3.5 star property
3.5-star guesthouse, convenient to Shijo Street

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Traditional Room, Private Bathroom (Japanese Room) | In-room safe
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Traditional Room, Private Bathroom (Japanese Room) | In-room dining

Overview of Yoshi-Ima

9.0 out of 10 Superb
9.0/10 Superb

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking
Yamatoohji Higashi-iru Nishinocho 229, Shinmonzendori, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 605-0088
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Front-desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Bathrobes

Room options

Traditional Room, Private Bathroom (Japanese Room)

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Twin Futon

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Gion
  • Shijo Street - 4 min walk
  • Yasaka Shrine - 7 min walk
  • Kawaramachi Street - 10 min walk
  • Nishiki Market - 13 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 28 min walk
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 32 min walk
  • Kyoto University - 34 min walk
  • Nijō Castle - 35 min walk
  • Kyoto Tower - 36 min walk
  • Pontocho Alley - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 56 min drive
  • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 93 min drive
  • Sanjo Station - 5 min walk
  • Gion-shijo Station - 6 min walk
  • Kyoto Kawaramachi Station - 8 min walk
  • Sanjo Keihan Station - 6 min walk
  • Higashiyama Station - 11 min walk
  • Shiyakusho-mae Station - 12 min walk


  • Hard Rock Cafe - 2 min walk
  • ぎをん 桃次郎祇園総本店 - 2 min walk
  • eXcafe イクスカフェ 祇園店 - 1 min walk
  • 小鍋屋いさきち - 1 min walk
  • UDON MAIN - 1 min walk

About this property


Yoshi-Ima puts you in a great location, within a 15-minute walk of Kawaramachi Street and Nishiki Market. Also, Kiyomizu Temple and Kyoto Imperial Palace are just a 5-minute drive away. Public transportation is just a short walk: Sanjo Keihan Station is 6 minutes and Higashiyama Station is 11 minutes.


English, Japanese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Coronavirus Guidelines (Japan)

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 17 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 4 PM - 7 PM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

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 (18 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Kaiseki meal


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


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes and slippers

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • In-room dining only


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Tatami (woven mat floors)
  • Tokonoma (alcove)

Special features


Public bath/onsen services include a yukata (Japanese robe).

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.

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.

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; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Coronavirus Guidelines (Japan).


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 accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Yoshi-Ima Inn
Yoshi-Ima Inn Kyoto
Yoshi-Ima Kyoto
Gion Yoshi-Ima Hotel Kyoto
Yoshi Ima
Yoshi Ima
Yoshi-Ima Kyoto
Yoshi-Ima Guesthouse
Yoshi-Ima Guesthouse Kyoto

Frequently asked questions

Does Yoshi-Ima offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Yoshi-Ima does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Yoshi-Ima?
As of Sep 25, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Yoshi-Ima on Oct 3, 2023 start from $256, 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Yoshi-Ima?
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 are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Yoshi-Ima?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Yoshi-Ima?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Yoshi-Ima.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Yoshi-Ima?
You can check in from 4 PM - 7 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Yoshi-Ima and nearby?
Yoshi-Ima has a garden.
What's the area around Yoshi-Ima like?
Yoshi-Ima is a short 6-minute walk from Sanjo Keihan Station and 10 minutes' walk from Kawaramachi Street.







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10/10 Exceptional

Andrew, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing service, the staff were all super friendly and made us feel at home. The property was beautiful and in a great location!
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10/10 Exceptional

This is ryokans offers, traditional Japanese clothing, (kimono and yukata) breakfast, Zen garden, tatami mat flooring, sliding wooden doors, bidet, mats for floor sleeping and excellent temperature control. A big plus was the Wifi and location. Staff are awesome. I would warn this ryokan has an 11pm curfew which curtailed our late evening plans to see Fushimi Inari (which is 24/7). The curfew is the biggest setback for travelers who wish to run a late night.
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10/10 Exceptional

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10/10 Exceptional

We had a fantastic stay at gion yoshi ima for 6 nights. The ryokan was absolutely incredible and the staff were absolutely amazing. Location was great. Nothing was a hassle, we were treated so kindly would recommend this stay without question!
6-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fabulous Ryokan. Truly gives the Japanese culture experience. Great location in Gion. Highly recommend to stay here when visiting Kyoto
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

An authentic ryokan experience
A family run old fashioned ryokan Comfortable great location and helpful staff
Ron, 1-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

Great Japanese experience
It was great for the whole Japanese experience and in a great location close to all the other full culture shops and restaurants etc. if you don't like small space and sleeping and sitting on the floor this is not for you.
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Traditional ryokan close to all the action
Very traditional place to stay. Enjoyable. Nicer than a modern hotel.
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10/10 Exceptional

Yoshi-Ima Roykan in Kyoto is a peaceful respite
THe location near to the Gion region and the subway and train stations (not JR Kyoto) make if a great base for touring Kyoto - best done on foot, so as to better see all the beautiful temples and intresting shops - that are happy to welcome visitors, even if the language is only Japanese.
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