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Shirakawa-hotori, Shinbashi-dori, Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
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Shiraume
Ranked #1 of 192 Kyoto B&B and Inns
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  • 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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent 4 amazing days , it was like heaven. We had chosen Umesono room so we had plenty of space, the nice view to the river and had our breakfast in our room, In the room we found plenty of amenities, the relaxing yukatas to wear and a very nice bathroom even if we could use the common hot... More

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Miami, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a quasi-budge traveler. My wife, 5 year old daughter, and I stayed 5 nights in Tokyo for less than $900. So for us, Shiraume was a splurge. But I've got to say that it was worth the money. I stayed only one night, and it was the pinnacle of my two week stay in Japan. Given the cost, I... More

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We stayed in the Umeichirin room for just one night and had a wonderful time. It was one of our favorite experiences of our honeymoon. The futon was very comfortable and we enjoyed getting a small taste of traditional Japanese culture. My husband had the kaiseki meal and I had the kobe beef meal. Both were excellent and we appreciated... More

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Glen Waverley, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Stayed in the Umezono room with 2 of my sisters and I must say I was absolutely impressed. Our room was on the second floor and comprised of a living room, bed room and separate toilet/powder room. Tomoko-san gave us attentive service that ranges from listening to our queries, answering them and also giving us advice as to where to... More

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Phuket, Thailand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is a small ryokan run by Tomokosan, the third generation to run the premises as a ryokan and the 7th to own the premises, which started as a tea house 150 years ago. Hospitality clearly runs in her blood as it would be well nigh impossible to find fault with the service, the food, the atmosphere and charm of... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Staying here was an incredible exprrience. The ryokan itself is stunning, the service was excellent and the room was immaculate. Tomoko was incredibly welcoming and gave us all the information we needed about sights to see and how to get around. And the dinner was incredible! If you stay here, definitely opt for the kaiseke dinner option. Tomoko was also... More

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Jackson, Mississippi
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95 reviews 95 reviews
28 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

None of the standard travel reference books mentioned Shiraume, but based on Trip Advisor ratings, we booked two nights here. We are here to say that Trip Advisor nailed it. The accommodations, the service, the food, the pampering, the location -- all of it, Shiraume gets it right. And not just right, but right with five stars. Shiraume is located... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

If you want to be pampered, this is the place to go. The owner, Tomoko Okuda-san together with her team provide exquisite service. You will get a traditional Japanese treatment which is quite amazing. You would wish every hotel you stay from there on would provide this level of service. You will get spoiled. The location is right in the... More

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melbourne
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I was impressed and really enjoyed my 2 nights stay there. Agree with other travelers with the excellence of their service, the quality of the food and the comfortable of my stay. The Japanese bath is amazing. I feel lucky that I experienced the traditional things watched from TV and always wonder about. I will be back!

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sydney, australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
34 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

First impressions were wonderful for Shiraume ryokan. Location: Excellent! Just along the Shirakawa stream and across a small stone bridge flanked by 2 gorgeous plum trees which have been meticulously cared for many years. It is a gorgeous sight to behold if you have the chance to see them in full bloom. Walkable to many sights in Gion eg. the... More

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Address: Shirakawa-hotori, Shinbashi-dori, Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Also Known As:
Shiraume Hotel Kyoto

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