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Shirakawa-hotori, Shinbashi-dori, Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
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Shiraume
Ranked #1 of 193 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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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Melb. Australia
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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