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Hiiragiya

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277 Nakahakusancho, Huyacho Anekoji-agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8094, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #9 of 342 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is probably one of the best accommodation experiences ever. Be prepared thousands of pounds for a short break of two nights (for two people) but every single penny is worth the stay. The Japanese family who runs this beautiful ryokan has made of this place a truly memorable site rich of history, craftsmanship and beyond-perfect service. Kei (see photo),... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a night here during our stay in Kyoto, it is not cheap but most definitely with treating yourself. The staff are all such beautiful people, you can only but instantly warm to them. The service is outstanding. We also treated ourselves to a traditional 6 course meal for dinner, which was served in our room. Also definitely worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We have stayed at Hiiragiya and had a wonderful time. It was our first ryokan experience and we were little bit concerned what to expect in terms of tatami mats, traditional bathrooms, etc. However Hiiragiya has exceeded our expectations and made our stay well worth not to forget! The only drawback I would warn visitors is the noise from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

If you don’t go to Japan at the end of March/beginning of April you will never really understand Hanami and never be part of the general frenzy about it… Kyoto is a wonderful town and its shrines and Zen temples with the grass dotted with camellia’s flowers, and its canals lined by cherry trees in blossom really unforgettable… But if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We stayed there last year and had the most amazing experience. It is like an oasis of calm and tranquility. Great service, helpful and attentive staff and absolutely fantastic meals. A real treat, probably one of the nicest places we stayed in during our 3 week holiday - if not the nicest. If you can afford it, do not miss... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful rooms and private gardens. The staff is very attentive. Excellent in-room meals. They were even able to provide a traditional competition-grade Go board so my wife and I could play the traditional Japanese game in this most ideal setting.

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

One of my favourite hotel experiences in Asia to date. Not only was the experience amazing based on the traditional ryokan setting, but also the service was impeccable and food was excellent. If there is any place to splurge on a trip to Japan - this is the place. Beats any luxury hotel experience for the pure feel of true... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

First time in Japan and of course one must stay in a ryokan. Where else would we even dream of going apart from the highly recommended Hiiragiya. But you never know with these things, when you try to reconcile the price and the reviews, having not one drop of imagination of what it could be like...dare one take the risk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

If you visit in Japan you must do two things. Firstly, you must include Kyoto in a visit and secondly you must stay in a traditional Ryokan. If you do both, you must stay at the Hiiragiya Ryokan in Kyoto. An unforgettable experience and highlight of any trip. The level of courtesy and respect shown to you is immense. You... More 

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Wagin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I spent Christmas Eve here. It was sublime, the staff are very friendly, upon arrival the whole experience is out of this world. We had a super relaxing bath, enjoyed the experience of dining in our room and then having it made up with our beds. They arranged a massage for us which was lovely. Waking up... More 

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