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Shirakawa-hotori, Shinbashi-dori, Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
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Shiraume
Ranked #1 of 194 Kyoto B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the Umekoyomi room with the lovely view of the river. I really love the location of the ryokan as it located in the heart of Gion, walking around at dinner time, I was able to meet a few real Geisha. The room is spacious, the futon mattress and sheets are very comfortable. (size is double for each... More

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Meekatharra, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to enjoy a second 2 night stay at Shiraume in early March and I must admit I was a bit concerned that I had built it up in my memory. I shouldn't have worried as our second stay was as truly wonderful as our first. Our only regret is that we dined outside Shiraume for kaiseki... More

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Tampere, Finland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing and excellent place to stay. Best of Kyoto and Japan. Location, our room Umekoyomi, views to the canal, breakfast & dinner, baths/jacuzzi, staff hospitality -> just perfect. We enjoyed every minute ! Big Thanks to Tomoko and Satoko who made our visit unforgettable.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Without question, this was the highlight of my week-long trip to Kyoto with my girlfriend. Tomoko-san and her staff have thought of everything to make your stay as effortless and comfortable as possible, and it begins with written directions that you can show to your taxi driver (addresses and such aren't as simple in Japan as they are in Western... More

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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Place/Time: We visited Shiraume during the summer season, September 2013. From our previous accommodation we had caught a train and got off at Sanjokeihan station. With the given map from Shiraume we tried to find the Ryokan by foot, we gave up in the end and caught a taxi realising we had been looking the given map sideways from the... More

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Westchester, New York, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did not think that this ryokan could be as good as the previously posted reviews, but it lived up to expectations. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is able to get a reservation. The ryokan is in a very convenient location to the historic district. We stayed in the "Umegae Room", a suite which was spacious for... More

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HK
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Even though I was already very familiar with the high quality of service and courtesy the Japanese society demands, the ryokan still blew me away with their service. Originally wanted to stay for 3 nights but since it was fully booked (mind you this was 2.5 months prior to our arrival) we stayed for 1 night. But it was already... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We have just returned today from our first trip to Japan and I felt it was wrong of me not to write this straight away! My sister stayed here last year and we had the luxurious pleasure of staying for 3 nights this week. I have never reviewed anything in my life but to not would be an injustice to... More

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new york
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We had a wonderful two day trip to the Shiraume. I only wished it were longer but it appears that the vacancies fill up fast, so word to the wise: book sooner rather than later! Tomoko was a wonderful host, giving us fantastic advice about the history of Kyoto and what to do in the city. She was very knowledgeable... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I don’t think words can do justice how much we enjoyed our night at Shiraume Ryokan. From the minute we stepped in to the house we knew our splurge was a great decision. Tomoko is a wonderful host, taking the time to give us a tour and explain all the ornate features of the property to us. We enjoyed complementary... More

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Also Known As:
Shiraume Hotel Kyoto
Shiraume Hotel
Address: Shirakawa-hotori, Shinbashi-dori, Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
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Ranked #1 of 194 B&Bs / Inns in Kyoto

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