Stay in the heart of Kyoto

About a 7-minute walk from JR Kyoto Train Station and a 3-minute walk to Nishi-Hongan-ji Temple, Ryokan Shimizu is a nonsmoking property that provides air-conditioned Japanese rooms with free Wi-Fi and a private bathroom. Rental bicycles are available at an additional charge.

Guests at Shimizu Ryokan can experience traditional Japanese-style sleeping arrangements, with futon bedding on a tatami (woven-straw) floor. Rooms include a TV, a fridge and a tea maker. The en suite bath has toiletries.

Higashi-Hongan-ji Temple is a 5-minute walk away, while Gojo Subway Station is a 10-minute walk. Sanjusangen-do Temple is 1.2 mi away. On-site parking is possible, for a fee.

Housed in a traditional “machiya-zukuri” building, the hotel includes a small garden and a hot bath that can be reserved for private use.

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

This is our guests' favorite part of Kyoto, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Ryokan Shimizu has been welcoming guests since Dec 26, 2011

Property Highlights

Located in the real heart of Kyoto, this property has an excellent location score of 9.2!

Breakfast Info


Private Parking Available On Site


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Property questions and answers
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  • Hi, how much is the parking fee?
    Answered on 16 February 2021
  • What time are the communal baths available?
    Answered on 16 February 2021
  • I wish to book a twin room for the 22nd April and then 3,4,5,6 th of May. Can I leave 2x cycle bag 118 x 90 x 30 cms
    We have some rooms available 3,4and5th . If you 'd like to booking ,please check it again.
    Answered on 28 April 2021
  • Hi, will we be able to store our luggage before check in time and after checkout? Thanks!
    Check-in you can use your room after 16:00 . Luggage storage is offered free of charge from 08:00 on the check-in date. Luggage storage service is not available after check-out for security .
    Answered on 30 October 2022
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Amenities of Ryokan Shimizu
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Guest bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Garden
  • Dining table
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Tatami (traditional Japanese flooring)
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • TV
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is available on site (reservation is needed) and costs ¥1,100 per day.
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Vending machine (drinks)
    • Baggage storage
    Front Desk Services
    • Invoice provided
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • CCTV outside property
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Smoke alarms
    • Security alarm
    • Key access
    • 24-hour security
    • Adults only
    • Air conditioning
    • Smoke-free property
    • Heating
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Japanese

    House rules

    Ryokan Shimizu takes special requests – add in the next step!


    4:00 PM - 8:00 PM


    6:00 AM - 10:00 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 12:00 AM and 6:00 AM

    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

    Cash only

    This property only accepts cash payments.

    Credit cards are only needed to guarantee your booking .


    Smoking is not allowed.


    Parties/events are not allowed

    Quiet hours

    Guests need be quiet between 9:00 PM and 6:00 AM.


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print

    Smoking is strictly prohibited in the property. If guests are found smoking within property premises, they will be asked to leave immediately. No refunds will be given.

    In addition, 1-person rooms can only accommodate 1 people, 2-person rooms can only accommodate 2 people, and 3-person rooms must be booked by a group of 3 guests.

    Children including infants cannot be accommodated at this property. Guests with children will not be permitted to check-in, and will be charged cancelation fees.

    The property will not be able to provide a room for guests checking in with children on the arrival day.

    The hotel has a curfew at 00:00. Guests cannot enter or leave the hotel after this time.

    When settling the bill, the hotel will accept cash only (in Japanese yen). The full amount of the reservation must be paid when checking in.

    All rates are fixed and cannot be discounted.

    For security reasons, only guests staying at this hotel are allowed in the guest rooms. Please note friends and family members visiting the guests are not permitted in the guest rooms.

    Check-in before 16:00 is not possible. Luggage storage is offered free of charge from 08:00 on the check-in date.

    To cancel or modify your booking, you must do so through your account on or via customer service.

    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.

    Please inform Ryokan Shimizu of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

    Legal info

    This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.

    FAQs about Ryokan Shimizu

    • Ryokan Shimizu is 0.7 miles from the center of Kyoto.

    • Guests staying at Ryokan Shimizu can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.8).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Asian
      • À la carte

    • Ryokan Shimizu offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Bicycle rental

    • Check-in at Ryokan Shimizu is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

    • Room options at Ryokan Shimizu include:

      • Twin
      • Triple
      • Single
      • Double

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