2010年08月21日

南禅寺畔「八千代」



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Usually I keep my weblog in Japanese only,
however, I am writing it in English today for friends
who always ask me the ryokans of my preferred.


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Yachiyo, one of my recent favorite,
stands in the neighbor of Nanzenji temple, 
and it is only 5 minutes walk from Keage Station.


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Beautiful temples and gardens such as Nanzenji, Murinan,
Nanzenin, Tenjuan that you sould not miss, are around Yachiyo,
and they are all in walking distance within 5 minutes.

Dispite that Yachiyo is surrounded by main streets,
inside it is wrapped in the silence.


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I stayed in the room KIKU (daisy). 
The room itself is quite traditional and old fashoned,
bathroom is renovated with the latest equipments.


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The private bathtub is filled with hot water all the time
during your stay, and you can just jump into it if you want.


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Open the window and taking a both, viewing a small garden outside
makes you feel as if you were visiting an Onsen.


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Room kiku is facing a beautifully garden by Ogawa Jihei,
one of the most renowned Japanese gardeners.


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Upon arrival, a lady in charge of the room will bring you
a choice of drinks.  So you can be relaxed and feel at home
admiring the fantastic view of the garden. 


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As the room is so quiet and relaxing, it even made me
feel like as if I were staying at my grandmother's home
in the country side or someone's private villa.


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Unlike western hotels, Japanese ryokans charge you per person. 
So people tend to think it is quite expensive.
But you will know the value of it when you stay yourself. 
The price includes not only room charge, but also
a full course of dinner, breakfast and fine service.


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In Kyoto, people have enjoyed dinner on terrace
named YUKA during the summer.
 
Yuka is a tradition way to eat outside over the river
in old time when air conditioners didn't exist.


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Yachiyo's restaurant has a fine terrace facing
a beautifully illuminated garden at night.


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Although it may be muggy and hot, you still can enjoy
the essense of tradition of Yuka if you like to.


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You had better to make a reservation for it
and bring anti-insect spray if you are interested in it.


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It will be so relaxing to take off your shoes and
lie on a straw-mat floor, surrounded by Japanese antiques.


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At the moment, room Kiku is most recommended
as it has a half-outside bath with the view of garden.

But some more rooms are planned to be renovated with
the same kind of bath in the future according to Madam
who comes to greet you at the dinner table.


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Just like the time-honored European hotels,
staying in prestigious ryokan often overwhelm guests
and it could make you rather nervous.

But Yachiyo does not. 
It rather has a casual and friendly atmosphere.


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Although it has welcomed royal bloods and VIPs from
various countries, everyone there is friendly and nice.
They make you understand true hospitality of old Japan.

Yachiyo is definitely recommend to those interested in
experiencing a traditional Japanese hospitality.


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                           The garden of Nanzen-in nearby



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1. Posted by an   2010年08月21日 14:28
わぁ〜すごい!!

近くにこんな素敵な場所があるなんて!!
綺麗です。
2. Posted by とーる   2010年08月21日 18:52
こんにちは(^^♪

先日はお邪魔致しました。
この感じ、門構えからではわからないでしょう?
部屋でのんびりしてると外の雑踏を忘れるようです。

でも大安庵さんものんびりできるという意味において
それ以上の隠れ家じゃないですか。
また近々お伺いさせて頂きますね

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