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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 #18 of 193 Kyoto B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 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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London, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My friend and I were wow'd when we were shown our room. It was everything we expected of an authentic Japanese accommodation experience. The room was beautifully laid out. Immaculately clean. The toilet was the most advanced smart toilet I've seen throughout my travels of China, Seoul and Japan. The bathroom, which we didn't use because we made use of... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful place, great location right in the middle of the Gion district with all its hidden gems. The Ryoken it self is very quaint and immaculate and offers the full experience we wanted. Highly recommended, both my girlfriend and I were very happy as we spent a little more than we usually would for accommodation on this place. Must try... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got pretty much what we expected really from our stay at the Gion Hatakanaka and that is what we wanted, a taste of the traditional Japanese lifestyle and hospitality, a change from our usual style of hotel accommodation. We loved the room, a superior twin room, with sitting room and adjoining sleeping quarters, private bathroom with deep, square wooden... More

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NSW Australia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
32 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not sure that I agree with all the reviews. Yes this is a high end Ryoken and I'm sure traditional. Obviously they didn't have heavy bags on wheels to go along the rugged pathway. They speak very little English and yes its all beautiful. I was very tired when I got there and definitely expected more. We chose to... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I have just returned from Japan after staying 3 nights in Gion Hatanaka. I absolutely loved this ryokan and would be delighted to go back. Our room was fabulous. We had 2 futon beds, a sitting area and a lovely deep wooden tub in the bathroom. The tub and shower was very much appreciated as we also stayed in a... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I've stayed now at the Gion Hatanaka three times and I can't imagine staying elsewhere in Kyoto. The location right next to the Yasaka shrine and the gorgeous park, on the edge of the ancient, charming Gion district is perfect. Everything is impeccable - the service, rooms, public bath and most of all, the food. Every dish at breakfast and... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I absolutely had the best experience ever in any hotel, ryokan, or any lodging place I've ever been to. The location was great, the place was wonderful, the food was awesome, and the staff and service was second to none. I will absolutely stay at Gion Hatanaka again when I visit Kyoto again. Thank you Gion Hatanaka for the wonderful... More

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Denver, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

What a fantastic and authentic place! You will have all the luxuries and the conveniences of the most modern Japanese hotel (with a private bathroom, full privacy of your suite, etc.), and will experience the real ryokan hospitality, architecture and customs. I recommend you get the booking for full room-and-board. There are two huge advantages to this. 1. You will... More

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Cusco, Peru
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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Nice place to stay during your time in Kyoto. Great location! We didn't opt for the meal upgrade. Rooms were comfortable. Truthfully, I expected a little more based on the reviews. A bit disappointed that the Maiko dinner wasn't provided during our stay. Nevertheless, overall a good experience.

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Miami, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

We wanted to experience a ryokan in our first visit to Kyoto and Gion Hatanaka was absolutely great. The place is beautiful, rooms are very nicely decorated and spacious, the onsen room is huge and the food is awsome.

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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
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Hotel Class:4 star — Gion Hatanaka 4*
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Gion Hatanaka is located in the hart of Gion, which is the anchent district of Maiko and Geiko (Geisha) flower town. It is one the the most well known district for its history and culture. 15 mins walking distance from world heratage Kiyomizu Temple and many others in just a brath of walk away.Hotel features traditional Japanese accommodations and a spacious public bath overlooking a zen garden. Free Wi-Fi is available.The spacious rooms at Gion Hatanaka feature large windows and a balcony. Room includes a flat-screen TV, a sitting area and a private bathroom with a wooden bathtub.The hotel has in-room meals (Breakfast/Dinner) with seasonal local dishes. Guests can enjoy spa treatments in their room, and with an advance reservation, the hotel arranges Japanese Geisha dance performances and Kyoto tours.We follow the very traditional methods, ingredients, and philosophy of Kyoto Kaiseki cusine. No compremize can be made with our preparation therefore, special menu with food restrcitions are not accepted. Shabu-Shabu, Sukiyaki, or hotpot dish can be prepared with a prior notice. Kyoto Station is a 15-minute drive away. Kawaramachi Train Station is a 10-minute walk from the property. ... more   less 
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