Ryokan Ugenta is a traditional Japanese inn located in Sakyo, Kyoto. It offers quality service and excellent amenities that help enhance the stay of the guest.

The ryokan has its rooms equipped with air-conditioning and wireless internet connection. Its rooms cost 90,000 to 130,000 JPY per night. Ryokan Ugenta also offers indoor and outdoor baths to those who want to experience ultimate relaxation.

Guests are invited to try Japanese cuisine in the ryokan, introducing its hot pots specialties, which exclusively available only during the winter and autumn seasons.

Tourist attractions like the Koun-ji Temple and the Itsukushima Shrine can be visited by guests during their stay at the inn.

Ryokan Ugenta is accessible by rides coming from Itami Airport, provided that guests must practice precautionary measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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Is this place ryokan only or ryokan with an onsen?
Onsen Ryokan

Does this ryokan have private onsen (hot spring)?
Yes

Is there a communal shared public bath?
Yes

In or near
Kyoto

Price range (yen)
90,000 – 130,000

Kifune Ugenta

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Ugenta is nestled in the hills by a stream of waterfalls. Ugenta is utterly peaceful and scenic. We stayed in the Japanese style suite which is spacious and stunning in its design. The furniture is created by George Nakishima and the entire space is beautiful, a design lovers dream. The meals (breakfast and dinner are included) are served in the room, and they are so amazing - certainly some of the best we had in Japan. Each meal is prepared with so much care and with top quality ingredients, and imagination. And the service couldn't be more incredible and exemplary. We visited on our honeymoon and they presented us with personalized gifts and a special cake upon arrival. At every turn, the staff cares deeply for you, from immaculate presentation of the meals to anticipating your needs. We came in from a walk one day and without us calling down, half an hour later they brought tea to us. At every turn, Ugenta made us feel cared for and serene. My time here has restored me, delighted me, and made such a good impression upon, I cannot emphasize enough how positive and exemplary and gorgeous and deeply caring a place Ugenta is!

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Ugenta is nestled in quiet hills by a happy stream of waterfalls. We stayed in the Japanese style suite which is very beautiful and designed by George Nakishima. The meals (breakfast and dinner are included) are served in-room, and they are impeccable. Each meal is prepared with thought and detail and insanely fresh produce. But what really recommends Ugenta is the service. We visited on our honeymoon and they presented us with personalized gifts for each of us and a special treat upon arrival. At every turn, the staff cares their utmost for you, from carefully tending to your meals, your room, and your schedule. They even came into Kyoto and picked us up when we couldn’t figure out the train! Our stay was restorative, and so excellent that I can’t stop talking about how much I love the space, food, and service here. I will also add, I saw a few reviews mention that the staff may not speak English, but I want to deeply emphasize how not an issue that is. They have pocket translators and a deep desire to communicate with you as clearly and easily as possible. With Google Translate easily accessible and the pocket translators, communication was zero issue for us - and the depth of care Ugenta offers its guests transcends any language anyway. My time at Ugenta was incredible.

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If you can save up some bucks, I HIGHLY recommend booking a night in a ryokan. We stayed at this one, which was amazing (but immensely expensive even with my friend's work discount, hence one night only). Absolutely worth it though to relax in the mountains, dress in a kimono, sit in a hot bath outside, and have a traditional Japanese while sitting over a waterfall. They also brew their own magical beer (the water is used from their own shrine's waterfall and only gathered on full moons -- and it is one of the best beers I've ever had).


Ryokan Ugenta

Total rating: 4.5
avatarKen S
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Dinner on the river!
Came here on a friend’s recommendation to escape the heat in the city. We didn’t stay the night, just went to the restaurant. It took about an hour by train to get to Kifune station from central Kyoto. If you have a dinner reservation the ryokan provides a shuttle service from the train station. Make sure to check with them! We didn’t realise and took the public shuttle up (it only cost about 100 yen though) You can also walk up but it’s a steep climb on a narrow road with no pedestrian walkway. There are platforms on top of the river for dining. A very unique experience to have the food brought out to you while you’re listening to a mountain stream. The food was excellent. The alcohol selection was quite limited though.

avatarA D
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My favorite place
Ugenta is nestled in the hills by a stream of waterfalls. Ugenta is utterly peaceful and scenic. We stayed in the Japanese style suite which is spacious and stunning in its design. The furniture is created by George Nakishima and the entire space is beautiful, a design lovers dream. The meals (breakfast and dinner are included) are served in the room, and they are so amazing - certainly some of the best we had in Japan. Each meal is prepared with so much care and with top quality ingredients, and imagination. And the service couldn't be more incredible and exemplary. We visited on our honeymoon and they presented us with personalized gifts and a special cake upon arrival. At every turn, the staff cares deeply for you, from immaculate presentation of the meals to anticipating your needs. We came in from a walk one day and without us calling down, half an hour later they brought tea to us. At every turn, Ugenta made us feel cared for and serene. My time here has restored me, delighted me, and made such a good impression upon me, I cannot emphasize enough how positive and exemplary and gorgeous and deeply caring a place Ugenta is!

avatarStephen N
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Wonderful ryokan experience
Ugenta is nestled in the hills by a mountain stream. While there are power lines and other ryokans and restaurants on the road, Ugenta is like an island of peace. The water from the river is an excellent, peaceful background sound. The rooms (there are only two and we had both) are fantastic. They are simple, large and beautiful and furnished with furniture designed by George Nakishima (look him up, his stuff is beautiful). The meals (breakfast and dinner are included) which are served in your rooms, is wonderful, some of the best we had in Japan. And the service couldn't be better. There might be a language barrier but it is well worth overcoming.

avatarJetsetters-CandJC
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Japanese Magic
Quiet and serene which is what one would dream of when in traditional Japan, in front of multiple small waterfalls in small creek. The water flows to maintain a Zen mood. Of the only two rooms available, western and Japanese, we chose the latter. The room comes with kaiseki dinner and breakfast were excellent. The outdoor onsen magical and there is no need for the indoor bathtub

avatarthereallife
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Underwhelmed.
We came here as a friend recommended us the ryokan 'as the best place he had ever stayed in'. The room was gorgeous, on 2 levels, beautiful finishings and furniture. As it has been said before the temperature in the outside onsen is very hot - I had no issues in other onsens but here we both could not handle more than a minute in the water. What a pity! The Kiseku dinner was just too much for us - too much in terms of the amount of food but also in terms of what we were served. We got so much eel that we could not bear the smell or the taste of it anymore for the rest of our Japan trip. The surroundings are absolutely beautiful - the ryokan is located on an upward sloping street by a river in the middle of the mountain. I am afraid if I compare Ugenta with ryokans that cost a fraction of what we paid here I would only give it an average rating - the location and the room though still make it a beautiful place. Considering how expensive it is we would not stay again.

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