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Kyoto Watazen Ryokan

Star Rating
3.5 out of 5
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Reviews

4.4 / 5Excellent
479 reviews

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Available
  • Laundry

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Nishiki Market
    2 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Pontocho
    9 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Ushinohone Anaza
    3 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Mumokuteki
    4 min walk
  • Airport
    Osaka (ITM-Itami)
    56 min drive

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1-866-500-4938
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About this area

Kyoto

In the city centre, Kyoto Watazen Ryokan is in Kyoto's Central Kyoto neighbourhood, a walkable area with good shopping. Nishiki Market and Kawaramachi are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Philosopher's Walk and Lake Biwa. Kyoto Aquarium and Toei Kyoto Studio Park are not to be missed.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Nishiki Market - 2 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Pontocho - 9 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Shijo Omiya - 10 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Gion Corner - 18 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Kawaramachi - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Kyoto Karasuma Station - 9 min walk
  • Karasumaoike Station - 9 min walk
  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 81 min drive

Restaurants

  • Ushinohone Anaza — 3 min walk
  • Mumokuteki — 4 min walk
  • Daniels — 4 min walk
  • 一蘭 京都河原町店 — 6 min walk
  • Misoka-an Kawamichiya — 6 min walk

About this property

Kyoto Watazen Ryokan

3.5-star Kyoto ryokan in Central Kyoto, walk to Nishiki Market
This ryokan features a spa tub, concierge services and laundry facilities. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff and a TV in a common area are on-site. All 24 rooms provide complimentary wireless Internet access, fridges and TVs. Other amenities available to guests include free newspapers, in-room massages and hairdryers.
Kyoto Watazen Ryokan offers 24 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and free newspapers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. In-room massages and an iron/ironing board can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Property payment types

American Express
Diners Club
JCB International
Mastercard
Visa

Important information

Fees

 
  • A city tax will be collected at the property effective 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.

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 local cuisine breakfast: JPY 1080 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 are 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.
    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. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

We should mention

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, accommodation proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.

Property amenities

Internet

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

Food and drink

  • Local cuisine breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–8:30 AM: JPY 1080 per person

Things to do

  • Hot tub

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Turndown service

Languages spoken

  • Japanese

Spa

  • Indoor public bath (no mineral springs)
  • Yukata (Japanese robe)

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Braille signage

More

  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in reception

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Entertainment

  • TV

Food and drink

  • Fridge

More

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • In-room massage
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Safe
  • Turndown service

Nearby things to do

Activities

  • Bike hire
4.4

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Cleanliness
4.6
Service and Staff
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Amenities
4.3
Property condition

4/5 Good

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

This was our first time staying at a ryokan, and it was a cool experience. Your bedding is laid out on the tatami mats by the staff at night. We had a kaiseki meal the first night and it was pretty nice, wearing our yukata and enjoying our multi-course meal in our room. Our room was really spacious. In addition to a traditional table where you sit on the tatami mat, there was also a table with two chairs. And the amenities included a mini fridge. Our bathroom was clean, and we had access to the public baths which we used on our first night. Overall, the hotel itself is really nice and clean, and located in a great location, near the Nishiki Market. Our room felt slightly dated but it was clean and comfortable. I'd recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to stay at a ryokan.

Stayed 3 nights in Aug. 2019

4/5 Good

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

The service here is amazing and the gentleman with the glasses at the front (possibly the owner) is one of the best human beings you’ll deal with in the service industry. Extremely helpful and he’s funny too (I didn’t get his name). The room is big and I recommend using a few futons as one is too thin to sleep on for anyone that weighs closer to 90kgs or more. Onsen is nice and although a little small, it was clean and nobody was in there when I used it. Breakfast is light yet you can opt in for the Japanese breakfast for a small price and do it if you haven’t had one before. Enjoy.

Stayed 2 nights in Aug. 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Good family hotel

Very good location. It's right next to a popular Nishiki market.

Stayed 2 nights in Aug. 2019

1/5

  • Liked: Room comfort
  • Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities

To avoid, really dirty and breakfast consists of bread and jam!!

Stayed 2 nights in Aug. 2019

5/5 Excellent

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

Stayed 4 nights in Jul. 2019

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