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605-0825 Kyoto, Kyoto, Higashiyama Gion Shimogawara Ishibei-koji, Japan – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.8/10! (score from 79 reviews)
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From 3:00 PM
Until 10:00 AM
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All children are welcome.
One child under 5 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
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April 25, 2015
I had a wonderful experience but this is not the place for nightbirds. There are many clubs and bars in Kyoto and the out of the way location and 10pm curfew make ryokan Uemura the wrong spot for those who want to enjoy them. My only other issue is that unlike many larger ryokans, the bath is really just a large bathtub so the traditional bath experience is somewhat lacking. It is hard to find for cabbies because it's in a basically pedestrian alley (I was let off at the beginning of the alley about a block away). I'd suggest a close-up google map image to show them and the suggestion to be let off at the big square on Minamimiachi street.
Kyoto is a city of interiors and the exterior environment can be jarring. Lots of concrete and electrical wires hanging from poles. The section of Gion where this ryokan is located is beautiful and tranquil.
April 21, 2015
Bathrooms a bit tight - but the system was like none other I had ever seen - so I was grateful for the cultural & educational experience
Hostess was the sweetest woman. Location in the heart of Gion- a side of Kyoto any visitor MUST see. Like stepping into an old world - such an authentic establishment. Lovely breakfast and most adorable parting gift. Hostess spoke very little English, but all went over smoothly. Lovely! Lovely!
April 1, 2015
Excellent location, warm hospitality and the sense of authentic Japanese tradition.
March 29, 2015
- the toilet stalls are tiny
- the host was very friendly - the room was fairly large, with access to a small garden - the proximity of several historical sights of Kyoto
March 15, 2015
No internet. 10pm curfew not my favourite
Location! Great traditional (Japanese) breakfast. Also building & interior is authentic, very nice and still comfortable. The Japanese lady is great, very helpful and even speaks a bit of English
March 11, 2015
Also there is a deficiency: it is acceptable that some facilities are old, because of the old history of it. But it is just not clean enough, like some hairs can be found in the washbasin. If you really care about the cleanliness, you may choose some more expensive ryokan.
First of all, the location is PERFECT. It is located in the center of the old city of Kyoto. You can just walk around randomly and will suddenly find that you have reached one of those famous temples. Then, this ryokan with 60 YEAR HISTORY can certainly provide you with the chance of experiencing the way of traditional Japanese living. You may find very interesting that so many people take photoes of the "hotel" you live in with a professional camera. Last, just repeat others' word, the hostptality and warmlness really make me feel at home. The homemade breakfast is just wonderful!
February 15, 2015
This ryokan is amazing! The bed is out of this world, you don't want to get up cause it's really, really confortable. The kimonos are beautiful and the breakfast, oh the breakfast! I suggest you to ask for the japanese breakfast - every day the foods are different but taste amazing! But for me, the BEST thing in this ryokan is Mrs. Uemura. She's the owner of the house and she treated me like a son. She's so efficient and polite! She really enjoy your stay in her house and want you to feel confortable. I'll be back in Kyoto soon and I'm a 100% sure that I'm gonna stay in Ryokan Uemura again and I'll buy a gift for my new "fake grandma"! Amazing experience in a traditional japanese house, 10/10!
February 6, 2015
Hard to think of something! Don't think there is wifi available but that was part of the charm for us.
We loved ryokan Uemura! The lovely Mrs Uemura went above and beyond to make sure we were always comfortable and warm. We could see the thought that had gone into even the tiniest of details. Her breakfast is outstanding and filling. The green tea that she brought us on arrival and again after we came in after a long day of sightseeing was very sweet. Highly recommend!
February 1, 2015
The host is a very generous and kind person, I felt heartily welcomed. The traditional Japanese room was beautiful, particularly the cosy bed made me sleep like in heaven. The home-made Japanese breakfast was like a piece of art, beautiful and very delicious. Staying at Ryokan Uemura was a truely unique experience! I can only recommend this lovely ryokan.
January 23, 2015
Briliant Japanese hospitality. Very attentive hostess
January 16, 2015
The facilities aren't so great. In January, prepare to be very cold. The building is old, and you could find far better comfort and similar ryokan experience elsewhere.
My hostess was very sweet, accommodating, and helpful. She brought a space heater to my room when I come back one day and she found me huddled around the one downstairs. Every evening I was greeted by a sweet and a cup of tea, and she'd wave me goodbye in the morning.
January 9, 2015
December 26, 2014
Friendly owner. Great location to major temples.
December 16, 2014
Hidden gem in a historical part of Kyoto. Very caring owner and great Japanese breakfast.
November 23, 2014
Toilets and showers are all very clean, but the toilet was a bit cramped. Showers were fine and surprisingly offered fabulous shower.
Charm and character of the place. truly authentic. Great lady running it who is 81 years old and cooks a great breakfast each morning. Very clean and well kept.
October 30, 2014
For some the facilities might be out dated, but for us this was part of the charm.
This Ryokan was a highlight of our visit to Kyoto, as it is the most authentic ryokan located in the most beautiful street of Kyoto. There is a Japanese saying "for travel you need companion, for life compassion". We felt at home for the five nights we stayed here, and the lovely old lady who run the hotel was the best companion we could hope for. Highly recommended.
October 28, 2014
I stay in the second floor and the bathroom is in the first floor, when i wanted to shower at 10:30 pm which i consider not too late, the lady already urged me to go shower fast and said it will affect other guests. I booked a single room for 10000yen for me and my friend, i thought i just need to pay some extra fee for another bed, but it turned out we had to pay 10000yen each person. I really think it is not reasonable.
It's a very traditional ryokan and run by a elegant old japanese lady, who knows some simple but necessary English and can communicate with you just fine. The facilities are a little bit old but very very very clean, and the tatami is so comfortable. The lady also made us traditional japanese breakfast, very nice.
October 22, 2014
The staff (pretty much just one old lady) was very welcoming and made sure that I was well looked after. After walking for hours looking at sites in Kyoto, I have to say I had one of the best sleeps ever due to the comfortable bedding she had at the Inn. Very homey atmosphere.
October 5, 2014
This was our second stay at Ryokan Uemura. It offers the possibility of imagining how Kyoto was in the past with the proximity to both ancient temples and the modern city a great advantage. Mrs Uemura is a gracious host who quietly magically produces everything you need, such as an umbrella when dark clouds are gathering, before you need to ask. Both western and Japanese style breakfast are delicious and served in her dining room which is full of beautiful artwork. Mrs Uemura's home, with only 3 rooms is a quiet oasis in a very busy city.
September 29, 2014
If you are looking for a quiet traditional place where you can relax and forget modern hecticness you probably won't care that there is no Wifi and that you have to be back at night by 10 PM.
The owner is a very friendly lady who speaks fluently english. The place is very welcoming and has a traditional charm. Although the location is in the heart of Gion, the place itself is very quiet - I slept like a baby.
September 28, 2014
We loved visiting with the owner and enjoying a traditional breakfast and snacks. Our room was large and comfortable, with a gorgeous garden view, and the ryokan is in a perfect location. It's on one of Japan's prettiest streets, tucked away just far enough from the action to be a calming respite from sightseeing.
September 22, 2014
Precio alto para pocos lujos.
Ubicación Desayuno Trato agradable
August 28, 2014
There is no wi-fi. Other than that, just perfect.
The house is quiet old (more than 100 years old) but is well maintained by a very nice old lady who takes personal care of anyone that books a room in her house. The house was very clean and quiet. The furniture was authentic and pleasing. The host was so friendly and helpful. The location is also quiet nice with many restaurants and temples in close proximity.
July 30, 2014
it will be perfect if there is wifi in room
July 22, 2014
small room, paid cash only that did not mention when booking.
location and service
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