Kyoto is one of the few cities in Japan which offers tourists the opportunity to stay in a traditional ryokan, or Japanese inn, and experience the famed Japanese hospitality. Kyoto hotels and ryokans can be found in all areas of the city with many situated around Kyoto station.
Hirashin Ryokan Hotel
Hirashin Ryokan Hotel located in Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto to relax in tranquility amid heart-felt hospitality that will make any trip a memorable one. The location makes it a convenient choice for sightseeing, business, shopping, and more. It offers banquet & meal plans with the flavors of Kyoto’s four seasons, as well as peaceful rooms like you’ll only find in Kyoto. Enjoy the passing of the seasons in the heart of Kyoto here at Hirashin.
Kyoto Royal Hotel & SPA
Kyoto Royal Hotel & SPA Located on Kawaramchi Street, Kyoto’s main restaurant and entertainment avenue, the hotel is also centrally located providing easy access to the city’s sights including Nijo Castle, Kiyomizu Temple, Kinkakuji Temple, and Ginkakuji Temple. Relax in Restaurant Prandia and Bar Haven or choose to soothe your mind, body and spirit at the Kotoran Spa. The hotel has a wide range of meetings and function rooms, and is well equipped to cater for stylish weddings.
Hotel Hokke Club Kyoto
Hotel Hokke Club Kyoto takes only 1 minute from Kyoto station(Karasuma exit). Perfect location, the hotel offers free internet and staffs were very helpful. It has a lot of information of Kyoto, famous Japanese restaurant, seasonal sight seeing spots, and recommended gifts for your family and friends.
Hotel Village Kyoto
Hotel Village Kyoto offers a new type of lodging featuring the attractions of both a Japanese inn and a hotel. The guest rooms embrace the relaxing atmosphere of Japanese-style accomodation, with traditional tatami flooring and spacious communal baths to relieve your fatigue. The hotel also provides free breakfast, free internet, and greatlocation just 1 minute from nerest station.
Kikokuso Ryokan This ryokan is more than 120 years old with comfortable rooms and an attentive staff. This intimate, wooden, 2 storey Traditional Ryokan is conveniently located in central Kyoto . Kikokuso has 5 Japanese-style guest rooms and a very pretty Japanese garden. There is also a shared rock bath for the guests, and traditional Kyoto style cuisine is served as well. Check-in time is after 4:00pm and check-out time is before 10:00am
As Japan’s former capital of the imperial court for over a thousand years, Kyoto offers a rich culinary tradition and has some of the finest eating in Japan. The low-salt, low-fat diet, based on such a high consumption of vegetables and tofu, makes Kyoto cuisine one of the healthiest in the world. It's well worth treating yourself to one traditional Kyoto restaurant, but after that there are plenty of more modest establishments to choose from. Here are some famous restaurants in Kyoto.
Since 1465, Owariya noodle restaurant, originally a confectionary shop has been loved by the people of Kyoto. It is the oldest noodle shop in Kyoto. Over the centuries, Owariya has served emperors and shoguns as well as the monks of many of the temples of Kyoto. Owariya is very popular with both locals and visitors for it’s soba noodles as well as soba confectioneries.
KINMATA sits quietly amidst the hustle and bustle of Kyoto on the corner of Shijo-dori and Nishiki-koji-dori streets. Though just a step away from the high paced activity of the Kawaramachi and Shinkyogoku districts, the neighborhood preserves the traditional architecture of Kyoto. All the flavor of the ancient capital can still be felt today.
Yoshikawa Ryokan Inn and Tempura Yoshikawa Restaurant are at the same location on Tominokijo Street just south of Oike Street. You can go to Yoshikawa for tempura dinner only, or you can stay too. Top-quality teman eleganpura that is fresh, light and delicately fried to perfection in a stately old ryokan. Here you can enjoy traditional Kyoto cuisine in an elegant Kyoto atmosphere.
Located in the heart of Kyoto, Ippodo Teashop has been providing the highest quality Japanese green tea for nearly 3 centuries. More than just a retailer, Ippodo is a multi-faceted tea company directly involved in the procurement and blending of carefully selected tea leaves. The teas are of the finest class, cultivated in the lush fields of Kyoto and the surrounding area. This region is renowned for producing the highest grade of green tea in Japan, thanks largely to its mild misty climate, mineral-rich soil and near-perfect balance of sunshine and rainfall.