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Kyoto Watazen Ryokan, Kyoto

3.5-star3.5 stars
Rokkakku - sagaru, Yanaginobaba, Nakagyo - ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 604-8113, Japan

City-center ryokan, steps from Nishiki Market
  • Free WiFi
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From 330 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

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Fantastic service
Great location
Delicious food
Great room

Kyoto Watazen Ryokan, Kyoto

from $136
  • Japanese Style Room with Private Bath, Smoking
  • Japanese Style Room with Private Bath, Non Smoking
  • Japanese Style Room with Shower Booth, Smoking
  • Japanese Style Room with Shower Booth, Non Smoking
  • Twin Room with 2 Japanese Size Single Beds, Non Smoking

What’s around Kyoto Watazen Ryokan, Kyoto


  • In Central Kyoto
  • Nishiki Market - 2 min walk
  • Kawaramachi - 4 min walk
  • Gion Corner - 18 min walk
  • Nijō Castle - 23 min walk
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 23 min walk
  • Kyoto University - 25 min walk
  • Higashi Honganji Temple - 26 min walk

Getting around

  • Osaka (ITM-Itami) - 56 min drive
  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 81 min drive
  • Kyoto Karasuma Station - 9 min walk
  • Kyoto Kawaramachi Station - 10 min walk
  • Kyoto Sanjo Station - 12 min walk
  • Karasumaoike Station - 9 min walk
  • Shijo Station - 10 min walk
  • Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station - 11 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 24 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Local cuisine breakfast daily (surcharge)
Things to do
  • Spa tub
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Television in common areas
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Public bath/onsen services include an indoor public bath (no mineral springs) and a yukata (Japanese robe).

Kyoto Watazen Ryokan, Kyoto’s small print

Also known as

  • Kyoto Ryokan Watazen
  • Kyoto Watazen Ryokan Kyoto
  • Kyoto Watazen Ryokan Ryokan
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  • Kyoto Watazen
  • Kyoto Watazen Ryokan
  • Ryokan Watazen
  • Watazen
  • Watazen Kyoto
  • Watazen Ryokan
  • Watazen Ryokan Kyoto
  • Watazen Hotel Kyoto


Japanese futons are provided based on the number of adults in the reservation. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A city tax will be collected at the property effective October 1, 2018. The city tax ranges from JPY 200-1,000 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Optional extras

Local cuisine breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 1080 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 194 reviews

Fair 4.0
Was very disappointed. This Inn has definitely seen better days, it felt very drab. It said it could fit six, but we were cramped at three people. The teeny seating area overlooking the maintenance shaft of the building opposite only afforded two seats. But the biggest disappointment was the location, it was only close to an alley like lane of shops and restaurants, which we loved, but far from all of the sites. It was a few blocks walk to the closest bus station, and a taxi ride to the nearest train. The breakfast was dismal, in an uninspired room, just really took the enjoyment out of Kyoto. The staff was very pleasant and helpful, but for all the other points I can’t recommend this Inn. There are much better Inns around Kyoto and Nara that far exceed this one.
Catharine, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Friendly Staff and comfortable stay
We had a fabulous time here. The front desk staff was so friendly and helpful. They went out of their way to give us directions, and recommendations. The onsen was amazing and relaxing! Our room was spacious and comfortable.
us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Awesome location and very friendly saff. Great place to stay at japanese traditional style hotel.
Kaustubh, usOther trip
Very Good 8.0
nice place to stay
we really enjoyed staying here! great location and very friendly and easy service. a traditional ryokan a no-frills experience, so make sure you know what you're getting in to. check out time of 10am is a little too early for a hotel this expensive, but it is what it is. we had a fun and interesting time, 2 nights enough time here...i couldn't see a reason to stay here longer, and even 1 night would be enough. I definitely suggest checking this out if you want a traditional japanese experience.
Rebecca, usOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Well Priced Ryokan
Simple, easy ryokan within walking distance of plenty of places.
Tyler, us2 night trip with friends

Kyoto Watazen Ryokan, Kyoto

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