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Arashiyama Benkei

Ukyo-ku Saga Tenryuji Susukinobaba-cho 34, Kyoto 616-8385, Japan
+81 758 723 355

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based on 449 reviews
Arashiyama Benkei - Kyoto, Japan
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Provider Nightly total $628
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 8.3 km
Location rating 9.3
Nearest airport Osaka Kansai Intl
Distance to airport 76.3 km



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$662 per night
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$833 per night



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  • Excellent
    Mar 2020

    Loved the zen vibe and staff was so friendly. Really got a feel for a traditional Japanese inn. The private onsen was partially outside so you could look out to the stars

  • Excellent
    Feb 2020

    Both the dinner and breakfast was delicious and exceeded expectations. The staff was amazing and kind about letting us store our luggage. Amazing experience!!! Thank you!!!

    The bathroom was very small and a little dated.

  • Excellent
    Feb 2020

    All good . . . .

  • Mediocre
    Oct 2019

    We were looking forward to staying in a Ryokan and had done quite a bit of research on what to expect. Accommodations did not meet any sort of high end standards and the services offered were minimal given the luxury prices. We stayed two nights in the two bedroom annex building with our two teen-age daughters. I had read about a welcoming check in where we would be offered tea and learn more about the Ryokan and area. We had a five minute discussion of check in and check out times and what meals we planned on eating. We were not offered any tea and they were not able or interest in answering any questions we had. The walkway to the separate annex building was dark and quite ugly walking past trash and some sort of small parking lot. Our windows looked out onto the trash and small parking lot. I asked about sight seeing and private tour guide suggestions and they said they did not have any recommendations. We had some rainy weather and stayed in the first morning. We left at noon and the rooms were not made up when we returned in the evening. When we checked in they had parked two bikes for us to use outside our annex and said they may have a third bike but had no idea how to get a fourth bike even though we had booked the special annex for four guests. Quite bizarre frankly. We did enjoy the private bath in the annex and the food was good. I had expected so much more. It was quite disappointing.

  • Excellent
    Sep 2019

    This ryokan was phenomenal! Talk about luxury, it was worth every penny. I wish we had been able to spend more than one night. We booked a room with a private bath because my husband wasn't keen on public onsen and I have a small tattoo which was not allowed per guidelines. The windows opened in the private bath and looked out on the courtyard garden which was gorgeous! The futons were more comfortable than a regular hotel bed. While dinner was not included, it was a fabulous experience and the food was to die for. So luxurious and the perfect amount considering it was 10 courses. Would highly recommend.

    I wish I could have used the public bath for the experience, but understand based on the culture's concerns around tattoos and I didn't want to be disrespectful by trying to use it anyway.

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Arashiyama Benkei is set on the Katsura River in western Kyoto, Japan. It was established in 1969 and features indoor and outdoor natural hot-spring baths. The 4-star hotel is an ideal fit for business or leisure travelers seeking a relaxing, nature-filled atmosphere.

The 12 Japanese-style rooms and suites feature minimalist decor and contemporary furnishings. Guests can choose from Japanese-style twin rooms, Japanese-style superior rooms, Japanese-style standard rooms, Japanese-style quadruple rooms, family suites, family junior suites, Japanese-style suite rooms with river views, and Japanese-style suites with garden views. Accessible rooms are available. All rooms are kid-friendly. Pets are not permitted inside of the hotel.

All rooms and suites feature tatami floors and futon-sofas, flat-screen televisions, coffee and tea making facilities, short-legged tables, air-conditioning, a safe box, spacious bathrooms, complimentary toiletries, and daily housekeeping services. One room features a jacuzzi tub with geothermal water.

Guests can unwind in the indoor and outdoor gender-segregated bathhouse with natural thermal waters. A private indoor bath can be reserved the same day. The onsite spa offers a wide range of therapeutic services, including massages and facials.

Free parking is available onsite. An onsite restaurant features traditional multi-course Kaiseki fare using local and traditional Japanese ingredients.

Kobe Airport is located just 35 miles from the hotel, and Itami Airport is located 21 miles from the hotel. There are several nearby restaurants, sights, attractions, bars, and galleries all within walking distance of the hotel.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

9.0 Excellent

based on 449 reviews









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  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Friendly service
  • Great view
  • Great menu

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Free Wi-Fi
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No smoking
Designated smoking area
EV charging station
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Pets not allowed
Train station shuttle
Storage available
Wedding services

FAQs when booking at Arashiyama Benkei

Where is Arashiyama Benkei located?

Arashiyama Benkei is located at Ukyo-ku Saga Tenryuji Susukinobaba-cho 34 in Ukyo, 8.3 km from the centre of Kyoto. Arashiyama is the closest landmark to Arashiyama Benkei.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Arashiyama Benkei?

Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Arashiyama Benkei.

Does Arashiyama Benkei offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Arashiyama Benkei offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Arashiyama Benkei offer free parking?

No, Arashiyama Benkei does not offer free parking.

Does Arashiyama Benkei offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Arashiyama Benkei does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Arashiyama Benkei from the airport?

Arashiyama Benkei is 33.3 km from Osaka Itami.

Can you bring pets to Arashiyama Benkei?

No, pets are not allowed at Arashiyama Benkei.

Does Arashiyama Benkei have a pool?

No, Arashiyama Benkei does not have a pool on-site.


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Most popular landmarks

  • Arashiyama 0.9 km
  • Kyoto Studio Park 3.1 km
  • Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium 4.2 km
  • Ryoanji Temple 4.6 km
  • Kinkaku-ji 5.7 km
  • Nijo Castle 6.6 km

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