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Welcome to Kyoto Nanzenji Garden Ryokan Yachiyo

ABOUT US

With a relaxing ambience, 6 suite rooms and 12 rooms are fitted with TATAMI (woven-straw) flooring and FUTON bedding. A flat-screen TV and Apple TV is provided. Bicycle is lent free. "HONKAN" main building,rooms and restaurant have views of the garden.
JR Kyoto Station is about a 25-minute drive or taxi ride away. Nanzenji Temple, Eikando Temple and Heian Jingu Shrine can be reached within a 5-minute walk from the property. Famous Kiyomizu-dera Temple is a 15 minute taxi ride away.
Arashiyama area is about 40-minute Subway Keage Sta and Randen.
Fushimiinari area is about 30-minute Subway Keage Sta and Keihan.

Nanzen-ji Meiji period villa district in Kyoto.
There are many residential districts in Kyoto, but the Nanzen-ji area is especially well-known for its many magnificent stately villas. Nanzen-ji in Higashiyama is conveniently located close to the central stations in Kyoto, such as Keihan Sanjo.
Many villas of politicians and Millionaire were constructed in this area during the Meiji period. This area is characterized by its gardens. Many magnificent gardens were built using innovative designs, such as channeling water from Lake Biwa into the gardens, and by utilizing nearby Mount Higashiyama as "borrowed landscape". It is said that during the Meiji period prominent figures from various circles built villas to be used at guesthouse. Even today, there are villas here which are owned by well-known people from the world of finance from all over the world, etc.

Kyoto, once prospering as the nation's capital for over 1,200 years is the city of arts, tradition and history. Kyoto plays a significant role in the identity of Japanese people. 

Experience this authentic part of Japan in a Ryokan.
Why do Japanese people feel most comfortable on Tatami floors?
Why do Japanese people from outside Kyoto praise Japanese food in Kyoto?
Why is it difficult for Japanese people on vacation to decide whether to stay in a hotel or a Ryokan when they come to Kyoto? 

Kyoto is the city where Japanese people can reassure their ethnicity and remember the most important things about being Japanese.

In a Ryokan, get more out of the basic necessities in life; food, shelter and clothing. 
An experience different from the common hotel. 
A Ryokan is an accommodation facility original to the owners taste, influenced by Japanese culture, style and feel. 
A service that can't be found anywhere else in the world. Only here in Japan. 

Don't miss the opportunity to experience a deeper Japan.

HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM A HOTEL?

It just is. The easiest distinctions that you may notice are the fact that Ryokan have Tatami mat floors, futons and public baths. Depending on the place of stay, you may find a difference of maid services and Kaiseki cuisine offered. These are just a few of the cultural differences between the east and west. 

In a western style hotel, the services and facilities are well equipped. You can expect full satisfaction anywhere in the world. Hotel reputation is based on a system of stars rating the facility from 0 to 5. The more stars, the more luxurious the hotel is supposed to be. A hotel should be ranked based on the facility's efficiency, sophistication and services.

In the case of a Ryokan, most of which are privately owned, the quality of systems, atmosphere and such differ greatly depending on which Ryokan you stay at. What you can be certain to see are the Tatami mat floors, futons and public baths. Depending on the owner's personal preferences, the Ryokan may be one of which that preserves the old ways and views of Japan as it was in the past, or in other cases, it may be modernized into a hybrid Ryokan/hotel. Each Ryokan has been framed by the values of its owner so that their customers can relax and enjoy their time spent in Kyoto to its fullest. No star ranking system can put a rate on that.

A Ryokan and its traditions can only be seen in Japanese culture, but even native Japanese sometimes have difficulty deciding whether to stay in a Ryokan or a hotel. A Ryokan best suited for your needs and mood of that time is out there for you.