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8.7
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8.2
Excellent
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Excellent location - 1.57 kilometers from city center
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  • Eikando Zenrinji Temple610 m
  • Ginkaku-ji Temple1.58 km
  • Kiyomizu Temple2.25 km
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace2.41 km
  • Sanjusangendo Hall3.32 km
  • Nijo Castle3.58 km
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine5.54 km
  • Kinkaku Temple6.05 km
  • Ryoanji Temple6.73 km
  • Arashiyama Mountain10.11 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Ryokan Genhouin

    77, Okazakihoshoji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Gion, Kyoto, Japan, 606-8333 - See map
    "Everything was perfect from the welcoming to the breakfast (a unique experience that you MUST do at least once) to the moment we left."
    Pierre - December 30, 2016
    Exceptional comfort
    10.0 room quality and comfort
    Exceptional cleanliness
    9.6 rating for cleanliness
    Exceptional service
    9.3 rating for service
    Excellent facilities on premise
    8.5 facilities on premise
    • 790 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Hot tub

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    Value for money7.6
    Distance to city center3 km
    Location rating8.2
    Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
    Distance to airport40.3 km

    Rooms available at Ryokan Genhouin

    10.0
    Exceptional
    Room comfort & quality
    Japanese-Style Luxury Triple Room with Garden View
    Japanese-Style Luxury Triple Room with Garden View
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    • Room size: 54 m²/581 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 3 futons
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    Japanese Style With Private Bath
    Japanese Style With Private Bath
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    • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 3 futons
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    Executive Suite Garden View
    Executive Suite 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
    Japanese-Style Superior Triple Room with Garden View
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    • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 3 futons
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    Japanese-Style Standard Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
    Japanese-Style Standard Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Shared bathroom
    • 3 futons
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    Deluxe Garden View
    Deluxe Garden View
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    • Room size: 46 m²/495 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 3 futons
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    Japanese-Style Standard Family Room with Shared Bathroom
    Japanese-Style Standard Family Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 46 m²/495 ft²
    • Shared bathroom
    • 4 futons
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    Classic Garden View
    Classic Garden View
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    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 futons
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    Japanese Style With Shared Bath
    Japanese Style With Shared Bath
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 futons
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    Garden Suite for 4 People
    Garden Suite for 4 People
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    • Room size: 46 m²/495 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 4 futons
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    What people love about Ryokan Genhouin

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Location

      "The ryokan is accessible by public and private transportation, and you can even walk to several shrines!"

      Ma. M.

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      January 24, 2017

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Highly recommend this accommodation."

      Rebecca

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      April 25, 2016

    • 7.2
      Very good
      Staff 

      "Friendly staff."

      Luc

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      April 5, 2017

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "What beautiful, friendly hosts and such a stunning authentic..."

    Rebecca

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    April 25, 2016

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    Most talked about facilities

    Breakfast
    11 mentions
    Housekeeping
    5 mentions
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    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The staff is amazing as well :) very accommodating and helpf..."

    Ma. M.

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    January 24, 2017

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    Nearest essentials

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    Food and dining

    Nearby restaurants

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    Usagi No Ippo
    630 m American, Japanese
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    Asian cuisine
    Asian cuisine
    Okakita
    190 m Asian, Japanese
    Okunian
    360 m Asian
    Yamamotomenzo
    360 m Asian, Japanese

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    Reviews of Ryokan Genhouin from real guests

    Overall rating
    8.7
    Excellent
    From 96 reviews
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    Rating via Agoda8.7
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    10
    Cleanliness9.6
    Facilities8.5
    Location8.2
    Room comfort and quality10.0
    Service9.3
    Value for money7.6
    High score for Kyoto
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    9+ Exceptional (21)
    8-9 Excellent (9)
    7-8 Very Good (3)
    6-7 Good (2)
    <6 Below Expectation (4)
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    Mar - May (15)
    Jun - Aug (5)
    Sep - Nov (11)
    Dec - Feb (8)
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    8.4
    Excellent
    Vishvanath
    Couple
    Japanese Style With Shared Bath
    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
    6.4
    Good
    ruangchai from Thailand
    Group
    Japanese Style With Private Bath
    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
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Stewart
    Group
    Deluxe Garden View
    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
    8.8
    Excellent
    Patricia from Argentina
    Couple
    Classic Garden View
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2017

    Very pleasant stay, hope to return some day”

    Pros: place, staff, garden Cons: no breakfast or meal service, few nice restaurants around

    Reviewed May 04, 2017
    7.6
    Very good
    Vittorio from Switzerland
    Couple
    Classic Garden View
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

    Ryokan Kyoto”

    - really good location close to most of Kyoto's sights - beautiful building and garden - really nice breakfast - most comfortable futon we had during our trip - staff English skills really really limited. And should have more handy explenations on how to get to main sights and areas. - strict check in time.

    Reviewed April 25, 2017
    7.2
    Very good
    Luc from France
    Couple
    Executive Suite Garden View
    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
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Samir from United States
    Couple
    Classic Garden View
    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
    5.6
    Selina from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Japanese Style With Private Bath
    Stayed 1 night in January 2017

    No details ”

    Overrated, lack of high class Ryokan details in Japan, room only get to turn on heater when guests cHecking in

    Reviewed January 31, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ma. from Philippines
    Family with teens
    Japanese Style With Private Bath
    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
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Aaron from United States
    Couple
    Japanese Style With Private Bath
    Stayed 1 night in December 2016

    Beautiful Kyoto experience”

    Love this traditional inn!

    Reviewed December 31, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Pierre from United States
    Couple
    Japanese Style With Private Bath
    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
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Calvin from Australia
    Couple
    Classic Garden View
    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
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Cornelius from United States
    Couple
    Deluxe Garden View
    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
    8.4
    Excellent
    Naser from Kuwait
    Couple
    Deluxe Garden View
    Stayed 1 night in November 2016

    Great experience”

    Very friendly staff and clean place with a very beautiful garden. No private toilet on most rooms.

    Reviewed November 24, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Isaac from Mexico
    Couple
    Deluxe Garden View
    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
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Qingying from China
    Business traveler
    Japanese Style With Private Bath
    Stayed 1 night in October 2016

    very good location”

    gjjf

    Reviewed November 08, 2016
    8.4
    Excellent
    Juan from Philippines
    Couple
    Japanese Style With Shared Bath
    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
    8.8
    Excellent
    keri from United States
    Couple
    Japanese Style With Shared Bath
    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
    9.2
    Exceptional
    efraim from United States
    Couple
    Japanese Style With Shared Bath
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2016

    Beautiful authentic house w stunning gardens. Super clean bath facilities, and fabulous Japanese bre”

    The owner and staff just go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and welcome. A true Japanese experience!

    Reviewed October 18, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Reem from Bahrain
    Business traveler
    Japanese Style With Private Bath
    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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