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Ishihara

76 Anekoji-agaru, Yanagi-banba, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8101, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #109 of 343 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We've stayed in many ryokans. This one is on the small side. It's traditional with a home feel to the smallest details, not in a way that puts tradition on a podium. The senior couple who have seen Kurosawa enjoying their hospitality in the past is absolutely adorable and professional. The location of the ryokan is quiet, but neighbourhood has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This was my first visit to Japan and this our first place to visit. I felt like part of the family rather than a hotel guest and loved it. Each evening when we returned from our sightseeing Hiroko would bring us tea and chat with us about our day and we would show our photos. Local restaurants were recommended and... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We loved our stay at Ishihara. Our hosts were so friendly, and hospitable. Was a little tricky to find at first but with the help of a local we found it tucked away. The courtyard garden is beautiful. It has a tortoise that is 48yrs old! The home cooked breakfast was amazing. So much effort and detail in every little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We spent a week at this fantastic ryokan booked through the Japanese Inn Group. Hiroko and Motoharu are true hosts. Everything is perfect, even in its imperfection. If you are looking for flawless accommodations, you should NOT come here. But, if you are looking for silence, a sense of culture and community, and perfect service with a Mothers touch, then... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Nice Japanese home in central Kyoto area between Karasuma Oike subway and Kyoto Shiyakuahomae subway. The signage out front is in Japanese. Walking from Karasuma Oike subway along the Oike Dori, turn right on Yanagibanba (street marked in English). Look out on the left hand side of the street for "石原". Beautiful courtyard garden, excellent Japanese style breakfast, olde worlde... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

This was our first trip with our 6 month old baby. I was determined to stay in a ryokan instead of a regular hotel. It was a lovely place. Hiroko runs the place with her husband. They are helpful and friendly. I loved the breakfast-healthy and fresh every morning. It is close to Nishiki Market and many excellent restaurants. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Ishihara Ryokan is centrally located and is a great place to stay for your sightseeing time in Kyoto. The Ryokan (Japanese inn) is housed in an 80 year old building, which the current owners, the Ishiharas, bought 50 years ago when it was an antique shop. Room prices include breakfast (western if you ask in advance) and the room we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

I had a great stay at Ishihara ryokan. It is superbly located right in the heart of Kyoto - covenient for sightseeing, shopping and nightlife! I was made to feel very welcome there and the breakfasts were excellent. Highly recommended.

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We truly felt welcome and at home at Ishihara. The host and hostess are most friendly and gave great recommendations for restaurants. I also like the public bath - very relaxing and traditional. Private breakfast looking out to the traditional garden was very refreshing. Very few drawbacks: 1) 北山 room on the 2f doesn't have any views; 2) room rates... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

I spent 4 nights at the Ishihara, an older ryokan where Kurosawa used to stay when in Kyoto (rumour has it that part of Rashomon was written there). It is a charming old bulding in a great location close to shopping and dining. The rooms are very traditionnal, with (rather thin) futons that are rolled out at night on real... More 

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