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Heihachi Jaya

8-1 Yamabanakawagishicho Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8005, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #215 of 343 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

What can you say about an inn with a thousand year history? The building has stood for hundreds of years and the owner's family has run the property for over 400 years. Heihachi Jaya is even mentioned in some classic Japanese poems. The location is in the outskirts of Kyoto on the banks of the Kamogawa River. The entrance is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

When you enter the 400 year-old gate, you can see ths beauty of the Japanese traditional garden and houses. I will never forget the momiji experience in that garden.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This hotel was our biggest disappointment in Japan. I booked this as one of our highlights for two nights but I cannot recommend staying here. Plastic chairs, scratchy towels, the smell of drains with a tired and worn interior are not good enough, even for cheap hotels. At this price, it is shameful. The exterior and garden are fantastic and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

I stayed at Heihachijaya for one night over twenty years ago and I still remember it as one of the most extraordinary places I have ever stayed. (For me it ranks with the Lake Palace hotel in Udaipur, though the two places are hardly comparable; where the Lake Palace is opulent and regal, Heihachijaya is understated and serene.) The hotel... More 

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Northern Kyoto
Hot springs and historic temples characterize the leafy landscapes of Northern Kyoto. Acres of tranquil residential streets are interrupted by some of Kyoto's most gorgeous architectural gems, including the majestic Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji, the serene artistry of the Ryoanji Temple rock gardens, and the bold red paint across the structures of Enryakuji Temple. Once a religious core of the city, the district now boasts some of its most remote and peaceful hot springs, as well as a few of its best family-run mom-and-pop restaurants. A blend of extremely local at its outskirts, and highly peopled at its tourist centers, Northern Kyoto nonetheless retains a halcyon air in harmony with nature.
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