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Located along the Katsura River in the western part of Kyoto, Arashiyama Benkei offers traditional Japanese accommodation with indoor and outdoor natural hot spring baths. The rooms are fitted with tatami (woven-straw) flooring and futon bedding, and guests can enjoy in-room dinners while wearing yukata robes.

Japanese-style rooms feature a TV, a fridge and an electric kettle are provided in the room, along with free green tea bags.

Benkei Arashiyama is located a 5-minute walk from Keifuku Arashiyama Station and a 15-minute walk from JR Saga Arashiyama Station. JR Kyoto Station is a 25-minute train ride. Popular tourist attractions like Nijo-jo Castle and Kinkaku-ji Temple can be reached within a 20-minute train ride. Free shuttle buses to the nearest station run every morning.

Delicately prepared multi-course dinner is served in the guest room with a Nakai (personal attendant) service. Japanese breakfast can be enjoyed at the large dining room with other guests.

The ryokan offers karaoke and massage facilities at extra charge. Photocopiers and drink vending machines are available.

This property is a ryokan, which is a type of traditional Japanese Inn. Learn more

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

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Arashiyama Benkei has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 31 Jan 2013.

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Free private parking available on-site

Open-air bath, ​Public Bath, ​Hot spring bath

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  • 1 futon bed
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  • Bedroom 2: 1 large double bed
  • Living room: 1 sofa bed
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  • When it says pay for 2 people but includes 2 normal beds and 2 futons can 4 people stay the night?

    Unfortunately, if the plan says "for 2 people", only 2 people can stay.

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    Asked about: Family Suite • Answered on 28 April 2020
  • Do you cater for any allergy or food preferences?

    We do make special meal arrangement for allergy and food restrictions on condition that the requests are made in advance (at least 3 days before).

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    Answered on 25 June 2020
  • What time do I have to arrive for dinner?

    The starting time for dinner can be chosen either 18:00 or 19:00. To prepare the dinner well for you, you are recommended to arrive by 18:30.

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    Answered on 25 June 2020
  • What time are the communal baths available?

    The public baths are available from 15:00 right after the check-in time. The opening time is from 15:00 to 00:00 midnight and 06:00 to 10:00.

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    Answered on 25 June 2020
  • We have a family of 6. If we book for 1x Japanese Style Superior Room and 1x Family Suite... Is it possible for us to breakfast and dinner for 6 to be served in the Japanese Style Superior Room Thank you

    We will serve meals in an another private room if you book 2 rooms more. Please note Japanese Style Room is in the main building, and Family Suite is an annex that takes 1min on foot from the main building.

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    Answered on 12 February 2021
  • Do you have a different price for 1 person in a room? I will be traveling alone and do not want to pay the extra food cost.

    We are very sorry but we only have rooms from a minimum book of 2 persons.

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    Answered on 12 February 2021

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Languages spoken

English, Japanese, Korean, Chinese

Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Togetsu-kyo Bridge
    0.1 miles
  • Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama
    0.2 miles
  • Tenryu-ji Temple
    0.2 miles
  • Nonomiya Shrine
    0.3 miles
  • Arashiama Bamboo Grove
    0.3 miles
  • Kurumazaki Shrine
    0.8 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant ぎゃあてい
    0.2 miles
Top attractions
  • Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple
    1.5 miles
  • Katsura Imperial Villa
    2.8 miles
  • Kinkaku-ji Temple
    3.5 miles
  • Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
    3.6 miles
  • Nijo Castle
    4.1 miles
  • Kyoto Shigaku Kaikan Conference Hall
    4.8 miles
  • Kyoto International Manga Museum
    4.8 miles
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace
    5 miles
  • Kyoto Station
    5.1 miles
  • Old Rissei Elementary School
    5.4 miles
Natural beauty
  • River 桂川
    0 miles
  • Mountain 嵐山
    0.3 miles
Public transport
  • Train Keifuku Arashiyama Station
    0.2 miles
  • Train Torokko Arashiyama Station
    0.4 miles
  • Train Hankyu Arashiyama Station
    0.4 miles
  • Train Saga Arashiyama Station
    0.5 miles
Closest airports
  • Itami Airport
    20.7 miles
  • Kobe Airport
    36.7 miles
  • Kansai International Airport
    46.8 miles
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Facilities of Arashiyama Benkei
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Public Bath
  • Open-air bath
  • Hot spring bath
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Karaoke Additional charge
  • Massage Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Shuttle service
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Shuttle service (free)
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Chinese
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15:00 - 19:00


07:00 - 11:00


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 18 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

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Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Pick up service from JR Saga Arashiyama Station and Hankyu Arashiyama Train Station is available upon request. Guests who wish to use the service are required to contact the property by 18:00 on the check-in date.

Free shuttle buses to the nearest station leave the property at 09:00 and 09:30.

Guests with a tattoo may not be permitted to enter public bathing areas and other public facilities.

A private-use bath is available at an extra charge on a first-come first-served basis.

Please note that child rate applies to children between the ages of 5-12. Guests travelling with children must indicate the number of children in the special request box at the time of booking. For more information, please contact the property directly.

Guests arriving after check-in hours must inform the property in advance. If the property is not informed, the booking may be treated as a no show. Contact details can be found on the booking confirmation.

An accommodation tax per person per night is not included in the price and needs to be paid at the property.

FAQs about Arashiyama Benkei

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Arashiyama Benkei (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private parking
    • Parking
    • Electric vehicle charging station
    • Free parking

  • Arashiyama Benkei is 4.3 miles from the centre of Kyoto.

  • Room options at Arashiyama Benkei include:

    • Quadruple
    • Triple
    • Family
    • Suite
    • Twin

  • Check-in at Arashiyama Benkei is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • Guests staying at Arashiyama Benkei can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.7).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Asian

  • The prices at Arashiyama Benkei may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Arashiyama Benkei offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Karaoke
    • Hot spring bath
    • Open-air bath
    • Public Bath