My first stay at a ryokan. Great experience. The staff were unbelievably nice, welcoming and attentive. They made our stay feel so special. The place was beautiful, very atmospheric, clean and comfortable. We loved the garden our room looked out onto, especially the one time we had rain, and it was really enjoyable to wear the yukata laid out for us and try out the onsen. Would definitely recommend and would love to go back at some point in the future.
Great location too. Pretty easy to visit a number of tourist attractions, either via bus or subway.
Stayed with my boyfriend and this was an incredible experience. Real authentic Japan! The lady who served us was the kindest and so helpful,her name was Uurara.We also had the multiple course dinner in the room and it was incredible. Delicious and presented amazingly. My boyfriend used the baths in the morning and had a great time. Breakfast served in the room was fantastic and nice not to go anywhere. If you want a really amazing time then go to this place! I can not fault it. All staff were incredible
The Ryokan experience is a great way to experience Japanese culture and tradition. Some can be a little intimidating to a foreigner. Not this one. The owners and staff were incredibly hospitable and welcoming, the service, outstanding.
This is an older, traditional ryokan in a building that is 150 years old. It is indeed a piece of old Kyoto. Our tatami mat room was large and spacious with a separate sitting area, and a private cedar wood bath and separate toilet.
Both dinner and breakfast were sublime. Seemingly never ending dishes, mostly fish and vegetables based. Excellent cooking, and all served in our room by Nobu, a charming young Japanese lady who explained each course to us.
A highlight was the public Onsen, a huge cedar wood tub ideal after a hard day pounding the streets of Kyoto and before breakfast and after dinner. It seemed rarely used by other guests so we had both the male and female baths pretty much to ourselves.
Very impressive. We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay
Staying at the Seikoro Ryokan was our first experience of a traditional Japanese inn and it was an absolute pleasure. The inn is very well positioned for exploring Kyoto. Seikoro’s intention is to provide their guests with fine rooms and experience the best Kyoto traditions, which they do in every possible way. We stayed for six nights and it was a marvellous taste of traditional Japan. The room was well presented and very comfortable, featuring tatami-matted floors, traditional sliding doors, futons and private facilities, while the inn also has lovely spaces and a public bath. In the room, we were each provided with a yukata and slippers.
Adding to the wonderful experience is the exceptional staff. From the generous welcome that you receive on arrival at the genkan (each time that you enter), every staff member ensures that you are treated superbly. The doormen are all courteous and welcoming. While at the front desk, Haruka, Shizuka and Harumi were thoughtful, warm, engaging and always available to provide information and advice.
The Japanese breakfast prepared for us each morning was delicious, well-balanced, varied and each dish was presented exquisitely.
A very special mention must go to Ai who was our wonderful attendant for the whole stay. She provided us with information regarding the ryokan, served our meals, prepared our room and welcomed and farewelled us at the genkan. Ai was attentive, personable and thoroughly delightful and ensured that we received a quintessential Japanese experience that we will always remember fondly.
Seikoro Ryokan provided us with the most special experience.
My wife, adult daughter and I spent two lovely nights here in early November. It is one block from the Kama River, about a 1500 yen taxi ride from the central Kyoto Station. We were delighted on our arrival by the display of large chrysanthemums in the small entry courtyard and by the warm friendly staff who took us to the antique-filled drawing room to register as our bags were taken to our room. After tea and biscuits in our room we met Ms. Teru, our delightful kimono-clad room attendant, who showed us around the ryokan, in particular the communal baths (although our large room-no. 21- had its’ own Japanese bath overlooking the garden (and also a separate toilet room). After bathing we were served an outstanding 6 course Kaiseki dinner by Teru, each course with two dishes-including sashimi, cooked fish, sushi and tempura. The large room where we ate sitting cross-legged at a low table then became our bedroom as Teru made up our beds on tatami mats. Even as a near octogenarian I slept extremely well! Breakfast was either full Western (OJ, eggs, sausages, toast and coffee) or Japanese as desired. We had a similarly lavish Kaiseki meal with six different dishes the next night-both meals undoubtedly the best we had in our 18 days in Japan. The ryokan dates from 1831 although I believe it has been in its’ present location only since the 1920s. Despite its’ age it is impeccably clean; it has a charm which only such age and the friendliness and carefully cultivated politeness of its’ entire staff could impart. We also stayed in nice modern Western style hotels in Japan but our stay here will be a memory that will never fade. I recommend Ryokan Seikoro without reservation.