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  |   Shirakawa-hotori, Shinbashi-dori, Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
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Shiraume
Ranked #2 of 332 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I have really nothing to add to all the other reviews - a wonderful night with perfect hosts. A true once in a lifetime experience. We stayed on Fire mountain night - when bonfires mark out Kanji figures on the surrounding mountains, which only added to the exceptional impression nature of this place. An indicator of how special it is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Stayed for 2 nights and absolutely loved it. Tomoko is a wonderful host and a wealth of knowledge about Japanese culture. Breakfast is fantastic. Kaiseki dinner was a highlight. Awesome to stay in historic gion, set over a stream on one of the prettiest streets in Kyoto it feels like you are stepping back in time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Staying at this beautiful ryokan was the highlight of our trip to Japan. It is located in Kyoto's most picturesque street - some guidebooks say the loveliest street in all Asia - accessed by a little stone bridge across a crystal clear stream. From the moment we arrived we knew it was a special experience. The ryokan is a a... More

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

At first i was afraid to stay at ryokan thinking that it might be uncomfortable but i was absolutely wrong it was the most relaxing time i had in my trip to japan i loved Kyoto it beautiful city and tomoko san nice lady was very helpful and i really like her since the first email i sent till we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Wanted to stay at Shiraume to give my 13 year old grandson an experience in a Ryokan. Could not have picked a better place to stay. We were fortunate to be given an upgrade. It is a relatively small Ryokan in a very pretty old part of a Gion. The meals are out of this world. This is a must... 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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