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Kyoto Ryokan "The KINOE"

Upscale ryokan, steps from Gion Corner

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast meal
  • Kyoto Ryokan "The KINOE"
  • Kyoto Ryokan "The KINOE"
  • Indoor Spa Tub
  • Guest Room
  • Kyoto Ryokan "The KINOE"
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  • Basic n simple Just stay ok

    Mar 8, 2020

  • Staff was amazingly helpful and it was fun to stay in a traditional Japanese…

    Feb 15, 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 is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 13 guestrooms
  • Breakfast available
  • Spa tub
  • Room service
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden

Feel at home

  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Hair dryer

What’s around

  • In Gion
  • Yasaka Shrine - 7 min walk
  • Kawaramachi - 11 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 14 min walk
  • Nishiki Market - 15 min walk
  • Kyoto University - 25 min walk

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  • Standard Japanese Room, Japanese Futon (Check-in before 9PM)
  • Standard Japanese Room, Japanese Futon (2 Meal, Check-in before 7PM)


  • In Gion
  • Yasaka Shrine - 7 min walk
  • Kawaramachi - 11 min walk

What’s around


  • In Gion
  • Yasaka Shrine - 7 min walk
  • Kawaramachi - 11 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 14 min walk
  • Nishiki Market - 15 min walk
  • Kyoto University - 25 min walk
  • Heian Shrine - 26 min walk
  • Kyoto Tower - 36 min walk
  • Nijō Castle - 44 min walk
  • Gion Corner - 5 min walk
  • Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 79 min drive
  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 55 min drive
  • Gion-shijo Station - 10 min walk
  • Kawaramachi Station - 12 min walk
  • Sanjo Station - 16 min walk
  • Higashiyama Station - 14 min walk
  • Sanjo Keihan Station - 15 min walk
  • Shiyakusho-mae Station - 23 min walk

At a glance


  • 13 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-7 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

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

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. This property cannot accommodate requests for dietary restrictions. Any special meal requests must be received at least 7 days in advance of arrival. Special requests are not guaranteed to be accommodated.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

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

At the property

Food and drink

  • Japanese breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Room service
  • Water dispenser
  • Kaiseki meal served

Things to do

  • Spa tub
  • Bicycle rentals nearby


  • Luggage storage


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • TV

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer


  • 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. The ryokan bathing area is open from 3:00 PM to 8:00 AM.

Small print

Also known as

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Optional extras

Japanese breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 2700 per person (approximately)


Additional fees may apply to children for items such as extra bedding and meals.

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.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking. Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector on site.

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

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

Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are 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 debit cards. Cash is not accepted. 

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

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 Ryokan "The KINOE" 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.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - 7 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Mimikou (3-min walk), Sushi-kappo Nakaichi (3-min walk), and % Arabica Kyoto 東山 (3-min walk).
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as cycling. Relax in the spa tub after a day on the slopes or enjoy the use of a garden.
  • 8.0.Very good

    nice stay in traditional Japanese home

    It was a lovely experience. Most of the staff were friendly (there was one guy who wasn’t friendly at all) and the traditional bath was a nice edition

    2 night trip, Dec 25, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The Kinoe is an amazing ryokan centrally located near Gion. Staff were awesome and made a number of helpful recommendations on sites to see near by. The in room dining was also excellent- fabulous kaiseki dining for both breakfast and dinner. Our room attendant was fantastic - very friendly, efficient and spoke excellent English. We would absolutely recommend the Kinoe to anyone visiting Kyoto

    BLH, 2 night romance trip, Nov 23, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Great experience in Ryokan Kinoe

    Wonderful experience in Ryokan style and must try at ince

    David, 1 night trip, Oct 13, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I can’t speak more highly of this place. The staff were gorgeous and so helpful. We’d come from a beautiful hotel in Kyoto (Daiwa Royal Grande) which was superb but we enjoyed the change of pace. Would highly recommend this place for location, and the lovely staff. Ryokan was charming.

    Leigh-Ann, 1 night trip with friends, Sep 5, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Ryokan experience

    Clean and friendly staff! Great ryokan experience!

    Christina, 2 night trip, Sep 4, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Love it so much. The staff was really nice and helpful, they provided us local information such as where we could wander after dinner. The food and service were also excellent at a reasonable price. The Gion area is fabulous I would definitely live in this area again for my future trip to Kyoto. There is a crab shabushabu restaurant which is also worth trying. BTW bonus credits: I had left my contact lens in the room, but surprisingly they kept it for me at the reception.

    YANG, 1 night romance trip, Apr 20, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great Ryokan. Very attentive service. Good location. A true Japanese experience!

    1 night romance trip, Feb 20, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Can’t wait to stay here again!

    This was the best experience! I felt like we were staying with a most hospitable family. We loved everything from the public bath—which I didn’t think I would use, but was my favorite—to the traditional Japanese breakfast. The rooms were very clean and relatively spacious for a family of 4. Sleeping on the floor in the traditional Japanese fashion wasn’t the most comfortable, but the mats, pillows and comforters the Kinoe used made it as pleasant as possible. The location of this ryokan was perfect as we were able to walk to dinners, the Yasaka Shrine and stroll through Gion.

    Patricia, 2 night family trip, Jul 24, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    とても清潔なお部屋で、浴室も丁寧にお掃除してあるのが分かり、心地良く過ごしました。恐らくコロナのこともあり、大浴場は男性の大浴場のみを貸切で使わせていただけたので、お得に滞在させていただけたと感じました。 抜群のロケーションで徒歩で基本的には移動できたのも良かったです。

    1 night trip, Jul 17, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    코로나 그따위건,,ㅋ

    오사카에서 머무르다 하루 찾아간 곳,,일단 위치를 가장 중시 여겨서 이곳을 정하게 되었고 대형호텔에서만 머물러서 쿄토에서는 기요미즈테라를 가는 센텐자카를 젤 좋아하므로 파크하야트에서 머물렀는데 첨으로 자본 고즈넉한 곳,,공동탕에 사람 하나 없어 혼자 독탕을 즐기기도 아침식사도 나름 괜찮아고 전반적으로 가성비 좋음

    Dongho, 1 night trip, Mar 12, 2020

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