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Ryokan Yamazaki

11 Umegahata Takahanacho, Ukyo-Ku, Kyoto 616-8261 Kyoto Prefecture
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"Ryokan Yamazaki" has been reborn with a new concept as "RYOKAN YAMAZAKI". Surrounded by nature in Takao, Kyoto, we have elaborated our plans as a place where you can have a peaceful time. In addition, access to sightseeing spots by car is convenient, making it an ideal base for sightseeing in Kyoto. Enjoy a comfortable and peaceful trip while feeling the Japanese atmosphere. The logo has also changed to symbolize the new “RYOKAN YAMAZAKI”. The design combines a mountain icon representing Takao, a famous scenic spot in Kyoto surrounded by mountains, and simple letters that evoke the interior and room settings. It fuses tradition and modernity to express the mountains' beauty and a ryokan's sophisticated atmosphere of a ryokan. 30 minutes by bus from Kyoto Station, the restaurant/Ryokan Yamazaki is very convenient for access to Takao. It is located in a quiet place where you can feel the change of seasons in Kyoto up close.
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Free parking
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Bicycles available
24-hour security
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Secured parking
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Breakfast available
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
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igul530788 wrote a review Jan 2024
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Nice, very traditional. Quiet and calm. Staff are kind and helpful. Garden is beautiful. A modest stay, a little bit out of city center but there are transportation options. Good for a relaxation trip.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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konterence wrote a review Dec 2023
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I will split my review into multiple parts, but overall, I had a lovely experience. a) Getting There It is suggested to have a car or take a taxi to the location if you have large luggage to avoid inconveniencing the locals who take the bus. The taxi fare was about 2,500 yen, depending on road conditions; which is not too different from a longer journey on a train. b) Ambience The Ryokan is close to nature, with a running stream of water just next to the compound. At the living compound, there is a mini-garden in Japanese style. These were pleasing to my senses. c) Room I had booked the room with a private toilet, which suited my needs. The toilet and shower/bath area are in separate rooms, which is typical in the Japanese style. The sleeping area is cozy and has ample room for me to put my luggage and personal effects. It is also in the traditional Japanese style, complete with futons. I am grateful that the futon was already set up for me, as other establishments had a more DIY approach to assembling the futon. I did get some sheepish knocks from other guests mistakenly thinking that the private toilet was a communal space. There was also a Yukata set for guests to wear during their stay. The inner Yukata seems to be replaced every 2 days by the room cleaning service. The room cleaning service seems to happen from 9 am to the afternoon, and there is no 'do not disturb' sign, so be sure to inform the staff beforehand or to talk to the staff when they do come in to clean, if you wish to be left alone. The workspace provided has ample space for 2 people. There are also some useful guides on interesting places in Kyoto placed in the room, albeit in Japanese. Nothing that Google Translate can't help with. There is also a TV for local Japanese programs, hot water for tea, and a tea set. Travelers should not hesitate to ask for help from the friendly staff for assistance on how to make their own tea. Hot water was refilled by the daily room service staff. d) Service and Interactions While some staff can understand English, speaking Japanese got me a better standard of service in my opinion. Some staff may not be confident in their English and feel more at ease when speaking Japanese. Though they do still make an effort to understand your needs if you can only communicate in English. e) Food Exploring Kyoto requires a lot of calories, and that's what the kitchen in Ryokan Yamazaki made sure I had no shortage of. They also made sure that there were no repeats of the dinner menu, which I appreciate. I also liked that I did not have to spend time choosing what to eat, as the staff had already prepared the meals according to the season for me. I had booked 5 nights but had a flight to catch on the 5th day. The Ryokan was kind enough to offer either a refund or lunch. I mentioned that I was taking the Shinkansen back to Tokyo for my flight, and to my pleasant surprise, I had a delicious Ekiben made for my Shinkansen ride. I had also requested the Ryokan to help with calling a taxi to go back to Kyoto Station, which they helped with. Conclusion: I had very positive feelings about my stay with Ryokan Yamazaki. I am grateful to the staff for making my stay such a wonderful experience. The following are the same comments, but in Japanese. 私のレビューを複数の部分に分けますが、全体的に素敵な経験でした。 a) アクセス 大きな荷物がある場合は、バスを利用する地元の方々に迷惑をかけないように、車かタクシーを利用することがおすすめです。タクシー料金は道路状況により2,500円ほどで、電車での長い旅行とあまり変わりません。 b) 雰囲気 旅館は自然に近く、敷地のすぐそばには流れる水があります。生活エリアには日本風のミニ庭園もあり、これらは私の感覚に心地よかったです。 c) お部屋 私は専用トイレのついた部屋を予約しましたが、これは私のニーズに合っていました。トイレとシャワー/バスエリアは別々の部屋にあり、これは日本のスタイルでよくあることです。 寝室は居心地がよく、私の荷物や個人のアイテムを置くのに十分なスペースがあります。また、伝統的な日本スタイルで、布団も完備されています。 ふとんがすでに用意されていたことに感謝しています。他の宿ではふとんを組み立てるのがDIY的なアプローチだったので。私は他の宿泊者から、専用トイレが共同スペースだと勘違いされ、少し照れくさいノックを受けました。 滞在中には浴衣セットも用意されており、部屋の清掃サービスによって2日ごとに内側の浴衣が交換されるようです。 部屋の清掃サービスは午前9時から午後まで行われており、 'ドント・ディスターブ'のサインはありませんので、一人にされたい場合は事前にスタッフに伝えるか、清掃が入る際にスタッフに話しかけるようにしてください。 提供されるワークスペースには2人分の十分なスペースがあります。 部屋には日本語で書かれた京都の興味深い場所に関する便利なガイドもあります。Google翻訳で助けがないわけではありません。 また、地元の日本の番組のためのテレビ、お茶のためのお湯、お茶セットもあります。旅行者はお茶を入れる方法についてスタッフに助けを求めるのをためらわないでください。 お湯は毎日の部屋のサービススタッフによって補充されます。 d) サービスと対話 スタッフの中には英語が理解できる者もいますが、私の意見では日本語で話すとより良いサービスを受けることができました。スタッフの中には英語に自信を持たない者もいて、日本語で話すとより安心することがあるかもしれません。ただし、英語でしかコミュニケーションが取れない場合でも、スタッフはあなたのニーズを理解しようと努力しています。 e) 食事 京都を探索するには多くのカロリーが必要ですが、旅館山崎のキッチンは私が不足しないように気を配ってくれました。彼らはディナーメニューが繰り返されないようにもしてくれました。私は食べるものを選ぶのに時間をかける必要がなかったことも好きで、スタッフが既に季節に応じて食事を用意してくれていました。 私は5泊予約しましたが、5日目に飛行機に乗る予定でした。旅館は返金かランチのいずれかを提供してくれました。私は東京に向かう新幹線の際に、驚くほど美味しい駅弁を用意してくれました。 また、旅館には京都駅に戻るためにタクシーを呼ぶのを手伝ってもらうように頼みました。それも手際よく対応してくれました。 結論: 旅館山崎での滞在には非常にポジティブな感情を抱いています。スタッフには滞在を素晴らしいものにしてくれたことに感謝しています。
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Escape36162035570 wrote a review Dec 2023
Hong Kong, China1 contribution
The bedroom and facilities are clean and well maintained. Free parking is available and the receptionist is so nice to provide support. We had a great time during our stay here. Shall visit again next time!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Simon Hall wrote a review Dec 2023
Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom6 contributions3 helpful votes
This Ryokan does indeed appear to be recently renovated and under improved management. Our en-suite room was spacious, clean and new. Kaiseki dinner and Japanese breakfast both exceeded expectations. Given the reasonable price this is a good introductory Ryokan. The location is well out of the city centre so generally quiet. We arrived on foot from the station en-route from Arashiyama bamboo grove and departed by bus to Kyoto station which worked OK. Staff speak good enough English. Heating/AC a bit noisy. The JR bus passes the door heading for the station approx twice per hour (free if you have a railcard); plus No8 bus once or twice per hour.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Joseph C wrote a review Aug 2023
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Absolutely stunning ryokan with high quality food and room. I had an evening meal with my family (with kids under 12) and they loved it as well. Their menu can be in English and the staff does speak English as well. They are extremely friendly and helpful and the quality of food was just great. The menu is not super big which I find a big plus. The food was there within 5-10 minutes of ordering and the portion was a good size as well! Would recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: You can pay with card but tourist tax needs paying in cash and the nearest ATM is about 10...
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James F wrote a review Mar 2020
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A nice enough ryokan but it had terrible lighting and poor bathroom. These things could've been easily fixed... the night light was blinding in our room and definitely not good for winding down... you'd expect a lanturn of some kind but not here sadly. On the positive side, the staff were friendly enough and the Japanese breakfast was fantastic. They called us a cab and were happy to help nearly everything.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JaceG-888 wrote a review Mar 2020
New York City, New York1 contribution1 helpful vote
Excellent staff and accommodation. If you're looking for a retreat, this is the place. It's quiet, clean, and peaceful. Though not as accessible with public transportation, it's a special place that allows for a disconnect with the noise of the urban environment.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Ben G wrote a review Feb 2020
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It's a well kept ryokan in a quiet part of Kyoto that is excellent value for money. Rooms are well kept with comfortable bedding, air conditioning and wi-fi. Location wise, it's a little out of the way but we had no problem making our way around - a short taxi ride to several temples where you're then near the train line, and there's a JR bus stop right outside that will take you all the way to Kyoto station. We opted for the stay with breakfast/dinner each day and the food was excellent, authentic Japanese dishes for dinner and they catered to the coeliac in our group. Breakfast had an option of Japanese or Western style. The proprietor was very hospitable and spoke good English, so was able to assist us in our travel plans.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Tom Titus wrote a review Jan 2020
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Unfortunately our lovely stay here (great accommodation, delicious food, kind staff) was turned bitter when we still have not gotten a refund for our overpayment, and its been almost two months since our stay. We have sent multiple emails, so are resorting to a review here to hopefully get a staff members attention. We paid online at booking.com in full before arrival, and then were asked to pay again in full upon arrival. Please, check your email Ryokan staff (from titusworldtravel@gmail.com), we appreciatively await your reply! Thank you!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from kyotoryokan_yamazaki, 広報担当マネージャー at Ryokan Yamazaki
Responded Jan 19, 2020
Dear TomTitus, First of all, we thank you so much for select us for your Kyoto stay. Second of all, we apologize for the delay in our reply about a refund. We will e-mail you later. It is grateful to hear that you have liked our hospitality and food. Your recommendation will certainly helps the world travelers to know about our Ryokan. Yours sincerely, Ryokan Yamazaki
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jsumon404451 wrote a review Dec 2019
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution1 helpful vote
My best mate and I stayed during our holiday in Japan from November 23rd. During Autumn the ryokan looked absolutely stunning and beautiful, with the vibrant plants and the scenic mountain range. The main living quarters were what you’d expect and is comfortable.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded Dec 12, 2019
Dear jsumon404451, Thank you very much for choosing us for your Kyoto stay, and truly appreciated with your review as well as giving us high rate. We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed our garden. Your recommendation will certainly helps the world travelers to know about our Ryokan. Wishing you all the best and hope to see you again in near future!! Yours sincerely, Ryokan Yamazaki
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C$97 - C$176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ryokan Yamazaki
Which popular attractions are close to Ryokan Yamazaki?
Nearby attractions include Ryotoku-ji Temple (0.9 km), Soshi Seijin Rennyo Shonin Historic Remains (0.9 km), and Susukizuka (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ryokan Yamazaki?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Ryokan Yamazaki?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a view of the mountains, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Ryokan Yamazaki?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Ryokan Yamazaki?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ryokan Yamazaki?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ikenojaya, Sabo Furusato, and Akabeko.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ryokan Yamazaki?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Ryokan Yamazaki?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ninna-ji Temple (1.4 km), Daikaku-ji Temple (2.0 km), and Daitoku-ji Temple (4.4 km).