499 Gionmachi Minamigawa
Kyoto Shi, JP
Ryokan Karaku where you can also enjoy the cuisine is situated in a silent atmosphere in the south of Yasaka Shinto shrine, Gion, Kyoto. This inn is near Maruyama Park famous for weeping cherry tree and Chionin Temple famous for bells on New Year's Eve. And in Gion Festival, you can see mikoshi portable shrine of Yasaka at a short distance. It is most popular sightseeing course around Higashiyama, walking along stone paths "Nene no Michi", "Ishibei Koji", Kodaiji Temple, Ninenzaka, Sanneizaka and Kiyomizu Temple. In season, light-up is taking place in Kodaiji Temple, Kiyomizu Temple, Chionin and Shorenin Temple, and you can enjoy to go for a stroll in the night. Our big bath with carbonate spring relieves the weariness of the journey. Ryokan Karaku features warm hospitality, elegant atmosphere and our chef's special Kaiseki meal with seasonal local ingredients. We boast our the lavish Japanese space in the inn. The views from guest room on top floor in Karaku located on the hill of Kyoto city are, in the east, row of mountains called the sleeping form of Budda, and in the west, cityscape of Kyoto. And you can enjoy in a gentle pace Kaiseki dinner filled with seasonal fish and vegetables of Kyoto. All rooms are equipped with bath and washlet. By car: Take Route 1 from Kyoto Minami or Higashi Interchange to Kyoto City, go north along Higashi Oji Dori St and take a right at Higashi Yasui crossing, go about 50 meters east until you reach the end of the street and take a left and go until you reach the south gate of Yasaka Shrine.