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Kyomachiya Ryokan Sakura - Urushitei

3-star ryokan with bar/lounge, near Nishiki Market

  • Free WiFi

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425 Kichimonjicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, 600-8069, Kyoto, Japan
  • Great staff and facilities, and a short walk to ‘modern’ Kyoto. Also easy to get to by…

    Mar 12, 2020

  • The hotel is well located in Kyoto and has all the amenities you need to make your stay…

    Jan 6, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 32 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar/lounge
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service

Feel at home

  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair dryer

What’s around

  • In Central Kyoto
  • Nishiki Market - 6 min walk
  • Kawaramachi - 6 min walk
  • Yasaka Shrine - 21 min walk
  • Kyoto Tower - 23 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 26 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Japanese-style 7.5 tatami-mats
  • Japanese-style 6 tatami-mats
  • Western-style twin beds room

What’s around


  • In Central Kyoto
  • Nishiki Market - 6 min walk
  • Kawaramachi - 6 min walk
  • Yasaka Shrine - 21 min walk
  • Kyoto Tower - 23 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 26 min walk
  • Nijō Castle - 32 min walk
  • Kyoto University - 33 min walk
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 37 min walk
  • Heian Shrine - 39 min walk
  • Pontocho - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 80 min drive
  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 53 min drive
  • Shijo Station - 8 min walk
  • Karasuma Station - 10 min walk
  • Kawaramachi Station - 11 min walk
  • Gojo Station - 11 min walk
  • Karasuma Oike Station - 19 min walk
  • Shiyakusho-mae Station - 20 min walk
Profile: Central Kyoto

Profile: Central Kyoto

Central Kyoto is just a short stroll away from the city's innumerable shrines and historic temples. For a more modern view of Japanese culture, head to the Kyoto International Manga Museum, where you’ll find over 300,000 comic books and a host of kid-friendly activities.

Central Kyoto’s covered malls, including the bustling Teramachi arcade, make it a great place to while away a rainy afternoon; alternatively, chill out over a bowl of steaming ramen noodles in a tiny, wood-paneled restaurant or grab a beer in a traditional izakaya (Japanese bar).

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425 Kichimonjicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, 600-8069, Kyoto, Japan

At a glance


  • 32 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-11:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests with dietary restrictions or food allergies should contact this hotel in advance.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (5 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking
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At the property

Food and drink

  • Local cuisine breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Tea service at check-in/check-out


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Things to enjoy

  • Fireplace

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Public bath/onsen services include an indoor public bath (no minerals).

Small print

Also known as

  • Kyomachiya Ryokan Sakura Urushitei Kyoto
  • Kyomachiya Ryokan Sakura Urushitei
  • Kyomachiya Sakura Urushitei Kyoto
  • Kyomachiya Sakura Urushitei
  • Kyomachiya Sakura Urushitei
  • Kyomachiya Ryokan Sakura - Urushitei Kyoto
  • Kyomachiya Ryokan Sakura - Urushitei Ryokan
  • Kyomachiya Ryokan Sakura - Urushitei Ryokan Kyoto

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between JPY 500 and JPY 1200 per person (approximately)


Additional fees may apply to children under 5 years of age for items such as extra bedding and meals.

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.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • A city tax may 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.

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.


  • Yes, Kyomachiya Ryokan Sakura - Urushitei does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Kyomachiya Ryokan Sakura - Urushitei.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Bar rocking chair (3-min walk), Ajanta (4-min walk), and Ladurée (5-min walk).
  • 8.0.Very good

    A taste of the traditional.

    We really enjoyed our stay in a Japanese room in this ryokan. The room was traditional with a bright, clean, modern bathroom and the futons were more comfortable than I expected. One tip is to make sure you have a room away from the front of the hotel, if you’re a light sleeper, because there is traffic on the road all through the night. Because the staff spoke excellent English, it made everything easy and they were friendly and helpful. We didn’t eat breakfast as we were on a timescale, so I can’t comment on that. The location is great for evenings as it’s within a fifteen minute walk from Gion and Pontocho Alley, where there are loads of restaurants. It’s a twenty minute walk from the station, from where you can get anywhere in the city. There are temples everywhere but if you want to be closer to the main ones I’d suggest staying more in the north of the city, as it takes a bit of travelling time to get to them from here. There are bus stops about a ten minute walk away but as our time here was limited we used the train and metro for speed. You really need to stay in Kyoto for four to five days, depending what you want to see, to see it in a relaxed way. We loved it and had a great time.

    Tracey, 3 night trip, Oct 12, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The room was so charming, and the staff was incredible. They made our stay so special. They even helped us with dinner reservations. I'd gladly come back to this place.

    Brian, 2 night trip, Oct 2, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Ryokan, Really?

    The staff tried to please but often failed. We were charged twice for one night which sums up the lack of efficiency. Location unbeatable but ryokan vibe minimal. Another example of strange set up with rooftop terrace bar being ‘open’ in a very inconsistent manner The staff are lovely but on many occasions things were not as they should have been. The German girl was superb.

    Akbar, 2 night trip with friends, Sep 25, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    The location was amazing. But the room was a little small for the rate.

    Sonia, 2 night romance trip, Sep 19, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Not the friendlier

    3 night romance trip, Sep 18, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The staff were extremely helpful; they made reservations at a restaurant, called a taxi, and advised me about local attractions. They even had a sake tasting in their lobby one night! English was well-spoken along with several other languages; there were many international guests here. As a solo female traveler I felt safe here and in the surrounding area. Highly recommend!

    3 night trip, Sep 5, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    1 night trip, Mar 14, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    2 night trip, Jan 10, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    2 night trip, Dec 28, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    1 night trip, Dec 6, 2019

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