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Kyoto Ryokan "The KINOE", Kyoto

4-star4 stars
44-8 Bishamon-cho, Higashioji-dori, Matsubara-agaru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 605-0812, Japan

Upscale ryokan, steps from Gion Corner
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Kyoto Ryokan "The KINOE", Kyoto

from $251 CAD
  • Standard Japanese Room, Japanese Futon (Check-in before 9PM)
  • Standard Japanese Room, Japanese Futon (2 Meal, Check-in before 7PM)
  • Standard Japanese Room, Japanese Futon (Check-in before 9PM)

What’s around Kyoto Ryokan "The KINOE", Kyoto


  • In Gion
  • Yasaka Shrine - 5 min walk
  • Kawaramachi - 11 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 14 min walk
  • Nishiki Market - 15 min walk
  • Kyoto University - 25 min walk
  • Heian Shrine - 26 min walk
  • Kyoto Tower - 35 min walk

Getting around

  • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 79 min drive
  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 54 min drive
  • Gion-shijo Station - 10 min walk
  • Kawaramachi Station - 12 min walk
  • Sanjo Station - 16 min walk
  • Higashiyama Station - 14 min walk
  • Sanjo Keihan Station - 15 min walk
  • Shiyakusho-mae Station - 23 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 13 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-7 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
There is no front desk at this property. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. This property cannot accommodate requests for dietary restrictions, including vegetarian, gluten-free, and halal meals. Any special meal requests must be received at least 7 days in advance of arrival. Special requests are not guaranteed to be accommodated.

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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • No alcohol allowed onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Room service
  • Water dispenser
Things to do
  • Spa tub
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Luggage storage
  • Garden
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • In-room safe

Special features


Public bath/onsen services include an indoor public bath (no mineral springs). This service features separate men and women areas. The ryokan bathing area is open from 3:00 PM to 8:00 AM.

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Additional fees may apply to children for items such as extra bedding and meals.

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.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking. Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector on site.

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

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

Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

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

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

Breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 2700 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 Kyoto Ryokan "The KINOE", Kyoto

  • Does Kyoto Ryokan "The KINOE" offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Kyoto Ryokan "The KINOE" does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Are pets allowed at Kyoto Ryokan "The KINOE"?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Kyoto Ryokan "The KINOE"?
    You can check in from 3 PM to 7 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Kyoto Ryokan "The KINOE"?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Hisago (2-min walk), Sushi-kappo Nakaichi (3-min walk), and % Arabica Kyoto 東山 (3-min walk).

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 44 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Helpful staff and very clean
Staff was amazingly helpful and it was fun to stay in a traditional Japanese accommodation. Of course, these are not beds, so comfort level isn't quite the same as regular lodging, but it was a unique experience! The room was also spotless and spacious.
Marie, us2 night trip
Very Good 8.0
nice stay in traditional Japanese home
It was a lovely experience. Most of the staff were friendly (there was one guy who wasn’t friendly at all) and the traditional bath was a nice edition
gb2 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Great experience in Ryokan Kinoe
Wonderful experience in Ryokan style and must try at ince
David, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Ryokan experience
Clean and friendly staff! Great ryokan experience!
Christina, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
I can’t speak more highly of this place. The staff were gorgeous and so helpful. We’d come from a beautiful hotel in Kyoto (Daiwa Royal Grande) which was superb but we enjoyed the change of pace. Would highly recommend this place for location, and the lovely staff. Ryokan was charming.
Leigh-Ann, nz1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Love it so much. The staff was really nice and helpful, they provided us local information such as where we could wander after dinner. The food and service were also excellent at a reasonable price. The Gion area is fabulous I would definitely live in this area again for my future trip to Kyoto. There is a crab shabushabu restaurant which is also worth trying. BTW bonus credits: I had left my contact lens in the room, but surprisingly they kept it for me at the reception.
YANG, au1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great Ryokan. Very attentive service. Good location. A true Japanese experience!
au1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Can’t wait to stay here again!
This was the best experience! I felt like we were staying with a most hospitable family. We loved everything from the public bath—which I didn’t think I would use, but was my favorite—to the traditional Japanese breakfast. The rooms were very clean and relatively spacious for a family of 4. Sleeping on the floor in the traditional Japanese fashion wasn’t the most comfortable, but the mats, pillows and comforters the Kinoe used made it as pleasant as possible. The location of this ryokan was perfect as we were able to walk to dinners, the Yasaka Shrine and stroll through Gion.
Patricia, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great Experience
The service was excellent and the room was clean and spacious. The surrounding area provided a number of places to see and visit. The food was all incredible and well worth the trip on it’s own.
asFamily trip
Good 6.0
Decent but over priced
Had a little hiccup at check in, but overall a pleasant stay. Food was better on the first morning than the second. The sort of private onsen opens all night which is a nice touch. A little far from Kyoto city center.
us2 night romance trip

Kyoto Ryokan "The KINOE", Kyoto

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