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In-room safe, individually decorated, desk, free WiFi
In-room safe, individually decorated, desk, free WiFi
In-room safe, individually decorated, desk, free WiFi
In-room safe, individually decorated, desk, free WiFi

Guest reviews

4.5 out of 5 Wonderful
225 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Air conditioning
Breakfast Available


Explore the area

Popular LocationKawaramachi10 min walk
Popular LocationNishiki Market11 min walk
Popular LocationRokakkudo Temple14 min walk
AirportOsaka (ITM-Itami)57 min drive

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  • Western Style Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • 14 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Japanese Standard Room

    Room amenities

    • 14 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Japanese Superior Room

    Room amenities

    • 25 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Japanese Deluxe Room

    Room amenities

    • 50 sq m
    • Sleeps 5
    More detailsJapanese Deluxe Room

About this area


Located in Kyoto's Central Kyoto neighbourhood, NISHIYAMA RYOKAN is in the city centre and near a metro station. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Philosopher's Walk and Lake Biwa, while Kyoto International Manga Museum and Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre are cultural highlights. Kyoto Aquarium and Kyoto Railway Museum are not to be missed.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Kawaramachi - 10 min walk
  • Nishiki Market - 11 min walk
  • Rokakkudo Temple - 14 min walk
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 17 min walk
  • Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Shiyakusho-mae Station - 5 min walk
  • Sanjo Station - 12 min walk
  • AirportOsaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 82 min drive


  • Where to eat
  • On-site dining venue – Restaurant offering Japanese cuisine. Reservations required.

About this property


3.5-star Kyoto ryokan in Central Kyoto, walk to Pontocho
A restaurant, dry cleaning and tour/ticket assistance are available at this smoke-free ryokan. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include multilingual staff and a garden. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and free bottled water. LED TVs, fridges and in-room massages are among the other amenities available to guests.
NISHIYAMA RYOKAN offers 30 forms of accommodation with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Each accommodation is individually decorated. LED televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, bathrobes, toilets with an electronic bidet and complimentary toiletries.

This Kyoto ryokan provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones.

Public bath/onsen services include an indoor public bath. This service features separate men's and women's areas. The ryokan bathing area is open from 4:30 PM to midnight.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–8:30 AM: JPY 3000 per person
  • 1 restaurant

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Fridge


  • Lift

Guest services

  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese


  • Garden


  • Indoor public bath (no mineral springs)
  • Public bath open from 4:30 PM to midnight
  • Separate men/women areas in public bath


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


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


  • Bathrobes
  • Electronic bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Towels


  • LED TV

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Fridge


  • Desk
  • In-room massage
  • Individually decorated
  • Phone
  • Safe



Check-in between 4 PM and 9 PM


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

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.

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed on Wednesday:
  • Restaurant


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 9 and younger are not allowed at this property; all guests older than 9 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

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. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: JPY 3000 per person (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
No on-site parking is available
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Japanese futons are provided based on the number of adults in the reservation.

We should mention

Children 9 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
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

Property is also known as

Nishiyama Ryokan Hotel Kyoto

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at NISHIYAMA RYOKAN and receive a full refund?
Yes, NISHIYAMA RYOKAN offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to NISHIYAMA RYOKAN cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is NISHIYAMA RYOKAN pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at NISHIYAMA RYOKAN?
This ryokan doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at NISHIYAMA RYOKAN?
Check-in is from 4 PM to 9 PM.
What time is check-out at NISHIYAMA RYOKAN?
Checkout is at 10:30 AM.
Where is NISHIYAMA RYOKAN located?
Located in Central Kyoto, this ryokan is within a 10-minute walk of Kiyamachi Street, Pontocho and Kyoto International Manga Museum. Kawaramachi and Nishiki Market are also within 15 minutes. Shiyakusho-mae Station is only a 5-minute walk and Karasuma Oike Station is 10 minutes.
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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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!!
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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- 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
Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
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nice location, close to shopping street and close to attractions
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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A great experience, with lots of dining options within walking distance. The staff were lovely and the rooms were amazing!
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

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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.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

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