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4.5 of 5
Ryokan
  |   277 Nakahakusancho, Huyacho Anekoji-agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8094, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #13 of 338 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Miami, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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Zürich
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25 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This was our first visit to Japan and a 'must do' on our list was to stay in a Ryokan. Hiiragiya was a highly recommended Ryokan in Kyoto. This place was impressive and inviting as soon as we entered the premises. We stayed in the new wing which was very spacious, beautiful, clean and modernised - most importantly it still... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Staying in a traditional ryokan was one of the top items in my travel bucket list. And I can say that it is worth it. This is one of the most famous luxury ryokan in Japan and is owned and managed by the same family for nothing less than 200 years. The owner is a very educated and polite lady,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Hiiragiya seems to have the top rating in Kyoto, and we booked in for one night. The inn is very traditional (in the same family for several generations) but has been modernized just enough to make the stay comfortable. Our room was a 10 or 12 mat size room depending on how you count it, and serves as a sitting... More 

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San Diego, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

We have stayed in some very nice hotels that charge what Hiiragiya charges. Some, for much less even. I left feeling so bitter that after I was charged over a thousand dollars for one night, I had to pay nearly $10 US for 2 cups of regular coffee, that I was rushed to drink and was not able to finish... More 

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Trondheim, Norway
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

There may be Ryokans even more traditional and historically Japanese, but this was more than good enough for us. The balance between Japaneseness and tourist friendly is very good, this is a place for those who wish to live the Japanese way for a few days without going to extremes. The food is exquisite, but there is no purpose in... More 

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Address: 277 Nakahakusancho, Huyacho Anekoji-agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8094, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hiiragiya 4.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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Also Known As:
Hiiragiya Hotel Kyoto
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Kyoto
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto

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