Nishiyama Ryokan is a family-run Japanese-style onsen inn situated in the center of Kyoto. Each year, the ryokan is visited by more than two thousand visitors coming from different countries. The inn advocates a cultural experience for its guests at a reasonable price. Nishiyama Ryokan aims to make each person’s stay memorable.

The location of the ryokan is ideal for visitors who love to walk as it is situated near shops, other well-known sites, and restaurants. Guests can easily reach their travel goals in just steps and are convenient for locals and tourists alike. This place is a recommendation for people who are looking for a quality stay near sites they want to visit in Kyoto.


Nishiyama Ryokan Amenities



Nishiyama Ryokan offers twenty-five styled rooms where guests can feel the genuine atmosphere of Japanese culture. Tourists can view the Japanese garden, which has a waterfall that gives off a relaxing vibe. Rooms are equipped with air-conditioning and have the traditional tatami mat flooring paired with traditional futon bedding. Included are an LCD TV, an attached bathroom, and yukata robes for guests to wear.

The traditional indoor communal bath is one the special features of the Nishiyama Ryokan. It would be a great and rich experience for people who are passionate about the Japanese Culture. A spa is also provided by the inn, which is beneficial for relaxation purposes of the traveler.

The ryokan provides the best quality of hospitality and accommodation based on the season – from the scent of the tatami mats to seasonal flowers and plants. The inn aims to provide authenticity of their culture and wants to encourage everyone staying at the onsen to try Japanese cuisine, which is a multi-course dinner. The food is freshly made out of seasonal Kyoto vegetables. Guests can also buy souvenirs from the souvenir shop.

Nishiyama Ryokan Facilities


Room equipment

✓ Air conditioning
✓ Safe
✓ Bottled water
✓ Clothes rack
✓ Refrigerator
✓ Electric kettle
✓ Flatscreen TV
✓ Bath/shower
✓ Wake-up service/alarm clock
✓ Complimentary toiletries
✓ Hairdryer

Hotel services

✓ Free WiFi
✓ Breakfast available
✓ Bicycle rental
✓ Bicycles available
✓ Banquet room
✓ Meeting rooms
✓ Baggage storage
✓ Gift shop
✓ Wifi
✓ Vending machine
✓ Game room
✓ Board games/puzzles
✓ Non-smoking hotel
✓ Shared bathroom
✓ First aid kit
✓ Umbrella
✓ Clothes dryer
✓ Laundry service
✓ Washing machine
✓ Ironing service
✓ Non-smoking rooms


Nishiyama Ryokan Cost

The starting price for one night of stay at the ryokan is ¥20,000 per person during the low season. In a busy season, the cost is around  ¥30,000 per person.


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Nishiyama Ryokan Reviews

Based on the customers’ reviews, Nishiyama Ryokan is considered to be a reasonable choice. Guests underline the friendly and warm welcome of the staff. The comfortable rooms were also praised,

Nishiyama Ryokan Location 

Nishiyama Ryokan’s location is just in the middle of Kyoto. This location allows you to visit exciting tourist attractions such as Honnoji Temple, Nishiki Market, Samurai & Ninja Museum With Experience, and others.

The ryokan is located in a modern building with a traditional ryokan style design. If you want to try to stay at the center of Kyoto, then it’s an ideal Japanese inn.

Nishiyama Ryokan

Address: 433 Yamamotocho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, 604-0933, Japan (map)


Hours: Open 24 hours

Phone: +81752221166


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.


Nishiyama Ryokan

Total rating: 4.5
A home from home
We stayed 4 nights and can't reccomend it enough. We were made to feel welcome and the staff were kind and helpful. Rooms were comfortable, cosy, clean and with a traditionally Japanese feel. The hot baths in the basement were such a treat after a long day walking in Kyoto. The lounge area overlooking the garden is a wonderful space to relax. The green tea ceremony and traditional Japanese breakfast are some of our most treasured memories of our time in Japan. Thank you Nishiyama Ryokan for making our stay so special!

Great people, amazing food, clean rooms and awesome service
We stayed with another couple for 1 night, but I wish we had more time to fully enjoy the stay at Nishiyama Ryokan. They treated us with care, paid detailed attention to our needs, and the rooms were super clean and the bathrooms were really nice. I also used the big bath downstairs and it was also clean and relaxing. I slept well in a nice futon. The food was first class and I think we ate everything. A big compliment to the chef and the server lady was super assertive and helpful. We were also amazed by the traditional tea ceremony performed and served by the second generation owners. They were so fantastic, polite and kind. We want to come back. I'd recommend this Ryokan to anyone.

Incredible hospitality
An amazing place to stay! The staff are so kind and hospitable, and the facilities are amazing. The breakfast is quite expensive but it's an amazing experience so I would definitely recommend adding breakfast for at least one morning.

avatarGeoff H
Traditional Japanese Accomodation
Excellent host. Onsen in basement. Beautiful gardens and surrounding streets. Convenience stores nearby Good laundry facilities Lovely traditional breakfast but only need to do it the once during your stay

Perfect Stay
Much appreciated the public bath and the tea ceremony. The staff was very helpful. Close to main attractions and markets and near a subway station. The price for similar ryokans in Kyoto the same period was higher.

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