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Why we like it
- Located in the heart of the main sightseeing areas
- An authentic style ryokan that has been open for 100 years
- Enjoy tea at the famous Gyokutoan tea rooms ( on the 7th and 17th day of every month)
- Impressive Japanese architecture
- Traditional Kyoto-style cuisine is served
- Exceptional service and welcome at this family owned ryokan
A stay at Sumiya is a true experience of Japanese culture and traditions and will enhance any Japanese itinerary.
Having just returned from a truly wonderful trip, I wanted to tell you how impressed we were with your part in this. (Debbie Rawnsley) We loved the itinerary, we loved the service levels, we loved the guides and above all we loved the experience of this unique culture with its overwhelming ‘otherness’, its politesse, its perfection its precision, its history, its gardens, its architecture and its charm. So, well done
- ST, Surrey
Sumiya is a very inviting authentic Japanese ryokan. As one walks into the main door there is a fusuma (Japanese sliding door) so you immediately feel as though you are visiting an old traditional Japanese home. Sumiya Ryokan is constructed in the traditional "sukiya" style of Japanese architecture. There is a Japanese garden, tea ceremony rooms, and Japanese antiques throughout Sumiya Ryokan. As Symia is over 100 year olds, it is a traditional experience and a walk back in time, admire the cratmanship in the wood, the tatami and the walls. The kaiseki dinner and the Japanese style breakfasts offer incredible and unforgettable dining experiences.
Best time to be there
Spring (late March to April) for cherry blossom, early summer (May to early June) for warm sunshine, autumn (October to November) for sunny weather and spectacular colours.
Osaka/ Tokyo Narita and Haneda (Japan Airlines, British Airways)
12 hours 30 minutes from London
GMT +9 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
No vaccinations required
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