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1 room, 2 adults


3.5-star3.5 stars
Gokomachi St.-Nijyo Sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 604-0933, Japan

3.5-star ryokan with restaurant, near Kawaramachi
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  • The Nishiyama Ryokan exceeded our expectations entirely. It was a peaceful and beautiful…Feb 9, 2020
  • nice location, close to shopping street and close to attractionsFeb 1, 2020


  • Western Style Twin Room
  • Japanese Standard Room
  • Japanese Superior Room
  • Japanese Deluxe Room



  • In Central Kyoto
  • Kawaramachi - 10 min walk
  • Nishiki Market - 11 min walk
  • Kyoto University - 14 min walk
  • Nijō Castle - 21 min walk
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 22 min walk
  • Heian Shrine - 24 min walk
  • Yasaka Shrine - 26 min walk

Getting around

  • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 82 min drive
  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 56 min drive
  • Sanjo Station - 12 min walk
  • Jingu-marutamachi Station - 12 min walk
  • Kawaramachi Station - 15 min walk
  • Shiyakusho-mae Station - 5 min walk
  • Karasuma Oike Station - 10 min walk
  • Marutamachi Station - 13 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 30 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Japan may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
There is no front desk at this property. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Additional fees may apply to children for bedding and meals. Meals for children must be requested in advance of arrival; fees apply.
Guests who wish to have dinner (surcharge) during their stay must pre-book dinner at least 3 days in advance.
Guests with dietary restrictions or food allergies should contact this hotel in advance.

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 (9 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No onsite parking

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
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Kaiseki meal served
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Elevator
  • Garden
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Handrails in stairways
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Bathrobes
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Individually decorated
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LED TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • 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 4:30 PM to midnight.


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine. Reservations are required.

NISHIYAMA RYOKAN’s small print

Also known as

  • Nishiyama Ryokan 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.

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

Optional extras

Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 3000 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.


  • Does NISHIYAMA RYOKAN offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, NISHIYAMA 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.
  • Is parking offered on site at NISHIYAMA RYOKAN?
    Sorry, there's no onsite parking at NISHIYAMA RYOKAN.
  • Are pets allowed at NISHIYAMA RYOKAN?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at NISHIYAMA RYOKAN?
    You can check in from 4 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near NISHIYAMA RYOKAN?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers Japanese cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Cafe Bibliotic Hello! (3-min walk), Motoi (4-min walk), and Hafuu Honten Original (4-min walk).

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 112 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
- Rooms: Very clean and comfortable. Free socks! - Ryokan has a free tea ceremony from 9:00 - 11:00 am hosted by the owners themselves! Taught us how to Japanese tea drinking etiquette and put our photo in a beautiful frame when they heard we were newlyweds. Even put cute dolls of newlyweds in our room while we were out. They have other activities too, like free sake tasting - Public bath at B1 is amazing, clean and relaxing. Hair ties, towels, make up remover, etc. provided - Excellent customer service. Very accomodating staff, always polite and helpful, even went outside to send us off when we left and bowed as the taxi drove away. They even gave us free masks when they heard we were going to Osaka out of concern regarding the Wuhan virus - Gion, city centre and popular shopping streets are very accessible, often a lesiurely walk away or a short bus/train ride. Neighbourhood has cafes, convenience stores, and shops nearby but is peaceful and quiet
Syasya, us4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
A great experience, with lots of dining options within walking distance. The staff were lovely and the rooms were amazing!
au1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wonderful staff, excellent location. Good facilities.
gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Love everyone here.... their staffs are so nice!! The facility is so clean.... they also have free tea ceremony with amazin green tea and cookies.... just love it here
us2 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Great location. Central walking to many spots. Quiet area.
us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Relaxing Experience
The room we stayed in was in the traditional Japanese style but also included Western style beds and a bathroom. It was a good balance of the culture while being comfortable and familiar for people visiting from the US. The basement included a common bath area (separated by gender), which is very traditional for a Ryokan. I found it a little awkward because males in the US do not usually bathe together, but I ended up having the bath to myself and really enjoyed the space and freedom. We also met the owners in the morning over matcha and they were wonderful. The hotel is a short walk from the nearest metro station and there are a number of restaurants within a reasonable walking distance. We would love to stay here again if we return to Kyoto.
Brian, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Loved everything about the Nishiyama RYOKAN. The staff was so nice, going out of their way to make you feel like family. Their little gentle touches makes you feel like your home away fron home. Would definitely recommend it and we hope to be back!
Kerstin, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Kind staff, beautiful room, delicious meals, good and quiet location
us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
It was a wonderful experience. First time in Japan so first time in a Ryokan. The room was very spacious and clean. The staff was very very helpful and we loved the public bath. I highly recommend this property.
hk4 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
We stayed here for three nights and had an incredible experience. The rooms were very nice and clean. All of the staff were immensely kind and helpful throughout our stay. And every morning matcha tea was prepared in the lobby, which was an incredible experience and delicious. I look forward to staying here again next time I am in Kyoto.
us1 night trip with friends