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1 room, 2 adults


3.5-star3.5 stars
511 Washio-cho, Koudaijimichi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 605-0072, Japan

City-center ryokan, steps from Kodaiji Temple
  • Free WiFi
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  • This small Ryokan is located in the Gion area of Kyoto. Housed inside a very old wooden…Oct 6, 2019
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What’s around Ryokan MOTONAGO


  • In Higashiyama
  • Yasaka Shrine - 6 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 13 min walk
  • Heian Shrine - 24 min walk
  • Gion Corner - 9 min walk
  • Sanjusangendo Temple - 24 min walk
  • Kodaiji Temple - 3 min walk
  • Kenninji Temple - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 80 min drive
  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 59 min drive
  • Gion-shijo Station - 11 min walk
  • Kawaramachi Station - 14 min walk
  • Sanjo Station - 17 min walk
  • Higashiyama Station - 14 min walk
  • Sanjo Keihan Station - 16 min walk
  • Keage Station - 21 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 11 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-7 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Japan may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
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

Travelling with others


  • Children (12 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Local cuisine breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Room service
  • Water dispenser
  • Tea service at check-in/check-out
Things to do
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
  • Turndown service
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Public bath/onsen services include an indoor public bath (no minerals) and a yukata (Japanese robe). The ryokan bathing area is open from 4:00 PM to midnight.

Ryokan MOTONAGO’s small print

Also known as

  • Motonago
  • Ryokan MOTONAGO Kyoto
  • Ryokan MOTONAGO Ryokan
  • Ryokan MOTONAGO Ryokan Kyoto
  • Motonago Inn
  • Motonago Inn Kyoto
  • Motonago Kyoto
  • Motonago Hotel Kyoto
  • Ryokan MOTONAGO Kyoto


Guests who wish to order dinner (surcharge) during their stay must contact the property at least 3 days prior to arrival.

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.

This property does not have elevators.

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

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

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

The property affirms that it adheres to the Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) sanitization guidelines.

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

Reservations are required for private bath/onsen and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

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

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 Ryokan MOTONAGO

  • Does Ryokan MOTONAGO offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Ryokan MOTONAGO 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 Ryokan MOTONAGO?
    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.
  • Are pets allowed at Ryokan MOTONAGO?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Ryokan MOTONAGO?
    You can check in from 4 PM - 7 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Ryokan MOTONAGO?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Kikunoi (3-min walk), The SODOH - ザ ソウドウ (4-min walk), and Kinoe (4-min walk).
  • What is there to do near Ryokan MOTONAGO?
    Recommended spots to visit include Kodaiji Temple (3-min walk) and Yasaka Shrine (6-min walk), along with Gion Corner (9-min walk) and Kenninji Temple (11-min walk).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 46 reviews

Very good 8.0
The staff are super friendly. Wonderful traditional Japanese experience. You’ll have to reserve the onsen/shower room, but it’s worth it! Super relaxing!
Tracy, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Our stay at Motonago was great, from the service to the food, we tried the breakfast, and the dinner, which is kaiseki style, and it was all amazing. It made our stay in Kyoto unforgettable.
us3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Incredible ryokan experience in Kyoto! So close to Gion! Beautiful, hospitable hosts who went out of their way to make us feel welcome! Delicious breakfast. Private onsen was just amazing. Would definitely recommend!
au1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Traditional Japanese style bath. Excellent hospitality $ service in traditional zjapanese manner.
us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Absolutely amazing authentic experience!
I was truly transported to a time of tradition and harmony. The location was spectacular - right in the historic part of town surrounded by heritage buildings, shrines and temples - all accessed by tiny windy streets and stairs. The inn (ryokan) itself was impeccably kept, and every last detail was considered, from the robe and slippers you where, to the traditional breakfast and dinner served in your room. Make SURE you book the bath house every morning and every evening - it was so relaxing and transformative - you could pay half the price of the room just for this experience elsewhere. Here it is included. The staff were attentive and considerate from the very first minute and throughout the stay. Highly recommended.
Skippy, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
This was a superb traditional experience for us - a highlight of our trip. We stayed one night and found the staff to be so helpful and considerate. The public bath can be booked so a couple can use it together, and we booked a traditional Japanese breakfast which was wonderful and served in our room. Definitely recommend this experience to couples or singles travelling to Kyoto to make the most of the Japanese hospitality away from the main tourist strips.
Court, au1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
The best ryokan choice
The hotel was great in the sense of authenticity, service, attention to details and location. We do find Motonago as a good choice of location for whom wants to lnow more about Japanese culture. We are being well taken care by all the hotel staffs. We do enjoy the “private steam bath”
Phong, vn2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great experience
My friends, my husband and I really enjoyed the one night we stayed at Motonago. The area is perfect to walk around and it’s beautiful day or night! The room was very comfortable and we regret not having dinner or at least breakfast with them. The get fully booked quickly so you should book the meal with your room. We loved the bath that the staff prepared for us! We will be back in our next Japan Trip!
K, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice Japanese style hotel. Great location. Can enjoy walking on the empty street around Kiyomizu-dera in the morning brisk.
us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
伝統的な旅館の格式を今に至るまで保つのは並大抵の努力では叶わないことと思います。 それを未だに完璧に味合わせて頂ける元奈古さんには頭が下がります。
Ryujiro, jp1 night family trip