Located in a quiet neighborhood in Arashiyama district, Rangetsu offers Japanese-style accommodations with a private Hinoki cypress wood bath and free wired internet access. Guests can also relax in the public indoor/outdoor baths as well. Keifuku Arashiyama Train Station is a 10-minute walk away.
The air-conditioned rooms feature tatami (woven-straw) floors and Japanese futon bedding. Each comes with a flat-screen TV, a fridge and a safety deposit box. Japanese Yukata robes are provided for all guests. Some rooms have a private open-air bath.
Rangetsu Ryokan is a 15-minute walk from Arashiyama Monkey Park and a 10-minute walk from Tenryu-ji Temple. Togetsu Bridge is a 5-minute walk and Hankyu Arashiyama Train Station is a 15-minute walk away.
Photocopying services and luggage storage is offered at the front desk. Free parking is on-site.
This property is a ryokan, which is a type of traditional Japanese Inn. Learn more
- What's a ryokan?
- A ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn. They usually feature bathhouses, multicourse dinners, communal spaces where guests can relax, and rooms with woven-straw flooring and futon mats. Like hotels, a range of ryokans (from budget to luxury) is available. What originated centuries ago as a free rest house for long-distance travelers has evolved into a popular destination for relaxation surrounded by therapeutic mineral springs.
- What are the big differences between a ryokan and a hotel?
- Unlike a hotel, where the guest room is just a place to turn in for the night, a ryokan is more than just a place to sleep. In Japan, many travelers journey long distances to relax in a hot spring bath and feast on a traditional multicourse dinner – staying in a ryokan is an experience in and of itself. These ryokans typically have Japanese-style rooms with woven-straw floors and futon beds (no Western beds and carpeting). You should also remove your shoes at the entrance of the room, or before you enter it. Modern ryokans might serve buffet-style meals in a dining area, while more traditional ryokans tend to serve in-room dinners. Some ryokan rooms have a private bathroom, and others might just have a shared bathroom.
- What's a kaiseki meal?
- Kaiseki is the culinary highlight at a ryokan, embodying beautifully presented dishes that delight both the palate and the eyes. Every one of the 10 to 15 dishes that make up the multicourse Japanese dinner is prepared in a way that highlights the unique textures, colors, and flavors of featured seasonal ingredients and local specialties. Most commonly served at special restaurants and ryokans, a traditional kaiseki dinner usually consists of bite-size appetizers, fresh sashimi (raw fish, like sushi), soup, grilled fish or meat, a hot-pot dish, rice with miso soup, and a small dessert.
- What's a yukata?
- A yukata is a casual summer kimono or robe, typically made of light cotton. Many ryokans provide guests with yukata robes during their stay. In some areas, it's common to see guests strolling through the neighborhood in their yukatas. The loose-fitting garment is perfect for sleeping and relaxing in.
- How should I wear a yukata?
- First, put your arms through the sleeves like you would with a robe. Take the right side of the yukata and wrap it across your body. Then, take the left side and wrap it over the right, making sure that the robe is level at your ankles. Pinning the yukata closed on the right side, wrap the sash around your waist a couple of times and then tie a bow. Generally, the bow is tied around the waist for women, and the hips for men.
- What's a Japanese hot spring (onsen)?
- Onsen (literally "hot spring") is a term often used to refer to both the mineral-rich hot springs and the bathing facilities that house them. Whether the bath is public or private, gender-segregated or mixed, indoor or outdoor, soaking and unwinding in the soothing geothermal waters at an onsen is a millennia-old custom deeply embedded in Japanese culture.
- What's standard bathing etiquette?
- At a bathhouse—onsen or not—guests are expected to remove all clothing in their respective changing rooms before entering the bathing area. As a common courtesy, once inside the bathing area, guests should wash and rinse their bodies thoroughly before quietly stepping into the hot water. Whether you relax in solitude or converse softly with others is up to you, but guests should always be mindful of others. Wash towels are often used to cover one’s private areas while walking around. However, note that you should not put towels in the water.
- Why are tattoos not allowed?
- While tattoos have become more popular among Japan's youth, many Japanese people still associate them with outlaws and organized crime. Nowadays, not all businesses ban customers with tattoos, but you might still be refused admission to bathhouses and swimming pools. Small tattoos can be covered up using waterproof bandaids, but keep in mind that each property has the final say on what’s acceptable.
Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.
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- I was looking into Rangetsu Ryokan, for 1 night and 2 people, from 7th Jan to 8th Jan 2020. Does the price already include breakfast and dinner?Thank you for your contact. “Room Only” room doesn't include meals. RangetsuAnswered on 26 November 2019
- Hello - is the dinner and breakfast included in the price of the room? If not, what is the additional price for both?Thank you for contacting me. We have three plans. ① Including dinner and breakfast ② Including breakfast ③ No meal We have different rates depending o..Answered on 7 June 2022
- Hi is there a private onsen for each individual room?We have a special room with an open-air bath. RangetsuAnswered on 17 December 2022
- Hi there I would like check availability of your room with open air bath on 13th November, for 1 night. Thank you.There are currently vacancies. However, it may fill up over time.Answered on 8 October 2022
- If I were to book the “Japanese-style Twin Room” for the 28th of June for 2 people, how much additional charge would there be to add on the dinner and..Thank you for your contact. Breakfast & dinner included 64,000 ¥58,240 Original price ¥64,000 Current price ¥58,240 Additional charges may applyAnswered on 8 June 2022
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- Toilet paper
- Bathtub or shower
- Shared toilet
- Private Bathroom
- Free toiletries
- Wardrobe or closet
- Tatami (traditional Japanese flooring)
- Socket near the bed
- Clothes rack
- Sitting area
- Flat-screen TV
- Kids' mealsAdditional charge
- Street parking
- Daily housekeeping
- Suit press
- Baggage storage
- Fax/PhotocopyingAdditional charge
- Fire extinguishers
- CCTV outside property
- CCTV in common areas
- Smoke alarms
- Key access
- Designated smoking area
- Air conditioning
- Smoke-free property
- Non-smoking rooms
- Full-body massage
- Hand massage
- Foot massage
- Public Bath
- Open-air bath
- MassageAdditional charge
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 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.
The entrance to the property is closed between 11:00 PM and 6:00 AM
Children & Beds
Children of all ages are welcome.
Children 6 and above are considered adults at this property.
To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.
Crib and extra bed policies
Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.
The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.
All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.
No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
Rangetsu accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Smoking is not allowed.
Parties/events are not allowed
Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
Please notify the hotel the gender of all guests. The hotel will provide the appropriate male/female Yukata robes.
If you have food allergies, please let the hotel know in advance.
Guests with a tattoo may not be permitted to enter public bathing areas and other public facilities.
Beginning from 1 April 2017, Japanese-style Twin Rooms with meals will only include breakfast and will be served in the dining room. Please note that dinner cannot be added.
In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.
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 Rangetsu
Room options at Rangetsu include:
Check-in at Rangetsu is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.
The prices at Rangetsu may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.
Rangetsu is 3.7 miles from the center of Kyoto.
Guests staying at Rangetsu can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).
Breakfast option(s) include:
Rangetsu offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):
- Hand massage
- Open-air bath
- Full-body massage
- Public Bath
- Foot massage