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TANAKA-ya - Kyoto

2-star2 stars
5-352-8 Miyagawa-suji, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 605-0801, Japan

Convenient to Kawaramachi
  • Free WiFi
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Delicious food
Great location
Fantastic service
Great room

TANAKA-ya - Kyoto

More Info: 6823 2342

  • Japanese Room With Two Futon
  • Japanese Room With Three Futon

What’s around TANAKA-ya - Kyoto


  • In Gion
  • Kawaramachi - 10 min walk
  • Nishiki Market - 12 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 17 min walk
  • Kyoto Tower - 26 min walk
  • Kyoto University - 28 min walk
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 41 min walk
  • Nijō Castle - 42 min walk

Getting around

  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 80 min drive
  • Osaka (ITM-Itami) - 54 min drive
  • Kyoto Kiyomizu-gojo Station - 6 min walk
  • Kyoto Gion-Shijo Station - 8 min walk
  • Kyoto Kawaramachi Station - 9 min walk
  • Sanjo Keihan Station - 16 min walk
  • Gojo Station - 16 min walk
  • Shijo Station - 18 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 4 rooms

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in time 4 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 1 PM - 9 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

TANAKA-ya - Kyoto’s small print

Also known as

  • TANAKA-ya
  • TANAKA-ya Guesthouse Kyoto
  • TANAKA-ya House
  • TANAKA-ya House Kyoto
  • TANAKA-ya Kyoto
  • TANAKA-ya Guesthouse Kyoto
  • TANAKA-ya Guesthouse
  • TANAKA ya
  • TANAKA-ya Kyoto
  • TANAKA-ya Guesthouse


The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A city tax will be collected at the property effective October 1, 2018. The city tax ranges from JPY 200-1,000 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: JPY 1000 per person, per night

Optional extras

Late check-in after 9 PM can be arranged for an extra charge (amount varies)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 38 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Three night stay in Kyoto
Really nice little Ryokan in a great area of Kyoto. Perfectly located, easy walk to metro and main shopping area. The Keihan line serves some of the main sights. Its a bit tricky to find at first but from Kyoto statation take: JR Nara Line to Tofukuji. Change to Keihan metro (note: if you have a JRPass, press the button at the gate and show it to the webcam) from Tofukuji to Gion-shijo . At Gion-shijo follow the signs to Ebisu shrine. This will take you to street level via very long corridor. When you get to the street turn right, then right again. This is a nice street to walk along to see Geishas, about 3/4 down (some way past the small painted Geisha statue) take the first left when you reach vending machines on the right, (there is a small little torii gate on the wall at kerb height), then right at the bottom. Tanaka-ya is located on the left. You can only see the sign from one direction. The lady is really friendly showed us a map of the area and good sights to see. She also left a little box of fruit for us. You do have to be quiet, but not too bad just more respectful than chain hotels. The shower is shared, I could only find 1 but it isn't "communal" as such. Its just one at a time with a lockable door. There were 2 toilets which wasn't an issue. The room was comfortable and warm/aircon. It also had a good WiFi connection. It felt homely and she welcomed you in to her home. If I went back to Kyoto I would stay here.
Gary, gb3 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
This place is in the Gion District. Very close to the station but far enough to provide a quiet bedtime. Traditional Ryokan house. The owner resides on the first floor. Community bathroom is also on the first floor. It is clean and minimal toiletries are provided. Steep climb to second and third level. Each level has its own sink and toilet for community use. Take note that AC is only experienced in each quarter. It is not centralized ac which means the community area are very hot. Owner requested to turn off ac each time we leave our room for the day. Take note that when we were there in mid-July, Kyoto was experiencing record heat of 40C. So you can imagine the heat we had to endure while outside and when we came back, another wave of heat inside the Tanaka we had to bear and had to wait for the room to get cold since AC was turned off during daytime. Overall, this is the only "negative comment" i have of the place. Water for each guest is provided along with coffee mugs for hot/cold water from the fountain. The owner provided welcome tea and snacks and offered maps for the surrounding areas.
George, us4 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Good stay
The hotel located on a famous area, easy to go to all attractions. It is an older Japanese style building with thin plaster walls and older wooden floor. It is not sound prove. Any movement will be heard by next door.
Paul, usRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent, simple ryukan
Simple but nice ryukan. Run by lovely people who gave us gifts and helped during our stay. Excellent central location. Good for geisha spotting. As this is an old property and the walls are super thin consider ear plugs if a light sleeper...and maybe an eye mask (rooms v light)
Alexander Miles, gbRomance trip
Very good 8.0
Nice budget japanese-style rooms in Gion
Tanaka-ya is a little far away from Kyoto Station, but very close to Gion, in an area frequented by makos and geishas (we got to see them returning home, and even having dinner at a local bar). We were taken to an annex, which I confess I didn't like at first, but the kindness of the proprietors and the ease to settle in the traditional japanese room erased all of my reserves. The proprietors were very nice, had wonderful details (presenting us with fresh strawberries and chocolate) and the place was squeaky clean. Heating was adequate and the facilities were in general good. I would stay there again anytime.
Alfredo, usRomance trip

TANAKA-ya - Kyoto

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