Ryokan Uemura

Higashiyama Gion Shimogawara Ishibei-koji, Kyoto, Japan
+81 755 610 377

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based on 188 reviews
Ryokan Uemura - Kyoto, Japan
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Distance to city centre 1,5 km
Location rating 9,5


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  • Excellent
    Feb 2020

    Mrs Uemura is a wonderful host, letting you experience true Japanese hospitality. She is also an exceptional cook - the breakfast is delicious. The location of the accomodation is truly amazing - completely central and close to all sites in Gion. My stay here was probably what will stay with me the longest as an impression of utmost authenticity from my trip to Japan. A small note on etiquette: Please wear the slippers provided in the corridor but not on the tatami mats in the room.

  • Excellent
    Dec 2019

    If you're a fan of Miyazaki, you'll love this place. The host, Hidoke, has been running Uemura for 60 years. She is the sweetest woman we met during our travels. Don't be mistaken by her old age--Hidoke cooks up and serves the tastiest breakfast, and sees her guests out with the care and warmth of a grandmother. She has such a humble and charming presence--you'll find yourself wanting to give her a big hug. The room was utterly spectacular, decorated in weathered Japanese textiles and papers, overlooking a nearby shrine. In the morning we discovered three kittens cuddling beneath the windowsill and wondered if we could just stay forever.

    The street that Uemura is situated on is so beautiful that it has become a tourist destination. The ruckus of rolling suitcases and tourists is incessant during peak travel season (April & November).

  • Excellent
    Nov 2019

    Everything. ❤️

  • Excellent
    Nov 2019

    Hideko-san the owner is one of the nicest people I've ever met. She was so caring and attentitive to our needs. The location in the tiny stone flagged streets just up from Gion means the ryokan is close everything you need but still quiet and private.

    There is genuinely nothing I could complain about this place. Maybe some people won't like that the ryokan is rather small and the breakfast is the same thing each morning. But those are very minor complaints.

  • Excellent
    Nov 2019

    Owner was amazing. Food was fantastic. Incredible Area. Authentic Experience.

    Sleeping on a futon on the floor can be uncomfortable, but such is accomodations at most Ryokans.

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Located in the centre of Gion district, Ryokan Uemura offers authentic Japanese-style accommodations with tatami (woven-straw) floors. Gion Shijo Train Station is a 10-minute walk away. Guests sleep in Japanese futon bedding and can relax by the seating area, which has a low table. Japanese Yukata robes are provided as sleepwear and rooms have traditional shoji paper screens. Bathrooms and toilets are shared. Uemura Ryokan is a 20-minute walk from Kiyomizu Temple and a 10-minute walk from Maruyama Park. JR Kyoto Train Station is a 15-minute drive away. Free wired internet is available at the lounge. Luggage storage is provided at the front desk. A Japanese set-menu is served for breakfast. The property has a curfew at 22:00. Guests cannot enter or leave the hotel after this time. You must inform the property in advance what time you plan to check in.




Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

9,3 Excellent

based on 188 reviews









Things to know

  • Very quiet
  • Good management
  • Wonderful sightseeing

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Where is Ryokan Uemura located?

Ryokan Uemura is located at Higashiyama Gion Shimogawara Ishibei-koji in Higashiyama, 1,5 km from the centre of Kyoto. Gion is the closest landmark to Ryokan Uemura.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Ryokan Uemura?

Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 10:00 at Ryokan Uemura.

Does Ryokan Uemura offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Ryokan Uemura offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Ryokan Uemura offer free parking?

No, Ryokan Uemura does not offer free parking.

Does Ryokan Uemura offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Ryokan Uemura does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Ryokan Uemura from the airport?

Ryokan Uemura is 39,3 km from Osaka Itami.

Does Ryokan Uemura have a pool?

No, Ryokan Uemura does not have a pool on-site.


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Most popular landmarks

  • Gion 0,6 km
  • Kiyomizu-dera 0,8 km
  • Kyoto National Museum 1,4 km
  • Nishiki Market 1,4 km
  • Kyoto Municipal Zoo 1,4 km
  • Sanjusangendo Temple 1,6 km

Getting around

Osaka Itami 39,3 km
Osaka Kobe 64,6 km
Shin-Ōsaka 39,2 km
Nagoya 101,9 km

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