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Overview of Arashiyama Benkei

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In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets
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In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets

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 LocationNishikyogoku Athletic Stadium6 min drive
    AirportOsaka (ITM-Itami)61 min drive

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Japanese Suite with Private Open-Air Bath, Garden View

5/5 guest room rating
  • 365 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 5 Twin Futons

Japanese Suite with Private Open-Air Bath, River View

5/5 guest room rating
  • 543 sq ft
  • River view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 5 Twin Futons

Japanese Room (12 tatami mats, 1F)

  • 215 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Futons

Japanese Room (15 tatami mats)

5/5 guest room rating
  • 480 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 Twin Futons

Modern Premium Suite, Garden View (90sqm)

5/5 guest room rating
  • 876 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Double Beds

Modern Premium Suite, Maisonette Type, Garden View (90sqm)

5/5 guest room rating
  • 969 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Double Beds and 2 Large Twin Futons

Japanese Room (12 tatami mats)

4.9/5 guest room rating
  • 215 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 Twin Futons

Japanese Room (12 tatami mats, 2F)

  • 215 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Futons

About this area

Kyoto

Located in Kyoto's Arashiyama neighborhood, Arashiyama Benkei is in the historical district and on the riverwalk. Nijō Castle and Nishiki Market are notable landmarks, and travelers 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
  • Katsura Imperial Villa - 5 min drive
  • Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium - 6 min drive
  • Ryōan-ji - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Arashiyama Station - 4 min walk
  • Saga-Arashiyama Station - 12 min walk
  • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 83 min drive

Restaurants

  • Sushi Naritaya — 3 min walk
  • Yudofu Sagana — 3 min walk
  • Shintogetsu — 4 min walk
  • OBU CAFE — 4 min walk
  • Saga Tofu Ine — 5 min walk

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 onsite. All 10 rooms provide free WiFi, electric kettles, and flat-screen TVs. Other amenities available to guests include free bottled water, hair dryers, and safes.
Arashiyama Benkei offers 10 accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.

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

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

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Limited onsite parking
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free roundtrip 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

  • Free area shuttle

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • No elevators

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Korean

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Terrace

Spa

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

Accessibility

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

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Heating (climate-controlled)

Bathroom

  • Electronic bidet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

Entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Safe
  • Window screens

Policies

Check-in

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

Check-out

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

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

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

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

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4.7
Exceptional
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
1 - Terrible 0%

4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.8/5

Staff & service

4.8/5

Amenities

4.7/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
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

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is a beautifully and perfectly located property and the food was excellent too
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019