have their photo taken.


Reasons to stay here

Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 99% of the city's other accommodations.
Past guests love the cleanliness here, ranking it higher than 98% of the city's accommodation.
Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 99% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.6

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

11 mentions

Housekeeping

5 mentions

View

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Garden
  • Hot tub
  • Massage
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Grocery delivery
  • Kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Car park [charges apply]

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Closet
  • Clothes rack
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • In-room safe box
  • Internet access – LAN
  • Internet access – wireless
  • LAN Internet in room [free]
  • Linens
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • TV [flat screen]
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Location
77, Okazakihoshoji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Gion, Kyoto, Japan, 606-8333
Excellent
Location

8.3

Airports

  • Osaka International Airport (ITM)
    40.9 km
  • Kobe Airport (UKB)
    66.2 km 1.4 hour drive

Public transportation

  • Keage Subway Station
    790 m 12 min walk
  • Higashiyama Subway Station
    1.0 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Tay Clinic
    970 m 5 min drive

Shopping

  • Kyoto Station Building
    4.3 km

Convenience store

  • Lawson
    280 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    330 m 5 min walk
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Ginkakuji Temple
    1.6 km
  • Gion
    1.6 km
  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple
    2.3 km
  • Nishiki Market Shopping District
    2.6 km
  • Sanjusangendo Temple
    3.3 km
  • Nijō Castle
    3.5 km
  • Kyoto Station Building
    4.3 km
  • Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
    5.5 km
  • Kinkakuji Temple
    6.0 km
  • Arashiyama Monkey Park
    10.4 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Honganji Temple Okazaki Betsuin
    240 m
  • Okazaki Shrine
    260 m
  • Daiyasu
    340 m
  • Biwako-Sosui (Lake Biwa Canal) Museum
    350 m
  • Kyoto Municipal Zoo
    360 m
  • Murin-an Villa
    420 m
  • exit
    450 m
  • Senoku Hakukokan, Kyoto
    460 m
  • Nomura Museum
    480 m
  • Okazaki-Koen Area
    500 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.

Minimum age of guests is: 13 year(s).

Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-in until22:00
  • Check-out until10:30
  • Reception open until22:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center3 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)120

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)2800 JPY

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of bars/lounges0
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of restaurants0
  • Number of rooms 4
  • Room voltage100
  • Most recent renovation2003

Parking

  • Daily parking fee2000 JPY

Reviews of Ryokan Genhouin from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.8
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10
Cleanliness9.7
Facilities8.6
Location8.3
Room comfort and quality10.0
Service9.4
Value for money7.8
High score for Kyoto
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9+ Exceptional (24)
8-9 Excellent (9)
7-8 Very Good (4)
6-7 Good (2)
<6 Below Expectation (4)
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Mar - May (16)
Jun - Aug (6)
Sep - Nov (12)
Dec - Feb (9)
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9.2
Exceptional
Samir from United States
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in March 2017

Excellent Ryokan at reasonable prices!”

Loved our stay at Ryokan Genhouin. Our room (with private bathroom/shower) was very comfortable, clean, and had a beautiful garden view. The staff was very friendly and accommodated our vegetarian diet with a delicious non-meat, non-seafood breakfast each morning. We also enjoyed the steam bath/sauna on premises. Highly recommend to anyone visiting Kyoto and don't want to spend $$$$ on other similar high-end ryokans.

Reviewed March 27, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Calvin from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in December 2016

Great Ryokan Experience”

It was our first time staying at a Ryokan, and it happened to be the best one so far! Before we arrived at Ryokan Genhouin I was already anticipating the the famous Ryokan Hospitality, and we were not disappointed. The staff were incredibly friendly and even guided us around the place showing us the facilities that are available. The facilities and rooms were clean and well maintained, the garden is really beautiful. All in all it was an amazing experience and place to stay the night!

Reviewed December 28, 2016

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9.6
Exceptional
Stewart
Group
Standard Japanese Style Family Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

Bliss”

One of my favorite ryokans i've stayed in. We had the executive garden suite (according to agoda) and it was so beautiful. The staff were wonderful and i hope to see them again! We got to hang out with their art collector Papillion and resident artist Rakusho and they were very generous and fun. No onsens on site, but there are two reservable private wooden baths shared among only 4 or 5 guestrooms, and the gardens are gorgeous. Would love to stay again.

Reviewed December 08, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
claire from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 5 nights in August 2016

The Palace of Ryokans”

This is a gorgeously restored Ryokan with huge rooms and a beautiful aesthetic. I guarantee you will not have a better and more sumptuous breakfast anywhere in the world! Our hostess, Yukiko, was sincerely charming and most kind and helpful. We shall return!!

Reviewed August 30, 2016

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9.2
Exceptional
Cornelius from United States
Couple
Standard Japanese Style Family Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

Beautiful ryokan and excellent service!”

The ryokan is very clean and beautiful, and the service we received was excellent. While the ryokan is fairly central, we noticed that taxis tended to have a very difficult time finding the location.

Reviewed December 01, 2016

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8.8
Excellent
keri from United States
Couple
Standard Japanese Style Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

Serene and peaceful”

This ryokan is very beautiful, peaceful, and clean. The host was a little strange and tried to send me out in the rain without my shoes at breakfast time. But otherwise, the place was delightful. My husband and I loved the location and the environment. The futons were so soft and well prepared. The view onto the gardens was fantastic. But the breakfast was extraordinary. We were very impressed with the chef.

Reviewed October 19, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Shady from United Arab Emirates
Couple
Standard Japanese Style Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in April 2016

Best 4 days in Japan”

This little gem in the centre of Kyoto puts you in touch with the true Japanese culture through great service, amaaaazing product, and by far the most professional and humble hosts you will ever come across in any hotel! Overall wonderful experience. Yukiko and the whole team there are absolutely fantastic and made our stay truly memorable.

Reviewed April 12, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Ma. from Philippines
Family with teens
Superior Garden View Japanese Style Triple Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2016

Quaint place tucked in Southern Higayshiyama”

Wish we could have stayed more. The ryokan is accessible by public and private transportation, and you can even walk to several shrines! The staff is amazing as well :) very accommodating and helpful.

Reviewed January 24, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Pierre from United States
Couple
Superior Garden View Japanese Style Triple Room
Stayed 3 nights in December 2016

Perfect honeymoon spot for a deep dive into Japanese culture”

Everything was perfect from the welcoming to the breakfast (a unique experience that you MUST do at least once) to the moment we left. Our hostess was so gracious and accommodating; we always felt at home. All the details make this place worth every cent. We could not be more pleased by our experience and our introduction to Kyoto. Thank you to the entire staff. It was such a pleasure!! Maybe we will be back one day.

Reviewed December 30, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Rebecca from Australia
Family with young children
Standard Japanese Style Family Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

Excellent, friendly authentic ryokan with amazing hot-spring bath experience”

What beautiful, friendly hosts and such a stunning authentic Ryokan. Excellent position. Highly recommend this accommodation. We had a wonderful stay.

Reviewed April 25, 2016

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8.4
Excellent
Anne from Switzerland
Family with young children
Superior Garden View Japanese Style Triple Room
Stayed 4 nights in April 2016

Gorgeous but why so expensive?”

I loved this beautiful ryokan- the staff were lovely, the breakfast awesome, everything was perfect, except the price which was ridiculously expensive (high season).

Reviewed April 17, 2016

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9.6
Exceptional
Michal from Poland
Couple
Standard Japanese Style Family Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in April 2016

Perfect hideaway”

Fantastic place, traditional Japanese ryokan, where you can rejoin with your inner self. Ideal for romantic time with your significant other.

Reviewed April 14, 2016

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8.4
Excellent
Vishvanath
Couple
Standard Japanese Style Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Experience traditional Japanese living”

This is a 100 yo house belonging to an aristocratic Japanese family. Beautiful zen garden was a visual delight. Family bath in a cedar tub was very relaxing. Futons for sleeping were clean and comfortable. No food served. Location is a bit off the popular spots in Kyoto. Would recommend without any hesitation!

Reviewed May 13, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Isaac from Mexico
Couple
Standard Japanese Style Family Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in November 2016

Amazing Ryokan”

Staying at this place was truly a magic experience. It costs as much as a top luxury hotel, but in our opinion its totally worth it. It's a completely different type of experience, a different type of luxury, and one you are unlikely to get anywhere else. It truly felt like staying in Zen. If you have the money and the inclination to try different things I would give it a go. You won't regret it.

Reviewed November 10, 2016

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9.2
Exceptional
Reem from Bahrain
Business traveler
Superior Garden View Japanese Style Triple Room
Stayed 4 nights in October 2016

Home away from home”

It felt like my home in Kyoto

Reviewed October 16, 2016

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7.2
Very good
Luc from France
Couple
Luxury Garden View Japanese Style Triple Room
Stayed 4 nights in March 2017

Would be fine if not that expensive ”

Very good location, quiet, in a nice garden. Friendly staff. That's for the positive side. Unfortunately not worth the price. It is as expensive as a 5 stars hotel, but without the service and commodities that go along. Expect the service of à bed and breakfast.

Reviewed April 05, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Rachel from United States
Couple
Standard Japanese Style Family Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in June 2016

Perfection ”

Excellent everything. Didn't want to leave. Magical garden, soaking tub & delicious breakfast. This may have ruined me for all other hotels...

Reviewed June 27, 2016

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8.4
Excellent
Juan from Philippines
Couple
Standard Japanese Style Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in October 2016

It's a great place to experience the traditional Japanese lifestyle experience”

A bit pricey, but the staff were super friendly and accommodating. The place was very clean and welcoming. I felt like a samurai living during the Edo period. But don't expect 5 star hotel amenities as its a bit Spartan. It's what adds to the whole experience though.

Reviewed October 30, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Jule from China
Solo traveler
Standard Japanese Style Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 5 nights in January 2020

Traditional experience”

The first thing that stood out to me was the simplicity of the architecture. It’s very calming and peaceful inside and outside of the house. They’ve got a huge bathtub that is all wooden, a very nice set up. The staff is extremely pleasant and kind.

Reviewed January 30, 2020

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6.4
Good
ruangchai from Thailand
Group
Superior Garden View Japanese Style Triple Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

Nice & Clean”

Room is ok, staffs are excellent but facilities could be better with this price. (freezing in bathroom & restroom). Would be the best if we can have breakfast while enjoying their nice garden view.

Reviewed December 27, 2017

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