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Hiiragiya Bekkan

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431 Yamamotocho, Gokomachi 2jo Sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0933, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #26 of 343 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and very child friendly. Our second stay 2 years in a row. My son loves it, the food, the authentic Japanese room and the ever so friendly staff who makes us feel at home. No bathroom in the room but that doesnt matter so much to us as the Kaiseki makes up for everything else!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights and were constantly amazed by the warmth and attentiveness of the staff, especially Yukoko (hope that's right) who was assigned to our room. A few days earlier we spent one night at a more upscale ryokan in Hakone, and in comparison to that experience, this ryokan was a bit dated and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We spent our first three nights in Japan here, and it was a lovely experience! This is a very traditional inn, with little accommodation to Western style. Our beautiful room had a private toilet and a lovely view of the garden; the shared bath was down the hall, and you had to schedule a time to use it. We were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

After a fraught and nerve racking taxi ride in two taxis from the station, where we as a family of four got split up and lost of the streets of Kyoto...and after arguing with the miserable old so and so taxi driver...and much shouting ...we all finally arrived at Hiiragiya Bekkan... What a lovely place. We left our Nikes at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 3 restful nights. Service made us feel like royalty, with our own attendant unobtrusively seeing to our every need. Beautiful tiled onsen baths with nice products. Despite what some other reviewer mentioned, this was one of our most comfortable futon beds we slept on in Japan - soft feather bed on top of futon and comfy pillows.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Other reviews covered most things I will go over what I couldn't figure out until I got there. Also we went with a 22 month in tow and write about that. Place is definitely not posh but more rustic and homey feeling, but definitely clean. Each room has its own toilet (which is in a room by itself). It also... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I think no-one wants to give this ryokan a bad review because the people who work there are so nice but to be honest to other Tripadvisor users, I have to give them a poor review. We were very interested in experiencing an authentic ryokan during our recent trip to Japan and probably didn't plan far enough in advance to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

For Japanese, this is such a nostalgic place.They maintained traditional buildings (exterior and interior), garden, food, and services of good old Japan. For visitors from abroad, this ryokan gives you a real feeling of Japan you always read and heard about. It is centrally located but on a small residential street where you can walk like locals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Every single detail in this ryokan is extraordinary. Food is simply amazing and service flawless (they gave us a little gift at the checkout, after they've found out that we were in our honeymoon trip). I recommend to visit this place if you want to taste the traditional Japanese culture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

At first we planned to travel in Kyoto about 4 days, so already booked Hyatt regency and Westin hotel, after I was strongly recommended by friend that I should stay Kyoto longer. Since visiting the ancient capital, why not to try the local ryokan. So I started to search this kind of establishment, then I realize the ryokan is surprisingly... 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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