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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.
While planning our trip to Japan I dealt with two Vickys (Smith and Hamlin). They were both delightful - being articulate, helpful and most efficient. Their knowledge about Japan was very much appreciated. The few changes we requested to the first suggested itinerary were carried out quickly and to our complete satisfaction. You have two highly talented ladies who obviously love their job and are a great credit to A&K. We
- PD, 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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