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Overview of Arashiyama Benkei

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Arashiyama Benkei

4 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available
  • Laundry

Explore the area

    Popular LocationTogetsukyo Bridge4 min walk
    Popular LocationArashiyama Bamboo Grove10 min walk
    Popular LocationSeiryo-ji Temple14 min walk
    AirportOsaka (ITM-Itami)61 min drive

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  • Japanese Room (12 tatami mats)

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    • 4 Single Futons
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  • Japanese Suite with Private Open-Air Bath, Garden View

    Room amenities

    • 33.88 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    • 5 Single Futons
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  • Japanese Suite with Private Open-Air Bath, River View

    Room amenities

    • 50.41 sq m
    • River view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 5 Single Futons
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  • Japanese Room (15 tatami mats)

    Room amenities

    • 44.62 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    • 3 Single Futons
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  • Modern Premium Suite, Garden View (90sqm)

    Room amenities

    • 81.4 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Modern Premium Suite, Maisonette Type, Garden View (90sqm)

    Room amenities

    • 90 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds and 2 Large Single Futons
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About this area


Located in Kyoto's Arashiyama neighbourhood, Arashiyama Benkei is in the historical district and on the riverwalk. Nijō Castle and Nishiki Market are notable landmarks, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit Kawaramachi and Shijo Omiya. Check out an event or a game at Kyoto Racecourse, and consider making time for Toei Kyoto Studio Park, a top attraction not to be missed. Guests appreciate the ryokan's quiet location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Togetsukyo Bridge - 4 min walk
  • Arashiyama Bamboo Grove - 10 min walk
  • Seiryo-ji Temple - 14 min walk
  • Suzumushi-dera Temple - 4 min drive
  • Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Arashiyama Station - 4 min walk
  • Saga-Arashiyama Station - 12 min walk
  • AirportOsaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 83 min drive
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About this property

Arashiyama Benkei

Boardwalk Kyoto ryokan in Arashiyama with 20 restaurants
Along with 20 restaurants, this smoke-free ryokan has dry cleaning and free newspapers. Free WiFi in public areas is provided, as well as free self parking, a free area shuttle and free train station pick-up. Additionally, multilingual staff, wedding services and a garden are on-site. All 10 rooms provide complimentary wireless Internet access, electric kettles and flat-screen TVs. Other amenities available to guests include free bottled water, hairdryers and safes.
Arashiyama Benkei offers 10 forms of accommodation with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Bathrooms include toilets with an electronic bidet, hairdryers and toothbrushes and toothpaste. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.
Public bath/onsen services include an indoor mineral hot spring (onsen) and a yukata (Japanese robe). These services feature separate men's and women's areas. The ryokan bathing area is open from 6:00 AM to midnight.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Limited on-site parking
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Free local area shuttle
  • Free return train station shuttle

Food and drink

  • Local cuisine breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–9:30 AM: JPY 3300 for adults and JPY 3300 for children
  • 20 restaurants

Things to do

  • Hot springs

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free area shuttle


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Korean


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Indoor mineral hot springs (onsen)
  • Outdoor mineral hot springs (onsen)
  • Public bath open from 6:00 AM to midnight
  • Separate men/women areas in public bath
  • Yukata (Japanese robe)


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Linens
  • Climate control (heating)


  • Electronic bidet
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water


  • Safe
  • Window screens



Check-in from 3:00 PM - 7 PM
Late check-in subject to availability


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
All restaurants at the property require guests to pre-book breakfast service 1 day in advance, and pre-book dinner service 3 days in advance. Meal requests for guests without restaurant reservations cannot be accommodated.

Access methods

Private entrance


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A city tax may be collected at the property, effective from 1 October 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 the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for local cuisine breakfast: JPY 3300 for adults and JPY 3300 for children (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Additional fees may apply to children for items such as extra bedding and meals.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the train station; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Reservations are required for private bath/onsen; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
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 welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Arashiyama Benkei
Arashiyama Benkei Inn
Arashiyama Benkei Inn Kyoto
Arashiyama Benkei Kyoto
Benkei Arashiyama
Arashiyama Benkei Hotel Kyoto
Benkei Inn
Arashiyama Benkei Kyoto
Arashiyama Benkei Ryokan
Arashiyama Benkei Ryokan Kyoto

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Arashiyama Benkei and receive a full refund?
Yes, Arashiyama Benkei offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Arashiyama Benkei cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Arashiyama Benkei?
As of 2 Mar,2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Arashiyama Benkei on 7 Mar,2021 start from SG$1,148, 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.
Is Arashiyama Benkei pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Arashiyama Benkei?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Arashiyama Benkei?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 7 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Arashiyama Benkei?
Checkout is at 11:00 AM.
Where is Arashiyama Benkei located?
Located in Arashiyama, this ryokan is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Arashiyama Onsen and 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Toei Kyoto Studio Park. Togetsukyo Bridge and Tenryuji Temple are also within 10 minutes. Arashiyama Station is only a 4-minute walk and Randen-saga Station is 10 minutes.
Rating 5 - Excellent. 140 out of 179 reviews
5 - Excellent 78%
Rating 4 - Good. 32 out of 179 reviews
4 - Good 18%
Rating 3 - Okay. 5 out of 179 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 179 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 179 reviews
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

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It was a fantastic traditional experience. Made me feel very comfortable experiencing traditional hospitality. Was able to take advantage of a private Onsen.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
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Great location and views. Restaurant is incredible. Property is feeling a little aged, needs some serious refreshing. Concierge service was mixed.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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It was an older building which could have used some updating. All the same it was well maintained and the staff were phenomenal. We took the kaiseki dinner in the evening and it was IMMACULATE. Same goes for the Japanese style breakfast in the morning. I wasn’t allowed to use the public baths as I have visible tattoos but the private bath was adequate. They use a small amount of chlorine in the water which I wasn’t expecting but I suppose it makes sense. If you’re looking for a traditional style ryokan look no further. A lot of places tout themselves as “international” ryokans to foreigners and they’re just regular hotels with a bathtub - don’t be fooled. The high price is worth the night for the experience.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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This is a beautifully and perfectly located property and the food was excellent too
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

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