Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo
Auberge,Hotel,Budget Inn Overview
Transit & Street Maps
Click here for full maps
Fax International 81-75-771-4140
Find rooms & rates
The Quick reservation and room rates of 8 months from today : here>>
Renovated ! The HONKAN-main building.
We will be renovating the Traditional style rooms[ No, and Lobby from
27 Jan 2016 to 25 March 2016. Please understand that the use of those facilities is limited.
During the renovation period, we will carry out the repair work with the utmost care and attention to minimize the noise disturbance. We would like to ask your understanding that guests in other rooms may hear and be affected by small noises of the repair.
Our other Ryokan facilities remain service and we offer our best service for all guests though undergoing the renovation.
Thank you very much for your cooperation and understanding.
OKAMI HIROKO NAKANISHI
Kyoto garden WASHOKU restaurant RYOTEI Yachiyo,From THE RITZ-CARLTON KYOTO hotel to Yachiyo 10min by taxi, From Westin MIYAKO hotel toYachiyo 5min on foot.
Restaurant photos We renvated our garden WASHOKU restaurant to expand the seats by the garden side. Feel free to visit our Japanese culinary art and culture and new garden WASHOKU restaurant/Auberge and enjoy being in cool Japan!! Reservation Assistance>>
Easy dinner booking!
Washoku Restaurant YACHIYO app for iPhone
Easy dinner booking!「Washoku Restaurant Yachiyo」 YACHIYO app for iPhone is the FREE app dedicated to helping you find the best traditional japanese food and Kyoto dining experiences at KYOTO GARDEN RESTAURANT YACHIYO. You can make meal reservations at any time between finalizing your trip to Kyoto and your stay at the Yachiyo Ryokan. And if you cannot decide on a favorite restaurant while you are enjoying Kyoto, please try using the app.
• Discover Best menu - compare food choices by review, distance, and cuisine
• Quickly find restaurant info such as phone numbers, addresses and driving directions, hours of operation, or find and book a table and dinner.
• Browse menus and photos of menu items and restaurant seat. If you have any questions, please check out our FAQ at http://www.kyoto-ryokan.co.jp
-Yachiyo`s cuisine is known as "Kyo-kaiseki"and drawson the rich traditions of Kyoto style multiple-course dining.
Kyo-kaiseki represents one of the pinnacles in Japanese cuisine, a highly stylized manifestation of the principles of in-season produce and enjoyment of seasonal variation.
Ryokan Yachiyo/Auberge/ Inn is a famous (RYOTEI) WASHOKU restaurant in Kyoto.KAISEKI and WAGYU Beef can be chosen through standard course, deluxe course, and luxury course and SUSHI,TEMPRA,SUKIYAKI,SHABUSHABU ,A vegetarian dinner courses .Stay & dine package>>
*SUSHI KAISEKI,Seasonal a deluxe course, and a luxury course, vegetarian dinner courses: reservaton necessary 1days prior.(Cancellations must be made by 3 days before the dinner day.) The time of the dinner can be chosen from the time of onset at PM 5:30,6:00,6:30,7:00,7:30. If breakfasts is wished to have, please request a front by 20:00 of the previous day.Rate per night per person,Japanese style breakfast or western style breakfast : 2160PY yen .The time of the bearkfast can be chosen from the time of onset at AM 7:30,8:00,8:30.
Top Things to Do in
It is all about the guests
"OMOTENASHI and KAIZEN"continuous improvement!!
Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo AWARDED 2015 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
Recognised as a Top Performing RYOKAN as Reviewed by Travelers on the World’s Largest Travel Site
GION, KYOTO/JAPAN– 1st, April, 2015 – [Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.
When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account reviews ratings. Businesses must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, volume and recency of reviews. Additional criteria include a business’ tenure and popularity ranking on the site.
Best Rate Guarantee
To ensure that you are always getting the best deal, Yachiyo guarantees that the room rates on our web site are the lowest publicly available on the Internet. With in 24 hours of making a booking at our lowest room rate on this web site, if you do find a publicly available room rate on another web site that is lower than your booking, Yachiyo will honour that lower rate, plus give you a further 10% discount off the lower rate. Terms and conditions apply.
To make a claim, all you need to do is to complete our email. Our customer service representative will process your claim and contact you regarding your claim.
Stay connected at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo with fast and reliable Internet service. See below for type of access and availability.Guest rooms and public areas>>: High-speed internet - wireless and Apple TV.Traditional Japanese Suite Room and Traditional Japanese Deluxe Room-AirMac Extreme and Apple TV.
KYOTO_WiFi is the new Wi-Fi service offered by Kyoto City and business partners. Everyone can use it. It's free! Click here for more details.Click here for more details
The bicycle is lent free
Let's enjoy sightseeing in Kyoto with the bicycle.
Okoshiyasu and Omotenashi- Welcome to
Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo
Kyoto photos Kyoto, the location of luxury Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo/kyoto Inn,Hotel, is a city of history, formerly called Miyako and the capital of Japan from 794 to 1868. Even to this day, Kyoto still retains the charm and traditions of the past with many historical monuments, ancient temples and shrines. Kyoto is considered the foremost place to travel in Japan, and if you have only one chance to visit Japan make a pilgrimage to Kyoto.
Kyoto, is divided into two districts, the Western area called Arashiyama, and the Eastern area called Gion,Higashiyama.Gion,Higashiyama is Japan -famous for its luxurious culture and famous residents.The Yachiyo Ryokan Inn is located in the Gion,Higashiyama Sakura area and aligned with a connecting lane to the famous Nanzenji temple ( see Location>> for maps)
In Higashiyama area, there are many attractive places to visit, such as the Zenrinji-temple, Eikan-do,Heian Jingu Shrine, the Kiyomizudera Temple, the Nanzenji Sanmon Gate, Gion, Murinan Gardens, Kodaiji Temple, Shorenin Temple, Yasakajinja Shrine, Ginkakuji Temple, Tetsugaku no Michi (Philosophy Path), Chionin Temple, Maruyama Park, and Gion geisha district.
As a Shinise Ryokan, a well established type of Japanese Inn, the Ryokan Yachiyo offers the pleasures and experiences of traditional Kyoto culture and history. The seasonal beauty of the surrounding landscape is breathtaking and the whole experience can be considered as the epitome and the ultimate of travel to Japan.
We welcome you with heartfelt hospitality. FAQ>>
Top Things to Do in
Descriptions of rooms and facilities, The HONKAN-main building and the SHINKAN-new building
Ryokan photosKyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo/Kyoto Inn,Hotel is just a short walk along a lane from the famous Nanzenji Temple. You will notice the Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo very easily from a big paper lantern in front of the Ryokan/Kyoto Inn.
Once you crossed through the gateway into the Ryokan, you have now entered a landscaped space filled with seasonal flowers. Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo is a small hotel where the tradition of Japan has been succeeded to. Therefore, there is no rooms of the same environment. Each rooms describes an original environment. There are two types of buildings for accommodations at Kyoto Gaden Ryokan Yachiyo, one is the Honkan building, the main and older building, and the other is Shinkan building, a newer building,Onsen style large bathroom. High-speed Internet access, Wireress Lan area.
About rooms review and facilities>>
- Charges shown above are for one night's stay in one room (Japanese yen; meal charge excluded).
Jan. 4th - Mar. 20th, Jun. 1st - Sep. 30th, Dec.10th - Dec. 27th
|Number of guests||Mon thru Fri, Holiday||Sat, The day before Holiday|
|1||From10,800yen to 86,400yen||From12,960yen to 97.200yen|
|2||From10,800yen to 86.400yen||From15.120yen to 97.20yen|
|3||From16.200yen to 108,000yen||From22.680yen to 129.600yen|
|4 to 6||From21,600yen to 129,600yen||From30.240yen to 162.000yen|
Mar. 21th - May. 31st, Oct. 1st - Dec. 9th
|number of guests||Mon thru Fri, Holiday||Sat, The day before Holiday|
|1||From20.520yen to108,000yen||From32.400yen to 129.600yen|
|2||From23.760yen to 108,000yen||From34.560yen to 129,600yen|
|3||From38.800yen to 129.600yen||From48.600yen to 162.000yen|
|4 to 6||From51.840yen to 216,000yen||From64.800yen to 259.200jpn|
Rates for children
Babies aged 5 and below
1080 Yen per night without meals. 2160 Yen for bedding rental.
Young Children aged 12 and below
Room without meals and bedding rental.:from4320 Yen
Room with Kids Breakfast and bedding rental.: from5400 Yen
Room with Kids Dinner and bedding rental: from8640 Yen
MICE Pakage,from 800,000JPN
Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo offer Stay and varieties of banquet halls and meeting rooms for meetings, incentive events, convension, conferences, exhibition, and banquet parties.
What is MICE?
MICE stands for Meeting (corporate conferences), Incentive (corporate training and incentive travel), Convention (by international organizations and academic groups) and Event/Exhibition (including exhibitions and trade shows). It is a shorthand for business events that entail a large convergence of people.
Beautiful landscaped gardens
Garden photosThe surrounding area of The HONKAN- main building>> is abundant with trees and has water drawn from Lake Biwako, and is completely in harmony with nature. The seasonal beauty of the countryside has to be witnessed and is quite spectacular. The added feature is that the beautifully landscaped gardens surrounding the Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo were designed by Jihei Ogawa. The garden does the lighting every evening. The night view is beautiful. About Traditional Garden review>>
Dining&japanese cuisine at Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo
Dining photos At the Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo, one highlight of the Ryokan Yachiyo is the Kaiseki (Japanese traditional cuisine)dinng experince. Kaiseki began as a simple a meal served before a Sado(tea ceremony), since Kyoto is a mecca for Sado, or tea ceremony. Kaiseki has also evolved into an elaborate display of many types of seasonal foods,Tempura ,Sushi each served in their own seperate dish.Stay & dine package>>
Restaurant photosRyokan Yachiyo is a famous (RYOTEI) restaurant in Kyoto. kaiseki can be chosen through an standard course, a deluxe course, and a luxury course.
The Kaiseki dinner is preparing the course corresponding to an overseas visitor. (Lacto-ovo vegetarianism,Lacto vegetarianism,Ovo vegetarianism,Veganism)The breakfast can choose Japanese-style breakfast and Western-style breakfast.
The 2015 is held from March 6 to 15, 2015.
Hanatoros "flower and light road", is a set of illumination events that take place in the Higashiyama District of Kyoto in March and the Arashiyama district of Kyoto in December. During Hanatoro the streets are illuminated by thousands of lanterns set throughout popular areas combined with flower and light displays.
Many temples and shrines are illuminated and have special extended viewing hours. In addition, live and street performances are held at stages around the area. The pleasant and unique atmosphere of Hanatoro attracts many visitors who can stroll the streets and see a different side of Kyoto.
Benishidare Concert in Heian Jingu from April 9 to 12, 2015.
Heian Jingu Shrine was built in 1895 to commemorate the transfer of the capital from Nara to Kyoto 1100 years before. People in Kyoto was disappointed that the Emperor Meiji moved from their town to Tokyo, which meant they lost their status of the capital dwellers at that time. Instead of it, this grand shrine has consoled them.
This cherry tree was presented by Endo Yoji, the Mayor of Sendai in 1895, when Heian Jingu Shrine was build. Originally, it was called "Ito Zakura", or a thread cherry tree, kept in Konoe Family, one of the highest aristocrats in Kyoto, but the Lord of the Tsugaru Clan took and grew it into his domain in Aomori Prefecture long time ago. So, it sometimes called "Satogaeri Zakura", or the returened cherry tree.
Tanizaki Jun'ichiro, a famous novelist, wrote about this tree in his work of "Sasame Yuki". We regard it as a symbolic cherry tree of the spring of Kyoto, and is the most popular here of Shin'en.
A live music concert will be performed in the evening in the shrine garden. You would be amazed a full of beautiful illuminated weeping cherry trees in the South and East Shin-en Garden. What an exotic Spring night in Kyoto.
Seats are not set up for this concert, so you can freely enjoy strolling through the garden while listening to such spiritual classical music.
Date: 9th-12th April*
Time: 6:15 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (last entrance 8:30 p.m.)
Fee: 2000 yen
Access: 7 minutes' walk from the Yachiyo
Kyoto's Number 1 English Magazine, free newspaper ENJOY KYOTO
The 'Second Hometown' project, through the free magazine Enjoy Kyoto and its website, was created to show foreign visitors the charms of this amazing city.
Imagine for a moment.
What if you came across a city that made you feel as happy and as comfortable as you do in your own hometown? You could make friends here that you feel completely at home with.
These kinds of 'meetings' between people and place are, we feel, exactly what meaningful travel in the modern age should be about. ...
Lift your eyes from your guidebook for a moment.
Trusting your instincts, go a little deeper into the city.
Look a little more closely at the streets you are walking on, at those you meet on your travels, and you'll find the true essence of travel and place.
-Room rates for the Winter Season(From Dec, 2015 through March, 2016.) are different from the regular rate.Early Booking Saver Super Hot Deal! >> Room rates for the Winter Season(From Dec, 2015 through March, 2016.) are different from the regular rate.Early Booking Saver Super Hot Deal! Summer Season(From May,2015 through Sep,2015.) are different from the regular rate.Summer Season(From May, 2014 through Sep 2014.) are different from the regular rate.
KYOTO RETAURANT GUIDE
What is "GEAR" in Kyoto?
First of its kind in Japan, GEAR is a unique non-verbal performance that stimulates your five senses with a moving story set in the future. Accompanied by impressive stage effects set up using techniques ranging from those used in Kabuki plays to the latest technologies, GEAR is bound to offer you a theatrical experience you will never forget!
The story revolves around a toy doll who finds herself having a human heart after interacting with "Roboroids" (humanized robots), and unfolds as world-class performers bring you through a series of mime, breakdancing, Juggling and magic performances all without a single word.
With the combination of a stage set that makes you feel like you have wandered into a real factory, the occurrence of an 'indoor tornado' that threatens to blow you away, and the new technology called Projection Mapping that projects images onto objects, this show will move you in a way you have never experienced.
You can enjoy it even without words. It is interesting because there are no words. (Male, teens)
I felt like I was inside a mysterious picture book. (Female, 20s)
The skills and mechanisms had great effect, but in the end one gets moved by the "human" factor. (Female, 30s)
It seemed like a modern art painting had become a play. (Female, 50s)
I was surprised by how focused my 4 year-old and 7 year-old kids were on the show. (Female, 30s)
Universal Studios Japan®
Universal Studios Japan (USJ) was the first theme park under the Universal Studios brand to be built in Asia. Opened in March 2001 in the Osaka Bay Area, the theme park occupies an area of 39 hectares and is the most visited amusement park in Japan after Tokyo Disney Resort.
Universal Studios Japan currently has eight sections: Hollywood, New York, San Francisco, Jurassic Park, Lagoon, Waterworld, Amity Village and Universal Wonderland. Visitors are able to enjoy many amusement rides, ranging from child-friendly carousels to thrilling roller coasters and simulators, based on popular movies such as Spiderman, Back to the Future, Terminator 2 and Jurassic Park. On July 15, 2014, a Harry Potter themed section will be newly added.
The theme park also offers many opportunities to take pictures with popular characters' mascots such as Snoopy, Hello Kitty and the puppets of Sesame Street. There are also various shows put on every day, including a night parade whereby illuminated floats are paraded through the streets.
Just outside the park's gates is Universal Citywalk Osaka, a shopping mall with multiple official hotels and many restaurants and shops, including stores selling Universal Studios merchandise and Osaka souvenirs. Furthermore, the Osaka Takoyaki Museum, which is essentially a collection of several popular vendors of the local dish gathered under one roof, is located on the mall's fourth floor.
Hours and Fees
Hours: Varying hours, typically from 10:00 to 17:00 during low season and from 9:00 to 21:00 during peak season. Please refer to the park's official website.
Closed: No closing days
Admission: 6,980 yen (12-64 years old)
4,880 yen (4-11 years old)
6,270 yen (65 years or older)
Passes include unlimited rides and can be bought at the gate or at JR ticket counters, Lawson convenience stores, selected travel agencies and partner hotels.
Express Passes, that allow holders to skip lines for selected rides, are available for four rides (3,290 yen) or seven rides (5,040 yen) on the day of the visit at the entrance gate and inside the park. Express Passes may sell out on busy days.
Do you konw the Koyasan (Mount Koya) Shingon Buddhism ?
Mount Koya (Koyasan) is the center of Shingon Buddhism, an important Buddhist sect which was introduced to Japan in 805 by Kobo Daishi (also known as Kukai), one of Japan's most significant religious figures. A small, secluded temple town has developed around the sect's headquarters that Kobo Daishi built on Koyasan's wooded mountaintop. It is also the site of Kobo Daishi's mausoleum and the start and end point of the Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage.
Kobo Daishi began construction on the original Garan temple complex in 826 after wandering the country for years in search of a suitable place to center his religion. Since then over one hundred temples have sprung up along the streets of Koyasan. The most important among them are Kongobuji, the head temple of Shingon Buddhism, and Okunoin, the site of Kobo Daishi's mausoleum.
Koyasan is also one of the best places to experience an overnight stay at a temple lodging (shukubo) where you can get a taste of a monk's lifestyle, eating vegetarian monk's cuisine (shojin ryori) and attending the morning prayers. Around fifty temples offer this service to both pilgrims and visitors.
Do you konw the three most scenic spots in Japan?
Japan is island nation of unique beauty, but three locations are traditionally accepted as being the three most scenic spots of Japan. We may ask, how were these places selected? During Japan's Edo period(1600-1867) a Confucian scholar, Shunsai Hayashi, wrote a book based on his experiences as he traveled throughout Japan on foot. In his book, "Nihon Kokujisekikou" ("Observations About the Remains of Japan's Civil Affairs"), he bestowed his unqualified praise on the three locations in Japan he thought offered travelers the most scenic beauty in the nation. The scenic masterpieces of Matsushima, Amanohashidate, and Miyajima are as spectacular today as they were in the Edo period. These three remarkable sites, textured by the sea and abundant greenery, have not only touched the hearts of millions of people, but have also served as a colorful background to history itself. The exqusite beauty of these sites has inspired poets, writers, ans artists to immortalize the scenic charm and awe inspiring vision of Japan. Japan's Meccas that eceryone wants to visit at least once.
Matsushima has been boasting of its beauty, since the Heian period, and is designated as a national special scenic beauty and a prefectural natural park. A lot of people who visit this place were moved by its beauty and admired it by drawing pictures or composing poems.
The views from four directions, north, south, east and west entices people with the beauty of a different scene from each perspective. A perfect balance between the contrast of colors created by green pine trees and the figurative beauty produced by small islands floating on the large sea is kept, and its beauty is unchanged from whichever direction.
According to the ancient book "Ko-Fudoki" a ladder was placed so that the male God Izanagi-no-Mikoto could go back and forth between the heavens and Manaihara in the north of the beach of Kushibi where Izanami-no-Mikoto lived. Izanagi-no-Mikoto named this ladder Amanoukihashi, and went back and forth between the heavens and the earth.
One day Izanagi-no-Mikoto was careless and failed to return to heaven. While sleeping on the earth, Amanoukihashi fell to the ground and became Amanohashidate. So the ladder that connects the Gods in the heavens and the men on the earth was lost.
However, the relationship between the Gods and the people was strengthened after alland there was no end to the number of people who visited the mysterious road with the white sands and green pine trees. Kaminoyoni Kaminokayoishi Michinareya Kumoinitsuzuku Amanohashidate (Amanohashidate, which rises to the clouds, used to be the road the Gods went back and forth in the ancient God`s time)
Ohe-yama Ikunonomichino Tookereba Madafumimomizu Amanohashidate(The road to Mt. Ohe is so far that we cannot reach Amanohashidate yet.) Total length of this sand-spit is 3.6km, and its width varies from 20m to 170m. About 8,000 pine trees are growing thick in the sand, and its appearance is like a bridge swinging in the heaven.
The park is dotted with historic sites such as the poetry monument of the Showa Emperor and famous poets, and you can feel the thoughts that ancestors gave to Amanohashidate. As a present of God which enriches people's heart, Amanohashidate is maintaining the figure in now.
From ancient times, people have sensed the spiritual sanctity of Miyajima, and have reverd and worshipped the island itself as a god. The main shrine is said to have been constructed in 593, the first year of the Empress Suiko.
The first record of Itsukushima Shrime in Japanese history was in the Nihon Koki(Notes on Japan), dated 881, and it was noted Itsukushima Shrine along with other famous shirines.
During the era of Taira-no-Kiyomori, it became a place of worship for the Heike clan, and around 1168, the main shirine building was constructed. As the power of the Heike clan increased,the number of worshippers at the shirine increased,the shrine itself began to become known among the members of the Imperial Court, and its grandeur became more and more magnificent.
The emperor and the Impeiral Court paid visits to the shrine, and the culture of the Heian period was amiably incorporated. Bugaku, ancient Japanese musical court dance, also began during this period. Even after the fall of the Heike clan, the culture of the Heian period was warmly accepted by the Genji clan and the shirne continued to experience a stable and prosperous era.
Do you konw KAGA YAMASHIRO ONSEN?
Yamashiro Onsen (山代温泉) is one of the four hot spring towns that make up Kaga Onsen. The town's spring waters, which relieve muscle and joint pain as well as skin disease and digestion problems, were discovered by the monk Gyoki during his pilgrimage to nearby Mount Hakusan over 1300 years ago.
The main attraction of Yamashiro Onsen are its public bath houses in the center of town. Known as the Soyu (public bath) and Ko-Soyu (old public bath), both of these attractive bath houses were recently rebuilt in 2008 and 2010 respectively. While the Soyu is a modern facility with multiple, gender segregated indoor baths popular among the locals, the Ko-Soyu is a unique bath house spectacularly rebuilt in the style of its Meiji Period appearance. It includes a rest area on its second floor.
The rest area of the Ko-Soyu
The public bath houses are surrounded by several ryokan, shops and a few other attractions that make for a pleasant walk around town. The atmospheric Yakuoin Onsenji Temple stands on the hill directly behind the Soyu bath house, and Rosanjin's Hut Iroha, a former residence of Rosanjin, one of Japan's most famous ceramicist, is just a few more steps away.
Yamashiro is also known for its Kutaniyaki pottery. The Kutaniyaki Exhibition Hall, just outside of the town center, displays a variety of antique and modern kutaniyaki works as well as the ruins of a large, multi leveled kiln from the Edo Period. Hands-on workshops are offered as well. Kutaniyaki tiles can also be seen adorning the walls of the town's public baths.RYOKAN ARAYA TOTOAN>>
Do you konw KUSATSU ONSEN?
Located 200 kilometers north-northwest of Tokyo, Kusatsu Onsen is a small hot spring town nestled in the mountains that offer various natural settings in each of the four seasons. A tourist town with a population of around 7,000, Kusatsu welcomes upwards of three million visitors each year.
The main attraction is the town's spa, which is one of Japan's best three hot springs.RYOKAN YOSHINOYA>>
Do you konw OKUTSU ONSEN?
Onsen (Hotspring Baths)At RYOKAN Okutsuso you have the luxury of choices (or trying all) of four big hotspring baths at RYOKAN Okutsuso in OKAYAMA.They are all "Natural Baths of Miracle," filled with natural hot water springing right at your feet ,which can be seen only in a few dozen places out of 35,000 hotspring hotels in Japan.Prefer private bathing? We can offer that too.Bathtubs are not necessary huge but are suitable for true appreciation of the good quality hotspring.Kagiyu (Bath of the Key), comes from the historic tale that a samurai lordof the region 400 years ago so loved this hotspring that he locked the bathroom to avoid others to use it. RYOKAN OKUTSUSO OKAYAMA>>
Hakuba and Shiga Kogen,
Nozawa travel guide,Japan snow resorts,ski & snowbroad
As far as you know, Japan is known for its cherry blossoms in spring season and its colored leaves in autumn season. I don't know how many people know this, but Japan is one of very famous winter resorts in the world. Usually, we take night bus around midnight from city to go to HAKUBA and NOZAWA where you can enjoy ski, and start skiing from early in the morning to night. Whatever you take bus or train, it takes less than 8 hours from Kyoto to get HAKUBA and NOZAWA. However, you can start skiing from the morning if you choose to take night bus, and you won't waste your time with transfer. It would be wonderful if we can help your winter travel makes memorable one.
Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo,Traditional Japanese Kyoto Inn/Hotel,Gion
34 Nanzenji Fukuji-cho
Kyoto 606-8435 JAPAN