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Kyoto Nanzenji Ryokan Yachiyo

Suburban ryokan with restaurant, near Murin-an

  • Free WiFi
  • Public bath
  • Restaurant
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Restaurant
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8.4.Very good.
  • The ground floor garden view room with private bath was a once in a lifetime experience -…

    Mar 17, 2020

  • Kyoto Nanzenji Ryokan Yachiyo was an extraordinary travel experience. The Ryokan's…

    Jan 23, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 17 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Spa tub
  • Free use of bicycles

What’s around

  • In Sakyo Ward
  • Nanzenji Temple - 7 min walk
  • Murin-an - 2 min walk
  • Konchi-in Temple - 4 min walk
  • Kyoto Municipal Zoo - 6 min walk
  • Temple of the Silver Pavilion - 27 min walk
The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to March 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

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  • Standard Twin Room, Non Smoking, Annex Building
  • Traditional Suite, Private Bathroom, Ground Floor
  • Presidential Condo, 2 Bedrooms, Private Bathroom, Garden Area
  • Traditional Twin Room, Garden View, Ground Floor
  • Classic Suite, Private Bathroom, Ground Floor
  • Economy Room, Non Smoking, Annex Building
  • Family Room, Non Smoking, Annex Building
  • Premium Suite, Private Bathroom, Garden Area
  • Deluxe Studio, Private Bathroom, Ground Floor
  • Deluxe Studio, Private Bathroom, Garden Area


  • In Sakyo Ward
  • Nanzenji Temple - 7 min walk
  • Murin-an - 2 min walk

What’s around


  • In Sakyo Ward
  • Nanzenji Temple - 7 min walk
  • Murin-an - 2 min walk
  • Konchi-in Temple - 4 min walk
  • Kyoto Municipal Zoo - 6 min walk
  • Temple of the Silver Pavilion - 27 min walk
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine - 6.1 mi / 9.9 km
  • Arashiyama Bamboo Grove - 7.5 mi / 12.1 km

Getting around

  • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 82 min drive
  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 56 min drive
  • Sanjo Station - 20 min walk
  • Gion-shijo Station - 25 min walk
  • Jingu-marutamachi Station - 25 min walk
  • Keage Station - 5 min walk
  • Higashiyama Station - 11 min walk
  • Sanjo Keihan Station - 18 min walk

At a glance


  • 17 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

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

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. Hotel staff will lay out the futon sleeping mats for guests in the evening. Guests wishing to reserve dinner must do so at least one day in advance. Guests requiring vegetarian meals are asked to contact the hotel as far ahead of time as possible to help staff accommodate such requests.

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 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (JPY 3300 per stay)
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Offsite parking nearby (JPY 8800 per night)

Other information

  • No alcohol allowed onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Free reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Water dispenser

Things to do

  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
  • Spa tub
  • Free bicycles on site

Working away

  • Number of meeting rooms - 101
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 3000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 279


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff


  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built - 1900
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

Things to enjoy

  • In-room massage available

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Pay movies
  • Satellite TV channels
  • IPod docking station

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Public bath/onsen services include an indoor public bath (no minerals) and a yukata (Japanese robe). These services feature separate men and women areas.


Kyoto Ryotei Yachiyo - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required.

Small print

Also known as

  • Garden Ryokan Yachiyo
  • Yachiyo Ryokan Kyoto
  • Yachiyo Hotel Kyoto
  • Nanzenji Ryokan Yachiyo
  • Kyoto Nanzenji Yachiyo
  • Nanzenji Yachiyo
  • Kyoto Nanzenji Yachiyo Kyoto
  • Kyoto Nanzenji Ryokan Yachiyo Kyoto
  • Kyoto Nanzenji Ryokan Yachiyo Ryokan
  • Kyoto Nanzenji Ryokan Yachiyo Ryokan Kyoto
  • Garden Ryokan Yachiyo Kyoto
  • Garden Yachiyo
  • Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo
  • Kyoto Garden Yachiyo
  • Kyoto Ryokan Garden
  • Kyoto Yachiyo
  • Ryokan Yachiyo Kyoto
  • Yachiyo Ryokan

Optional extras

Self parking costs JPY 3300 per stay

Parking is available nearby and costs JPY 8800 per night

Housekeeping is offered for an extra charge of JPY 3300 per stay

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 2530 for adults and JPY 1100 for children (approximately)


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.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

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

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

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
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: JPY 4320.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: JPY 4320.00 (from 12 to 18 years old)
  • New Year's Day (1 January) Gala Dinner per adult: JPY 4320.00
  • New Year's Day (1 January) Gala Dinner per child: JPY 4320.00 (from 12 to 18 years old)

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.


  • Yes, Kyoto Nanzenji Ryokan Yachiyo 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.
  • Yes. Self parking costs JPY 3300 per stay. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 4 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes, Kyoto Ryotei Yachiyo offers alfresco dining, Japanese cuisine, and garden views. The dining venue will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to March 1 2021 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Takeshige-ro (6-min walk), Okutan (6-min walk), and Kiraku (6-min walk).
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Relax in the spa tub after a day on the slopes or enjoy the use of a garden.
8.4.Very good.
  • 8.0.Very good

    The service here is very good - everyone spoke English to a comfortable level and hospitality was very traditional. The room was a bit small for the price ($1200 for a studio) and felt that it faced a pretty busy road. Food was very good, but the dining room is big and there were lots of events happening across the property - felt like a large venue, not an intimate inn. Private in-room bath was very nice, though the water was honestly too hot to fully submerge in. If I only had access to the public bath, I would not have been as pleased with the experience. Overall, I would probably stay at a different ryokan next time in Kyoto due to preference for a more serene environment.

    1 night trip with friends, Dec 6, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    After staying in various hotels for two weeks, we were so excited to stay at an authentic ryokan to close out our Asia trip. This place was disappointing. Checking in, the staff was really nice- confirmed all of our information and reservations for breakfast the next day and dinner that night. Since there was so much hype around the Yachiyo restaurant attached to the Ryokan- we ordered two Standard meals for 9932 yen (about $100/each) to enhance the experience. However, our room attendant didn’t show us how to wear the provided Yukatas (we googled) or the tea service. The Ryokan is badly out dated and smells of mold with stains on the carpets, rugs and fabric hanging everywhere. The room was clean though and we enjoyed the Onsen- small but relaxing. The Standard dinner was overrated - not worth the $ in my opinion. It was 8 courses with us not knowing what it was most of the time. It was fish-based. The icing on the cake of the horrible dinner was the flying cockroach that flew in at the end of the meal to greet us and two other tables - of which the servers did nothing about. We ordered a western style breakfast the next day which I thought was pretty good. During breakfast, they went into our room and removed our sleeping mats and moved furniture. Overall, this place was so disappointing. I hate leaving a negative review because I am not a picky traveler, but this was not worth the $333+ for the room we paid at all.

    1 night trip with friends, Aug 28, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    First ryokan stay..

    Everything was good, minimalist as expected and wanted. Negatives, being phoned twice to make sure we checked out on time. Once at 10-40 and then at 10-55, unnecessary.

    Steve, 2 night trip, Apr 11, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Old and tired hotel

    The hotel is old and very dirty. Our room had view to a wall and the common areas were not inviting. Breakfast was the only positive thing as service was very nice. The rest is not worth it, specially for the price.

    3 night romance trip, Apr 11, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    Amazing . Got the best room maybe. good location . a private big tub . The common bath area is not big . garden beautiful , the dining area also nice looking at the garden

    1 night trip, Mar 28, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very beautiful; excellent location near temple ; elegant serene gardens

    2 night family trip, Mar 28, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Ambience was excellent traditional what I wanted - room was large efficiently cleaned - nice amenities- escorted u to diner Overall lovely A bit of a walk to subway futon sleeping is a bit difficult on the body asked for a thicker or padding but it’s just futons

    4 night trip, Mar 3, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The grounds are beautiful and the restaurant is amazing. Make sure to make reservations for breakfast, it is worth it!

    1 night trip with friends, Sep 23, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely traditional japanese ryokan

    This hotel is a gem, the personnel is really amazing! And if you are looking for something traditional, you should definitely stay here. Once you arrive you feel like back in time; the personnel receive you with a cup of hot tea, and they explain you everything about the hotel and show you around. The rooms are Japanese traditional with the tatami floor and an amazing view of their gardens, the shower is all woody and cozy. You should defend stay in this ryokan.

    Eugenio, 3 night romance trip, Jun 13, 2018

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Great location & staff - may not pass inspection!

    While the location, staff, and food were terrific, the facility had some obvious flaws and was in desperate need of an upgrade and deep clean. The onsen resembled a cesspool of luke warm grey water versus a steamy natural hot spring. The carpet in the central refreshment area looked as if someone’s water broke in the middle of the floor. The filtered water tasted like earwax and had a surrounding rust patch on the carpet. We found it ironic that we needed to change slippers in every section/room of the hotel yet they couldn’t clean the carpet. In the relaxation area, the massage chairs resembled either medieval torture devices or 70’s sex gadgets that may not make you feel entirely comfortable. We received welcome toiletry kits in our room, which was nice; however, one of the shampoo bottles was empty and the kit was missing other pieces, which led us to believe that the kit had already been used...a bit creepy. That said, the staff was lovely and the food delicious and authentic. The restaurant overlooked a lovely garden and koi pond. While we had a good stay, we were disappointed that the facility was in such a shabby state for the price we paid.

    1 night trip, Apr 7, 2018

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