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Traditional Kyoto Inn serving Kyoto cuisine IZYASU - Former Ryokan Izuyasui
600-8156 Kyoto, Kyoto, Shimogyo-ku Higashinotoin-dori Shimo Juzuyamachi-agaru Sasaya-cho 272 , Japan – Excellent location – show map
Excellent location – rated 9.3/10! (score from 103 reviews)
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Stay in the heart of Kyoto – Excellent location – show map
Renovated in November 2013, Ryokan Izuyasu was built in 1839 and features traditional Kyoto charm. Just a 2-minute walk from Higashi Hongan-ji Temple, this nonsmoking property offers free Wi-Fi, free parking and guestrooms with tatami (woven-straw) flooring. Guests can enjoy traditional multi-course meals and an iPad is available in each room.
The shoji paper screens, futon beds and zen atmosphere of Izuyasu’s rooms will transport guests to the Kyoto of the past. Each room offers both air-conditioning and heating facilities.
Guests can enjoy massage services upon request. A peaceful courtyard is also featured.
Japanese breakfast and dinner are available with a reservation. All meals are served in guest rooms.
Izuyasu Ryokan is a 10-minute walk from Kyoto Tower and JR Kyoto Train Station.
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.
This is our guests' favorite part of Kyoto, according to independent reviews.
Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.
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3 reasons to choose Traditional Kyoto Inn serving Kyoto cuisine IZYASU - Former Ryokan Izuyasui
Higashi Hongan-ji Temple0.2 miles
Kyoto Tower0.3 miles
Sauna Verde Club0.3 miles
Kyoto Porta0.3 miles
Nishi Hongan-ji Temple0.5 miles
Toyokuni Shrine0.6 miles
Sanjusangen-do Temple0.6 miles
Kyoto Shigaku Kaikan Conference Hall0.7 miles
Gion Shijo Station1.1 miles
Old Rissei Elementary School1.2 miles
Tofuku-ji Temple1.2 miles
Kiyomizu-dera Temple1.4 miles
Kyoto International Manga Museum1.4 miles
Samurai Kembu Kyoto1.5 miles
Shoren-in Temple1.7 miles
Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine1.8 miles
Imperial Palace2.3 miles
Subway Gojo Station0.3 miles
Train Kyoto Station0.4 miles
Train Kiyomizu Gojo Station0.5 miles
Itami Airport23.2 miles
Kobe Airport39.2 miles
Kansai International Airport48.3 miles
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House rules Traditional Kyoto Inn serving Kyoto cuisine IZYASU - Former Ryokan Izuyasui takes special requests – add in the next step!
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 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 7:00 AM
Children & Beds
Children not allowed.
Crib and extra bed policies
There's no capacity for cribs at this property.
This property doesn't offer extra beds.
The minimum age for check-in is 18
Traditional Kyoto Inn serving Kyoto cuisine IZYASU - Former Ryokan Izuyasui 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 9:00 PM and 7:00 AM.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
The shared bathroom is available from 07:00-10:30 and from 16:00-23:00.
To eat dinner at the property, a reservation must be made at least 3 days prior to check-in date. Breakfast can be booked at the time of check-in.
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.