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Watazen Ryokan - Kyoto

Rokkakku- Sagaru, Yanaginobaba, Kyoto, Japan, 604 8113  show map
 3 stars
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Watazen Ryokan - Kyoto

Wi-Fi
Parking

JPY 2000 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Laundry
Elevator

Lift

No pets allowed

Overview

The classic Watazen Ryokan is a 3-star accommodation featuring 24-hour reception, concierge service and room service. The hotel's imperial building set in the center of Kyoto was completely refurbished in 1983.

The property is 10 minutes' walk from center of Kyoto. Such Kyoto sights as Kyoto International Conference Center and Nijo-jo Castle are all within reach.

A palace, a castle and a temple are set within walking distance.

Karasuma Oike underground station is within 5 minutes' walking distance from the property. The hotel is located 45 minutes' drive from Itami airport.

Rooms

Guests are offered 24 comfortable hotel rooms equipped with individual climate control, pay television, a lounge area, an iron with ironing board and a work desk. They are furnished with a modern décor.

Eat & Drink

Different dishes of Japanese cuisine are served at the restaurant. A 5-minute walk takes guests to the dessert Gogyo.

Services

The hotel also offers bicycles for rent.

Relax

Guests with children at Watazen Ryokan can take advantage of 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

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Vending machines
  • Lobby

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Business

  • Fax/Photocopying

Spa & Leisure

  • Jacuzzi

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Television

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 6 years
Extra bed JPY 3780
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cots and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Rokkakku- Sagaru, Yanaginobaba, Kyoto, Japan, 604 8113

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

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Rooms and availability

Watazen Ryokan photos Room
Japanese-Style Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Refrigerator
  • Media:TV

Watazen Ryokan Location

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Local attractions

  • Ishibe Alley5200 ft
    Higashiyama-ku
  • Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki)1.1 mi
    69-1 Awataguchi Sanjobocho, Higashiyama-ku
  • Heian Shrine 1.2 mi
    97 Okazaki Nishitennocho, Sakyo-ku
  • Chionin Temple1.0 mi
    400 Rinkacho, Higashiyama-ku
  • Sannenzaka Ninenzaka1.2 mi
    Higashiyama-ku

Near the hotel

  • Pontocho2300 ft
    Ponto-cho, Nakagyo-ku BetweenKamogawa and Kiyamachi-dori
  • Nijo-jo Castle4700 ft
    541 Nijojo-cho, Horikawa-nishiiru
  • Rokuharamitsuji Temple4600 ft
    81-1 Rokurocho, Higashiyama-ku
  • Hanamikoji Street3600 ft
    Higashiyama-ku
  • Yasaka Shrine4500 ft
    625 Gionmachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku

Restaurants nearby

  • Gogyo600 ft

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

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

  • trattoria guarire400 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 Honten600 ft

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

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

  • Kyotoichinoden Honten300 ft

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

    76% likes this, based on 17 reviews

  • Salon De The AU GRENIER D'OR500 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

8.0
FabulousBased on16 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
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Hotel Address:

Rokkakku- Sagaru, Yanaginobaba, Kyoto, Japan, 604 8113

Get directions
Airports
  • Itami (ITM)
    23.8 mi
  • Kobe (UKB)
    40.1 mi
Train
  • Karasuma Station
    2000 ft
  • Kawaramachi Station
    2000 ft
Underground
  • Karasuma Oike Station
    2000 ft
  • Shijo Station
    2300 ft
Restaurants
  • Gogyo
    600 ft
  • Kyotoichinoden Honten
    300 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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