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Gion Hatanaka

4.0 of 5
  |   Yasaka Jinjya Minamimon Mae Higashiyama ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0074, Japan (Gion Higashiyama / Kita Shirakawa / Kurama / Yase / Ohara)
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Ranked #38 of 333 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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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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Seoul, South Korea
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you want to experience a Japanese ryokan, this is a very nice place. While it may be a little pricey, it includes 2 meals and even snack time in the afternoon. The meals are course style so be prepared to eat. The room that we stayed in was huge, and it even had a sitting area in the veranda.... More 

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205 reviews 205 reviews
32 hotel reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I only spent one night at Gion Hatanaka but will have lifelong memories of my experience. I learned from my mother-in-law that the ryokan is a place of respite. You use the shower to cleanse your body and the bath to cleanse your mind. I wish I could say we had no electronics at the ryokan. However, I did take... More 

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Mill Valley, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just love being immersed totally in the amazing Japanese culture. They are so simple, very refined and incredibly clean. This ryokan is in the best location close to lots of temples and shops and great restaurants.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For our 2 week trip in Japan, we wanted to experience a traditional luxury ryokan in Kyoto for 1 night. The choices were large throughout various price points, and some at a level we certainly could not justify spending. Added to that stress was how quickly the ryokans were booking up as well. For our November stay, most ryokans were... More 

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

もともと、あまりレビューなど書かないのですが、あまりのひどさについに初のレビューをすることにしました。 初めてこちらを訪れたのは、2年前で、シドニーから友人を連れて始めて訪れたのがこの旅館です。宿泊はせず、舞妓のショーとゆうことでアトラクションのつもりでいましたから、特に料理は期待していませんでした。その時のお料理もまあ、団体さんメニューというところでした。 今回、主人を連れての二度目の来訪でしたが、料理は乾いてパサパサ、接客も横柄、食事を出す時もお盆を音を立てておく、とにかくあまりのひどさにビックリしました。オーストラリア人の主人でさえも自分の舌がおかしくなったのかと思ったほどだったそうです。確かに、他の料亭の料理と比べるのは酷かもしれませんが、ちょっとあれは…と思いました。 あれではどう考えても、友人などにお勧めできませんよ、本当に。 ただ、舞妓さんや芸妓さんの近くで会える機会はほとんどないので、主人も楽しんだようで、そのためだけに行くのであればよろしいのではないでしょうか。。。。。と、夫婦二人で納得させながら、サービス満点の京都ブライトンに帰路しました。 もう、二度と行きません。 I don't really write reviews for any occasions but this time is exceptional. I had visited this inn 2 years ago with my friend and I hadn't expected good food anyway that time because of this Maiko attraction show. It was not too bad..... This time I took my husband and we had the... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We had a very short time, only one afternoon to the next, to experience as much of Kyoto culture and cuisine as possible. After a lot of on line research, we decided to book the Gion Hatanaka Ryokan. We were trying to secure an evening with the Miako dining experience if available, but alas, there was not the requisite interest... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Let's be clear about this- only stay if you want an authentic Japanese experience but don't expect ( or complain about the lack of western 5 star hotel room mod-cons or about sleeping on a futon.We didn't expect those). Pluses are: 1.location, 2.pleasant staff, 3. cleanliness (including hi-tech toilet except for the en-suite bathroom which is traditional- clean but quite... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Having trouble over folks fawing over this place. This is perhaps because we stayed a bit too long; four nights. You do indeed get an authentic experience, and our maid was fantastic, but I must say that the food was not great. I enjoyed everything I ate in Kyoto, except here. We could only book if we chose the food... More 

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Zapopan, Mexico
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A luxurius oasis in the middle of traditional Gion neighborhood in Kyoto. Immaculate service in pristine rooms. The Hatanaka just exceded our expectations. Superb Japanese experience. The public baths and food are just outstanding, as is the attention of the staff. A little expensive but worth it.

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Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great location, extremely friendly staff and a true ryokan experience. You get a tea sitting when you arrive, either in-room dinner or a maiko dinner and a fantastic traditional Japanese breakfast the next day. Would recommend attending the maiko dinner show - it was one of the highlights of our trip.

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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Gion Hatanaka 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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#13 Luxury Hotel in Kyoto
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