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JAPANING Hotel Liv Ranroukaku

3-star3 stars
54-2, Arashiyama Nakaoshita-choNishikyo-ku, KyotoKyoto616-0004Japan

3-star ryokan, convenient for Saihoji Temple
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 reward* night!
Wellness Area
Great wellness & sports facilities
Great room
Rather comfortable
Food could be better
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From 13 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

JAPANING Hotel Liv Ranroukaku

from £127
  • Double Room
  • Traditional Room, River View
  • Traditional Room
  • Suite, River View
  • Large Double Room
  • Large Double Room - Non Smoking

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 10 rooms


  • Check-in time 4 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8 AM until 10 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Slippers
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Fridge

JAPANING Hotel Liv Ranroukaku’s small print


The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels etc. ). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A city tax will be collected at the property effective from 1 October 2018. The city tax ranges from JPY 200-1,000 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around JAPANING Hotel Liv Ranroukaku


  • In Arashiyama
  • Saihoji Temple (36-minute walk)
  • Togetsukyo Bridge (3-minute walk)
  • Tenryuji Temple (12-minute walk)
  • Arashiyama Monkey Park (15-minute walk)
  • Iwatayama Monkey Park (15-minute walk)
  • Bamboo Forest Street (16-minute walk)
  • Okochi Sanso (20-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Osaka (ITM-Itami) 59-min drive
  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) 101-min drive
  • Kyoto Hankyu Arashiyama Station 5-min walk
  • Kyoto Arashiyama Station 7-min walk
  • Kyoto Randen-saga Station 13-min walk
  • On-site parking not available

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 67 reviews

JAPANING Hotel Liv Ranroukaku
I was assigned a room on the first floor, which was very noisy. The first night I couldn't fall asleep until someone staying upstairs finished her long long super loud phone conversation till mid-night. The next early morning I was waked up by the cleaning lady - she made a lot of noise upstairs when she was walking and cleaning the rooms. She did the same in the second morning. The mattress was hard and not comfortable at all. The hotel did not make my bed although I had given them the permission to enter my room. They also told me the checkout time was 10am, rather than stated 11am.
Lan, us1 night trip
JAPANING Hotel Liv Ranroukaku
Very Good8.0
Japanese Hospitality
The room was OK but the shower may get very hot and there is not enough space to put your toiletries. The staff was excellent and more than obliged your request for taxi, food, directions and Internet services.
Bob, as2 night romance trip
JAPANING Hotel Liv Ranroukaku
Amazing hotel with friendly/charming staff (they do not speak English unfortunately). Go for it. The only drawback is the fact it is far away from th ecity center (but close to highly interesting spots in the same time). It is a hotel not a hostel so don't go there if you want to meet people.
Nader, ie2 night trip
JAPANING Hotel Liv Ranroukaku
Lovely stay in Arashiyama
After checking out of a horrible hotel 3 nights early, we ended up at the Liv Ranroukaku hotel and had an amazing experience there. The staff was incredibly sweet and helpful, the room was enormous by Japanese standards, and the view (river view room) was lovely. I speak decent enough Japanese, so I don't know how much English the staff speaks. However, there was a binder in the room with explanations for how to use many of the more "Japanese" items in the room (tea maker, washlet toilet, air conditioner remote, etc.). Everything was clean and tidy. Things in the local area do close down early as the Arashiyama area is mainly catering to tourists who come out for a day trip, but there are always buses running to the city center, or convenience stores open within a short walk. I would highly recommend this hotel if you want to stay in the western area of Kyoto. My one, extremely small, complaint would be that the refrigerator was actually quite noisy when it was running! So we just unplugged it during the evening before going to sleep.
Erin, us3 night romance trip
JAPANING Hotel Liv Ranroukaku
Very Good8.0
Getting clean
Great little place in an excellent location. Our first time in a Ryokan. My wife loved the baths.
Michael, usRomance trip

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