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Kinoe

4-44 Bishamoncho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0812, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #172 of 342 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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SoCal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I wanted my husband to experience a true Japanese Style Inn. He had never slept on a futon or walked on tatami mats before. We arrived before check in time so they held our luggage for us until we could check in. No early check in here which is fine. The staff member who checked us in spoke very little... More 

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geelong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This ryokan in the heart of Gion is an absolute treat. Our room was so comfortable and clean and the service is friendly and efficient. The highlight was most definitely the superb kaiseki dinner served in our room after our relaxing onsen. Course after course of exquisite food whilst lounging back in our beautiful tatami matted room. Life doesn't get... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Fine place. I think this is more famous for food than stay - though it is just a stone's throw from Gion Shijo and Gion Corner. When we checked in at 2plus, there was a crowd at the lobby and was pretty noisy. You might want to avoid checking in around mealtimes. The entire place is very clean and not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We loved this ryokan so much all in terms of its location, service, cleaniness, and most of all, food! Breakfast and dinner were served in your own room and tasted absolutely amazing, perfect after a long day of walking. The tatami room was very spacious and comfortable with good ventilation and heating if needed, cleaniness was also once again up... More 

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22 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I stayed for 1 night at this ryokan, and the package came with breakfast and dinner. The ryokan itself was very clean, spacious and well kept. The staff are friendly and warm though they only spoke limited English. The room was very comfortable. I ordered the blow fish hot pot dinner and I can say it is one of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I'm a Japanese who has lived in a foreign country a long time. So,I wish to stay in a Japanese style hotel in Kyoto this time. This hotel satisfied me ,specially Japanese style breakfast. you can enjoy a tatami room end a big bath tub at the first foor. And this hote is very convenient to visit YASAKAno Shrine, kiypmizu... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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433 helpful votes 433 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Four story hotel in southern Higashiyama where the famous Yasaka Pagoda is clearly visible from the hotel. The hotel is located in a hook where the main entrance is not from the main road, a low walled building with a dry zen garden at the entrance to the front office. You will be provided with a sandal, and you have... More 

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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Don't expect garden views. It is 4 floor building with dirty white carpets. Smoking rooms only. Smell of cigarettes and cabbage in the hotel. Service staff speaks no English. Food was good - they have good chef. Good location in Gion.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I'm here on a solo trip, my wife and I have stayed in the Gion area previously and not far from Kinoe. I can't agree with some of the reviews here, I'm a non-smoker and have spent the last six weeks in Shikoku at a different location each day that did smell of smoke. My room at Kinoe has the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

A friend recommended Kinoe and she was right: this is a great place where you can have an authentic Ryokan experience. The location is fantastic, in Gion and close to many of the temples/streets/restaurants etc you may want to visit. The food is delicious: I had both kaiseki dinner and japanese breakfast and highly recommend it. The place is clean,... More 

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