Watazen Ryokan - Kyoto

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

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

Jacuzzi

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Pets

No pets allowed

 Air conditioning

Overview

Watazen Ryokan is a comfortable 3-star property placed next to Shoren-in Temple, Nijo Castle and Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji). The hotel's classical building set in the center of Kyoto was completely refurbished in 1983.

A metro station as well as Karasuma Oike subway station are not far from the hotel. The property is in a 10-minute walk to Kyoto city center.

Watazen Ryokan can be reached in 40 minutes by car from Itami airport.

Rooms

Watazen Ryokan provides 24 guestrooms appointed with an in-room safe, a refrigerator, climate control, ironing facilities and a seating area for a pleasant stay in Kyoto. The non-smoking rooms feature the garden view.

Eat & Drink

The restaurant serves Japanese dishes.

Services

Guests will benefit from a baggage storage, a designated smoking area and an elevator along with 24-hour reception, concierge service and porter service.

Relax

A Canadian tub and a hot tub are available for guests' relaxation.

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

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge

Meeting facilities

  • Business services

Children's facilities

  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Jacuzzi
  • Television in lobby
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • 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.

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Hotel Address:

Rokkakku - Sagaru, Yanaginobaba Nakagyo - Ku Kyoto, Kyoto-Fu, Kyoto, Japan, 604 8113

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City Center
  • Kyoto
    2300 ft
Airports
  • Itami (ITM)
    23.8 mi
  • Kobe (UKB)
    40.1 mi
Train Stations
  • Kyoto Railway Station
    1.6 mi
  • Nishioji Station
    2.5 mi
Restaurants
  • Gogyo
    600 ft
  • Kyotoichinoden Honten (cuisine: Seafood)
    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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Rooms and availability

Japanese-Style Double Room
Bed type: Double Bed
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  • Private bathroom
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Japanese Style Room with Private Bath, Non Smoking - Continental Breakfast

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    How to reach hotel

    hotel Watazen Ryokan - Kyoto Kyoto location
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    Hotel Address:

    Rokkakku - Sagaru, Yanaginobaba Nakagyo - Ku Kyoto, Kyoto-Fu, Kyoto, Japan, 604 8113

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Kyoto
      2300 ft
    Airports
    • Itami (ITM)
      23.8 mi
    • Kobe (UKB)
      40.1 mi
    Train Stations
    • Kyoto Railway Station
      1.6 mi
    • Nishioji Station
      2.5 mi
    Restaurants
    • Gogyo
      600 ft
    • Kyotoichinoden Honten (cuisine: Seafood)
      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

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    Watazen Ryokan Location

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    • Kyoto Municipal Zoo - 1.3 mi

    Popular areas

    • City Center - 2000 ft
    • Ponto-cho - 2000 ft

    Places of interest

    • Goldener Pavilion - 3000 ft
    • Gion district - 3300 ft
    • Nijo Castle (nijo-jo) - 4300 ft
    • Kiyomizu Temple - 1.0 mi
    • Kyoto - 1.6 mi
    • myoren-ji - 2.1 mi
    • chemin des philosophes - 2.2 mi
    • ginkaku-ji - 2.4 mi
    • Fushimi Inari - 2.7 mi
    • daitoku-ji - 2.7 mi

    Train stations

    • Kyoto Railway Station - 1.5 mi
    • Nishioji Station - 2.5 mi

    Monuments and Landmarks

    • Nijo Castle - 1.0 mi
    • Chion-in temple - 1.1 mi
    • Heian Shrine - 1.2 mi
    • Nishi Hongan-ji Temple - 1.2 mi
    • Imperial Palace - 1.2 mi

    Stadiums

    • Kyoto Nishikyogoku Stadium - 2.9 mi

    Museums

    • Kyoto National Museum - 1.2 mi

    Parks

    • Shoren-in temple - 1.1 mi
    • The Philosopher's Walk - 2.1 mi
    • Kyoto Botanic Garden - 2.9 mi

    Universities, Institutes

    • Doshisha University - 1.6 mi
    • Kyoto University - 1.7 mi

    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 hotelNear 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
      Cuisine: Café
      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
      Cuisine: Seafood

    • 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
      Cuisine: Dessert

    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

    Individual 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:

    Rokkakku - Sagaru, Yanaginobaba Nakagyo - Ku Kyoto, Kyoto-Fu, Kyoto, Japan, 604 8113

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Kyoto
      2300 ft
    Airports
    • Itami (ITM)
      23.8 mi
    • Kobe (UKB)
      40.1 mi
    Train Stations
    • Kyoto Railway Station
      1.6 mi
    • Nishioji Station
      2.5 mi
    Restaurants
    • Gogyo
      600 ft
    • Kyotoichinoden Honten (cuisine: Seafood)
      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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