Yoshida Sanso

Yoshida Sanso, 138 satoron

Yoshida Sanso is a brilliant ryokan offering gracious customer service. The hotel offers a great combination of detailed simplicity and authenticity of Japanese style. It’s the best choice for tourists who are looking for a luxury environment in Sakyo. Guests can enjoy nearby shrines, temples, and other historical sites paired with a memorable stay at the ryokan.

Yoshida Sanso is one of Kyoto’s most luxurious accommodation secrets. Built in 1932, it was once the residence of Japanese Prince, Higashi-Fushimi, and grandfather of Japanese Emperor Akihito. The hotel is crafted with Japanese cypress and decorated with the Chrysanthemum Seal’s flourishes, also known as the Imperial Seal of Japan.


Yoshida Sanso Amenities

Yoshida Sanso

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The ryokan features three rooms in their main house. One room is located on their first floor “Nanten”, which means “southern sky”. The next two rooms are on the second floor, namely “Fuku” translated as “good fortune”, and “Kotobuki” meaning “long life”. Tourists staying at the hotel can make themselves comfortable by enjoying the atmosphere of a cozy café. 

Yoshida Sanso has all of their rooms facing a quiet and charming garden which was designed by the prince himself. The inn provides large windows to welcome guests with proper and adequate ventilation. This is also for tourists to feel the gentle blow of the pleasant breeze. Those who stay here can truly enjoy a relaxing and splendid time with their friends and family.


Yoshida Sanso Facilities


Hotel services

✓ Free parking
✓ Free WiFi
✓ Hot tub
✓ Restaurant
✓ Banquet room
✓ Meeting rooms
✓ Massage
✓ Baggage storage
✓ Parking
✓ Breakfast available
✓ Gift shop
✓ Newspaper
✓ Non-smoking hotel
✓ Non-smoking rooms
✓ Suites
✓ Family rooms

Room equipment

✓ Air conditioning
✓ Room service


Yoshida Sanso Cost

The accommodation cost of Yoshida Sanso ranges from ¥100,000 to ¥150,000 per person. In comparison to other Kyoto ryokans, the price for staying at Yoshida Sanso is high.


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Yoshida Sanso Reviews

According to guests of Yoshida Sanso, the ryokan offers quality service which made their visit worth it. Some reviews also stated that the place brings a nostalgic feeling, saying Yoshida Sanso can make visitors feel like it is a time machine where they can travel back and feel Japan’s historical presence.

Yoshida Sanso Location 

Yoshida Sanso is just situated outside the central city limits, at the foot of Mt. Yoshida, far enough from the manic energy of the inner-city but offers sweeping views of Kyoto from its second-floor bedrooms. While you’re staying at Yoshida Sanso, don’t forget to check out Gion and Kodai-ji Temple, and other of Kyoto’s tourist attractions.

Yoshida Sanso

Address: 59-1 Yoshidashimoojicho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, 606-8314, Japan (map)

Website: yoshidasanso.com

Hours: Open 24 hours

Phone: +81757716125


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Total rating: 4.5
avatarAnthony S
A delightful spot
Traditional ryokan in a house built by a member of the royal family in the 1930s, original timbers. Very peaceful and immersive. Optional dinner was really excellent, served in a private room, as were the Japanese breakfasts. Lovely stay.

Living museum
Staying at Yoshida-sanso feels like traveling back in time and being a part of history. The owners is doing an amazing job preserving the ryokan. We stayed for one night in the main house with the shared bathroom. Luckily we were the only guest on the floor that day, so we had some privacy. The shower/bath is downstairs, which we also had to ourselves. The ryokan is impeccably clean, perfect room temperature (outside was in the 30s), and bed was comfortable. We had both the kaiseki dinner and breakfast, with breakfast being the most memorable. The tamago omelette was out of this world! Afterwards we enjoyed coffee in the cafe overlooking the main house. Everyone was hospitable, offering to take photos and explaining the history of the ryokan. It is a bit of distance from the busy streets of Kyoto which makes it a perfect retreat. It's once of a lifetime experience especially if you're into architecture and Japanese history!

If you choose a Ryokan ! .... this is the Best .
Very peaceful location ! This house is on every book of Japanese Traditional . It's gorgeous ! All original ... so clean that you cannot even see the maid ... Food is delicious . The people ??? ...just Love and Attention ...and tradition . I miss them all ...that was the highest point on my trip . ...I will go back ....somehow ! Love you guys...

avatarNatalio S
Great to place to relax!
We were there for 3 nights and it was great. I'm still amazed by how nice the staff was. If you are looking for a place to relax in Kyoto this is a good choice! Rooms are very traditional style, nice and clean. Food was great, we had breakfast everyday and dinner one night, both excellent. The staff was the best part of it, everyone was so nice and kind. They recommended us some nice restaurants, called and booked everything for us. Feels like the private villa is a bit too expensive compared to the other rooms from the main house but a part from that everything was awesome.

avatarWarner L
This is one of the premier Ryokan in Kyoto with a great meal service offered. I have had lunch twice here with a traditional menu and accoutrement. One of the best meals I've had in Japan and will go back.

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