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Reviewed 16 December 2016

A well-located and very friendly ryokan in the Gion district. The host was just lovely - she was very hospitable, and clearly committed to ensuring a comfortable stay. We had a generously-sized room with a little balcony overlooking the garden. Bathroom facilities were shared but quite clean.

Thank Naomi S
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We felt pretty lucky to stay here. The room was beautiful on the ground floor looking into the garden. More than beautiful, it was stunning. Host was gracious and very accomodating. The location was perfect for your exploring of the old streets and nearby Gion. Delightfully traditional stay, one of the highlights of our trip.

Thank slowbluecamera
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed for a week and had a lovely time. The location is in one of the premiers lanes in old Gion. Mrs Uemura was unfailingly kind - sort of your miniature Japanese grandmother. She is a delight. The Japanese breakfast changed every day and the place has a quaint old world charm.

2Thank Chris L
Skogar, Iceland
Reviewed 18 May 2016

This is and absolute gem! A old Japanese lady runs this guesthouse and has done so for 60 years. Only 4 rooms which make you feel like you are in a private home. Mrs. Uemura is very nice and helpful. The breakfast is delicious, Japanese or western. Bathroom is shared and the toilets, but there are 3 toilets for 4...

Thank SverrirM
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Reviewed 3 May 2016

We lived in Tokyo for 8 years and did a good bit of traveling around the country, trying all sorts of accommodations. The Ryokan Uemura is our favorite of all. It all starts with the charming owner, Uemura-san, whose hospitality started with meeting us at the taxi and ended with a goodbye wave at the taxi stand 48 hours later....

1Thank Ellis M
Reviewed 29 April 2015 via mobile

This place is awesome! The single room has a lovely table by which you can sit and just enjoy the peace and serenity of the place. It's very clean and has a very homely feel to it. IMO, it's one of the closest to what a typical Japanese will experience in a traditional home setting. Guests are provided with a...

Thank Lim H
Reviewed 8 October 2014

This is a charming ryokan with a nice room that has everything you need in it, window seats, a wash basin with toiletries, comfortable futons, and a nice night light. Although the toilets are shared, there are more than enough to go around. I counted 3 to 4 toilets in the ryokan, and I never had to wait. There is...

1Thank falleen
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 September 2013

We stayed at Ryokan Uemura for just one day but it was a fantastic experience. Uemura-san was incredibly friendly and hospitable. Uemura-san has been running the ryokan for over 50 years and the place is beautifully maintained. The location of the ryokan is in a quiet, authentic part of old Kyoto and another highlight was spotting four geishas trotting along...

2Thank ttia012
Rome, Italy
Reviewed 17 August 2013 via mobile

Absolutely not worth the hassle and price. Location-wise, this Ryokan is fine but not great since you have to take buses anyway to see many of the attractions. The area in the immediate surroundings doesn't offer many restaurants so you have to plan dinner quite early given the curfew (10 Pm). The Kyoto station area, for example, would have been...

6Thank psarcinelli
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 10 April 2013

I booked a last minute trip to Kyoto in the peak of the sakura/cherry blossom season, so there weren't a lot of accommodation options available. This little ryokan is quite popular so I was lucky that there was a cancelled booking at this place just when I was looking around at booking sites. It's a very small ryokan run by...

1Thank arevan_1

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Additional Information about Ryokan Uemura

Address: Ishibei-koji, Shimogawara, Gion, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0825, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range: $127 - $259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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Ryokan Uemura Hotel Kyoto
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#74 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
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“Not sure what all the other rooms are like, but our ground floor garden room was very beautiful.”
slowbluecamera, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs room with small balcony”
SverrirM, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“The single room has a nice little seating area by the window - perfect for enjoying afternoon and evening tea!”
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sun_doreen, 25 Nov 2012 | Read review
“We had the one room downstairs - large and comfortable, opening on to the tiny garden.”
MargaretE358, 14 Sep 2012 | Read review
“We prefer the downstairs " Garden" room but we have also stayed in the room upstairs. Only 2 to choose from anyway.”
WRB_Kawakuchi, 17 Mar 2012 | Read review
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