Kyoto, the spiritual heart of Japan. This ancient city may not be the seat of the government any more but it is full of jaw-dropping monuments and historically sacred buildings. From the Emperor’s palace to the Golden Pavilion, it can seem like there is a beautiful, historical sight everywhere you go in the city. But it’s not just the sights that attract thousands of visitors each year, the culture is so unique that it is prized around the world. Where else can you see real Geisha practicing their art, eat Japanese dessert with flavors unlike anything in western cuisine and see Japanese samurai dramas being filmed? Kyoto is the place to visit if you want to find out all about Japan. They have a whole treasure trove of experiences just waiting for you, one of which is bathing in an onsen (traditional Japanese hot spring). The hot-spring baths were so integral to Japanese culture that they have kept them to this day, many of them are now inside Japanese hotels. This is our list of the 10 most tourist-friendly onsen ryokan in Kyoto.
Address: Sakyo-ku Sagatenryuji Susukinobaba-cho 7
Price: from 381 USD
Breakfast in the Room Special Diet Meals (upon request) Kids' Meals Wine/Champagne Bottle of Water Breakfast options Massage Foot massage
Address: Higashiyama-ku Tonya-machidori-gojosagaru 3 Nishit
Price: from 345 USD
WiFi Available in All Areas Room Service Breakfast in the Room Kids' Meals Wine/Champagne Fruit Breakfast options Massage
Nazuna Kyoto Nijo-jo (Cha no Yado)
Address: Nakagyo-ku Kusuriyacho 580
Price: from 385 USD
WiFi Available in All Areas Restaurant Room Service Bar Wine/Champagne Breakfast options Hot Tub/Jacuzzi Bicycle Rental
Address: Ukyo-ku Saga Tenryuji Susukinobaba-cho 34
WiFi Available in All Areas Special Diet Meals (upon request) Vending Machine (drinks) Wine/Champagne Breakfast options Massage Hot Spring Bath Shuttle Service (free)
翠嵐 ラグジュアリーコレクションホテル 京都
Price: from 437 USD
WiFi Available in All Areas Restaurant Room Service On-site Coffee Shop Spa Massage Hot Spring Bath Beauty Services
Address: Higashiyama-ku Gion Yasaka Jinjya Minamimon Mae
Price: from 369 USD
Breakfast in the Room Kids' Meals Wine/Champagne Bottle of Water Breakfast options Massage Hot Tub/Jacuzzi Full body massage
Address: Nakagyo-ku Sanjo Ohashi Nishizume
Price: from 208 USD
Vending Machine (drinks) Breakfast options 24-Hour Front Desk Safe Baggage Storage Grounds Fax/Photocopying Shops (on site)
Where the cherry blossoms bloomVisiting the cultural capital is an experience all Japan enthusiasts should have at least once. It’s bursting with fun things to see and do, one of which is unwinding in the natural onsen.
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