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Accommodation rating: Good Standard

This traditional ryokan opened for business in 1916 near Nanzenji Temple, and was originally the Kyoto residence of the present owner's (Mr. Nakanishi's) great grandfather. Yachiyo is designed in the traditional "sukiya" style of Japanese architecture, and the roofs of the main building are made of Japanese cypress. Yachiyo's 330 square metre Japanese garden is stunning, and was designed by Jihe-e Ogawa who designed the world-famous garden at Heian Shrine. Yachiyo has hosted many famous guests including political leaders and European royalty and is particularly well known for its excellent Kyoto-style cuisine. Guests can dine in the ryokan's beautiful dining area with a view of the Japanese garden. A typical ryokan is an old-fashion Japanese-style inn. Like a Western-style inn, maintaining the special, traditional atmosphere and appearance is more important than providing the latest modern conveniences for guests. A ryokan is for travellers who wish to experience traditional Japanese culture and enjoy the comforts of old-fashion Japanese hospitality and service.


Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.

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