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Syoenso-Hozugawa-tei

At a Glance

    Pros

  • healthful hot springs
  • private baths
  • mountain views

    Cons

  • far from city center
  • expensive rates
  • little English

Syoenso-Hozugawa-tei Review

In the mountains northwest of Kyoto, this ryokan allows you to soak in your own rotemburo (outdoor hot tub) overlooking a private garden. If you're feeling adventurous, you can join other guests in one of the communal baths (separated by gender, of course). Though the building is nondescript, the layers of sliding paper screens of the lobby's facade and the steps bordered on one side by a gently sloping waterfall suggest Old Kyoto. Kaiseki dinners are prepared with seasonal favorites, including crab, sukiyaki, and wild boar in winter. A great way to get here is the scenic Sagano Torokko train, which leaves from Saga Torokko Station in Arashiyama. Alternatively, you can take JR Sagano Line to Kameoka Station.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Yunohana-onsen, 1-4 Hiedanocho, Ashinoyama, Kameoka City, 621-0034
  • Phone: 0771/22–0903
  • Website:
  • Location: Western Kyoto

    Hotel Details

  • 56 Japanese-style rooms, all with shared bath
  • Rate includes some meals.
Updated: 09-20-2013

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