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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.
I want to thank you for all your help (Annie Jensen) and expertise on arranging our recent trip . Everything was well arranged and your in-country team was very efficient and helpful. Re hotels, Chris and I are still debating which hotel was the best, the Park Hyatt, the Ritz Carleton or the Palace. We have stayed at many 'grand' hotels around the world, but these three topped them all! We had to watch again last night "
- CO, London
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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