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Kanamean Nishitomiya

06/06/2017 07/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Choosing a right ryokan in Kyoto is not an easy task as there are so many great ones. However, having stayed one "famous" and "high grade" ryokan before and had awful experience (dark room, peeled wall paper, tired interior), I was wary about so called "old and famed" ryokans. But Kanamean has the right balance. It keeps the tradition, yet...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

What a nice experience from start to end. Yes it is not a typical Relais but really nothing to care about. It is a small and beautiful Ryokan more in the new center of Kyoto. Access to all major attractions is easy and within 15-20 minutes. The KN is a family-run business and you are welcomed as a family member....

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Los Angeles
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

I just returned from Japan and while there we spent 1 night at the Kanamean Nishitomiya in Kyoto. I thought this was a charming Inn and the owners and staff were so gracious and warm. The dinner was outstanding, the food was amazing, the presentation was beautiful and the service impeccible. The location was great as we could walk to...

Thank Judy S
Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful experience with absolutely fantastic, generous people. I have travelled the world and Asia in particular and would recommend this ryokan for a memorable experience. At the beginning it is a hidden place close to the busy commercial area. Once you get in, it is an oasis of minimalist retreat which it is not easy to forget. Soon I will...

Thank Pedro C
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This ryokan represents true Japanese hospitality. Mr Nishida n his wife makes you feel so comfortable. Clearly worth the Michelin stars n Relai n chateaux brand that has been awarded. The location is very good, near the nikishi market, although it may be a bit hard to navigate without google map. The futon beds are so comfortable n the room...

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2016

On arrival we were shown to a very basic room, the quality of workmanship, design and choice of materials was extremely low, how this hotel became members of the so called prestigious 'Relais Chateau' brand is a complete mystery? and frankly seriously downgrades all other members... the service/rooms/facilities is less than any acceptable basic standard. The room opposite the room...

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Arendal, Norway
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Why stay in a western style hotel when you can enjoy the experience of a ryokan? We will never regret that we chose this place as our retreat during our stay in Kyoto. Nishida-san and his wife were two very lovely people, and we enjoyed Nishida-san stories for his passion for architecture and food. Service and accommodation exceeded our expectations,...

Thank Kristoffer W
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This was my 3rd time at Kanamean within 2.5 years and coming back is always like a dream come true. Wonderful design, excellent service and and incredibly good Kaiseki dinner paired with amazing Sake right in the heart of Kyoto. I have stayed in 4 different rooms over the years and my favourites are Yokobue (beautiful garden view and huge...

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The most relaxing peaceful Ryokan we have ever visited. True perfection, from the rooms the food to the personnel, it was excellence at it's best. We highly recommend having dinner there. We had one fabulous dinner and Sake tasting that we will never forget.

Thank Maya S
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

This unassuming little ryokan is registered with Relais & Châteaux, the booking site for more discerning clientele. It's not very big-- only 6 rooms in total which makes it quite exclusive. The rooms are spavious by any standard. We stayed at the Umegae which was the second biggest and it had a foyer with wardrobe, sitting nook, sleeping area for...

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Shinkyogoku Shopping District
Those who delight in shopping and cuisine will find themselves at home in Shinkyogoku. Lauded and visited by locals for its Nishiki Market, where baskets of fragrant spices, dried fish, and just-fried foods are piled high along the snaking streets of its enclosed outdoor shopping spaces, Shinkyogoku is not only a hub for fresh fare, but also for fast fashion fixes. Trends-in-the-making can be spotted in the tall windows of several one-of-a-kind stores featuring local labels and modish boutiques. Arcades, outdoor concert spaces, mega department stores, and small, enchanting cafes have sprung up to accommodate the increasing traffic. Whether looking for souvenirs and kitsch on Shinkyogoku Street, or scoping out the massive food court and restaurant floor at Takashimaya Department store, there's something for every wallet or purse, and a buyer for every item.
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Address: Tomikojidori Rokkaku Sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8064 , Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shinkyogoku Shopping District
Price Range: $655 - $1,527 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kanamean Nishitomiya 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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Kanamean Nishitomiya Hotel Kyoto
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#37 Luxury Hotel in Kyoto
#64 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
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“Go to a hotel with comfortable beds, chairs, etc.”
cb12345MI, 28 May 2016 | Read review
“Confirm reservation right after you book.”
littlespring74, 11 Apr 2016 | Read review
“There are very few rooms in this Ryoken which makes it feel like your personal home away from home”
  • the view of the rock garden from the room
  • The mini bar by the bathtub was a lovely gesture
  • The light behind the Shoji doors produce some amazing shadows for great photo opportunities
scottwC4233KB, 12 Mar 2016 | Read review
“If you find the rooms too expensive, you can always try to haggle a good rate and deal with the owners if you plan on trying their kaiseki or breakfast anyway. The Aoi suite was nice but not amazing considering price and value ratio.”
js856, 3 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Choose one of suites and discuss with the owners who are very helpful.”
723ski, 8 Dec 2014 | Read review
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