This is a lovely ryokan, a bit removed from the center of the city in a quiet neighborhood. Rooms are large and bright, and the public baths are wonderful. We stayed here four nights and had dinner on site once. All eleven (!) courses were tasty and interesting, and we were quite full by the end. The other nights we wandered around the neighborhood and had fabulous, and diverse, experiences each evening. Since we do not read or understand Japanese, a couple of our best experiences involved poking heads into doorways we were not sure of. Each time we were rewarded with terrific food in small settings. The ryokan’s sake tasting was interesting, and staff were warm and helpful.
Stayed at NISHIYAMA RYOKAN, Kyoto city