Mugen is a property that was built 160 years ago, located in Kyoto, 0.6 mi from Nijo Castle. Every room at Mugen features an en suite shower room, toilet, free toiletries and a hairdryer. Free WiFi is available throughout the entire property. You will find a shared lounge on site and a bar at the annex building. The ryokan also offers bike hire. Imperial Palace is 0.7 mi from Mugen, while Kitano Tenmangu Shrine is 1 mi from the property. The nearest airport is Osaka Itami Airport, 24 mi from the property.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Ryokan Mugen (Adult Only) has been welcoming guests since Jul 25, 2016

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info



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Room Type
2 futon beds
1 futon bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Kyoto
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  • Virginie
    The property is exceptional. Perfectly located so close to many bu stops and important sights. The rooms are beautiful. Simplicity in its purest form. The owners are absolutely delightful and so helpful. The food is delicious.
  • James
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Wonderful staff, so helpful and kind and fun to get to know. Lots of great information was shared, they loan you bikes for free, breakfasts were great, they have a great little bar, also an excellent collection of books on Kyoto to help you get...
  • Justin
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    I loved everything about my stay at Ryokan Mugen from the moment I checked in to the moment I checked out. Everything was very clean, comfortable and well kept. The owners are amazing hosts and were a great help planning my way around Kyoto...
  • G
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Amazing craftsmanship. A hostess who absolutely loves connecting travelers to good experiences.
  • Case
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Ryokan Mugen was the perfect spot to explore Kyoto from. Everything from the beautiful entryway, gorgeous dining area and watching garden, and cozy rooms made it such a special part of our trip. We loved getting to know Tome-san. She was such a...
  • Natalie
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Tome-San and her husband are the best hosts we've ever had! They are incredibly friendly, helpful, and utterly adorable! Breakfast every day is a must and the value is unparalleled ($3-5 USD for a whole platter of food). Tome runs a secret bar in...
  • Genevieve
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The inn, setting, quiet, location, decor, bathroom and owner.
  • Michael
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    There is no one thing to like about staying at Ryokan Mugen. It was the highlight of our stay in Kyoto which is saying a lot. Tome-San and her husband were paragons of hospitality, and the property itself is so serene and peaceful, that it is the...
  • Ariel
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    everything at mugen was perfect and so well considered! we loved all of it — but especially our comfortable futons, talking to Tome and her husband, the amazing recommendations, borrowing bikes, and the breakfast!
  • Isabel
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Beautiful ryonkan with a stunning garden. The hosts were incredible and really go above and beyond to make your visit to Kyoto memorable. The food was delicious. Welcome drinks in Tome-san's bar are a fantastic surprise. They even loaned us bikes...

Property questions and answers
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  • Is breakfast included in the room price?

    Thank you very much for your contact:-) The room price not including Japanese breakfast. We prepare some coffee and snacks FREE! Japanese breakfast is 700yen per person. Thank you very much. Best regards Ryokan Mugen Owner Tome
    Answered on 2 December 2019
  • We are coming to Kyoto in September 2021. Is it possible to make a reservation for 2 people for September 13-20th 2021? Thank you

    Thank you very much for your contact! We are stating to book 「September 13th-20th 2021」from spring 2021. We are looking forward to see you next yaear! Thank you very much. Best regards Ryokan mugen Ower Tome
    Answered on 19 March 2020
  • Are tatoos allowed at your ryokan?

    Thank you very much for your interesting our Ryokan Mugen. So sorry we don’t have any public Oncen at our Ryokan. We have only private shower or bath tab. So you don’t need care about tattoo. Thank you very much for your kind. Best regards Owner
    Answered on 4 April 2023

Area info *

Amenities of Ryokan Mugen (Adult Only)
Great facilities! Review score, 9.8

Most popular amenities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Terrace
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Bicycle rental
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/Champagne
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is needed) and costs ¥1,000 per day.
  • Street parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese

House rules

Ryokan Mugen (Adult Only) takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM


From 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Maestro Visa Cash Ryokan Mugen (Adult Only) accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 9:00 PM and 9:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

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

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

FAQs about Ryokan Mugen (Adult Only)

  • Guests staying at Ryokan Mugen (Adult Only) can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Asian

  • Check-in at Ryokan Mugen (Adult Only) is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.

  • Ryokan Mugen (Adult Only) is 1.6 miles from the center of Kyoto. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Ryokan Mugen (Adult Only) offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Bicycle rental

  • Room options at Ryokan Mugen (Adult Only) include:

    • Single
    • Twin

  • The prices at Ryokan Mugen (Adult Only) may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.