Watazen Ryokan - Kyoto

Rokkakku- Sagaru, Yanaginobaba, 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

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Television in lobby

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
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • 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
  • Massage

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Television

Room decor

  • Blackout curtains

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

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

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 5 years
Extra bed JPY 1050
Children above
5 years or adults
Extra bed JPY 3150
One child
Extra bed JPY 3150
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
There are no cribs provided in a room. 
Maximum capacity of cribs 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

hotel Watazen Ryokan - Kyoto Kyoto location
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Hotel Address:

Rokkakku- Sagaru, Yanaginobaba, 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
  • 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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Rooms and availability

Japanese-Style Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
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Watazen Ryokan Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • Ponto-cho2000 ft
  • City Center2000 ft
  • Gion district3300 ft
  • Hanamikoji Street3300 ft

Places of interest

  • Kyoto Karasuma Convention Hall1000 ft
  • Goldener Pavilion3000 ft
  • Nijo Castle (nijo-jo)4300 ft

Train stations

  • Kawaramachi Station1700 ft
  • Karasuma Station1700 ft
  • Sanjo Station2700 ft
  • Gion Shijo Station2700 ft
  • Kiyomizu Gojo Station4000 ft

Shopping areas

  • Nishiki Market700 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Rokuharamitsu-ji Temple4300 ft
  • Yasaka Shrine4300 ft

Museums

  • Kyoto International Manga Museum1700 ft

Underground stations

  • Karasuma Oike Station1700 ft
  • Kyoto Shiyakusho Mae Station2000 ft
  • Shijo Station2000 ft
  • Sanjo Keihan Station3000 ft
  • Marutamachi Station3700 ft
  • Nijojo-mae Station4300 ft
  • Gojo Station4300 ft
  • Higashiyama Station4600 ft

Public parking

  • Samurai Kembu Kyoto3700 ft

Local attractions

  • Maruyama Park5200 ft
    Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
  • Hosomi Museum1.0 mi
    6-3 Okazaki Saishojicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
  • Hokanji Temple1.0 mi
    Kiyomizu Yasakakami-machi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
  • Entokuin Temple5200 ft
    530 Shimokawaracho Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
  • Kodai-ji Temple1.1 mi
    526 Kodaiji Shimo-Kawaramachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto

Near the hotel

  • Museum of Kyoto1100 ft
    At Sanjo and Takakura Sts, Kyoto
  • Nishiki Tenmangu1300 ft
    537 Nakanocho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
  • JR Kyoto Isetan1900 ft
    Higashishiokojicho, Shiokoji-kudaru, Karasumadori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
  • Suya2000 ft
    Hitosujime Sanjosagaru Kawaramachi, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
  • Chohoji Temple1200 ft
    248 Donomaecho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
  • Kaleidoscope Museum of Kyoto1300 ft
    706-3 Dongeinmaecho Ayakoji, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
  • Honnoji Temple1900 ft
    522 Honnojicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto

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

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:

Rokkakku- Sagaru, Yanaginobaba, 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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