Yoshida Sanso

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

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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

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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

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Please note that rates are based on 2 adults occupancy and include breakfast for 2 persons however, some room types accommodate more then 3 adults or children. Please contact <CustomerService@TabletHotels.com> if you would like to inquire rates for 3 or more adults occupancy and children traveling together.

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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

Please note that rates are based on 2 adults occupancy and include breakfast for 2 persons however, some room types accommodate more then 3 adults or children. Please contact <CustomerService@TabletHotels.com> if you would like to inquire rates for 3 or more adults occupancy and children traveling together.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

4pm,

Check out:

10am

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