Ryokan Uemura has a long history of providing its services. Being a family business, Ryokan Uemura has been accepting guests for over 65 years. Tourists can visit this inn in Higashiyama, a location known for its shrines and temples, which gives the feel of Japan’s history that dates back in the feudal era. This makes Ryokan Uemura, a romantic ryokan, fitting and accessible to travelers.
Ryokan Uemura can be described as a nostalgic place, taking a person back in time when locals presented a Japanese welcome. Surrounded by traditional wooden buildings and the beauty of nature, this place is certainly perfect for retreats and relaxation, making it a worthwhile visit.
Ryokan Uemura Amenities
Ryokan Uemura makes your stay authentic through the quality of their materials, especially the rooms that are equipped with tatami floors. It is a feature that is well-known and one of the important elements that complete a ryokan experience. Also, like the traditional inn, the rooms that Ryokan Uemura provides are spacious.
One’s stay in Japan is not complete without Yukata robes, which the inn would happily provide. Here, people can enjoy Japanese cultural immersion while spending quality time with their friends and family. With these fun and interactive activities, a stay in this inn is surely worth the try.
✓ Air conditioning
✓ Seating area
✓ Complimentary toiletries
✓ Non-smoking rooms
Ryokan Uemura Cost
The accommodation cost of Ryokan Uemura ranges from ¥15,000 to ¥25,000. In comparison to other ryokans in Japan, this price is considered moderate.
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Ryokan Uemura Reviews
According to guests’ reviews, staying at Ryokan Uemura makes one experience Japanese hospitality paired with an amazing and convenient location. The guests commend the friendly and welcoming atmosphere from the staff. The inn’s breakfast has also won the tastes of different travelers coming from around the world.
Some reviews stated how warm Ryokan Uemera can be and gives off a safe and comfortable environment. The view of the ryokan’s little garden has also attracted several visitors, which made them admire the place more. Other reviews have also commended their prices as reasonable and have described the inn as romantic.
Ryokan Uemura has a convenient location right in the center of the Gion district. This Japanese inn is a 16-minute walk from the Higashiyama subway station, a 20-minute walk from Kiyomizu Temple, and a 4-minute walk from Kōdai-Ji Temple. Also, Ryokan Uemura is close to Kimono Tea Ceremony Kyoto Maikoya which is just a 20-minute walk away.
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.
Total rating: 4.5
A warm home in a great location
We went during a very hot. In August. Ms Umera was such a gracious hostess. She let us borrow her umbrella every day and provided a home cooked breakfast every morning. The rooms are nice but a unique part of the charm is that the ryokan is homey and decidedly old school. The location is near everything in Gion and yet off the main roads so that it’s quiet in the evenings. Be sure to bring cash as she does not take credit cards. Highly recommended.
Great location, great hospitality
Great location for exploring on foot many of the popular sites. While it's near a lot, it's actually located on a pedestrian only street that was pretty quiet and felt very removed from the busier streets just a short distance away.
More importantly, the hospitality of the owner (whose name escapes me now) was great. Her English was minimal, but enough. She was very accommodating and kind. For example, she offered me an umbrella for my use on a rainy day, and she always greeted me when I returned for the day.
The accommodation itself was clean, though basic, and I imagine pretty traditional. The bedding was comfortable enough. The bathroom and shower is shared, but at least when I was there, the place wasn't that crowded so it was never an issue. Breakfast was good, too, and both Western and Japanese options.
Charm and Location to the MAX!
The elder lady who owns/runs Ryokan Uemura is just about the sweetest person I met on my trip to Japan. And while the interior of the ryokan shows signs of age, every detail relating to the comfort and enjoyment of my stay was immaculate. For example, the owner laundered my dirty clothing without being asked, remembered that I preferred coffee over tea and served it to me with my breakfast the second (and final) morning of my stay, brought me both newspapers (in English) with my breakfast and every spout in the showerhead functioned flawlessly, among other things. I'm not exaggerating when I say that no detail here was overlooked, and I liked the accommodations (including location) of Ryokan Uemura even more than the those of the significantly more expensive Ryokan Izuyasu, which was also phenomenal. As an aside, the owner's charm and kindness shall never be forgotten, and the kiwi she served me with breakfast was without question the best I've ever had in my life.
Charming Ryokan with Wonderful Hostess
We occupied two rooms in this lovely old Ryokan a few days ago and what made the place special was our wonderful hostess Hideko San. She prepared the most delicious and beautiful Japanese and Western breakfasts we have eaten in Japan! In her eighties now, her energy and kindness are an inspiration. Leaving her felt like saying goodbye to our grandma and we all got a bit teary! The rooms were comfortable and everything was clean. Hideko san gave us helpfultips on how to get to places in her limited English, wrote notes to taxi drivers in Japanese and we warmed to her twinkling eyes and kindness. The ryokan was relatively expensive, but you are paying for the brilliant location in historic Ginza. It is like being transported to a different world! The stunning serene Kodaiji Zen temple is a just stone's throw away and if you are lucky like us, you will hear and see the monks coming by for alms. Staying here was a highlight for us and we hope to be back soon.
Welcoming and lovely Ryokan
A well-located and very friendly ryokan in the Gion district. The host was just lovely - she was very hospitable, and clearly committed to ensuring a comfortable stay. We had a generously-sized room with a little balcony overlooking the garden. Bathroom facilities were shared but quite clean.