Watazen Ryokan - Kyoto

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

The excellent Watazen Ryokan is a 3-star venue located in the heart of Kyoto. Operating in Kyoto since 1830, this accommodation features a classical architecture and modern comforts. It features 24-hour front desk assistance, concierge service and room services as well as a storage room, a safety deposit box and an elevator.

Location

This hotel is in Gion district of Kyoto, next to Honnoji Temple. It is only 1 mile from Kyoto Imperial Palace.

The property is just a 10-minute walk from Karasuma train station, offering a direct train link to Itami airport.

Karasuma Oike metro station is 300 feet away from the accommodation.

Rooms

In non-smoking rooms guests will find pay television, multi-channel TV and a work desk. They have a modern interior.

Eat & Drink

For dining, the restaurant offers Japanese meals. The café Gogyo is 5 minutes’ walk away.

Relax

Cots and child care are provided on site.

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

Luggage storage

Baggage storage

24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Restaurant

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Laundry
TV

Television in lobby

Sports & Fitness

  • Tubing

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • 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
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Television

Room decor

  • Blackout curtains
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Good to know
Check-infrom 16:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 6 yearsExtra bedThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

Japanese-Style Room
  • 1 Double bed
  • 4 persons

In the Room

  • Shower
  • Non-smoking
  • Heating
  • Bathtub
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Basic Room
  • 1 Double bed
  • 4 persons
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Basic Single Room
  • 1 Single bed
  • 1 person
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Basic Quadruple Room
  • Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
  • 4 persons
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Standard Twin Room
  • 1 Double bed
  • 4 persons

In the Room

  • Non-smoking
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Standard Single Room
  • 1 Single bed
  • 1 person
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Karasuma StationKarasuma Station1700 ft
Kawaramachi StationKawaramachi Station1700 ft
Sanjo StationSanjo Station2700 ft
Gion Shijo StationGion Shijo Station2700 ft
Nishiki MarketNishiki Market700 ft
Kyoto International Manga MuseumKyoto International Manga Museum1700 ft
Kyoto Shiyakusho Mae StationKyoto Shiyakusho Mae Station2000 ft
Shijo StationShijo Station2000 ft
Sanjo Keihan StationSanjo Keihan Station3000 ft
PontochoPontocho2300 ftPonto-cho, Nakagyo-ku BetweenKamogawa and Kiyamachi-dori
Kyoto GogyoKyoto Gogyo600 ft452 Jumonjicho Yanaginobamba-dori Takoyakushi Sagaru, Nakagyo-ku
Inoda Coffee HontenInoda Coffee Honten600 ft140 Doyucho, Nakagyoku
Man in the Moon RokkakuMan in the Moon Rokkaku100 ft418-1 Izutsuyacho Yanaginobabadori Rokkaku Sagaru, Nakagyo-ku
Sheimeihoa Saikontan Takoyakushi KyotoSheimeihoa Saikontan Takoyakushi Kyoto100 ft417 Izutuyacho, Nakagyo-ku
Matsui HonkanMatsui Honkan100 ftYanagi Baba Rokkaku-Sagaru Nakagyo-Ku
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Getting around
Airports
Itami (ITM)23.8 mi
Kobe (UKB)40.1 mi
Train
Karasuma Station2000 ft
Kawaramachi Station2000 ft
Metro stations
Karasuma Oike Station2000 ft
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Reviews
8.0
Fabulousbased on 16 reviews
  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    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
    Exceptional

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

  • 8.8
    Superb

    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
    Good

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

    bathroom too small

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    De authentieke traditionele Japanse sfeer in het hotel en de kamer.

    Het bed (een dun matras op tatami matten) was wat hard, maar dat is ook wel weer een deel van de charme en ervaring van het slapen in een ryokan.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Nous avons aimé la qualité de l'accueil, les services proposés (internet, etc...), la propreté et le style de la chambre, la situation géographique dans la ville et le standing de l'hôtel.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    j'ai aimé l'accueil, l'amabilité et la disponibilité du personnel. Les chambres sont spacieuses et agréables. L'hébergement typique japonais est très agréable et les petits déjeuners japonais exotiques mais excellents.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    situation de l hotel qui est plus qu un ryokan

    cher pour ce que c est

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Nous avons aimé le bain, les futons et la prévenance du team, le thé et les petites attentions dans la chambre.

    Pour quatre personnes une piece plus grande aurait été bienvenue, elles étaient occupées.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    街にも近く歩いて色々な店を散策出来ましたしフロントの方々の対応が良かった。駐車場が少し遠いが送迎車の方も好印象。

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Le ryokan Watazen bénéficie d'un accueil de type hôtel, avec les services d'une auberge traditionnelle. La salle de bains est collective, on se douche dans une salle commune pour ensuite entrer (propre) dans un bain d'eau très chaude. Une expérience inattendue mais très agréable! Emplacement idéal à Kyoto.

    On dort à même le sol sur des matelas fins de style futon. Mon dos a moyennement apprécié mais cela fait partie de l'expérience!

  • 7.4
    Very good

    近くの食事場所など、いろいろとフロントでお聞きすることが多かったのですが、絶えず笑顔で丁寧に対応してくださいました。 子供にも声を掛けていただくことが多く、気持ちよく過ごさせていただきました。

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Highlights
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 16:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 6 yearsExtra bedThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
Itami (ITM)23.8 mi
Kobe (UKB)40.1 mi
Train
Karasuma Station2000 ft
Kawaramachi Station2000 ft
Metro stations
Karasuma Oike Station2000 ft
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