Arashiyama Benkei is a traditional Japanese ryokan located along the banks of Katsura River, in western Kyoto. It’s the perfect walking distance from the main tourist attractions in Arashiyama, making it a great stay for those who wish to explore the town.

Historically, the town of Arashiyama served as a resort for aristocrats and royalty. Today, the scenic place serves as a getaway spot for tourists, both local and international alike, and Arashiyama Benkei welcomes all guests with Japanese hospitality.

Arashiyama Benkei offers a selection of 12 rooms, each with its own charms. Some of which will include a private onsen, but all of them with a scenic view of either the river or the gardens.

The inn also offers hot spring baths of varying sizes, to be reserved for private use. Guests may opt to use the smaller, more private baths or the large baths for bigger groups. There are also two separate indoor baths for men and women.

Arashiyama Benkei is a quick walk from Arashiyama Station. Travelers may take the bus or JR Train from Kyoto Station.

The inn is operating normally with safety measures in place and limited acceptance to prevent the spread of infection.

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  • Arashiyama BENKEI is located in the center of Arashiyama, Kyoto, but has a special time different from everyday life. It is a ryokan where you can spend a blissful time in a special space where you can relax and relax in a private hot spring, special Japanese cuisine incorporating seasonal blessings.
    Arashiyama BENKEI is located in the center of Arashiyama, Kyoto, but has a special time different from everyday life. It is a ryokan where you can spend a blissful time in a special space where you can relax and relax in a private hot spring, special Japanese cuisine incorporating seasonal blessings.
    Arashiyama BENKEI is located in the center of Arashiyama, Kyoto, but has a special time different from everyday life. It is a ryokan where you can spend a blissful time in a special space where you can relax and relax in a private hot spring, special Japanese cuisine incorporating seasonal blessings. - Pinned on : Jan 19, 2021

 

Private Onsen (For couples, families, tattoo wearers)

(1) Rooms with open-air hot spring baths available
(2) Rental hot spring baths for private use (outside guest rooms): 1 bath

Spring quality/qualities

Simple hot spring

Number of rooms

10 rooms

*No elevators or escalators.

 

Rooms with open-air baths
Available

Onsen Area
Arashiyama

Is this place ryokan only or ryokan with an onsen?
Onsen Ryokan

Does this ryokan have private onsen (hot spring)?
Yes

Is there a communal shared public bath?
No

Are there additional rental options?
With open-air tubs 1 With indoor tubs 0 With both indoor and outdoor tubs 0 Price 2200 yen / 45 minutes How to book Reserve upon check-in

In or near
Kyoto

Price range (yen)
30,000 – 120,000

The price includes one dinner and one breakfast

Arashiyama Benkei

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Excellent Ryoken experience. Wonderful attentive staff. Beautiful onsen. We stayed for the dinner and breakfast, and it was perfect. Such a relaxing experience, and great views of hills and river in front.

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Great location, room, food and service. We stayed here in late Dec 2017. The river and bridge are right outside. The room is traditional but has all the modern amenities. The best were the food, tradition Kyoto cuisine. I think the ryokan puts in effort to make non-Japanese speakers feeling comfortable. There are multi-lingual person at reception desk, dinner menu has English translation.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The hosts and staff at Arashiyama Benkei provided the most exceptional service I have ever received. The multicourse dinner, preparation of the room, and facilities are top tier class. I traveled alone, booked a room for one, and had a spectacular view of the river and mountains. 10/10 would (will) come again.


Arashiyama BENKEI

Total rating: 4.5
avatarkanacala
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Didn't meet our expectations
If you haven't stayed in a ryokan or other traditional Japanese space before, Arashiyama Benkei might be ok. However, we came to Arashiyama Benkei after staying in a machiya, and it was hard not to compare the two. The private bathroom we had in our room could definitely have used an update, and the room wasn't very cozy -- we knew upon seeing it that we weren't going to spend much time there. Additionally, the location of Arashiyama Benkei is far from the city center of Kyoto, so for those looking for easy access to the city, this might not be for you. It was convenient for visiting the bamboo forest and some nearby shrines, but restaurants close early in the area, so we would take the train into the city for dinner. We had higher expectations for this place, and perhaps it just didn't suit what we were looking for. The private onsen was enjoyable, and we'd look forward to that.

avatarhkjerry
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Great modern ryocan experience
We stayed in modern residential suite which is remote from main lobby and other rooms, also from busy street. Huge private hot tub made with hinoki wood was the most exciting part of this room. Two rooms were in good size and beddings ,mattress and futons were in excellent condition. Staffs were very helpful and fluent in English as well. Great service, great breakfast (as we did not choose dinner option) and more than great bath.

avatarKaraMia2002
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Highlight of my trip
I wanted to experience traditional ryokan when visiting Kyoto and I’m glad I found this place. Firstly, I wouldn’t have visited Arashiyama area of Kyoto simply because it is on the other side of Kyoto from the regular tourist attractions are (Gion). This absolutely serene area has a lot to offer and by far succeeded my expectations of traditional Japan. Temples, gardens, bamboo forest, monkeys, shops and restaurants. I highly recommend visiting Arashiyama area and I greatly regret I didn’t buy a postcard with images of this beautiful area. The hotel itself is a luxury version of traditional bed and breakfast (ryokan). It is located at the end of the main strip with shops and restaurants, by the river with stunning views of the mountains, making it a perfect location to relax and at the same time close to the main area. The main strip of shops and restaurants are around the corner. I wanted a room with a private bath, which was the most expensive type of room they had. But there is no need for a bath here. They have an onsen - either communal or you can order a private one (for extra $20 or so). I didn’t use communal onsen (which I now regret), which looked amazing. I ordered a private onsen after dinner - absolutely loved it and highly recommend. It is truly a serene and relaxing experience. I had 12 course traditional dinner and traditional breakfast here. It’s not type of food a Westerner would eat every day, but as an experience it was worth every penny. From table service, food presentation and quality, to conversations with the server, amazing views out the window to overall experience - it was definitely worth it. They do have an option of Western breakfast, but scrambled eggs and a toast just don’t fit into this atmosphere. The room had garden view with a lovely sitting area on the den. Where I really got to understand and enjoy what Japanese call “Zen”. I had an exhausting day traveling from Tokyo and it all went away so quickly just by sitting on the den and looking at carefully made landscape of the garden. The only downside - it is very expensive. If I’m ever in Japan again - this is the place I would definitely want to visit again.

avatarraykuan
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Excellently located ryokan
This homely ryokan exudes a warm welcoming feeling with its super comfortable futons, yummy breakfast and friendly staff. Prices are steep but worth every cent. We walked to all the major scenic spots in Arashimaya and enjoyed the crisp fresh morning air. Will most certainly come back here when we next visit Kyoto.

avatarElizabeth M
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Once in a lifetime experience
Food, hospitality, and location were incredible. The location could not have been better. We ate dinner over looking the mountains, river, and bridge. And the private onsen..... so relaxing. This was one of our most expensive excursions while in Japan but it was worth every penny to experience this traditional Japanese inn. We had SO MUCH food and were so relaxed. Thank you to the staff for this great night!

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