Watazen Ryokan - Kyoto

Rokkakku- Sagaru, Yanaginobaba, Kyoto, Japan, 604 8113show map
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Overview

Watazen Ryokan, located a 25-minute walk from Kyoto National Museum, offers its guests massage services, a Jacuzzi and a hot tub to relax in. This charming venue dates from 1830 and was refurbished in 1983.

Location

Nested in Kawaramachi, Karasuma, Omiya district, the hotel offers proximity to Teramachi. It’s easily reached within 1.6 miles from Tenjuan Garden. In addition, Philosopher's Walk is within a walking distance of the property.

Sanjo train station is nearby.

Rooms

The accommodation provides rooms with an in-room safe, a French balcony and coffee/tea makers. The guestrooms look out on garden. They are fitted with double beds and futon mats and feather pillows and bedding.

Eat & Drink

Residents can have breakfast in the restaurant. Guests can also sample local cuisine in the dining area. The venue is located about 600 feet from Ippudo Nishiki-Koji, Kyoto Gogyo and Ramen Sen no Kaze Kyoto serving a wide selection of dishes.

Leisure

Extra facilities include cribs, child care and babysitting for guests with children.

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
Wi-Fi
Parking

JPY 2000 per day

Baggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Restaurant

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Sports & Fitness

  • Tubing

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Stores/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service

Dining

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant

Business

  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Paid cribs (on request)

Spa & Leisure

  • Television in lobby
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room features

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
  • Blackout curtains
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Good to know
Check-infrom 16:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

Japanese-Style Twin Room
  • Bed options:
    2 Single beds
  • Room size:

    195 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Bathtub
  • Air conditioning
room details
Japanese-Style Twin Room Private Shower Toilet
  • Bed options:
    2 Single beds
  • Room size:

    195 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
room details
Japanese-Style Family Room Private Shower Toilet
  • Bed options:
    4 Single beds
  • Room size:

    220 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:
    4 persons
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
room details
Japanese-Style Family Room
  • Bed options:
    4 Single beds
  • Room size:

    220 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:
    4 persons
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Bathtub
  • Air conditioning
room details
Japanese-Style Triple Room
  • Room size:

    195 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:
    3 persons
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Bathtub
  • Air conditioning
room details
Japanese-Style Triple Room Private Shower Toilet
  • Room size:

    195 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:
    3 persons
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Bathtub
  • Air conditioning
room details
Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Kyoto International Manga MuseumKyoto International Manga Museum1700 ft
Nishiki MarketNishiki Market800 ft中京区西大文字町609 (富小路通四条上ル)
Nishiki Market Shopping DistrictNishiki Market Shopping District800 ft609 Nishidaimonjicho Tominokoji Dori Shijoagaru
Kyoto International Manga MuseumKyoto International Manga Museum2400 ft中京区金吹町452 (烏丸通御池上ル)
Ramen Sen no Kaze KyotoRamen Sen no Kaze Kyoto1400 ft580 Nakanomachi
Sushi no MusashiSushi no Musashi1800 ft440 Ebisucho
Miso Pota KyotoMiso Pota Kyoto500 ft88 Daikokucho Rokkaku Dori Tomi-no-Koji Higashi Iru
Karikari Hakase Nishiki MarketKarikari Hakase Nishiki Market700 ft185-6 Higasiuoyamachi
Ryukishin KyotoRyukishin Kyoto700 ft157-11 Takoyacho
Mezopotamia Kebab HouseMezopotamia Kebab House1000 ft501-14 Higashigawacho
Santomi Center CoffeeSantomi Center Coffee800 ft24-3 Nakanocho Sanjyodori Tominokoji Hokutokado Santomi Center 1F
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Getting around
Airports
Itami (ITM)23.9 mi
Kobe (UKB)39.8 mi
Train
Karasuma Station2000 ft
Kawaramachi Station2000 ft
Metro stations
Karasuma Oike2000 ft
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Reviews
7.8
Very goodbased on 27 reviews
  • 9.2
    Perfect

    nishiki market and other tourist spots were not far from this hotel. sushi no musashi, set within 10 minutes' walk, was the best for dining. sanjo keihan subway stop is short way from the place, some 5 minutes on foot.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Beautiful Onsen, delicious breakfast.

    Dinner had to be ordered in one day.

  • 7.8
    Very good

    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.

  • 9.6
    Perfect

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

  • 8.8
    Great

    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.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    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.

  • 6.2
    Nice

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

    bathroom too small

  • 8.2
    Great

    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!

  • 7.8
    Very good

    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.

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FAQ
What is the closest airport?
The hotel lies within 25 miles of Itami airport.
Does the property offer facilities for guests with children?
Yes, the property offers cribs, child care and babysitting.
How far is the city center from the property?
The city center is 0.4 miles away from the hotel.
Can I have lunch or dinner nearby?
Yes, you can enjoy your lunch or dinner at Ippudo Nishiki-Koji, Kyoto Gogyo and Sushi no Musashi that lie about 600 feet from the hotel.
How much does it cost to stay here?
The prices at Watazen Ryokan start from $289.
What room types are available here?
The hotel provides such room types as a double room and a twin room.
Is there any public transport in the area?
Yes, there is Karasuma Oike subway station within 350 feet of the hotel.
Highlights
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as 

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Good to know
Check-infrom 16:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
Itami (ITM)23.9 mi
Kobe (UKB)39.8 mi
Train
Karasuma Station2000 ft
Kawaramachi Station2000 ft
Metro stations
Karasuma Oike2000 ft
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Need a shuttle?
You can book a shuttle, once your reservation is complete.
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