Kyoto Hotels

Kinmata

  • Gokomachi Shijo Agaru Map It
  • Nakagyo-ku

Pros

  • Antique furnishings
  • Great location
  • Welcoming atmosphere

Cons

  • Unofficial midnight curfew
  • Shared bath requires patrons to reserve a bathing time
  • Books up fast (it's best to email to reserve a room)

Published 12/10/2015

Fodor's Review

Only a few hundred feet from Kyoto's main street of Shijo-dori, the Kinmata has retained its historic character and appeal despite the garish evolution of the surrounding area: stepping into the incense-tinged entranceway to your quiet tatami room slows the pulse and calms the spirit. A framed chart of ryokan guidelines from the Tokugawa shogunate speaks to the inn's long history, as does an old photograph depicting the house and the current master's great-grandfather. The staff, though, is totally up-to-date and the atmosphere is welcoming. The rate includes two full-course kaiseki meals either in your room or the modern dining room. Email to reserve a room.

Hotel Information

Address:

Gokomachi Shijo Agaru, Kyoto, 604-8044, Japan

Map It

Phone:

075-221–1039

Website: www.kinmata.com

Hotel Details:

  • 7 Japanese-style rooms with shared bath
  • Rate includes: Some meals

Published 12/10/2015

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