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Hirashin

Takoyakushidori, Takakura Nishiiru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8141, Kyoto Prefecture
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of this ryokan is perfect as it is closed to lots of attraction in Kyoto. The room is huge and clean. The only disadvantage is the price. Not sure if it's worth the price we paid. For 1-2 nights, it's ok.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here 3 nights just after New Year. Hotel is a traditional Japanese hotel with tatami matts (ie sleeping on the floor). Good location and clean premises. Enjoyed the traditional Japanese breakfast. Only real downside is that it's not good value for money (imho). It's things like advertising push bikes only then to told that they don't have any but... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

While in Kyoto we have decided to stay at this traditional guesthouse. The staff was always available, extremely kind and even though they forgot about our Maliki/geisha dinner they have did everything possible in order to book us another nails dinner at another ryokan. Which I have to say it was perfect! Absolutely enjoyed it!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

Negative: For the price we paid breakfast should have been included. There is no "do not disturb sign" so one time one of the cleaners just entered our room while we were sleeping and that was very weird and uncomfortable. Check in at 4pm and check out at 10am seems unreasonable. Positive: location, free wifi, front desk staff is super... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here with another couple and we had a great time. The meals were good and the staff very hospitable. They were kind enough to allow us to cancel our dinner reservation on the same day. The rooms are sparse but we did not miss anything that was essential. I would stay here again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

My family stayed in the end of the cherry blossom season. This is listed as one of the most affordable if not the most affordable Ryokan type of hotel. It is not an authentic Ryokan which personally , I think will not be enjoyable for the average tourist. So Ryokan Hirashin is the most convenient choice for that "real Japan"... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Average hotel, but good location. Hotel is nicely located close to station although not the main Kyoto station, and to the bus stop for most of the tourist attraction. Nothing special about the hotel but works.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Location is near a subway station but not the main JR Kyoto station so you have to keep this in mind if like us you are travelling into Kyoto by JR train. Its just 2 subway stations away but the switch and busy subway might be a hassle if you are travelling with big luggages. The ryokan itself is actually... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

The lobby looks good but that was about it. The room they gave you is quite spacious however the bedding is horrible. Even after layering 3 futons the surface is very firm. The blanket is yellow and made me not want to use it. The room only has one outlet. The tea they provided was just okay with cinnamon crackers.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Hirashin has more of a hotel feel than a traditional Ryokan, which can be perfect if you don't want to fuss about where you're staying and don't want to pay an arm and a leg. You can eat a great meal at Hirashin, but you can easily walk out and enjoy everything that Kyoto has to offer. Rooms are Japanese... More 

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City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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