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3.0 of 5 Takoyakushidori, Takakura Nishiiru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8141, Japan
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My friend and I arrived at this ryokan with 4 luggages. The front desk staff didnt even offer a helping hand at all. He showed us how to get to our room, all the while watching us carrying our luggaages. Secondly, my room was full of food smell, imagine yourself sleeping in a chinese restaurant. I cant wait to leave... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I spent last week-end in Kyoto, with 2 friends, wanting them to experience a traditional Japanese Ryokan.It was deceiving, because despite the price quite expensive, in the hall everybody could smoke. Rooms and bathrooms were not clean. The breakfast were poor, and the smell of cooking in the corridor early in the morning was intoxicating. It is not a real... More 

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Padova, Italia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I would recommend this hotel for experiencing the japanese-style room. The "apartment" was great fun and wide, with the room prepared with the futons only at abt 8 pm by the staff, and a cute tea-table in the veranda. The position is super-central, a few steps from the Teramachi Dori. The only thing I disliked was the persistent smell of... More 

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Escondido, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We've been to Kyoto and stayed at other Ryokans. If you want the experience of a Japanese Ryokan, this is the place I recommend. It's clean, the service friendly and the location is great. If you like Japanese food, you'll LOVE the traditional Japanese breakfast they serve. You can start at the Nishiki food market tasting local foods and do... More 

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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We have been here for 5 nights in August and we could not leave earlier because we have been asked to pay the entire amount at the time of the check in (never happened in my life). The hotel is a 'ryokan hotel' in the sense that all rooms are (old) replicas of real ryokan rooms. The only ryokan thing... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

As part of our Honeymoon, we stayed at this Ryokan during the Gion Matsuri. The location was incredible as over the course of the 3-night festival the street vendors started extending to the street right in front of Hirashin, though only in small numbers, which was perfect for avoiding the unpassable sea of people on other nearby streets. The room... More 

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Port Townsend, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

My wife and I were able to stay at the Hirashin during the Gion Matsuri this July (2013). It's location is fantastic. We were right in the middle of the festivities leading up to the parade and just a few minutes walk from the parade itself. It is next door to the Nishiki market, is on main bus-lines going to... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

The modern ryokan is located only 5 minutes away from the Shijo Station by foot. Affordable food can only be found at the main road which seems very far on a cold day, but there are a few convenience stores a few minutes away where you can get prepacked meals. The staff spoke decent English and were always helpful. We... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

We wanted to have a ryokan experience but yet be close to the city, and this hotel seemed to fit the bill. Upon arrival and checking in, we were told to be seated while they served us some refreshments. The room we were given was quite large with the classic layout of a ryokan. It was fully self-contained with a... More 

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Manila, Philippines
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This is a refurbished old building with Japanese style rooms. Kudos to the photographer who took the pictures. Big let down when you see the real rooms. Clean but too expensive. VERY Disappointing breakfast. Don't waste your money in this hotel. I stayed in a minshoku at less than half the price, bigger rooms, better food and better furniture. I... More 

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Address: Takoyakushidori, Takakura Nishiiru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8141, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hirashin 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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Also Known As:
Hirashin Hotel Kyoto
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#122 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto

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