790 meters to public transportation
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||7.6|
|Distance to city center||3 km|
|Nearest airport||Osaka International Airport (ITM)|
|Distance to airport||40.3 km|
"The ryokan is accessible by public and private transportation, and you can even walk to several shrines!"
January 24, 2017
"Highly recommend this accommodation."
April 25, 2016
April 5, 2017
"What beautiful, friendly hosts and such a stunning authentic..."
April 25, 2016
Situated in Higashiyama, Ryokan Genhouin is the perfect place to experience Kyoto and its surroundings. The excitement of the city center is only 3 km away. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
At Ryokan Genhouin, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including free Wi-Fi in all rooms, daily housekeeping, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, bar.
Ryokan Genhouin is home to 5 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as television LCD/plasma screen, clothes rack, complimentary tea, free welcome drink, linens. The hotel's hot tub, garden are ideal places to relax and unwind after a busy day. Whatever your purpose of visit, Ryokan Genhouin is an excellent choice for your stay in Kyoto.
"The staff is amazing as well :) very accommodating and helpf..."
January 24, 2017
Children and extra beds
Minimum age of guests is: 13 year(s).
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.
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!
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.
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.
Very pleasant stay, hope to return some day”
Pros: place, staff, garden Cons: no breakfast or meal service, few nice restaurants around
- 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.
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.
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.
No details ”
Overrated, lack of high class Ryokan details in Japan, room only get to turn on heater when guests cHecking in
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.
Beautiful Kyoto experience”
Love this traditional inn!
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.
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!
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.
Very friendly staff and clean place with a very beautiful garden. No private toilet on most rooms.
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.
very good location”
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.
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.
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!
Home away from home”
It felt like my home in Kyoto