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Inn at the Heart of KyotoInn at the Heart of Kyoto

There exist somewhat different ways of enjoying the trip to Kyoto

The sakura of Maruyama, Full of cool impression at Kamogawa, autumn leaves of Kodaiji, and Kinkakuji covered in snow. There will always be entertaining scenery each time you visit Kyoto: we introduce the way to maximize your enjoyment during your stay at Watazen Ryokan.

How would you like to take a stroll from「Watazen」at the Heart of Kyoto?

Enjoy Kyoto to the fullest with convenient transportation means available wherever you go in Kyoto,
We also provide sightseeing advice so please feel free to inquire with our staff.
English guidance is also available for our foreign guests.

Kiyomizu Temple

TEL 075-551-1234
Information Visiting hours:Open year-round 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Closed at 5:30 p.m. during special evening visitations

Yasaka Shrine

TEL 075-561-6155
Information Visiting Hours:Regular prayer hours open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Kyoto “Gosho” The Old Imperial Palace

TEL 075-231-5335
Information Open to public by appointment(Open to the general public during spring and autumn only)

Gion area

Information Representing the famous entertainment district of Kyoto.You may be able to see gorgeous Geishas and Maikos passing by this delightful district which is certainly a gratifying moment.


TEL 075-221-2686
Information Visiting hours:Open from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Open freely inside the precincts of the establishment.

Shinkyogoku Dori

TEL 075-223-2426
Information The Shinkyogoku Arcade is adjacent to eight Buddhist shrines and temples.


TEL 075-231-5335
Information Visitng hours:Open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Nishiki Market

TEL 075-211-3882
Information No set store hours Average hours open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Access Guide Reservation

KYOTO Inpererial Paless

How to make the reservation
  • 1. Please go to the page of the Imperial Household Agency
  • 2. Select the Place and Cource
  • 3. Select the Date and Time
  • 4. Enter the Information for the Representative
  • 5. Enter the Members' Information
  • 6. Review and Complete Your Application
  • 7. Send Members' List (if you selected "register later")
  • 8. Receive Permit for Visit
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If they have available seat on that day, You can enter the special area. Please go there with a passport.

How to get inperial Paless from WATAZEN




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