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  |   277 Nakahakusancho, Huyacho Anekoji-agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8094, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #13 of 333 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
4.5 of 5 stars 153 Reviews
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My wife has always wanted to visit Japan, and we followed advice to spend most of our time in Kyoto after arrival and 3 days in Tokyo. We are so glad we followed advice from many to chose Hiiragiya for our ryokan stay in Kyoto. We could not imagine a better experience. The ryokan is well located, a quick ride... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you want to experience a traditional Japanese Ryokan during your visit in Kyoto, this is it. It’s run by the same family that opened it almost 200 years ago. The rooms are fabulous, with the right mix of novelty and tradition. The service was wonderful and both the dinner and breakfast were absolutely delicious. We were a party of... More 

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New York City, New York, USA
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101 reviews 101 reviews
10 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The best way to experience old Japan is to stay at least one night at a Ryokan (Traditional Inn). In your room, you will enjoy an elaborate 12 course traditional Japanese Kaiseki meal for dinner which will offer Kyoto specialties of the season or festival. Breakfast you can choose between Japanese or Western. After Dinner, the room will be converted... More 

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Burlingame, California
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3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We arrived at Hiiragiya early in the morning around 8:30 a.m. Mr. Hiroshi came out and greeted us with a warm smile. We explained to him that we just wanted to leave our luggage there, so that we could head out for our itinerary for the day. He asked us when would we come back and what time would we... More 

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Paris, France
13 reviews 13 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

At least one should try at least a Ryokan, and why not one of the very best. We stayed there for two nights and we got room 14, as they said the preferred room by one of the most famous Japanese novelists. Our room is very well equipped and we had a private geisha who took care of us during... 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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Hiiragiya Hotel Kyoto
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#5 Luxury Hotel in Kyoto
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto

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