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Descriptions of rooms and facilities, The "HONKAN"main building and the "SHINKAN"new building

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Kyoto Gaden Ryokan Yachiyo/Kyoto Inn,Hotel is located near the Nanzenji Temple in the Gion-Higashiyama area of Kyoto. It 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.

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 The "HONKAN" Main Building(Year Hotel Built:1890,two-storied wooden building), the main and older building, and the other is The "SHINKAN" New Building, (Year Hotel Built: 1994.second floor)a newer building. 

From the restaurant and The "HONKAN" Main Building-Traditional Japanese style guest rooms, you can enjoy look upon beautiful Japanese gardens created by the master landscape designer OGAWA JIHEI, as well as view the Higashiyama mountains, which dramatically change according to the season. In all areas of the Ryokan, you will experience the quaint atmosphere and charm of Kyoto.



Entering a ryokan

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When you arrive at a Ryokan, Ryokan staff will call out Nakai-san, welcoming you. As nobody is supposed to walk inside of Ryokan building with shoes, please remove your shoes at the entrance. You will be supplied with slippers. After you check in, a Ryokan staff will take you to your guest room.

The "HONKAN" main Building and The "SHINKAN" new Building guest room's interiors are always in the traditional Japanese style, with Tatami mat flooring. Tatami mats are in 2 different sizes, Kyouma (Kyoto size), and Edoma (Tokyo size), and they also determine the dimensions of the rooms. Please don't step on the tatami floor with your slippers, please remove your slippers first. 

Let's see what you can experience in a Ryokan in Kyoto. [ KIMONO ] The Kimono represents traditional clothing of Japan. In a Ryokan, the hard working staff are mostly dressed in traditional Japanese wear or a Kimono. Not only the staff, but Yukata (Kimono-like robe) is offered to accommodating guests as well. Since the war, western customs have influenced Japan greatly and daily life has drastically changed for most people in Japan. Even in Kyoto, where much effort is put into preserving the culture and old ways of life, western culture influences were too great. However, there are some occupations as Kyoto prospers in the industry of traditional arts, where you can see traditional Japanese Kimono worn. One of them of which is a Ryokan. You can find the atmosphere of what Japan looked and felt like before the western influences spread. One step inside, and you can find all the staff from the managers to the maids, dressed in traditional Japanese wear. Even the accommodating guests can be seen wearing Yukata and enjoying a relaxing time. This is one of many attractions of staying in a Ryokan.

[ WASHITSU ] Traditional Japanese Interior The architecture of Japan. You can enjoy the slow, subtle changes of every season through the structures of old Japan. For example, as the vibrant greenery of the bamboo shimmers as it was set in beginning of the year, the faded imperfection of it at the end of the year expresses, what the Japanese call wabi sabi (the art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature, of accepting the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death). The sweet scent of the Tatami rooms may ease your soul, the soft glisten of light on the other side of the Shōji (paper door). The imperfectly placed flower on the display, all produce the delicate beauty of Japanese culture. You can kick back, relax and enjoy a rejuvenating experience. One foreign custom you can definitely get used to.

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Guest room in The "HONKAN" main building-8rooms

Renovated ! The "HONKAN" main building, KIKU,TAKE,MATSU,TSURUKAME,UKIFUNE,HORAI.

The "HONKAN" main building built in 1890. We renovated our 6rooms to expand the onsen style Bathroom by the garden side. Feel free to visit our Japanese culinary art and culture and new garden room and enjoy being in cool Japan!!

After walking along a quaint, long wooden passageway, you will reach a traditional space designed in the modern Japanese style. Wide, spacious spaces are provided by the lounge and required for the elevator, it is comfortable place and even accessible for elderly people.
Guestrooms at the "SHINKAN" new building (second floor) are of 12.5 TATAMI size room. The rooms are located in the center of the building, so you can relax and enjoy your experience. No garden view.

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Amenities

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We will provide a toothbrush, shampoo, Yomogi Herb Soap, razor, towels,
Yukata (Kimono like bathrobe), hot water and Green tea.

Also, Mineral water from the Nihon Alps is available free in the lounge
in the Shinkan (New Building),
and Matsueido incense (a leading brand of Japanese incense) is provided at the front desk.

It is a small inn in 16 rooms in total. There is no big public bath, but we have it. Amenity is natural wormwood soap ordered from Miyama in Kyoto, original amenity of POLA, natural water of the Alps. Please heal the tiredness of your trip slowly. You are only to go inside the bath tub after you washed your body. First,you are to rinse your body with hot water. Washing beforehand helps to keep the water in bath tub clean. The rinsing and washing of your body with hot water also acclimatize you to the temperature of the bath tub, which can be very hot. It is not advisable to jump into the water like diving in to a swimming pool. Please use discretion.Please do not put the hand towel into the bath tub water. Most people place the towel on their head. And remember do not use any soap or shampoo or other skin cleansers in bath tub either.How to enjoy Onsen

LOUNGE

You can enjoy the Yachiyo's historical furnishings and the Tsuboniwa in the lounge. Since Yachiyo supports the family trip, we also lend toys and DVD for children.

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Meetings & Events

•Main ballroom takes up to100 people.•2 Junior Ballrooms. •Wedding Planning. On the second floor there is a large hall "Higashiyama" "Heian", please enjoy an important gathering such as an alumni association, a ceremonial event, a legal affair, etc. Please enjoy Kyoto cuisine in the private garden private room.

MICE Pakage from 800000JPN

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.