Kanamean Nishitomiya

Tominokouji Rokkaku Sagaru Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan
Central Kyoto (Nakagyo-ku)

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19.5
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  • Rooms19
  • Public Spaces19
  • Service20
  • Overall19.5
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Hotel Description

The ryokan tradition might be one of the world’s longest-running hospitality genres, but in Japan, there’s a distinction between “traditional” and “old-fashioned.” And while Kanamean Nishitomiya has plenty of connection with the past — for one thing, it’s a 19th-century townhouse, a rarity in Kyoto — a stay here isn’t a trip back in time so much as it is an experience of Japanese hospitality stripped down to its essence.

After all, the owners haven’t been precious about outfitting their antique home with contemporary furniture. All seven rooms are tatami-style, which is as traditional as can be, but the house’s modern artworks and library full of books break the otherwise retro mood. And every room is individual, in its way, with differing layouts and décor, so no two stays are quite the same.

The urban location means it’s convenient as can be, while the townhouse setting isolates you from the city’s business. The highlight, as in any ryokan, is dinner, an elaborate multi-course affair for which you dress in traditional garb and follow a carefully prescribed routine. Here it’s been recognized with a Michelin star, which is no small achievement for a family-owned business such as this.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 7 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Kanamean Nishitomiya Restaurant is closed on Sundays. Japanese Kaiseki dinner is available JPY18,000 / person and Japanese set breakfast is available at JPY3,000 / person / day. 10% service charge and 8% VAT are excluded. Reservation is required by 3 days before arrival. Children under 3 yrs old are free of charge without futon or meals. 3-6 yrs old is 30% of adult half board rate, 6-9 yrs old is 50% of adult half board rate, 10-12 yrs old is 70% of adult half board rate including futons and meal(s). Please contact customer service when traveling with children.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Japan Credit Bureau

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

11am

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Kanamean Nishitomiya Restaurant is closed on Sundays. Japanese Kaiseki dinner is available JPY18,000 / person and Japanese set breakfast is available at JPY3,000 / person / day. 10% service charge and 8% VAT are excluded. Reservation is required by 3 days before arrival. Children under 3 yrs old are free of charge without futon or meals. 3-6 yrs old is 30% of adult half board rate, 6-9 yrs old is 50% of adult half board rate, 10-12 yrs old is 70% of adult half board rate including futons and meal(s). Please contact customer service when traveling with children.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Japan Credit Bureau

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

11am

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