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1 room, 2 adults

Kyoto Watazen Ryokan

3-star3 stars
Rokkakku - sagaru, Yanaginobaba, Nakagyo - ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 604-8113, Japan

City-center hotel, steps from Nishiki Market
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  • It was a nice ryokan(the first I've ever stayed in). For some reason I thought there…Jul 20, 2019
  • great traditional room. however there wasn't a lot of space once it was converted into "…Jan 24, 2020

Kyoto Watazen Ryokan

from ¥15,689
  • Japanese Style Room with Private Bath, Non 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


  • In Central Kyoto
  • Nishiki Market - 2 min walk
  • Kawaramachi - 4 min walk
  • Yasaka Shrine - 20 min walk
  • Nijō Castle - 23 min walk
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 23 min walk
  • Kyoto University - 25 min walk
  • Kyoto Tower - 32 min walk

Getting around

  • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 81 min drive
  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 56 min drive
  • Karasuma Station - 9 min walk
  • Kawaramachi Station - 10 min walk
  • Shijo Station - 10 min walk
  • Karasuma Oike Station - 10 min walk
  • Shiyakusho-mae Station - 11 min walk
  • Sanjo Keihan Station - 13 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 24 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 20

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No onsite parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

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

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Slippers
  • 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’s small print

Also known as

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

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.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

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 may 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.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: JPY 1000 per person, per night

Optional extras

Parking is available nearby and costs JPY 2500 per day

Local cuisine breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 1650 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.

FAQs for Kyoto Watazen Ryokan

  • Does Kyoto Watazen Ryokan offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Kyoto Watazen Ryokan does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Kyoto Watazen Ryokan?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Kyoto Watazen Ryokan?
    Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Kyoto Watazen Ryokan.
  • Are pets allowed at Kyoto Watazen Ryokan?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Kyoto Watazen Ryokan?
    You can check in from 4 PM to midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Kyoto Watazen Ryokan?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Ryukishin (3-min walk), Walder (3-min walk), and Ushinohone Anaza (3-min walk).

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 128 reviews

Very good 8.0
Good family hotel
Very good location. It's right next to a popular Nishiki market.
Yali, us2 night family trip
Poor 2.0
To avoid, really dirty and breakfast consists of bread and jam!!
Francesca, ie2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great place to experience a ryokan! Staff was super helpful with this family with 10 bags! Very clean, including the public bath. Location was super close to shopping district. Great way to experience Japan and Kyoto!
Lee, us3 night family trip
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
Kyoto Visit
Our experience at the Watazen Ryoo was excellent from the moment we arrived. The front staff in the afternoon of August 18th were very friendly and welcoming. They assisted us with directions as well as storing our things until check in. The room was comfortable and clean and the breakfast in the morning was sufficient. In this hot and busy summer in Kyoto the staff gets top marks. The area is also excellent and only two stops from Kyoto Station. Would recommend.
Trevor, ca1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice traditioal Japanese hotel
Nice traditional Japanese hotel. A bit off from the subway but not too far.
CHI LEUNG, ca2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Lovely but Noisy Ryokan
Room, service, and Japanese breakfast were all great. You get a free gift when you arrive and tea and local snacks every night. The one factor which made our stay not so pleasant was the noise - there was a lot of noise from the other guests staying there through the night. People upstairs were slamming the wooden sliding doors shut until nearly midnight or later, kids were yelling in the corridors, and one night the guests in the room next to us were so noisy someone else complained. It was a pity as if it hadn't been for the noise, we would have had an excellent stay.
twTrip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Awesome location and very friendly saff. Great place to stay at japanese traditional style hotel.
Kaustubh, usFamily trip
Good 6.0
Excellent service, friendly staff and great location. Room size is large by Japanese standards, but the futon was a little hard and uncomfortable. The continental breakfast was also poor.
ca2 night romance trip

Kyoto Watazen Ryokan

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