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Gion Hatanaka

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Yasaka Jinjya Minamimon Mae Higashiyama ku, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #43 of 343 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As non-Japanese visitors we were keen to try a ryokan as a family. We stayed for just one night and we are pleased we did it but one night was enough. Good points: the overall experience, ability to have private bath facilities (not available at all ryokan but important for us), quality of food. Overall impression of buildings/facilities: modern ryokan... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the 2nd ryokan my friend and I stayed at in the Kyoto area. The hotel's location, next to Maruyama Park and the Gion, is prime. We stayed in a two room suite in the 4th floor of the hotel with our own small soaking tub and room attendant. The attendant came by at 4pm with matcha and a... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staying at this beautiful hotel with its charming entrance, perfect location and nostalgic Japanese style room was definitely an enjoyable treat. Our room had great amenities, typically low Japanese styled furniture, futons to sleep on, sliding door and traditional small sized wooden bathtub. Receptionist were very helpful with giving us directions and recommendations about exploring Kyoto. Truly satisfied with our... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gion Hatanaka is relatively big for a Ryokan, which can put some people off. The location is really good and in general there is nothing to fault in the rooms. The service and spa area are also praiseworthy. We had the Kaiseki dinner, which was a nice experience but not as memorable as we had hoped.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a well appointed ryokan in a great locality next to the Yasaka shrine. From the entryway to the room, you'll be impressed by both the service and the place. The rooms are clean and spacious, and the bathrooms/toilets are modern and beautifully styled. We had breakfast in the room - the food was traditional but delicious and plentiful.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights and I'd encourage anyone thinking of staying over to spend more that a single night there. Its effortless - from the super efficient check-in to the first rate 'tutorial' on what's what at Hatanaka and how to behave where and when. It was great. Japan is layered with social ritual most of which is unseen by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here with 2 other friends and could not be happier. Excellent service and great food that is served to you in your room. We stayed 2 nights and this was a very unique experience. Highly recommend.

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Shoalhaven
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed only two nights, could of spent a week with ease. The location is great, the service is exceptional, the food was superb. The public bath is a essential after a busy day walking around the beautiful Gion.

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Jakarta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We stayed with our kids at Gion Hatanaka. The place is absolutely phenomenal with staff that is extremely polite and helpful. The Ryokan is located int he heart of Gion area in Kyoto- tough to be better placed than this. We stayed for two night and loved every bit of the experience.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I have to say, everything about this traditional Japanese ryokan is simply amazing and stunning. Top notch services, fantastic food that will jus blow you away, good location, nice and spacious room.. wow and just wow!

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