Kyoto Nanzenji Garden Ryokan Yachiyo

Kyoto Nanzenji Garden Ryokan Yachiyo,

Kyoto Nanzenji Garden Ryokan Yachiyo is a Nanzen-Ji Meiji period villa in Sakyo, an area in Kyoto known for the location’s mixture of nature and Japan’s traditional structures. Nanzen-Ji is considered as having one of the most beautiful and popular areas in Kyoto. This area is recognized for its incredible display of villas.

Moreover, this place is truly worth visiting because of its stunning gardens. A lot of these gardens were constructed with the use of innovative design. Their gardens were built not to change, but to enhance the natural landscape. During the Meiji period, many famous people built villas in this location and even today, the historical trend has not changed a bit.


Kyoto Nanzenji Garden Ryokan Yachiyo Amenities 

Kyoto Nanzenji Garden Ryokan Yachiyo features 6 suite rooms and 12 more rooms. All of these have tatami flooring, which is an important element that completes the feel of a traditional Japanese inn. This is paired with a futon bedding to make their guests comfortable in their sleep during their stay.

The ryokan provides its guests a flat-screen and Apple television for their entertainment. Tourists can also lend their bicycles for free. Along with these exquisite amenities, guests can behold a beautiful view of the garden from the comforts of their room. They can enjoy Japan’s scenic nature while relaxing and spending quality time in the inn.


Kyoto Nanzenji Garden Ryokan Yachiyo Facilities


Room equipment

✓ Air purifier
✓ Air conditioning
✓ Interconnected rooms available
✓ Room service
✓ Safe
✓ Flatscreen TV
✓ On-demand movies
✓ Bath/shower
✓ Sofa
✓ Telephone
✓ Bottled water
✓ Private bathrooms
✓ Complimentary toiletries
✓ Hairdryer

Hotel services

✓ Free WiFi
✓ Hot tub
✓ Restaurant
✓ Bicycle rental
✓ Bicycles available
✓ Highchairs available
✓ Strollers
✓ Paid public parking nearby
✓ Breakfast available
✓ Kids’ meals
✓ Outdoor dining area
✓ Special diet menus
✓ Wine / champagne
✓ Banquet room
✓ Concierge
✓ Non-smoking hotel
✓ Shared bathroom
✓ Non-smoking rooms
✓ Suites
✓ Family rooms


Kyoto Nanzenji Garden Ryokan Yachiyo Cost

The accommodation cost of Kyoto Nanzenji Garden Ryokan Yachiyo ranges from ¥20,000 to ¥70,000. In comparison to other ryokans in Japan, this price can be considered as high.


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Kyoto Nanzenji Garden Ryokan Yachiyo Reviews

According to the guests’ reviews, the garden is a perfect combination with the aesthetic of the ryokan. The bath of the inn has also been commended for being excellent and exclusive. Guests admire how convenient the location is especially walking distances towards sites they want to visit.


Kyoto Nanzenji Garden Ryokan Yachiyo Location

Kyoto Nanzenji Garden Ryokan Yachiyo is located next to the historical Nanzen-ji Temple (0,4 km). While staying at the ryokan, don’t forget to visit the Kyoto Municipal Zoo (0,3 km) and Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art (0,5 km).

Kyoto Nanzenji Garden Ryokan Yachiyo

Address: Japan, 〒606-8435 Kyoto, Sakyo Ward, Nanzenji Garden Ryokan Yachiyo 京都市左京区南禅寺福地町34 (map)


Hours: Open 24 hours

Phone: +81757714148


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.


Kyoto Nanzenji Garden Ryokan Yachiyo

Total rating: 4
Cheap hostel with a nice garden
My expectations were high given the (mainly) high ratings given by other reviewers. However, I was sorely disappointed. The room was run down with old and mismatched furniture. My room had a private bathroom with a tub that had a piece of wood wedged on one corner to prevent it from rocking (although it still did). The sliding doors didn’t slide but wobbled. In the morning, there were piles of used sheets in the corridor and cleaning items left on the chair outside the room - giving a real messy feel to the whole place. As I had a road facing room, traffic noise could be heard throughout the night (although Kyoto is a quiet town and this is in a fairly quiet part of town, the ryokan is along a mid size road with moderate amount of traffic going by). The staff were nice but nothing else about the place really justifies the high price charged for the room. Honestly, I’ve stayed in hostels that provided a much higher level of personalised service and guest experience compared to this.

avatarAllison P
Authentic ryokan experience in a perfect location
Beautiful room, lovely staff, exquisite gardens and perfect location make the Kyoto Nanzenji Garden Ryokan Yachiyo a fabulous choice for your visit to Kyoto! We enjoyed the wonderful hospitality, the comfortable futons and delicious comforters, and a divine dinner at the restaurant! And, while my Japanese is very limited, the staff all spoke English and were very patient with my modest attempts to speak Japanese. Also, the Nanzen-ji Temple just down the road is amazingly beautiful.

A few days in Kyoto
This beautiful Ryokan was our best choice on our trip in Japan. It’s located a few steps from Nanzenji Temple. And around 10 minutes walk to a subway station. But it’s nice to take a bike and go for a bike tour around the city, and it’s offered for free. We had a room with garden view and loved it. Every is incredible friendly and has a family feeling. The Japanese Breakfast was fantastic and we still miss that. For sure one fine day we wanna go back there.

avatarNadja T
Great stay
Staying in a Ryokan in Japan is a must. The Yachiyo Ryoken is a lovely, quiet family runned oasis. Yes, it might give some people the impression of being old fashioned BUT this is exactly what you want - getting the charm and spirit of how the old days and feeling like a Gaisha or Samurai. If you don't, you are better off in a chain hotel. We also had the traditional dinner and traditional Japanese breakfast where I discovered new foods - amazing! They really look after you and introduce you into Japanese traditions and culture and will help you if you don't know how to wear a Kimono or the way to eat your food. Everything is absolutely clean and perfectly arranged. Last but not least, it was heartwarming when the owner sang a Japanese song about Switzerland (I'm Swiss) I wished I would know the name of this song to be able to look it up. We would definitely come back 🙂

Best Ryokan Experience
I saw another couple review this Ryokan on YouTube and just had to see it for myself. It met every expectation you have when you think of old Japan and it’s food and culture. I highly recommend it to anyone who has never tried Kyokaiseki.

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