Nishiyama Ryokan

3.5 star property
3.5-star ryokan with restaurant, near Nishiki Market

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Nishiyama Ryokan

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Lobby lounge
Property entrance
Luxury Twin Room | In-room safe, individually decorated, desk, free WiFi
Daily cooked-to-order breakfast (JPY 3000 per person)

Overview of Nishiyama Ryokan



Property highlights

  • Spa
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking
The price is $474
Price available on 10/20/2023
Gokomachi St.-Nijyo Sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 604-0933
Main amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Spa services
  • Garden
  • Front-desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Elevator
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)

Room options

Superior Room

  • 350 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Futons

Luxury Twin Room

  • 269 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Large Twin Beds

Japanese Deluxe Room

  • 431 sq ft
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 Twin Futons

Japanese Standard Room

  • 237 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 Twin Futons

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Central Kyoto
  • Nishiki Market - 10 min walk
  • Shijo Street - 12 min walk
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 16 min walk
  • Kawaramachi Street - 17 min walk
  • Nijō Castle - 21 min walk
  • Heian Shrine - 23 min walk
  • Yasaka Shrine - 24 min walk
  • Kyoto University - 30 min walk
  • Kyoto Tower - 40 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 42 min walk

Getting around

  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 58 min drive
  • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 96 min drive
  • Sanjo Station - 12 min walk
  • Jingu-marutamachi Station - 12 min walk
  • Kyoto Kawaramachi Station - 15 min walk
  • Shiyakusho-mae Station - 5 min walk
  • Karasuma Oike Station - 10 min walk
  • Marutamachi Station - 13 min walk


  • 二條若狭屋寺町店 - 2 min walk
  • リンゴ酒場 Swingin’ - 3 min walk
  • アントニオ - 1 min walk
  • Miisuk Thai bistrot - 2 min walk
  • ブション - 2 min walk

About this property

Nishiyama Ryokan

At Nishiyama Ryokan, you'll be just a 5-minute drive from Nishiki Market and Kyoto Imperial Palace. Guests indulge in massages, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Also, Kawaramachi Street and Nijō Castle are just a 5-minute drive away. Public transportation is just a short walk: Shiyakusho-mae Station is 5 minutes and Karasuma Oike Station is 10 minutes.


English, Japanese


Sustainability practices

Japanese garden
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 28 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 4 PM - 9 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • 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
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (5 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

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–8:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Kaiseki meal


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Spa services


  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Well-lit path to entrance

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 40-inch LED TV

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Slippers

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Electronic bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water


  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include massages. 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.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A city tax may be collected at the property. 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.

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately JPY 3000 per person

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed on Wednesday:
  • Dining venue(s)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

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


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.
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.
Japanese futons are provided based on the number of adults in the reservation.

Also known as

Nishiyama Ryokan Hotel Kyoto

Frequently asked questions

Are pets allowed at Nishiyama Ryokan?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
How much does it cost to stay at Nishiyama Ryokan?
As of Oct 1, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Nishiyama Ryokan on Oct 20, 2023 start from $474, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is parking offered on site at Nishiyama Ryokan?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Nishiyama Ryokan.
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.
What is there to do at Nishiyama Ryokan and nearby?
Nishiyama Ryokan has spa services and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Nishiyama Ryokan?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers Japanese cuisine.
What's the area around Nishiyama Ryokan like?
Nishiyama Ryokan is in Central Kyoto, a short 5-minute walk from Shiyakusho-mae Station and 10 minutes' walk from Nishiki Market.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Viacheslav, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A wonderful introduction to Japanese culture
This Ryokan offers a thoughtful and useful introduction to Kyoto and Japanese culture. The Japanese breakfasts every morning were delicious, and no two were the same. The owner and staff recommended two little local restaurants that offered some of the best meals we've enjoyed in Japan. The ryokan also offered a tea ceremony and a koto concert in the lobby. The room was pleasant, clean, and spacious and offered lots of storage space and electrical outlets. You need to be comfortable sleeping on a futon on the floor. I wished there was a lamp as well as overhead lighting. You'll be happy with the service if you understand that it is excellent despite the modest English language skills of the staff. But that is part of what good foreign travel is about! This ryokan is in a wonderful location with small streets and small shops, even though it is easy to walk to many significant sights. That too gave us an experience of Kyoto that a standard guidebook could not.
Katharine, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing ryokan stay experience
Highly recommend for any visitor to Kyoto. Everyone have to experience a ryokan while visiting Japan. Great location walking distance to most attractions. Exceptional service from the staff. There’s complimentary activities everyday like tea ceremony and origami. Felt like staying with a family rather than a hotel stay.
muhannad, 2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very Good

Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

This is a wonderful family-operated ryokan. The staff of the hotel went out of their way to make us feel welcome and the owner even hosted a tea ceremony for us. The hotel is located in a quiet area but is very accessible for food and shopping. We would highly recommend this hotel. It was an unforgettable experience for us.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The Nishiyama Ryokan exceeded our expectations entirely. It was a peaceful and beautiful space, and quite spacious. The facilities were clean and the staff were incredibly accommodating and kind. The location was fairly central, a short walk to the main tourist areas, restaurants, etc. We participated in the traditional Japanese breakfast and it was incredible - the server and the meal were both fantastic. We did not use the facilities (i.e. the public bath), but it seemed like a relaxing and clean space as well. We only spent one night here as we read to only spend a short time in a ryoken generally and a hotel for the remainder of the trip. However, we wish we stayed here longer as the experience was lovely. Totally recommend!!
1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very Good

nice location, close to shopping street and close to attractions
Acrit, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A great experience, with lots of dining options within walking distance. The staff were lovely and the rooms were amazing!
1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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, 3-night trip
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