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Gion Shinmonso

3.5 of 5 Ryokan   |   Shinmon Mae, Hanamikoji, Higashiyama Ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0082, Japan (Gion Higashiyama / Kita Shirakawa / Kurama / Yase / Ohara)
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Ranked #26 of 192 Kyoto B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

When we decided to visit Kyoto, we wanted to stay at a ryokan to have a true Japanese experience. We also wanted a place that served kaiseiki as well. Gion Shinmonso popped up when we did our search. After reading the reviews, we decided to go for this accommodation at S$383 for 1 night with both dinner and breakfast. When... More

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Thank you for staying at Gion Shinmonso the other day and writing a review in trip adviser. Our Kaiseki dinner is using seasonal ingredients. It looks very beautiful and gorgeous so we will feel like to take pictures. We are receiving a favorable review about dinner from guests. The nearest bus stop from here is “Chioninmae” bus stop but No,100 does... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Book this ryokan through Japanese guest houses.com, very easy to locate, just 10 mins cab from JR Kyoto station. Check in around 5-6pm, everything is prepared for me like the my name was written beside the room door. Staff could understand basic english and i ordered breakfast for 2 for the next morning . The price is reasonable and food... More

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Thank you for staying at Gion Shinmonso the other day. We are very glad, you like our Ryokan! I remember you well. Cleaning staff found the towel in your room after check-out and we could hand the towel to you because we had keep your luggage at the front desk. Shinmonso is easily accessible by public transport, bus/subway/taxi from Kyoto... More

Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I stayed with my husband and daughter in a room with no bathroom while my parents stayed in a newer room with bathroom. Both were very spacious, clean and lovely. The shared shower and public bathroom were also clean and nice. Since I was traveling in 5, they were kind enough to offer us the lovely kaiseki dinner in 1... More

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shinmonso, お客様担当マネージャー at Gion Shinmonso, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at Gion Shinmonso the other day and writing a review in trip adviser. I'm very glad to hear you say that!! Our rooms are all Japanese style room(we do not have any western style room and bed). We spread out Futon on the tatami for your sleeping at night. I think a Ryokan is not just... More

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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Having been to Kyoto 3 times before, we were traveling with friends from the US and wanted to be in one of our favorite Kyoto areas in Gion. This place has Japanese style ryokan rooms with tatami floors with the additional services of a hotel. The Japanese breakfast was great, though it didn't vary much in our 4 day stay.... More

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Thank you for staying at Gion Shinmonso the other day. I am very glad you like our Ryokan! Our most rooms are without bath(toilet only) and the price of the room with bath is higher than the room without bath. But we have public bath on the first floor and there is a private bath at the third floor except... More

Johor Bahru, Malaysia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

This is our first ryokan experience, overall the room is nice and clean. The kaiseki dinner and japanese breakfast is suggested, as it offers a different feeling. The ryokan's location is terrific, with some major attractions within walking distance. You could take a stroll nearby before and after dinner. We are lucky to arrive on the day that have free... More

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Thank you for staying at Gion Shinmonso the other day. You were taking part in our event that Shinmonso’s entertainment show with Maiko. This event is not to be held often ,so you are very lucky to meet her. But we held the beer garden dinner with Maiko in every summer season and receive a good review from many people.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

My favourite part of staying here has to be the traditional Japanese breakfast!! So delicious and interesting to try all the different components of that meal that made it a very enjoyable experience!

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Thank you for staying at Gion Shinmonso the other day. I am so happy to hear that our breakfast was delicious. We have many kinds of dish for everyone to enjoy Japanese breakfast. I hope to see you again someday. Best regards Gion Shinmonso/Miyuki Koda More

Melbo
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

Lovely tatami room which was terrific accommodation for our family of two adults and two small children. We enjoyed the new and varied flavors of the traditional Japanese breakfast and the kaiseki banquet dinner, while the kids were well catered to with their breakfast too. Shinmonso was also well located, in the heart of the Gion district and within easy... More

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shinmonso, お客様担当マネージャー at Gion Shinmonso, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at Gion Shinmonso the other day. We have only 4 non-smoking rooms and it is renovated our rooms into a more Japanese and modern style. But price will be higher than other room types if you would like to stay non-smoking room. I remember you and your lovely family. Our Staff’s English is not good,but we... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

i love this town, specially at night ..there has loads of shops and restaurants, i can find traditional japanese gift here, sweets, i would love to visit again when i back to japan. its next to a beautilful temple

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miyuki.nz, お客様担当マネージャー at Gion Shinmonso, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at Gion Shinmonoso the other day. Gion area especially is very wonderful place at night. There are lots of restaurants, Japanese gift shops and so on around here, so you would have found good items for souvenir easily. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the future. Regards Gion Shinmonso/Miyuki Koda More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I visited a while back and I've decided to review it now because my experience was just so memorable. The food was excellent, the rooms were comfortable and the staff was warm and welcoming. We had a wonderful time chatting with the maiko and watching her dance. But what really stood out for me was the service that they extended... More

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Gwangju, South Korea
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We had a great experience at Gion Shinmonso. It is a traditional Japanese style hotel, and fits in beautifully with our experiences in the Gion area of Kyoto. It is easy walking distance to all of the attractions of the Gion area, and is also extremely close to the subway line. If you stay here, you must absolutely take part... More

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Thank you for staying at Gion Shinmonso the other day. We are so happy to hear that you had really good time with Maiko in our Beer Garden. She also enjoyed talking with you and take a photo. Our beer garden is a very popular with foreign people so there are staff who can speak English. We have two public... More

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Address: Shinmon Mae, Hanamikoji, Higashiyama Ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0082, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Gion Higashiyama / Kita Shirakawa / Kurama / Yase / Ohara
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Gion Shinmonso 3.5*
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