The beautiful city of Kyoto was the capital of Japan for over a 1000 years, and is probably the most visited city in the country today. With an incredibly rich history, uncountable ancient buildings and more than 1600 temples, Kyoto was spared during the second world war, and has become the historic center of Japan and the place to go for visitors who want to get a sense of the ancient culture of the country.
What better way to experience and feel the rich history of Kyoto than to stay in one of the many traditional Ryokan accommodations which this stunning city has to offer. Staying in a beautiful, even historical, Ryokan hotel really lets you dive deep into the feeling of ancient Kyoto, and experience the traditional Japan in a way which you can only find here!
10 Stunningly beautiful, Traditional Ryokan’s in Kyoto
Yuzuya Ryokan is a luxurious hotel located in the famous Gion district of Kyoto. The hotel features Japanese-style rooms with traditional multi-course meals. Guestrooms feature antique furnishings and seasonal wildflowers arrangements.
Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Shinmachi Bettei offers modern rooms yet with a traditional décor giving a great feel of traditional Japan. Guests can refresh in the public bath. Located a 10 minute walk from Shijo and Karasuma Stations.
Located in central Kyoto, Ryokan Kinoe is just a 5-minute walk from the famous Gion area. The Ryokan has a traditional stone garden and 24H public baths. Guests can enjoy the traditional soft tatami floors and comfortable futon bedding. Music and dance performances by geisha or maiko can be booked, for a fee.
Higashiyama Shikikaboku is a modern hotel which draws great inspiration from traditional Japanese architecture and decor. The hotel, which is located right by Higashiyama Station, offers a shared terrace and views of the city.