staff to be very friendly."
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Here at the Kyoto ryokan hotel 'Ishicho', the hotel treats all of the guests like family and this ryokan hotel is the perfect place to stay while you are visiting Kyoto. The ideal location enables you to plan to visit Kiyomizu Temple, Kinkakuji, Heian Shrine, and many other places conveniently. All rooms are clean and spacious with 10 tatami mats for 2 to 5 people, filled with all of the amenities you need, like air-conditioning, TV, compact refrigerators, in-room safes, private bath and toilet, and more. With its convenient location, the guests also have a choice to experience numerous attractions and activities located nearby. At 'Ishicho shogikuen', you can also experience Kyoto's traditional Kimono fitting, Kiyomizu-ware making, and cloisonne-ware making. The hotel hopes you find these activities memorable for your Kyoto trip. All of the guest can join these original activities. The hotel also serve you the Japanese traditional 'Kaiseki' dishes, using original foods from Kyoto. The traditional 'Kaiseki' meal will surely please you, with seasonal Kyoto vegetables. The ingredients and the material used in the meals will be changed seasonally, and sure to indulge you. The hotel has chosen the best ingredients and serving dishes to present you the authentic taste. The hotel welcomes you in the front desk, and you would be comfortable hearing 'Okoshiyasu (Welcome)' in the dialect. You are to receive the warm hospitality of Kyoto people with the 'Kyokotoba', the Kyoto dialect. Ishicho Shogikuen is located within walking distance to Kamogawa River and Kyoto Imperial Palace with a convenient access from Shiyakusyo-mae subway station and it's a 15-minute drive from JR Kyoto station. Ishicho Shogikuen offers traditional Japanese rooms with tatami-mat flooring, futon bedding and private bathrooms. It provides a public bath and free Wi-fi too. All guest rooms are equipped with air conditioning, bathroom amenities and a hairdryer. A fridge and TV are also provided. The ryokan serves local breakfast daily. Guests can buy souvenirs for family and friends at the gift shop or make use of the function rooms available. Services provided include bicycle rental and a 24-hour front desk.