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1 room, 2 adults

Ryokan MOTONAGO, Kyoto

3.5-star3.5 stars
511 Washio-cho, Koudaijimichi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 605-0072, Japan

City-center ryokan, steps from Kodaiji Temple
  • Free WiFi
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Fantastic service
Delicious food
Great room

Ryokan MOTONAGO, Kyoto

from $348 CAD
  • Traditional Room, Twin Japanese Futons, Shared bath and toilet, Non Smoking
  • Traditional Room AOBA, Twin Japanese Futons, Garden view, Private bath and toilet, Non Smoking
  • Traditional Room CHITOSE, Twin Japanese Futons, Second Floor Garden view, Private bath and toilet,NS
  • Traditional Room SYOEN, Twin Japanese Futons, With Garden, Shared bath, Pirvate toilet, Non Smoking
  • Small Twin beds Room CHIKUSEN, Shared bath, Pirvate toilet, Non Smoking

What’s around Ryokan MOTONAGO, Kyoto


  • In Higashiyama
  • Yasaka Shrine - 4 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 13 min walk
  • Heian Shrine - 24 min walk
  • Gion Corner - 8 min walk
  • Sanjusangendo Temple - 24 min walk
  • Kodaiji Temple - 3 min walk
  • Kenninji Temple - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 80 min drive
  • Osaka (ITM-Itami) - 55 min drive
  • Gion-shijo Station - 11 min walk
  • Kawaramachi Station - 14 min walk
  • Sanjo Station - 17 min walk
  • Higashiyama Station - 14 min walk
  • Sanjo Keihan Station - 16 min walk
  • Keage Station - 21 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 11 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-7 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • Children (12 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Local cuisine breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Room service
  • Water dispenser
  • Tea service at check-in/check-out
Things to do
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
  • Turndown service
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Public bath/onsen services include an indoor public bath (no mineral springs) and a yukata (Japanese robe). The ryokan bathing area is open from 4:00 PM to midnight.

Ryokan MOTONAGO, Kyoto’s small print

Also known as

  • Motonago
  • Ryokan MOTONAGO Kyoto
  • Ryokan MOTONAGO Ryokan
  • Ryokan MOTONAGO Ryokan Kyoto
  • Motonago Inn
  • Motonago Inn Kyoto
  • Motonago Kyoto
  • Motonago Hotel Kyoto
  • Ryokan MOTONAGO Kyoto


Guests who wish to order dinner (surcharge) during their stay must contact the property at least 3 days prior to arrival.

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 does not have elevators.

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

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

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

The property affirms that it adheres to the Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) sanitization guidelines.

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

Reservations are required for private bath/onsen and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

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.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: JPY 1000 per person, per night

Optional extras

Local cuisine breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 1650 per person (approximately)

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.

FAQs for Ryokan MOTONAGO, Kyoto

  • Are pets allowed at Ryokan MOTONAGO?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Ryokan MOTONAGO?
    You can check in from 4 PM to 7 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • What is there to do near Ryokan MOTONAGO?
    Recommended spots to visit include Kodaiji Temple (3-min walk) and Yasaka Shrine (4-min walk), along with Gion Corner (8-min walk) and Kenninji Temple (11-min walk).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Ryokan MOTONAGO?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include 洛匠 (1-min walk), 高台寺茶寮 Kodaiji Saryo (1-min walk), and Cafe Kawataro (1-min walk).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 50 reviews

Very Good 8.0
The staff are super friendly. Wonderful traditional Japanese experience. You’ll have to reserve the onsen/shower room, but it’s worth it! Super relaxing!
Tracy, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
The best ryokan choice
The hotel was great in the sense of authenticity, service, attention to details and location. We do find Motonago as a good choice of location for whom wants to lnow more about Japanese culture. We are being well taken care by all the hotel staffs. We do enjoy the “private steam bath”
Phong, vn2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing stay at Motonago
Overall an amazing stay at Motonago Rokyan. Impeccable services provided and very friendly staff. Made my stay an enjoyable and memorable. Ryokan at the Gion area which i consider a traditional location. Will go back again if I am in Kyoto. Only challenge is pulling luggage to the Ryokan on the narrow street.
Dave, sg1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great service, charming traditional ryokan
Amazing service and beautiful traditional ryokan room. When we arrived, we received a quick tour of the hotel amenities (shared bath, bathrooms, and wash areas), and then went to our room (clean and comfortable), where we were served hot tea. The hot bath was the highlight of our trip - each guest can reserve 30 minutes in the hot bath room, which has showers, toiletries, and a medium sized wooden pool with hot water. So refreshing and relaxing to experience the day after we hiked Mount Fuji! Motonago is a bit of an older ryokan but the service was excellent and grounds were pristine. I'd recommend this to anyone looking for the traditional hotel experience while in Kyoto.
Kathleen, us1 night romance trip

Ryokan MOTONAGO, Kyoto

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