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Shiraume

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Shirakawa-hotori, Shinbashi-dori, Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Shiraume

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This is definitely the best part of our trip to Kyoto. Our room was on the ground floor looking out onto a quiet stream. The room was very spacious (esp for Japan), with a tranquil and traditional feel. There is a separate bedroom, bathroom and toilet. The staff spoke very good English; in fact the best we have encountered in... More 

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Palo Alto, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've tried to book a room in this hotel twice and this year I finally made it! It sits quietly at the heart district of the serene and beautiful Gion area, with Shirakawa running in front of it. The view from our room (うめこよみ) is amazing. I could even spot two white cranes in Shirakawa outside our windows in one... More 

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a two-night stay here and it truly was the highlight of our visit to Japan. The place itself is stunning, beautifully appointed, spotlessly clean and so comfortable. What makes this truly stand out is the attention to detail from Tomoko and the way she and all the staff go out of their way to make you feel relaxed,... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

昨年のクリスマスに家内と泊まりました。京都のもっともにぎやかな一帯ですが、道からは白川が隔てた反対側になるので、人声も気になりません。料理旅館なので晩御飯も素敵ですが、白川を見ながら食べられる食堂でいただける朝ごはんもすばらしいです。朝すぐ近くの鴨川をジョギングしましたが。よく整備されていてとても気持ちよかったです。 I enjoyed staying this ryokan last christmas with my wife. It is in Gion area, one of the most properous area of Kyoto, but becasue it stands across Shir2akawa creek from a streest, so we stayed comfortable quiet night. Becuasr it is a "Ryori Ryokan" that specialized in traditonal Japanese food, dineer was wonderful. Also Japanese style breakfast served... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Ryokan is beautiful, we stayed in the Umemi room with our own little garden by the stream. Tomoko and her staff go above and beyond to ensure you have an amazing experience. They truly make you feel special, we opted for the traditional dinner and both a Japanese and western style breakfast - all the food was presented beautifully... More 

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Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I have only written one other review over the years (and it was a negative one), but I felt that Tomoko deserved even more praise for the beautiful ryokan that she has created. This place is something truly special. It is truly stunning and has been maintained to the highest order. It is in a beautiful part of old gion... More 

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New York
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75 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I can't do more than agree with all the previous reviews. The location, the food, the room, the attention to every detail, was all just perfect and friendly and welcoming. The attention was personal without being overbearing. Just amazing. Recommended without caveat or hesitation. It's that good.

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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

There is a reason this is the No1 Ryokan in Kyoto! It is simply amazing, on every level. We stayed for one evening in May, just after Golden Week. The location is perfect for even strolls in Gion, and for the bush shopping street and drinks along the charming bars along the main river. The actual Ryokan is on a... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

We stayed one night and had a great experience! Everyone at the inn was friendly, polite, and truly seemed happy to have us there. We originally had requested a smaller room, but only a suite was available. In retrospect I am very happy we had the extra space. The room was exquisitely appointed and very welcoming. The dinner was a... More 

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We spent one night in Shiraume in the Umekoyami room. Upon arrival, after tea and a snack, Tomoko greeted us and suggested a short walk in the neighborhood before dinner. Since this was our first time in Kyoto she suggested a number of things we should see during our stay. The room is large and there is a view of... More 

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