Arashiyama Benkei is an elegant ryokan with friendly service. It is surrounded by a river and has a magnificent view. Arashiyama Benkei was found in 1969.

Arashiyama Benkei

Arashiyama Benkei, 嵐山温泉 嵐山辨慶

Arashiyama Benkei provides guests with Japanese haute cuisineThis open-air Japanese inn is fascinating to walk around Arashiyama’s temples. It has a calm and quiet garden with a beautiful view, where you can enjoy the scenery. Arashiyama Benkei provides perfect customer service and has many great places to go around in Arashiyama.


Arashiyama Benkei Amenities

Arashiyama Benkei

Arashiyama Benkei Amenities, 嵐山温泉 嵐山辨慶

Arashiyama Benkei provides guests with everything they need including large public baths, the rental open-air bath, spa, and massage therapy.


Arashiyama Benkei Facilities


Room equipment

✓ Japanese Style
✓ Private Bath
✓ Toilet
✓ Toilet Only (available)
✓ Shared Outdoor Bath (Same Gender Only)
✓ Shared Indoor Bath (Same Gender Only)
✓ Private Outdoor Hot Spring Bath (Attached to Guest Room)
✓ Family Bath
✓ Air conditioning
✓ Housekeeping
✓ Room service
✓ Safe
✓ Seating area
✓ Flatscreen TV
✓ Bath/shower
✓ Complimentary toiletries
✓ Wardrobe / closet
✓ Private bathrooms
✓ Hairdryer


✓ Dinner and Breakfast
✓ Breakfast only (available)
✓ No Meal (available)
✓ Special Meal (request)
✓ Vegetarian Meals
✓ Western-style Breakfast
✓ Dinner Served (in room)
✓ Breakfast Served (in room)

Hotel services

✓ Free parking
✓ Secured parking
✓ Electric vehicle charging station
✓ Free WiFi
✓ Hot tub
✓ Restaurant
✓ Free shuttle or taxi services
✓ Banquet room
✓ Fax/photocopying
✓ Spa
✓ Breakfast available
✓ Complimentary welcome drink
✓ Kids’ meals
✓ Special diet menus
✓ Wine / champagne
✓ Vending machine
✓ Shuttle bus service
✓ Taxi service
✓ Hot spring bath
✓ Massage
✓ Massage chair
✓ Open-air bath
✓ 24-hour security
✓ Baggage storage
✓ Concierge
✓ Gift shop
✓ Newspaper
✓ Non-smoking hotel
✓ Outdoor fireplace
✓ Shared bathroom
✓ Shops
✓ Umbrella
✓ Children under 12 Years allowed
✓ Near: restaurants and shops
✓ Credit Card
✓ Pickup Service


Arashiyama Benkei Cost

Arashiyama Benkei provides tourists with a high level of quality. Thus, the price ranges between ¥50,000 ~ ¥90,000 per person. Although the price is rather high, the level of services provided by the hotel is exclusive as well.


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Arashiyama Benkei Reviews

According to guests of Arashiyama Benkei ryokan, they were pleased to have a private hot tub and a great service.

Arashiyama Benkei Location

Arashiyama Benkei is located in Arashiyama. This onsen is situated near the Togetsukyo Bridge not far from Bamboo Forest Street. Arashiyama Benkei is close to the main tourist sightseeings such as Gio-ji Temple, Monkey Park Iwatayama, Arashiyama, and Tenryuji Temple.

Arashiyama Benkei

Address: Japan, 〒616-8385 Kyoto, Ukyo Ward, Sagatenryuji Susukinobabacho, 34 (map)


Hours: Open 24 hours

Phone: +81758723355


You can’t leave Kyoto without a quick visit to Maikoya. From tea ceremonies to kimono photo ops, Maikoya offers a variety of fun and authentic Japanese experiences.


Arashiyama BENKEI

Total rating: 4.5
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.

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.

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.

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
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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