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No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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My husband and I spent 5 nights at Nishiyama. It was delightful. As others have said, this isn't a traditional ryokan, but rather a small hotel that enables customers to enjoy a more "Japanese" experience at an affordable price (or at least, affordable compared to...More
Date of stay: July 2010
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Response from nishiyamahotel, 専務 at Nishiyama RyokanResponded August 26, 2010
thank you for staying our ryokan and writing very very many comments.
and we are very happy to have your satisfaction for staying our ryokan.
it is difficult to express real our ryokan by ourselfs.
we expect these comments help future our guests.
I stayed at Nishiyama Ryokan for five days and was extremely impressed! Staff were absolutely brilliant, very knowledgable and willing to help (although some do have limited English). Reception area is very nice, with two laptops for guests' use, overlooking a pretty garden. Rooms were...More
Date of stay: December 2009
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Response from nishiyamahotel, Management representative at Nishiyama RyokanResponded January 17, 2010
Thank you very much for your review.
Most of our staff has never been to overseas so their English skill is not very good, however we are trying to improve our English skills.
We are reccomending our guests to use the large communal Bathroom in...More
Our first stop of a 5 month holiday, we stayed for 3 nights. Early April is Cherry Blossum season and quite busy. We flew in to Osaka and caught the airport Express to Kyoto train station. Although the Nishiyama is quite central in Kyoto terms...More
Date of stay: April 2009
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Response from nishiyamahotel, Management Representative at Nishiyama RyokanResponded September 2, 2009
Thank you very much for staying with us.
Kyoto has many popular Cherry Blossoms-viewing spots so hope you have enjoyed Sakura (Cherry blossoms) in Kyoto.
We are located in very convenient place to see the sights in Kyoto. However we are little far away from...More
Nishiyama is more of a hotel than a traditional Japanse inn (ryokan) - with four floors and many rooms - so going there won't give you a 100% ryokan-experience, but it nevertheless was worth while staying there.
Rooms are tatami-style, clean, spacious and equiped with...More
Date of stay: July 2009
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Response from nishiyamahotel, Management representative at Nishiyama RyokanResponded September 2, 2009
Thank you for staying with us and your helpful response.
We have refurbished our exterior and many other things during the last year.
Our aim is to be the Ryokan that is accessible to any customers from any culture or backgrounds. Therefore we have taken...More
we stayed in a traditional japanese-style room in this lovely ryokan, which was quite easy to find from the subway station, based on the directions on the web site. the room was quite large and very comfy, with a little table set up with tea...More
Date of stay: March 2009
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Response from nishiyamahotel, maneger at Nishiyama RyokanResponded April 23, 2009
Thank you for your stay and your review.
Your frank opinion is greatly appreciated. We should explain the door has to be locked before leaving the room. Same thing might have happned to other guests.
We are also happy to hear that you seemed to...More