Nagomi Ryokan Yuu is a traditional Japanese inn located in Shimogyo.
Its air-conditioned rooms are based on classic ryokan features, complete with tatami mat flooring, futon bedding, and shoji paper screens. A stay costs 5,000 – 10,000 JPY per night, including private bathrooms with a bathtub.
Guests can wear kimonos or participate in a Tea ceremony held at the inn, provided that guests pay a separate fee. The same goes for their Japanese breakfast.
Attractions like the Nishi Hongan-ji Temple and the Higashi Hongan-ji Temple can be visited by guests during their stay at the inn.
Those who are planning to stay at Nagomi Ryokan Yuu can take a public transit coming from Gojo and Kyoto Stations.
Due to coronavirus, guests must book under the guidelines implemented by the Government of Japan.
Is this place ryokan only or ryokan with an onsen?
Does this ryokan have private onsen (hot spring)?
Is there a communal shared public bath?
Price range (yen)
5,000 – 10,000
Nagomi Ryokan Yu
Total rating: 4
Basic, and Mosquito bites.
It is a basic place with the minimum. Stayed in a 4 person room with our own bathroom.
Shower was small and in the entrance area to room, toilet was in the room area. Not enough power outlets, luckily we had a surge protecting power strip. Towel rental fee.
The floor boards in the entrance to the room had big gaps, and we thought we had dropped the keys through the boards the first night. (Didn't just misplaced). But this made it easy for mosquitos to get in and bite up our legs in the night. No closet, ironing board/iron. I would shell out more money for a nicer place if I had to do over.
Very Small Room
We chose this ryokan because of the affordable price and location. When we arrived, our bags had been placed in our room (we'd sent them from our previous hotel via the takkyubin service), which was a nice touch. The room felt very small for the two of us. There was basically just enough floor space for our two futons laid out right next to each other. However, there is a large closet where they normally store the futons that we were able to use to store our luggage and other items when we rolled out the futons.
The futons were very thin; I felt like I was pretty much just sleeping on the floor and it was rather uncomfortable. We got one of the private rooms so we would have our own bathroom but again, the bathroom was very small. Of course, we didn't spend a ton of time in the room anyway as we were out and about most of the time so the small space was not a dramatic downside.
The neighborhood was quiet, which we liked, and the staff were very friendly. We had the western-style breakfast a couple mornings and it was quite good! All in all, it is an affordable stay in Kyoto, but I can't say that it is the most comfortable option. I would also warn that if you are looking specifically for a great ryokan experience and not just for a place to crash, this might not be the type of place you're looking for.
Basic ryokan in Kyoto, good breakfast
This ryokan is situated in a quiet residential area a couple of stops away from the Kawaramachi/Gion area. It was a little confusing and a bit of a walk to find the place at first. The reception building, shared house and private ensuites are in separate buildings. I stayed in the ensuite room as I prefer having my own bathroom, and it was a cosy room with a balcony seat (though there's not much view). The futon was thinner compared to another ryokan I stayed in during the same trip, but I only stayed for one night so it was not a huge issue, but took a bit of getting used to. I have to say the breakfast was really delicious and well presented. Also I don't think they take credit card as I had to pay by cash.
Clean, quiet and beautiful
Nagoya Ryokan Yu
Located in Gojo area which is very quiet. This area offers you with ryokan and sweet shop. The ryokan is not far from FRESCO, a supermarket.
Ryokan staff are very professional, they can speak English well. There are some rules to follow such as to be quiet and graceful, park you rental bike properly or you’ll be fined by the hotel if it was taken. Their breakfast is wonderful (western style 1,000 yen Japanese stye 1,200 yen) they even have Yukata for rent. Common room provided small kitchen, dining table. Toilet and bathroom are share-using, but it’s super clean. There are soap, shampoo provided.
The things I didn’t like is the room wall which is quite thin, so I heard my housemate snoring. The thing I like are the feeling of relaxation and the restaurant area.
I was excited to stay in this location as the pictures and some reviews said it was a good location. I should have read the reviews better. The room size was small but it was fine for me and my husband. The issue was that you can literally hear everything going on in the other rooms and we were wokin up multiple times all throughout the two night stay. You can hear full conversations and it feels like you have no privacy. My other issue was with the room itself, its in serious need of repair. The wall paper was coming off and the tatami mats were heavily stained also the futons were very thin it was basically like sleeping on the floor.