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Traditional Room, Private Bathroom (Japanese Room) | Balcony
Traditional Room, Private Bathroom (Japanese Room) | Living room | Flat-screen TV
Traditional Room, Private Bathroom (Japanese Room) | In-room dining
Traditional Room, Private Bathroom (Japanese Room) | Living room | Flat-screen TV

Overview of Yoshi-Ima


3.5-star property
3.5-star guesthouse within walking distance of Kawaramachi

9.0/10 Superb

24 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
Yamatoohji Higashi-iru Nishinocho 229, Shinmonzendori, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 605-0088

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Gion
  • Kawaramachi - 10 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 25 min walk
  • Yasaka Shrine - 4 min drive
  • Nishiki Market - 6 min drive
  • Kyoto University - 7 min drive
  • Heian Shrine - 8 min drive
  • Nijō Castle - 10 min drive
  • Kyoto Tower - 12 min drive
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 16 min drive
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Osaka (ITM-Itami) - 57 min drive
  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 81 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


  • Teppanyaki Manryu - 2 min walk
  • Gyoza Hohei - 2 min walk
  • Kyoto Gion Ramen Muraji - 2 min walk
  • Kappo Sakamoto - 3 min walk
  • Itoh Dining - 3 min walk

About this property


Yoshi-Ima puts you a short five-minute drive from Kawaramachi and Kiyomizu Temple. Also, this guest house is within a short drive of Lake Biwa. The helpful staff and location get good marks from fellow travellers. Public transportation is only a short walk: Sanjo Keihan Station is 6 minutes and Higashiyama Station is 11 minutes.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Follows the 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 sanitiser 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 until 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) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • No on-site 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


  • Japanese

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Dressing gowns and slippers

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer

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 sanitiser; 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) guidelines.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

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 lifts.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Yoshi-Ima Inn Kyoto
Yoshi-Ima Inn
Yoshi-Ima Kyoto
Gion Yoshi-Ima Hotel Kyoto
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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Yoshi-Ima?
As of 27 January 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Yoshi-Ima on 17 February 2023 start from €219, including 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 sanitiser, 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 on-site 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.
Are there restaurants at or near Yoshi-Ima?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Gion Kappa Restaurant (3-min walk), Mikaku (3-min walk) and Maharaja (4-min walk).
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. Travellers say that this guest house is in a good location.







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Property conditions & facilities




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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10/10 Exceptional

Authentic Ryokan in the very heart of Gion
A great welcome, always with a smile. A nice immersion into traditional Japanese cultural. Helpful and flexible staff. A place not to miss when in Kyoto.
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10/10 Exceptional

Delightful Yoshiima
We loved our stay at Yoshiima. It provided a wonderful traditional Japanese style accommodation experience. The staff were friendly and helpful, and the rooms, bathrooms and private garden were delightful. The Ryokan was also situated in a fabulous location of Kyoto. It enhanced our Kyoto experience.
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6/10 Good

antique shopping
The Inn (Gion) was an experience.. It is a nice, quite place in an active night area. We were older guests, who were a bit surprised by the lack of grab bars for a very deep tub in the bathroom, and raised thresholds, a bit of a hazard for midnight visits to the WC. Futon sleeping and low chair sitting does not lend itself for aging western bodies. Our error in booking more than one night. Very nice staff with sense of humor. I would stay in area once more, but would rather stay in a modern facility where after a long days exploration one could sink into a comfortable chair or bed to recuperate. It is a nice place to stay but older guests should be made aware that more than one night is not advised if comfort is desired.
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10/10 Exceptional

Right next to Shimbashi-great spot in Gion
Fantastic environment ,lovely staff -very happy with location also.
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