A visit to Kyoto calls for a stay at the traditional Japanese Ryokons, an experience not easily forgotten. In Japan, especially in Kyoto, you will find variety in the type of Ryokons, from basic Ryokans (Guest House) to most luxurious ones. Take a look at our curated selection of the most luxurious Ryokons near Kyoto Racecourse.
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Kikokuso Ryokan (京料理 宿屋枳殻荘)
Set in a traditional wooden building facing a lush garden, this 130-year old inn is quite close to the Kyoto train station as well as the mountaintop Kiyomizu-dera temple and the 17th-century Nijō Castle. The family-owned ryokan, takes its guests to another world and unmistakably, another time.
The simple rooms offer futons, rice straw tatami mats and chabudai dining tables, as well as modern amenities such as Wi-fi and TV.
Their beautiful garden includes a charming and serene koi pond and communal Japanese-style rock baths.
Togetsutei Ryokan (渡月亭)
The Arashiyama district in Kyoto, is filled with picturesque temples, shrines and the famed Arashiyama Bamboo Grove.
Togetsutei Ryokan is located in Togetsu Tsukihashi Nanpu Bridge on the clear stream of the Origawa river.
It is perfectly located for exploring Arashiyama and Sagano in Kyoto. Founded over 100 years ago, the ryokan is full of history and is distinguished by its commitment to the spirit of hospitality. They offer an intimate and refined ambiance, with gentle incense fragrance filled hall are supplied with Kitayama logs for guests and there are 2 rooms with outdoor baths with panoramic views of Arashiyama.
Togetsutei Ryokan offers its guests Kyoto-style traditional Japanese cuisine.
Hiiragiya Ryokan (柊家)
Established in 1818 Hiiragiya has gained a reputation as one of the most beloved of Japan's traditional inns, or ryokan. Under the ownership of the same family for six generations, Hiiragiya has been host to internationally famous men and women-writers, artists, politicians, scientists, and members of the imperial family. Both Nobel Prize winning novelist, Yasunari Kawabata, and noted author, Junichiro Tanizaki, considered Hiiragiya to be their home away from home.
Hiiragiya takes its name from a type of holly (hiiragi) that is believed to bring good fortune. You'll find the symbol of the holly leaf, our trademark, throughout the inn. It is our wish that it will bring you the good luck it has brought us over the years.
Each of the twenty-eight rooms at Hiiragiya was uniquely designed with its own special motif. Some rooms feature lacquered bathrooms, while others are of marble or tile. Painted folding screens in some of the rooms are done on gold leaf; others have ink paintings on handmade paper in the Zen style. All rooms are traditional Japanese style, with tatami mats, papered shoji window, and sliding fusuma doors. Rooms are preserved in traditional Japanese architecture of the late Edo to Showa period. Guests will enjoy the utmost atmosphere of the ancient capital Kyoto through these rooms.