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  |   Shirakawa-hotori, Shinbashi-dori, Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
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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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is hard to fault this little gem of a ryokan as it's pretty much perfect in many ways. From the service, to the food, to the little things they do for you. I loved their futons so much, when I came home to Malaysia I went online in search of importing futons home (this never once occurred to me... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Japan for 10 plus times, and this is by far the best hotel I have stayed at in Japan. When it comes to service, it is the best in the world. First of all, this is a ryokan and only has 6 rooms as it is built from two old houses. So one can't expect it... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm Japanese but I write review in English so that foreigners can also read. You can enjoy all of the Japanese traditional culture in Shiraume. They offer superb Japanese cuisines, Japanese flower arrangement, calligraphy, art of ceramics and lacquer works, traditional architecture, relaxing sounds of river, garden, etc. It's almost like a Japanese culture museum. What's more, you can enjoy... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

Excellent cuisine (the best and most beautiful meals we have had in Kyoto) and hospitality and friendliness and amenities and ambiance and the scent of the tatami-rooms, which inspired me to make this haiku: "tatamis' yellow a guest embalmed by straw scent rests at Shiraume's". A bit less than excellent we found its location. All night long the noise of... More 

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New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My sister and I stayed here for one night after reading reviews here on Trip Advisor. What an incredible experience we had. From the moment we stepped through the purple fabric at the entrance, we knew we were in for something special. We arrived early and were offered a cool drink and a sit down, check in was in a... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is one of the most expensive stay we have tried and it does live up to the expectation. Food was great, room was perfect with the private tub, tatami mats and awesome views. Some things that we were disappointed with, everything is about money here even if you have paid for the room, we wanted to ask for a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Worth every penny! Tomoko San is just a very special lady and Shiraume is a very special place. I won't leave a long review because I think most people cover the sentiment here you can't put a place like this into words, it's simply out of a dream. You won't be disappointed and its a must to have the Kaiseki... More 

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Miami, Florida
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84 reviews 84 reviews
34 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

If you, like me, read Memoirs of a Geisha and were transported back to that time of tradition, elegance, beauty and history then this is the Ryokan experience for you. The location brings you to the Shirakawa stream on what must be the prettiest street in Gion. The Shiraume was a Ochiya in its' former life and you can just... More 

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Asia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We absolutely love this ryokan! We had the Umesono room and it was an exquisite experience from the time we enter the hotel till we say goodbye to Tomoko-san. Snacks, dinner and breakfast were served privately in our room and Tomoko-san was the most wonderful host and she shared a lot with us about the Japanese culture and food in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We recently visited Japan upon my request for my fortieth birthday and I have to say that staying at Shiraume absolutely made our visit and will remain a truly magical memory for us. Tomoko the owner is so wonderful and made us feel as if we were, as was remarked when we checked-in "in our own home". Although this home... More 

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Address: Shirakawa-hotori, Shinbashi-dori, Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Shiraume Hotel Kyoto
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#1 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto

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