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Kyoto Gaden Ryokan Yachiyo/Kyoto Inn,Hotel is Located next to the historic Nanzen-ji Temple, the Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo features chic Japanese-style rooms and large public baths. It is surrounded by beautiful Japanese gardens, which change their colors each season. Free Wi-Fi is provided in the entire area. With a relaxing atmosphere, the rooms are fitted with tatami (woven-straw) floors and futon beds. A flat-screen TV is provided. Some rooms have views of the grounds and some include a private garden bathroom. Guests at Yachiyo Garden Ryokan can unwind in the public baths or relax in the lounge which has free internet PCs. Massages can be requested for an extra fee, and a free luggage storage service is available. A gift shop is available on site. JR Kyoto Station is about a 25-minute drive or taxi ride away. Eikando and Heian Jingu Shrine can be reached within a 10-minute walk from the property. Famous Kiyomizu-dera Temple is a 15-minute taxi ride away. The on-site restaurant overlooking the gardens serves delicately-prepared traditional Japanese meals. Vegetarian multi-course meals are available, and other requests can be accommodated. Sakyo Ward is a great choice for travelers interested in scenery, temples and culture.

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Ryokan FAQ


Q. What time is your check-in time and check-out time?

A. Our check-in time is 3:00pm and check-out time is 11:00am.

Q. Can I leave my luggage if I arrive at your ryokan earlier?

A. Yes, we can mind your luggage before your check in and after check out.

Q. Is the public bath a hot spring and what are the operating hours?

A. It is not hot spring, though our Onsen style public bath is big and very comfortable. It is open in the morning from 7:00am - 10:00am an from 3:00pm - 11:00pm. If your not sure of public bath protocol ask our friendly staff or see the English explanation in the Onsen style public bathroom.

Q. Are the prices listed per person or per room?

A.The prices listed for ryokan Yachiyo are per person. By default, room prices will be listed as per night for two guests in one room. If you specify a different number of guests, the price will be automatically updated to reflect the total price for the room per night for the number of guests specified.

Q. What fees and taxes are included in the prices?

A.Our prices include the following fees and taxes:Room charge Hotel service charges Meal charge, if you choose to make a reservation including meals Consumption tax.

Q. Do you accept credit cards ?

A. Yes, though credit card payment is not accepted for telephone charges, massage or home delivery cost.

Q. Do you need credit information for making reservation ?

A. Yes, we need it.

Q. Where do you serve meals?

A. We usually serve dinner or breakfast in the garden resutaurant, located on the 1st floor. Please note, In Room Dining (Room Service) per person add 2530JPN.

Q. What is for the dinner and breakfast?

A. The course of a KAISEKI is cooked among 8 to 12dishes. The number of plates is decide dy feeling of a season,foods,or chief.Kaiseki can be chosen through an economy course, a standard course, and a deluxe course. The time of the dinner can be chosen from the time of onset at PM17:00,17:30,18:00,18:30,19:00,19:30.The room staff asks you the time of dinner.

Breakfast of Yachiyo

Please note, all breakfasts are served at our WASHOKU Garden Restaurant.The time of the bearkfast can be chosen from the time of onset at AM 7:30,8:00,8:30,9:00. The room staff asks you the time of breakfast.

Q. Bedmaking, About the bed in the Ryokan.There is a bed in the room?

A. In a washitsu (tatami-mat room), futon, Japanese-style mattresses and bedding are spread out over the tatami mats. Guests often say just how well they sleep on the futon of the ryokan, perhaps because of the well-starched sheets and pillow covers.The room staff does bedmaking between 15:00 and 21:00. Moreover, while you are enjoying supper at the restaurant,bedmaking is carried out when out..Supposing you need bedding, please telephone a front always.

Q. When the stay of two night stays or more is hoped, are the change in the course of the dinner and the cancellation of dinner and breakfast possible?

A.Yes, it is possible. Please tell the reception desk the change or the cancellation of dinner and breakfast by the day before. The course of the dinner is changed every day. ryokan..a variety of..Japanese food..sukiyaki..yakitori..sushi..experience..Kyoto..first-class restaurant.
Rate per night per person, TOFU POT dinner course: from 2900PY to 3900JPN
Rate per night per person, KAISEKI LUNCH BOX dinner course: from 3400JPY to 4900JPN
Rate per night per person, WAGYU Beef Sukiyaki dinner course: from 7530JPY to 18975JPN
Rate per night per person, WAGYU Beef Shabushabu dinner course: from 7530JPY to 18975JPN
Rate per night per person, Economy dinner course: 7452JPY yen
Rate per night per person, SUSHI KAISEKI dinner course: from 7590JPY to 18975JPN
Rate per night per person, vegetarian Dinner courses: from 7590JPY to 10120JPN
Rate per night per person, Standard dinner course: 10120JPY yen
Rate per night per person, Deluxe dinner course: 12650JPY yen
Rate per night per person, Luxury dinner course: 18975JPY yen

Q. Can you cook dinner without any meat and fish?

A. Yes, corresponding to an overseas visitor. (Lacto-ovo vegetarianism,Lacto vegetarianism,Ovo vegetarianism,Veganism)The breakfast can choose Japanese-style breakfast and Western-style breakfast.

Q. What will it be a landmark close to your Ryokan?

A. You will find the entrance of the approach lane leading to Nanzenji Temple.Ryokan Yachiyo is just on the right side of the lane.

Q. What amenities will be in my room?

A. All rooms have air con,TV and a hair dryer. The bathroom has a toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, conditioner and a Yukata (Japanese Robe).

Q. Is there a washing machine ?

A.The cleaning is served. It is from 110JPN YEN a piece.

Q. What time is the curfew?

A. We have always been waiting for 24 hours.

Q. Do you have non-smoking room?

A. It has the no smoking room. Please contact me beforehand.


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


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.




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


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.


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.