Watazen Ryokan - Kyoto

Rokkaku Sagaru, Yanaginobaba, Nakagyo-Ku, Kyoto, Japan, 604 8113  show map
 3 stars
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Watazen Ryokan - Kyoto

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

JPY 2000 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Reflex massage

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Television in lobby

Overview

The comfortable Watazen Ryokan is a great place in a tourist area of Kyoto. The hotel was opened in 1830 and remains an example of classical architecture in Kyoto ever since.

Just 1 km from the center of Kyoto known for Gion, Kyoto International Manga Museum and Suya. A temple, a palace and a castle lie a short distance away.

Higashi Hongan is 1.9 km from the hotel and Shoren-in Temple is about 1.8 km away.

The metro station Karasuma Oike is easy to reach. The hotel is around 40 minutes' drive from Itami airport.

Rooms

The property comprises 24 non-smoking rooms equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, a safe, a fridge, climate control and a work desk. The rooms offer modern decor.

Eat & Drink

At the restaurant Japanese dishes are served. Guests can dine at Gogyo and Salon De The AU GRENIER D'OR, about 150 meters away from the property.

Services

The hotel offers bicycles for rent to explore the local sites.

Relax

On-site facilities for children include babysitting and cots.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

public parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) at JPY 2000 per day.

Number of rooms:   24.

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Facilities

General

  • Smoking allowed in designated areas
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Services

  • Room service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business services

Children's facilities

  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Television in lobby
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Paid in-room safe
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Television

Room decor

  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 5 may stay at the price of JPY 1050 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of JPY 3150 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child may stay at the price of JPY 1050 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child may stay at the price of JPY 3150 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
  • There are no cribs provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Rokkaku Sagaru, Yanaginobaba, Nakagyo-Ku, Kyoto, Japan, 604 8113

Get directions
City Center
  • Kyoto
    2300 ft
Airports
  • Itami (ITM)
    23.8 mi
  • Kobe (UKB)
    40.1 mi
Train Stations
  • Karasuma Station
    2000 ft
  • Kawaramachi Station
    2000 ft
Underground stations
  • Karasuma Oike Station
    2000 ft
  • Shijo Station
    2300 ft
Restaurants
  • Gogyo
    600 ft
  • Kyotoichinoden Honten
    300 ft
Parks
  • JR Kyoto Isetan
    1900 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    24

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How to reach hotel

hotel Watazen Ryokan - Kyoto Kyoto location
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Hotel Address:

Rokkaku Sagaru, Yanaginobaba, Nakagyo-Ku, Kyoto, Japan, 604 8113

Get directions
City Center
  • Kyoto
    2300 ft
Airports
  • Itami (ITM)
    23.8 mi
  • Kobe (UKB)
    40.1 mi
Train Stations
  • Karasuma Station
    2000 ft
  • Kawaramachi Station
    2000 ft
Underground stations
  • Karasuma Oike Station
    2000 ft
  • Shijo Station
    2300 ft
Restaurants
  • Gogyo
    600 ft
  • Kyotoichinoden Honten
    300 ft
Parks
  • JR Kyoto Isetan
    1900 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    24

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Watazen Ryokan Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center - 2000 ft
  • Ponto-cho - 2000 ft
  • Gion district - 3300 ft
  • Hanamikoji Street - 3300 ft

Places of interest

  • Kyoto Karasuma Convention Hall - 1000 ft
  • Goldener Pavilion - 3000 ft
  • Nijo Castle (nijo-jo) - 4300 ft
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 1.0 mi

Train stations

  • Karasuma Station - 1700 ft
  • Kawaramachi Station - 1700 ft
  • Gion Shijo Station - 2700 ft
  • Sanjo Station - 2700 ft
  • Kiyomizu Gojo Station - 4000 ft

Shopping areas

  • Nishiki Market - 700 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Yasaka Shrine - 4300 ft
  • Rokuharamitsu-ji Temple - 4300 ft

Museums

  • Kyoto International Manga Museum - 1700 ft

Parks

  • Maruyama Park - 5000 ft

Underground stations

  • Karasuma Oike Station - 1700 ft
  • Kyoto Shiyakusho Mae Station - 2000 ft
  • Shijo Station - 2000 ft
  • Sanjo Keihan Station - 3000 ft
  • Marutamachi Station - 3700 ft
  • Gojo Station - 4300 ft
  • Nijojo-mae Station - 4300 ft
  • Higashiyama Station - 4600 ft

Public parking

  • Samurai Kembu Kyoto - 3700 ft

Local attractions

  • Maruyama Park - 5200 ft
    Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
  • Hosomi Museum - 1.0 mi
    6-3 Okazaki Saishojicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
  • Hokanji Temple - 1.0 mi
    Kiyomizu Yasakakami-machi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
  • Entokuin Temple - 5200 ft
    530 Shimokawaracho Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
  • Kodai-ji Temple - 1.1 mi
    526 Kodaiji Shimo-Kawaramachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto

Near the hotel

  • Museum of Kyoto - 1100 ft
    At Sanjo and Takakura Sts, Kyoto
  • Nishiki Tenmangu - 1300 ft
    537 Nakanocho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
  • JR Kyoto Isetan - 1900 ft
    Higashishiokojicho, Shiokoji-kudaru, Karasumadori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
  • Suya - 2000 ft
    Hitosujime Sanjosagaru Kawaramachi, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
  • Chohoji Temple - 1200 ft
    248 Donomaecho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
  • Kaleidoscope Museum of Kyoto - 1300 ft
    706-3 Dongeinmaecho Ayakoji, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
  • Honnoji Temple - 1900 ft
    522 Honnojicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto

Restaurants nearby

  • Gogyo - 600 ft

    Address: Yanaginobamba nishiki agaru
    Phone: +81 75-254-5567

    70% likes this, based on 203 reviews
    Price Range: USD 11 - USD 26

  • trattoria guarire - 400 ft

    Address: Horinoecho, Nakagyoku
    Phone: +81 75-213-2770

    62% likes this, based on 44 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: USD 12 - USD 32

  • Inoda Coffee Honten - 600 ft

    Address: 140 Doyucho, Nakagyoku
    Phone: +81 75-221-0507

    65% likes this, based on 33 reviews
    Price Range: USD 10 - USD 12

  • Kyotoichinoden Honten - 300 ft

    Address: Jumonjicho, Nakagyoku
    Phone: +81 75-254-4070

    76% likes this, based on 17 reviews

  • Salon De The AU GRENIER D'OR - 500 ft

    Address: 519-1 Nakagyoku Sakaimachidori Nishikikoujinoboru Kikuyacho
    Phone: +81 75-468-8625

    73% likes this, based on 9 reviews

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    24

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Watazen Ryokan Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Watazen Ryokan

Average guest rating

8.0out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 16 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single
    7.8

    The best located ryokan I was able to find - very close to Kyoto center (and still at location that itself is very quiet). Generally you get everything you would expect from ryokan; they have also nice public bath in basement. Incidentally it turned out to be the same place I stayed ~5 years ago. Then it was the only ryokan I was able to locate in internet; as it seems now they are already quite heavy catering for foreigners, whilst they still are ok, some of the charm of the place seems to be lost.

    Checking in/out times (10am and 4pm)! Although in Japan these are not great in general, these are probably the worst I have seen. I wonder what these 6 hours they need for (especially if one have seen how these folks can manage to clean within 5 min a shinkansen train for the next trip)? Breakfast should be requested at least day in advance (so, I didn't get it)! In previous occasion it was included and served in room (although this was when I learned thta there is nothing more nasty to eat than tofu, it was still a worthwhile experience :) Rather pricey - almost double I had to pay during previous stay.

  • Family with children
    9.6

    I felt at home. Friendly and very profissional staff. Very good location. Easy to find, coming from Kyoto Station.

  • Single
    8.8

    Watazen was very centrally located, great for connections, shopping and relaxation. Free basic continental breakfast included, japanese at extra charge. Staff were polite, helpful and spoke English. Free internet connection and communal bathing facility, although i also had a bath in my room. I would stay there again and warmly recommend it.

  • Family with children
    7.4

    Friendly helpful staff. Large rooms,old style but well maintained.Excellent japanese breakfast. Great location in the old city area of Gion goodrestaurants and shopping nearby , but peaceful quiet area.

    The strip lighting in the bedrroom was out of character.

  • Group of friends
    6.2

    feel warm when you come to hotel. nearly shopping area you can walk

    bathroom too small

  • Group of friends
    8.2

    After making a reservation, I sent an email to asked them questions and got a reply promptly. While we arrived, we asked the staffs how to go to some shops, staffs patiently answered our questions, also, they helped to called the shop to confirm some of our queries. The location is perfect, near the station and the shopping areas. In conclusion, it's a very good ryokan with reasonable price! Sure will stay here again next time!

  • Family with children
    7.8

    The staff was very pleasant and eager to help. The authentic Japanese experience was memorable and the location was fantastic being so close to the market and all other necessities.

    The check-in time is quite late in the day (4:00) and not sure why that is when there is very little in the room?? However staff was willing to take luggage and store it until check in.

How to reach hotel

hotel Watazen Ryokan - Kyoto Kyoto location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Rokkaku Sagaru, Yanaginobaba, Nakagyo-Ku, Kyoto, Japan, 604 8113

Get directions
City Center
  • Kyoto
    2300 ft
Airports
  • Itami (ITM)
    23.8 mi
  • Kobe (UKB)
    40.1 mi
Train Stations
  • Karasuma Station
    2000 ft
  • Kawaramachi Station
    2000 ft
Underground stations
  • Karasuma Oike Station
    2000 ft
  • Shijo Station
    2300 ft
Restaurants
  • Gogyo
    600 ft
  • Kyotoichinoden Honten
    300 ft
Parks
  • JR Kyoto Isetan
    1900 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    24

Hotel Awards

JapaneseHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedKyotoWatazen Ryokan

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Hotels Recommended by Guests in Japan

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