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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.

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

Property Highlights

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

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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Kyoto
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Nick
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Very nice staff. Gave lots of local entertainment options. Made a great effort to keep the grounds quiet for all guests. Very nice breakfast. Option to reserve the bathhouse for a private bath. Good location away from high traffic areas....
  • M
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Room for 2 was spacious with its own bathroom and shower, air conditioner, TV and a kettle (which was surprisingly useful). The futons are warm and very cushion-y. They have a decent size sento on the 1st floor, that you can reserve for private...
  • Jessica
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Great location, very clean, kind hosts, good breakfast, peaceful ambiance

Area info

Amenities of Ryokan Shimizu
Great facilities! Review score, 9.3

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 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.
No parking available.
  • 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
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese

House rules

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


From 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM


From 6:00 AM to 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

Payments by takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


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 10:00 on the check-in date. Luggage storage service is not available after check-out for security.

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.

FAQs about Ryokan Shimizu

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

  • Room options at Ryokan Shimizu include:

    • Twin
    • Triple
    • Single
    • Double

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

  • Ryokan Shimizu is 0.7 miles from the center of Kyoto. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

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