Review of Kyoto Sumiya Ryokan

Sumiya Ryokan is considered to be one of the best ryokans in Kyoto, Japan. It was founded during the Taisho period to provide guests with a place to stay and experience the Japanese tea ceremony. As a matter of fact, the place is not far from the Maikoya tea house which is the best rate tea house in Kyoto.
Once entering the inn you will see an inner courtyard with a beautiful garden. The garden is also faced by the authentic traditional Japanese restaurant that serves the kaiseki course meal with fresh vegetables changed every season.
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Sumiya Ryokan has a very unique exclusive style of the ryokan. It has a long history of business (100 years). Moreover, the ryokan has the ultimate authentic atmosphere of traditional Japan.
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Also, this ryokan is famous for its tea rooms. Its guests can try to make, serve, and drink Japanese tea. This service is a combo of an amazing world of "O-cha" Japanese tea and its techniques and customs. They improve the taste of the tea itself and increase the level of enjoyment. 
You can always try matcha green tea in a tea room. The taste is fantastic!


Sumiya Ryokan Amenities

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Sumiya Ryokan is one of the most attractive places to stay for tourists. It has everything to be honored as one of the best ryokans in Kyoto. It provides high-quality services, delicious meals, and comes with a small onsen.

Sumiya Ryokan Facilities


Room equipment

✓ Japanese Style

✓ Private Bath

✓ Toilet

✓ Towels

✓ Refrigerator

✓ Air-conditioned

✓ Room service


✓ Dinner and Breakfast

✓ Breakfast only (available)

✓ No Meal (available)

✓ Special Meal (request)

✓ Vegetarian Meals

✓ Western-style Breakfast

✓ Dinner Served (in room)

✓ Breakfast Served (in room)

Hotel services

✓ Free Wi-Fi

✓ Parking Paid

✓ Great service

✓ Great location

✓ Non-smoking hotel

✓ Single Guests

✓ Children under 12 Years allowed

✓ Credit Card

✓ Near: restaurants and shops

✓ Rooms suites


Sumiya Ryokan Cost 

The starting range of accommodation is around ¥30,000 per person in the low season. During the busy season, however, the cost can increase up to ¥60,000 per person.


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Sumiya Ryokan Reviews

Based on the reviews of the Sumiya Ryokan, guests are delighted with the level of service quality. For example, a lot of tourists highlight friendly staff, great location, and comfortable facilities. 

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Sumiya Ryokan Location 

Sumiya Ryokan is situated in the heart of the main sightseeing spots, in the Nakagyo district. You can enjoy your stay at Sumiya Ryokan because the top landmarks of Kyoto are just nearby.  For instance, you can walk around Nishiki Market Shopping District (470 m) or visit Gion (970 m). The unique 1928 Bldg. is a short distance from your place (70m). It has everything to be honored as one of the best ryokans in Kyoto.


Sumiya Ryokan

Address: 431 31 Shirakabecho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, 604-8076, Japan (map)
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: +81752212188


During your amazing stay in Sumiya Ryokan, don't forget to visit outstanding tea ceremonies in KyotoIf you want to have an unforgettable tea ceremony experience, then you should definitely visit Maikoya Kyoto Kimono Tea Ceremony