Kyoto Japanese Style Hotel - Ryokan Motonago

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Motonago Entrance

Motonago hospitality

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 2020 Kyoto Osaka, which was published in 2019, for the 11years time in a row since 2010. The Michelin Guide 2010 Kyoto Osaka was the first Michelin Guide book to feature Kyoto, and it introduced 22 ryokan (Japanese-style hotels) in Kyoto. This is the nineth version since 2010, when ryokan were first listed in a Michelin Guide. Ryokan Motonago was chosen as one of the 31 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 has been announced as a recipient of a "Travelers' Choice" award 2015, based on a selection conducted by the world's largest word-of-mouth travel site, TripAdvisor.

"Travelers' Choice" award winners are determined based on the reviews and opinions of millions of TripAdvisor travelers around the globe, and they were chosen from among more than 740,000 accommodations, in categories ranging from bargain hotels to the most prestigious luxury ones.
Ryokan Motonago has won the "Travelers' Choice" award fifth times, in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018.

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511 Washio-cho, Kodaiji-michi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City, Japan Tel. +81-75-561-2087 / Fax. +81-75-561-2655 / Copyright 2008. MOTONAGO. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.