Yoshida Sanso

59-1 Yoshida Shimooji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
Ginkaku Temple

Action Bar

19
Rating

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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms18.5
  • Public Spaces19.5
  • Service20
  • Overall19
3
Reviews

Most recent review:

What I liked:

wow, where to begin! The staff was super accommodating and friendly from the onset. I can't say enough nice things about the people, attention to detail, room comfort, meal and tea presentation (the tea house is adorable) and the location. I will return!

What the hotel could do better:

Nothing, this was the most unique, inviting, relaxing hotel I have ever frequented.

Kathryn

Stayed April 2015

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Hotel Description

When we think of an elegant, tranquil ryokan, we tend to imagine a Japanese countryside setting, a remote locale away from city centers or major tourist attractions. But Kyoto’s Yoshida Sanso, located in a residential neighborhood right in the city, is a fine example that that needn’t always be the case.

Walk past the imposing gate on an unassuming street, and you’re suddenly surrounded by a sublime hush as you enter Yoshida Sanso’s historic main building. Built in 1932 as the second residence for a member of the Japanese imperial family, the inn looks illustriously traditional at first glance, yet reveals restrained hints of modernism, such as the stained glass windows. All of the guestrooms in the main building come with a view of the expertly tended garden, while the rooms in the Satsuki Cottage annex offer more privacy and a spectacular view of the mountain bonfire during the annual Daimonji Festival.

As in most ryokans, meals at Yoshida Sanso are an integral part of the experience, and you’ll want to work up an appetite for the delicate, Kyoto-style kaiseki (multi-course) dinner. Thankfully, some of the city’s venerable sites, including the Ginkaku-ji temple and Philosopher’s Walk, are accessible by foot, so you can indulge in a full afternoon of sightseeing and take a stroll back. If you find yourself too hungry before dinnertime, stop by the retro-modern Café Shinkokan on the premises for some traditional refreshments.

Please note: Yoshida Sanso only accepts parties of 2 or more guests. Guests traveling solo cannot be accommodated.

How to get there:

Yoshida Sanso is about a 20-minute taxi ride from Kyoto Station. For further information or assistance with transportation, please email CustomerService@TabletHotels.com.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 5 Rooms
  • Style: Traditional Elegance
  • Atmosphere: Secluded

Map

Hotel Amenities and Services

  • Boardroom
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

4pm,

Check out:

10am

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • Boardroom
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

4pm,

Check out:

10am

Map