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Hiiragiya

4.5 of 5 Ryokan   |   277 Nakahakusancho, Huyacho Anekoji-agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8094, Japan
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Ranked #6 of 193 Kyoto B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Ann Arbor MI
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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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83 reviews 83 reviews
7 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Belize
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109 reviews 109 reviews
36 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Don't expect the facilities and style of the Four Seasons or the Sheraton as you will be sorely disappointed if that's what you are looking for. But if you want to experience an authentic Japanese Ryokan, this place is sensational. This is not somewhere simply to wash up, brush up, refuel and rest your head. It is a cultural experience... More

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Hong Kong, China
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Named one of the top Ryokan's in Kyoto by several publications, we did expect a little bit more (especially if you consider the very steep price, which was double the price of the Shangri-la in Tokyo, where we stayed before). They clame to have original furniture in the guest rooms, well, at least in our room there was no antique... More

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Sydney, Australia
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186 reviews 186 reviews
72 hotel reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Staying at the Hiiragiya isn't just spending a comfortable night in a ryokan - it encompasses historical, cultural, culinary aspects that one has to take in slowly to appreciate the thought, care & love that goes into making this experience one of a kind! Doing a little research & reading up a little on this place gives one a better... More

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We just spent three nights with the wonderful folks at Hiiragiya and can report that if you are looking for the best possible Japanese experience with the old traditions accompanied by modern convenience (wifi,...) this is your spot. We were there for Cherry Blossoms and it was perfect. This is one of those indulgences that require some bucks but go... More

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honolulu
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We enjoyed our one night stay at this ryokan. It was our last night in Japan so it was a nice way to relax and say goodbye after a vacation filled with so much touring every day. We stayed in the main ,older part of the ryokan. We wanted a more traditional feel so chose that. Our room(s) were large... More

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Address: 277 Nakahakusancho, Huyacho Anekoji-agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8094, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hiiragiya 4.5*
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