12 Best Ryokans Near Kyoto Station, Japan - Updated 2024

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Kyoto is a stunning traditional and historic city in the Kansai district of Japan. Famous for its Geisha district, you’ll love walking around the numerous, temples, pagodas and shrines. If it is your first time in Kyoto, we’d recommend hiring a yukata or kimono and exploring the unique sites of Kinkaku-ji, Kiyomizu-Dera and, of course, the Fushimi Inari Taisha. Kyoto was actually once the capital of Japan and you can clearly see its importance in the breathtaking architecture and street design. You will also be delighted with the delicious cuisines in Michelin-star restaurants. We think that to truly do Kyoto justice, everyone should stay in a traditional Japanese ryokan, at least once. We’ve scoured high and low, so scroll below to see the best ryokans near Kyoto Station, Japan.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 25, 2024.

1. Kyoto Takasegawa Bettei (from USD 188)

Indulge in this serene adult-only ryokan, just a 10-minute walk from Kyoto Station. The air-conditioned units are designed for your comfort, offering allergy-free and soundproof spaces to ensure a peaceful and restful stay. Enjoy your favorite shows or movies on the flat-screen TVs, or stay connected online with the complimentary Wi-Fi. Wake up to a delicious breakfast, including vegetarian and American-style breakfast options.

The beautifully maintained garden provides a peaceful environment for guests to unwind. Stay refreshed with the convenient vending machine offering a variety of refreshing drinks. The property values the importance of accessibility and inclusivity, which is why this ryokan is fully wheelchair accessible and is equipped with visual aids such as tactile signs, ensuring a comfortable and convenient stay for all guests.

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Kyoto Takasegawa Bettei

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Tactile

Address: Shimogyo-ku Juzenjicho 196
708 meters (0.5 ft) from Kyoto Tower

Parking Non-smoking rooms Laundry Facilities for disabled guests Breakfast in the room Free parking Internet services Lift

2. Daiya Ryokan (from USD 39)

Stay in this traditional ryokan, just a short 5-minute walk from Kyoto Station, to experience the charm of Japanese culture. The public baths are the highlights of the ryokan, providing a serene environment. For those who prefer more privacy, public baths can be reserved for private use, offering an intimate experience.

Each room has a TV, Wi-Fi, and tea-making facilities, providing the perfect blend of modern convenience and traditional charm. The family rooms are perfect for larger groups or families and offer a free extra bed upon request. Savor the delicious Asian-style breakfast, an ideal way to fuel up before a day of sightseeing. The property allows pets on request, ensuring no family member gets left behind. Avail the bicycle rental service, a perfect way to see the sights and experience the city like a local.

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Daiya Ryokan

8.1 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Shimogyo-ku Shimo Juzukaya Machi Ameya-cho 263
367 meters (0.3 ft) from Kyoto Tower

Pets allowed 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms Internet services Heating

3. Yamadaya Ryokan (from USD 144)

This property was recently renovated in 2019 but originally opened its doors in 1911. At just a five-minute walk from Higashi Honganji Temple, this ryokan is in a fantastic location for sightseeing. Stay local, or walk 10 minutes and you’ll arrive at the main JR Kyoto Station.

This ryokan offers an extra splash of luxury, with a wine cellar, an onsite sommelier and a sake expert. You can sample a wide selection of alcohol here, including craft beer and even champagne, all available as a pairing with the traditional Japanese cuisine. Food and drink of such a high standard will be a delight and will need to be booked in advance. The bedrooms are traditionally Japanese, with tatami flooring.

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Yamadaya Ryokan

Wifi Available

Address: Shimogyo-ku Kame-cho 6
506 meters (0.4 ft) from Kyoto Tower

Bar Garden Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms Internet services Heating Fax/photocopying

4. Ryokan Kyoraku (from USD 70)

In an excellent central location, close to JR Kyoto Station, this ryokan has the perfect mixture of both modern and traditional elements. The bedrooms are all Japanese style, but there are many options to choose from. The flooring is tatami mats and there is an LCD television in each room. In addition, some of the rooms are ensuite. We love that the walls are lined with art and that the garden can be viewed from the relaxing main lobby area.

There are two things that should be taken into consideration before booking. Firstly, no meals are served at this ryokan, although you are in easy walking distance to excellent eateries. Secondly, there is a daily curfew of 11 pm.

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Ryokan Kyoraku

Address: Shimogyo-ku, Akezu-dori, Shichijyo, Kogawa-cho 231
274 meters (0.2 ft) from Kyoto Tower

5. Yuno Yado Shoei (from USD 98)

We think that you’ll love the unique design features of these stylish public hot spring baths. In total, there are two indoor baths, an open-air bath and a sauna. This ryokan with private onsen in Kyoto is a short walk from the JR Tambaguchi Station, and free parking is available with a prior reservation. All of the rooms are equipped with both air conditioning and an air purifier. Additional features include a flat-screen television, fridge, an electric kettle, and a hairdryer. The hosts kindly provide a yukata and slippers for all guests.

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Yuno Yado Shoei

Wifi Available

Address: Shimogyo-ku Nishishinyashiki Kaminocho 128
1.43 km (0.9 mi) from Kyoto Tower

Parking Restaurant Sauna Garden Non-smoking rooms Laundry Free parking Internet services

6. Ebisu Ryokan (from USD 50)

Nestled in Kyoto, this ryokan is entirely non-smoking and offers modern Japanese-style rooms. You can expect tatami flooring, futon bedding, a low seating area, a flat-screen television and an ensuite with complimentary toiletries. This ryokan is a short 15-minute train ride to the famous Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine. There is free pocket Wi-Fi available on a first-come-first-served basis and guests can also take full advantage of the onsite concierge service. Meals are not provided at this ryokan, but there are a number of fantastic eateries nearby.

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Ebisu Ryokan

Wifi Available

Address: Minami-ku Higashikujyo Nakatonoda-cho 16-2
724 meters (0.5 ft) from Kyoto Tower

Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms Internet services Lift Safety deposit box Heating

7. Ryokan Shimizu (from USD 66)

Another perfectly located ryokan, Ryokan Shimizu is just a seven-minute walk from the main JR Kyoto Train Station and a three-minute walk to the Nishi-Hongan-ji Temple.

We love that you can rent bicycles from the property for a small additional fee. This ryokan is entirely no smoking and offers air-conditioned, Japanese rooms with an ensuite and free Wi-Fi. There are additional elements in the rooms, such as a television, tea-making facilities and complimentary toiletries. There is also a PC with connected internet in the lobby, which guests can use for an additional charge. It is worth noting that there is no restaurant on site, but there are plenty of eateries nearby.

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Ryokan Shimizu

Address: Shimogyo-ku Shichijo dori Wakamiya agaru Kagiyacho 644
456 meters (0.3 ft) from Kyoto Tower

8. Yadoya Hiraiwa (from USD 31)

This 2-star ryokan offers airconditioned rooms that are equipped with a desk, a flat-screen television and use of a shared bathroom. This ryokan is a little further out than some of our other options, so be sure to check the map before booking. However, if you are looking for comfortable rooms at a good price and with full Wi-Fi access, this might be a perfect match. The ryokan itself is also in pretty surroundings, with a small stream running by.

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Yadoya Hiraiwa

Wifi Available

Address: Simogyo-ku Hayaocho 314
875 meters (0.6 ft) from Kyoto Tower

Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms Internet services Express check-in/check-out Heating

9. Dozen Ryokan (from USD 59)

With a welcoming smile, we’re sure that you’ll have a great time at Dozen Ryokan. This property is actually a renovated 100-year-old traditional townhouse. We adore the interior design of the property that gives the ryokan an elegant yet historical feel. It is also in an excellent location, just a short 10-minute walk to JR Kyoto Station.

There are plenty of wooden furnishings throughout the building and the bedrooms feature tatami flooring as standard. There are also plenty of additional extras thrown in, from complimentary toiletries, yukata robes to wear, an iron and free Wi-Fi throughout. Finally, coin-operated laundry services are available.

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Dozen Ryokan

Address: Shimogyoku Sasayacho 270
425 meters (0.3 ft) from Kyoto Tower

10. Ryokan Kyoka (from USD 41)

These simple yet comfortable rooms are slightly smaller than some of the others on our list, but we still think that this property is a great option. Along with the numerous bedroom options, which include air conditioning and green tea, guests can also take advantage of the free internet station or the Wi-Fi in the lobby.

Each bedroom also includes a pay-per-view television, while some include an ensuite and others are with a shared bathroom. Additional onsite features are a coin-operated laundry service and free bicycles. We also think that you’ll love the small courtyard and koi pond.

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11. Izumiya Ryokan (from USD 81)

If you are interested in visiting the Nishi Hongan-ji Temple, this ryokan will be the perfect base, as it is right in front of the building! Inside the traditional and spacious rooms, guests can enjoy tatami flooring, a multi-course Japanese meal, relaxing massages and traditional Japanese yukatas. The public baths are available to relax in and you can even purchase souvenirs from the souvenir shop. Dining options include multi-course meals in the main restaurant. A coin-operated launderette is also onsite and photocopying services are provided.

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Izumiya Ryokan

Address: Shimogyo-ku Nishinakasuji Shomen Sagaru Maruya-cho
653 meters (0.5 ft) from Kyoto Tower

12. Kyomachiya Ryokan Sakura Hongan-G (from USD 104)

This welcoming and friendly ryokan has both western and Japanese-style bedrooms. Ideal for small families or couples, the western rooms have regular beds and the Japanese rooms have futons to sleep on. This pretty ryokan includes a small courtyard and free Wi-Fi throughout the property. Each of the rooms is airconditioned with a television and the ensuite bathroom includes a bathtub.

Breakfast is available in the lobby area and there are plenty of local eateries nearby. This ryokan also includes a dry cleaning service and is located just 15 minutes from Kyoto Station.

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Kyomachiya Ryokan Sakura Hongan-G

Address: 228 Butsuguyacho Aburakoji Hanayacho, Sagaru Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, JPN, 600 8347
710 meters (0.5 ft) from Kyoto Tower

Get ready to relax and unwind

We think that staying in a ryokan is a fantastic way to create beautiful memories of your experience in Japan. We’ve chosen a selection of the best ryokans near Kyoto Station, Japan. Kyoto and these ryokans are extremely popular, so be sure to book in advance. If you want more options, the area also has tatami hotels.

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