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Gion Hatanaka

4.0 of 5 Ryokan   |   Yasaka Jinjya Minamimon Mae Higashiyama ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0074, Japan (Gion Higashiyama/Kita Shirakawa/Kurama/Yase/Ohara)
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Ranked #21 of 194 Kyoto B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014
Dave S Los Angeles, California
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Everything about this place was perfect to me. Proximity to temples & the old shopping street that basically runs all the way from Kiyomizu to the ryokan...the traditional bath in the basement...the bath & shower in the room...the automated toilet...the staff...the in-room served breakfast...solid WiFi...everything! Absolutely recommended if you want a ryokan & can afford this one. Also, Yonemura...a chef's... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Apart from the friendly Japanese staff that made it a point to greet you ( even down to the owner's daughter who personally greeted each room to ensure that you are having a good time), if you had been hopping around ryokans, then you would think the food served is probably .. average in terms of taste, but presentation wins... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

My family spent a night in Kyoto and we decided to try a Ryokan to feel the traditional japanese hotel style. Gion Hatanaka was a fantastic choice. The place is gorgeous, well decorated and well located in the Gion neighbourhood. The staff is very courteous and everything worked as planed. If possible, try the public bath. Very interesting place.

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kuala lumpur, malaysia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I was only in Kyoto for two days and one night and chose to stay at Gion Hatanaka. I had no regrets . it was most charming and the baths were beautiful . Service was outstanding and rooms were tastefully appointed. It is however, expensive .

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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I have not stayed at the ryokan, so I am reviewing only the "Maiko Evening" event held there several time a week. To the best of my knowledge, this is the only opportunity in Kyoto to interact with real Maiko for anyone who is not a VIP businessman. It's not a tourist trap for Westerners either - the setting is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Surreal. If words failed me and I had to sum up our experience at this breathtaking Ryokan in Kyoto with only one, that would be it. We took a trip to Japan as a 30th birthday celebration and decided to spend one night at a traditional Ryokan in Kyoto. One night wasn't enough! The service and quality of everything we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We stayed at Gion Hatanaka last week for 4 days with my family. The service by the staff there was superb. We have morning breakfast included and Shimo-o san who attended to us was wonderful. Each morning she brought in tea for us to wake us up and 20 min later (afraid that we will not wake up), she will... More

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northfield, nj
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

We went to the Gion Hatanaka for the Geiko and Maiko show and dinner. We learned all about the life of a Geisha and the training that goes into becoming a Geisha. The dinner was excellent Japanese styled dinner with delicious fish/sushi and all the Sake you wanted. The show was interesting and informative. We were able to talk with... More

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Hong Kong
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Just 3mins walk from main building of hanakata to Gyugin in 石屏小路!Very histotical experience!Close to 八阪神社!Great Location!Its a hotel so luxury,delicate yet subtle!has the best restaurant in kyoto with exquisite fine dining experience!Chef will only use local best seasonal ingredients to cook for limited customers,very artistic yet VIP dining atmosphere!Great Jacuzzi and spacious toilet!comparable to any 5star hotel suites yet... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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17 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

The Ryokan is beautiful, the rooms were comfortable and the public bath was really good. Service was also really good. The Kaiseki meal and breakfast we had at the Ryokan were both excellent as well. The location is also, in my opinion, one of the best in Kyoto. Right in the middle of Gion, next to plenty of temples and... More

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Also Known As:
Gion Hatanaka Hotel
Gion Hatanaka Hotel Kyoto
Address: Yasaka Jinjya Minamimon Mae Higashiyama ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0074, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Gion Higashiyama/Kita Shirakawa/Kurama/Yase/Ohara
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Ranked #21 of 194 B&Bs / Inns in Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Gion Hatanaka 4*
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