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Gion Shinmonso

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3.5 of 5
Shinmon Mae, Hanamikoji, Higashiyama Ku, Kyoto 605-0082, Kyoto Prefecture
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Gion Shinmonso
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Ranked #57 of 342 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stay in this hotel for one night. The location is excellent in Gion and it is just around the corner to the main attraction for Cheery Blossom enjoyment. The hotel is a few km from Kyoto train station so we take a taxi there. The fare is around JPY 1,300.- one way. Moreover and once we are there, it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for our visit to Kyoto. First time to experience traditional Ryokan stay in the heart of old Kyoto during Sakura season. Excellent service from the time we arrived to the time we left. Room was spacious with beautiful tatami mats and floor mattresses. Would have loved to try the public bath but ran out of time. Traditional dinner... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

First off, the Ryokan is the real deal. The pillows and futons are hard, so if you're used to soft plush beds and pillows you might have some difficulty sleeping like we did. The pillow is about half the size of an average pillow and about as hard as the insoles of your shoes. Barely slept the first night and... More 

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miyuki.nz, フロント オフィス 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 on trip adviser. We are sorry you couldn’t sleep well at night because of futon and pillows are hard. All rooms in our Ryokan are Japanese style and using material of tatami mat for slippers. We have confidence in our meal. Kaiseki dinner(Japanese cuisine) is most... More 

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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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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. 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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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 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 

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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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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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shinmonso, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Gion Shinmonso, responded to this review

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 

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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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shinmonso, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Gion Shinmonso, responded to this review

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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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. 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 

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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 

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