Yoshida Sanso is a traditional ryokan located near Mount Yoshida. It belonged to one of the members of the Imperial Family.

Built during the 1930s, it was first known as the home of the Emperor’s relative. Around the 1940s, a little more than a decade, Yoshida Sanso was introduced as an inn. In the present day, it is a notable property of Japan and is protected by the government.

The rooms of the inn are based on traditional Japanese design with complete tatami mat flooring, and rooms that have the influence of Western touches.

Yoshida Sanso has a total of five rooms, which cost between 55,000 to 150,000 JPY per night, equipped with windows that show off beautiful scenery like Mount Hiei.

Guests can also witness the different aesthetic of seasonal changes. The inn has also a garden that blends with its surroundings and where visitors can have a truly tranquil experience.

The inn offers guests kaiseki, a multi-course dinner that they based on the seasons and come with gifts from the “house mother” or the “Okami”, which is classical poetry written on washi paper in a rare calligraphy style.

In the morning, guests can visit nearby tourist sites like the Nanzenji Jingu and the Honenin garden.

The location of Yoshida Sanso is accessible by car, train, or bus coming from Kansai International Airport, JR Kyoto Station, Hankyu Railway Kawaramachi Station, or the city subway. Guests can contact the ryokan for a taxi from the airport.

Yoshida Sanso has now launched an online store where guests can purchase their products more easily and safely due to the coronavirus.

  • Higashifushimimiya family villa Kyoto Yoshidayama restaurant | Yoshidasanso Co., Ltd.
    Higashifushimimiya family villa Kyoto Yoshidayama restaurant | Yoshidasanso Co., Ltd.
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  • Higashifushimimiya family villa Kyoto Yoshidayama restaurant | Yoshidasanso Co., Ltd.
    Higashifushimimiya family villa Kyoto Yoshidayama restaurant | Yoshidasanso Co., Ltd.
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    Higashifushimimiya family villa Kyoto Yoshidayama restaurant | Yoshidasanso Co., Ltd.
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Is this place ryokan only or ryokan with an onsen?
Ryokan

Does this ryokan have private onsen (hot spring)?
No

Is there a communal shared public bath?
No

In or near
Kyoto

Price range (yen)
55,000-150,000

Yoshida-sanso

Total rating: 4.5
avatarAnthony S
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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.

avatarChuck
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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!

avatarFGHP
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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
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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
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I STILL HAVEN'T SPENT THE NIGHT - BUT A FABULOUS LUNCH
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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