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What We Love

  • The rooftop onsen, with four private baths
  • The hotel’s origami-inspired sculptural façade
  • Hand-woven tatami floors
  • Yukata robes for all guests

What To Know

  • The property doesn’t have a full-service restaurant but does offer breakfast and to-go sandwiches
  • Some of the rooms open up to a balcony, with views of the interior courtyard
  • An in-house app controls all the lighting in each of the guest rooms
  • Traditional in-room tea service is available for an additional fee


  •  Concierge
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Contemporary ten-room inn inspired by 8th-century Japanese guesthouses in Mexico City’s flourishing Little Tokyo neighborhood

The Lowdown

If a tranquil Japanese inn seems out of place in the frenetic Mexican capital, think again. The relationship between the two countries actually began 400 years ago, when a brave samurai first landed in Acapulco. Today, that historic connection surfaces in the city’s Juarez neighborhood, a centrally situated tree-lined enclave of ramen joints, izakayas, Asian grocery stores, and even a contemporary art bookstore that specializes in Spanish-language Japanese literature. Inside this understated guesthouse masterminded by local architect Regina Galvanduque, traditional local flourishes like Juco vines (typical of Mayan architecture), enamel plates, and granite sinks share the limelight with charming Japanese accents like a koi pond and a Zen garden. The terrazzo stone and wood rooms are Kyoto chic, with slick automated management systems and low-slung beds—and, while the four open-air terrace baths are far from a traditional Japanese hot spring experience, they are the perfect perches from which to survey nearby Chapultepec Park and the rest of Mexico City’s 24/7 magic.

In the Area

Nestled in the borough of Cuauhtémoc, Juarez (formerly considered Mexico City’s most opulent pocket) was brutally ravaged by the 1985 earthquake—but a recent restoration has resulted in a burgeoning young professional scene lured by a clutch of ambitious eateries. Though the absence of an in-house restaurant may seem like a drag, Ryo Kan guests are within strolling distance of some of the area’s—and arguably, the world’s—best Japanese food. Standouts include Rokai, where the killer nine-course omakase menu features sumptuous sushi and sashimi sourced from Mexican waters, and Le Tachinomi Desu, a quirky standing-only café that transforms into a whisky and sake bar at night.

How to Get There

Ryo Kan
Calle Rio Panuco No. 166
Mexico City, 06500 Mexico


4.5 Very Good 2 Reviews
Un hotel diferente.
Reviewed 3 months ago

Un hotel pequeño, un pedacito de Japón en CDMX. NO TIENE AIRE ACONDICIONADO!!!!! Los espacios pequeños pero bien distribuidos. No tenía jabón para las manos. Me parece un precio elevado para los servicios ofrecidos. Muy silencioso y callado. El personal muy atento y servicial. No estoy seguro de que la experiencia valga lo que cobran.

Es encantador!
Reviewed 8 months ago

Este Ryo Kan es un concepto totalmente novedoso en la Ciudad de México, un pequeño lugar de 10 habitaciones con influencia japonesa, atención increíble y personalizada, realmente logran hacer que "te desconectes" de la ciudad, el ambiente es totalmente relajador, cuidaron cada detalle para traer un poco de Japón a México. Me encantó el desayuno con frutas variadas y frescas de la mejor calidad, muy buen café, excelente selección de té. También cuenta con diferentes experiencias: ceremonia de té, spa, gastronomía, onsen Todo a un excelente precio!!
Súper buena ubicación, no pierdas la oportunidad de conocerlo si visitas la Ciudad de México.