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4.7 out of 5 Exceptional
179 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Parking included
Air Conditioning
Restaurant
Breakfast Available
Laundry

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Explore the area

Popular LocationKatsura Imperial Villa5 min drive
Popular LocationNijō Castle21 min drive
Popular LocationKinkaku-ji22 min drive
AirportOsaka (ITM-Itami)59 min drive

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About this area

Kyoto

Located in Kyoto's Arashiyama neighbourhood, Arashiyama Benkei is in the historical district and on the riverwalk. Nijō Castle and Kinkaku-ji are notable landmarks, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit Nishiki Market and Kawaramachi. Check out an event or a game at Kyoto Racecourse, and consider making time for Toei Kyoto Studio Park, a top attraction not to be missed. Guests appreciate the ryokan's quiet location.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Katsura Imperial Villa - 5 min drive
  • Shijo Omiya - 19 min drive
  • Nijō Castle - 21 min drive
  • Kinkaku-ji - 22 min drive
  • Toji Temple - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Arashiyama Station - 4 min walk
  • Saga-Arashiyama Station - 12 min walk
  • AirportOsaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 83 min drive

About this property

Arashiyama Benkei

Boardwalk Kyoto ryokan in Arashiyama with 20 restaurants
Along with 20 restaurants, this smoke-free ryokan has dry cleaning and free newspapers. Free WiFi in public areas is provided, as well as free self parking, a free area shuttle and free train station pick-up. Additionally, multilingual staff, wedding services and a garden are on-site. All 10 rooms provide complimentary wireless Internet access, electric kettles and flat-screen TVs. Other amenities available to guests include free bottled water, hairdryers and safes.
Arashiyama Benkei offers 10 forms of accommodation with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Bathrooms include toilets with an electronic bidet, hairdryers and toothbrushes and toothpaste. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.
Public bath/onsen services include an indoor mineral hot spring (onsen) and a yukata (Japanese robe). These services feature separate men's and women's areas. The ryokan bathing area is open from 6:00 AM to midnight.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • Electric car charging station
  • Limited parking spaces
  • Free local area shuttle
  • Free return train station shuttle

Food and drink

  • Local cuisine breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–9:30 AM: JPY 3300 for adults and JPY 3300 for children
  • 20 restaurants

Things to do

  • Hot springs

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free area shuttle

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Korean

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Indoor mineral hot springs (onsen)
  • Outdoor mineral hot springs (onsen)
  • Public bath open from 6:00 AM to midnight
  • Separate men/women areas in public bath
  • Yukata (Japanese robe)

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Well-lit path to entrance

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  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Climate control (heating)
  • Linens

Bathroom

  • Electronic bidet
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

Entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Safe
  • Window screens

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Check-in

Check-in between 3:00 PM and 7 PM

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
All restaurants at the property require guests to pre-book breakfast service 1 day in advance, and pre-book dinner service 3 days in advance. Meal requests for guests without restaurant reservations cannot be accommodated.

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A city tax may be collected at the property, effective from 1 October 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

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for local cuisine breakfast: JPY 3300 for adults and JPY 3300 for children (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Additional fees may apply to children for items such as extra bedding and meals.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the train station; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Reservations are required for private bath/onsen; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
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

Property is also known as

Arashiyama Benkei Inn
Benkei Inn
Arashiyama Benkei
Arashiyama Benkei Hotel Kyoto
Arashiyama Benkei Kyoto
Arashiyama Benkei Ryokan
Arashiyama Benkei Ryokan Kyoto

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Arashiyama Benkei and receive a full refund?
Yes, Arashiyama Benkei offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Arashiyama Benkei cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Arashiyama Benkei pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Arashiyama Benkei?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Arashiyama Benkei?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM to 7 PM.
What time is check-out at Arashiyama Benkei?
Checkout is at 11:00 AM.
Where is Arashiyama Benkei located?
Located in Arashiyama, this ryokan is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Arashiyama Onsen and 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Toei Kyoto Studio Park. Togetsukyo Bridge and Tenryuji Temple are also within 10 minutes. Arashiyama Station is only a 4-minute walk and Randen-saga Station is 10 minutes.
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4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.8/5

Staff & service

4.8/5

Amenities

4.7/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

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It was a fantastic traditional experience. Made me feel very comfortable experiencing traditional hospitality. Was able to take advantage of a private Onsen.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
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Great location and views. Restaurant is incredible. Property is feeling a little aged, needs some serious refreshing. Concierge service was mixed.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
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It was an older building which could have used some updating. All the same it was well maintained and the staff were phenomenal. We took the kaiseki dinner in the evening and it was IMMACULATE. Same goes for the Japanese style breakfast in the morning. I wasn’t allowed to use the public baths as I have visible tattoos but the private bath was adequate. They use a small amount of chlorine in the water which I wasn’t expecting but I suppose it makes sense. If you’re looking for a traditional style ryokan look no further. A lot of places tout themselves as “international” ryokans to foreigners and they’re just regular hotels with a bathtub - don’t be fooled. The high price is worth the night for the experience.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is a beautifully and perfectly located property and the food was excellent too
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

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The nine course, two hour dinner in a private room was amazing! The location was exceptional as well—close to the bamboo forest, temples, and Monkey Park. A great coffee shop on the corner (ryokan only serves tea!) A fabulous experience. Highly recommend.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

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