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Hirashin

Takoyakushidori, Takakura Nishiiru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8141, Kyoto Prefecture
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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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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

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights (28-30 Dec 14) in a family room. We booked this establishment based upon location. Being our first stay in a Royokan found the room sparse and not conducive to relaxation. Like other recent reviews we found the place smelled of smoke and cooking, it was grubby and in need of repair and repaint and extremely... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We organised our stay at Hirashin expecting a ryokan experience. What we got was a room in a "Japanese-que" styling. Pros:- Location: Strategically located near Nishiki Market, Karasuma Dori and Kawaramachi Station. Short stroll to Gion. Cons:- Room:- Minimalistic room with no instructions to amenities. No kettle (there is a hot water pot in the lobby for refills or the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 via mobile

Great location - the neighbourhood is full of restaurants and shops. Walking distance to Nishiki market. Unfortunately, my Non smoking room and all the corridors reek of cigarette smoke - at all times. It's almost as if the air con pumps cigarette smoke from one room to another - there's no escape. I do NOT recommend this place for non... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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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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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