For travelers who want to experience an authentic yet casual Japanese-style inn in Kyoto, Ryokan Shimizu is the place to stay. It is very conveniently located within walking distance of Kyoto Station, which is both the gateway to the city and main subway station and bus terminal for visiting all the major tourist spots around town. The famous Gion district is only 20 minutes by bus from the station.
Learn a bit about Japanese culture
At Ryokan Shimizu, there are opportunities available for you to experience a bit of Japanese culture if you so desire. For example, upon request, one of the inn’s family members can offer a casual private calligraphy workshop. You may also take pictures of yourself in traditional kimono to remember your wonderful time in Kyoto. These are ways we pride ourselves in making guests feel welcome and are all complimentary. It is our hope that such experiences will become wonderful memories from your trip.
In addition to the private bath and showers in each guest room, we have two large Japanese onsen (hot spring)-style baths, which can be reserved for your family/group's private use. Each day, our staff prepares different types of aromatic baths, using seasonal fruits, flowers or hot spring minerals for use in these baths.
For those wanting to try an authentic Japanese breakfast, we offer daily menu selections full of fresh, locally grown vegetables carefully chosen by the owner himself and purchased from local farmers and at local markets. Start your day afresh with our healthy breakfast featuring steamed brown rice, miso soup, and local delicacies. Reservations required by the day before.
Go by Bike!
700 yen (plus tax)
Pay a security deposit of 5,000 yen in advance. We'll return the balance amount when you return the bicycle.
|Saturdays and day before holiday
|Cherry blossom / autumn foliage seasons
|Dec - Feb
|+ 500 yen
|Mar - Nov
|+ 500 yen
Above room charges are for one person for one night. A 10% consumption tax will be charged to any of the above prices.
Check-In / Check-Out
|Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
|Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
We can hold your luggage before check-in. Leave your luggage between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. A luggage delivery service to another hotel or a train station is also available (Charged). Ask our staff for details.
Facilities and Services
|No. of rooms
9 rooms, all with private western-style bath and toilet
TV, air conditioner, refrigerator, and electric kettle
Towels, yukata gowns, soap, shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer, toothbrush set
|Facilities and services
Two large private-use bathing rooms (reservation necessary), free WIFI
Available, up to 6 cars (1,000 yen + tax per night)
700 yen + tax, per day
Via Internet Booking Services
Please be aware that we have recently experienced problems with fraud by fake travel agents. If you book a room other than through Booking.com, you may not be able to stay at our inn.
We recommend that you book through Booking.com, which we believe is the most trustworthy booking service.