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3.0 of 5 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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3 hotel reviews
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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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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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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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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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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Address: Takoyakushidori, Takakura Nishiiru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8141, Kyoto Prefecture
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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#126 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto

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