With Kyoto flavor a homy feeling.
Motonago nestles in a quiet, nostalgic scene, completely apart from the hustle and bustle of the city. Once you step outside, you can sense the overflowing taste of Kyoto - Japan's old capital. Walking towards the South, for example, the “Nene-no-Michi” stone path leads to Kiyomizu-dera Temple - a World Heritage Site. Moving through Kodaiji Temple, Entoku-in Temple, Ninenzaka slope and Sannenzaka slope, you will see the world of Kyoto after 20 minutes' journey. This is just an example, however. To the North, there is Maruyama Park and Chion-in Temple. To the West, Gion - famous for being the town of Maiko and Geiko - and dining locations. All the charm of Kyoto is gathered here, where Motonago stands.
On entering through a door with a tiled roof while seeing a tasteful earthen wall made using traditional techniques, Motonago welcomes you with a warm hospitality that only a humble inn like ours, with its 11 rooms, can offer. Guests can relax while enjoying dinner and breakfast in their rooms, and our staff wear traditional kimonos as they serve the meals. Kyoto style cuisine made with special seasonal ingredients succeeds in bringing the Kyoto taste, with our chefs' sophisticated skills and selected menu, to our guests. We promise you will have a comfortable time on your journey, in a peaceful and harmonizing room full of poetic sentiment and the scent of woods, complemented the sense of tatami mats, overlooking a garden of refined elegance.
Ryokan Motonago has had the honor of being listed in The Michelin Guide 2013 Kyoto Osaka Kobe, which was published this year, for the fourth time in a row since 2010.
The Michelin Guide 2010 Kyoto Osaka is the first Michelin Guide book to feature Kyoto, and it introduces 22 ryokan (Japanese-style hotels). This is the first time ryokan have been listed in a Michelin Guide. Ryokan Motonago was chosen as one of the 22 ryokan and was awarded two rosettes for its amenity. We are very proud and honored to be selected and to be praised for our Kyoto-style hospitality. As one of the foremost ryokan in Kyoto, we are grateful to all guests who stay or have stayed at our ryokan.
Zagat Survey, a guidebook publisher based in NYC, USA, provides ratings of restaurants and hotels around the world for consumers. Motonago is one of the eighteen "ryokan" (Japanese-style hotels) rated in the "ZAGAT Kyoto Restaurants & Hotels" version.
Ryokan Motonago was selected one of the Top 25 Japanese ryokan (B&B and inn category) by TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site, and was awarded recognition as the 10th ranking overall.