We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Momijiya Honkan Takao Sanso

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Momijiya Honkan Takao Sanso
Add a photo
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 33: English reviews
Start your review of Momijiya Honkan Takao Sanso
 Click to rate
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Wow - superb. It's such an amazing and enjoyable stay for my first 2 nights in Kyoto on 15 Nov 2016. You received the warm welcome from the team as soon as you got off the bus even though I arrived that so early. We visited the temple nearby then checked in, and had the hot spring in the private...

Thank lindayip
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Traditional style onsen ryokan at affordable price! Also a great place to enjoy fall leafs. Staff were professional and hospitable, dinner and breakfast were both Kyoto style and very delicious. The onsen was not real hot spring as Takao area doesn't have hot spring source, but still very relaxing. Rooms and facilities were not new, but very well-maintained, the tatami...

Thank annema16
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Momijiya (Kyoto) - a secluded ryokan nestled in the Kyoto mountains right off of a river. My wife and I alighted from the local bus which departed from the Kyoto train terminal. We were greeted on arrival by the ryokan's managing lady, with very attentive staff who led us into their beautiful establishment. The room we stayed in was everything...

2Thank Anita N
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed in their main building for a night in early nov. Email them in 1 month earlier on their shuttle bus service (1510, 1610 & 1710 at JR Hanazono Station) to confirm our seats. Only 1610 was available. We arrived the station on time, and the shuttle bus arrived at 1619 and reached Momijiya Main Building Takao Sanso at...

Thank ESY222
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 27 October 2016

If you are looking for a nice and quiet Ryokan/hotel the Momijiya Honkan is the place. While it is a challenge to figure the correct bus to the ryokan we eventually figured it out (hint: take the #8 or the JR blue line bus toward Takao) From the very moment we stepped off the bus we were greeted by a...

1Thank Pat T
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Which is exactly what we did and allowed to be done to us. We arrived in the afternoon and by the time we settled in we only had a couple of hours before we were rushed off to dinner by the river. The set dinner with the Maiko interaction was a highlight but again we felt rushed as if there...

Thank VeloGeorge
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We had a fabulous experience for dinner in Momijiya restuarant during our recent visit to Kyoto . We were picked up at our hotel and after a beautiful drive up the hills we arrived in lush green Momijiya . Dinner was excellent and the surroundings and ambience very serene and beautiful with a stream running below . We could interact...

Thank sam7777Bangalore
Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Stayed here 1 night. Very warmly greeted upon arrival and shown to our room and served tea. Quite rundown interiors (especially the toilets/showers) and smelled mouldy in the room, but the spring bath is clean with great views on the forest. Dinner is a grand affair..you are driven to their annexe restaurant beautifully situated along the river, served a meal...

2Thank SwissTiffin
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Going to be open with my criticisms upfront. The personal bathrooms are old. Like possible mildew and rust old. Some people would consider them gross. HOWEVER. I don't mind this as the public bathing areas are pristine. I also would not come to stay here if I was planning on going in and out of the city. This is like...

1Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 6 June 2016

This ryokan was excellent! The location was half hour outside of Kyoto but the ryokan provided free shuttles to service to many places in Kyoto-proper. The service was also unbelievable. They were very helpful at the front desk with tours and day trips. When we went to breakfast in the morning we always came back to a full made up...

Thank Aaron S

124 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (100)
Dining (11)
Room/Suite (26)
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Bathroom (8)
View from Room (5)
Other (49)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (24)
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Bathroom (13)
Room/Suite (6)
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Kyoto hotels
Northern Kyoto
Momijiya Bekkan Kawa no Iori
City Center
Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo
#206 of 363 in Kyoto
28 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Western Kyoto
Arashiyama Benkei
Arashiyama Benkei
#4 of 363 in Kyoto
240 reviews
Matsubaya Inn
Matsubaya Inn
#56 of 363 in Kyoto
488 reviews
Western Kyoto
#160 of 363 in Kyoto
64 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
Things to do
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Momijiya Honkan Takao Sanso

Address: Umegahata Takao-cho, Ukyo-ku,, Kyoto 616-8289, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Northern Kyoto
Price Range: $348 - $716 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Momijiya Honkan Takao Sanso 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Agoda, Ctrip TA, Travelocity, Priceline and JAPANiCAN so you can book your Momijiya Honkan Takao Sanso reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Hotel Style:
#54 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Momijiya Honkan Takao Sanso staff and other travellers.
8 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from Momijiya Honkan Takao Sanso staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“You need not worry - all rooms have nice view”
 of 5 bubbles lindayip, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a view on the west side looking away from the road.”
 of 5 bubbles PatT235, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a view of the valley/mountain and not a room facing the main-road”
 of 5 bubbles VeloGeorge, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“ask for a quieter room on the west side, away from the road”
  • bridge on nearby hiking trail
  • low table and chairs in the room
 of 5 bubbles fftravelers, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
“all good, see website to choose”
 of 5 bubbles roly03, 14 Aug 2015 | Read review
5 of 5