Stay in the heart of Kyoto Excellent location – show map

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!

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Private Parking Available On Site


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4 reasons to choose Ryokan Shimizu

  • Prices you can't beat!
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  • The staff speaks English
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What's nearby
  • Higashi Hongan-ji Temple
    0.1 miles
  • Nishi Hongan-ji Temple
    0.3 miles
  • Kyoto Tower
    0.3 miles
  • Kyoto Porta
    0.3 miles
  • Sauna Verde Club
    0.4 miles
  • Kyoto Aquarium
    0.5 miles
  • Aeon Mall Kyoto
    0.6 miles
  • Taisho-yu
    0.6 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/Bar スイートマロンカフェ
    0.1 miles
  • Restaurant なか卯 七条新町店
    0.1 miles
  • Restaurant 大西
    0.2 miles
  • Restaurant ちゃばな 七条新町店
    0.2 miles
  • Cafe/Bar カフェ・ベローチェ 京都駅前店
    0.3 miles
Top attractions
  • Kyoto Shigaku Kaikan Conference Hall
    0.7 miles
  • Sanjusangen-do Temple
    0.9 miles
  • Gion Shijo Station
    1.3 miles
  • Old Rissei Elementary School
    1.3 miles
  • Tofuku-ji Temple
    1.4 miles
  • Kyoto International Manga Museum
    1.5 miles
  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple
    1.7 miles
  • Nijo Castle
    1.7 miles
  • Samurai Kembu Kyoto
    1.7 miles
  • Imperial Palace
    2.3 miles
Natural Beauty
  • River 鴨川
    0.7 miles
  • Mountain 東山(清水寺)
    2.2 miles
  • Ocean/Sea 琵琶湖
    8.7 miles
Public transit
  • Subway Gojo Station
    0.4 miles
  • Train Kyoto Station
    0.4 miles
Closest Airports
  • Itami Airport
    22.9 miles
  • Kobe Airport
    39 miles
  • Kansai International Airport
    48.1 miles
How to get to Ryokan Shimizu from Kansai International Airport
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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)
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 JPY 1100 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
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

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 over 12 are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 12 and up are allowed)

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.