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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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband & I stayed at Hiiragiya for one night in December - a special treat for Christmas. For the majority of people a stay here is not cheap - our room in the older part of the ryokan cost us over AUD$900 - but I tried not to think about the cost as we were looking at this as... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

If you're looking for a traditional ryokan experience in Kyoto, we recommend Hiiragiya extremely highly. Our family of four spent one night at Hiiragiya in December 2015. The beautiful building oozes with history, and you'll be cared for with the utmost attention. We had several food restrictions which the inn catered to perfectly. We also learned that Hiiragiya is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Many of the reviews describe this wonderful place perfectly well and we agree with all the great comments we have read. We have stayed in some of the top ryokans in Kyoto and, in our opinion, the Hiiragiya is the best, particularly if you do not speak any Japanese. The staff is very accommodating, helpful and welcoming, especially Mrs. Nishimura,... More 

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Mendota Heights MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

One night in this ryokan was a wonderful ending for our trip to Kyoto. We were welcomed with warmth and shown to our room, which was the only western style room (platform beds instead of futons and chairs for dining). It was truly comfortable for any Westerner wary of sleeping on the floor. We made use of the family bath... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is a traditional Japanese Inn (ryokan) in the heart of Kyoto. I felt like I was in a historic Japanese novel. Our room had a traditional central tatami mat area for eating and sleeping, an en-suite bathroom with nice bath heated and waiting for us, plus a Western style sitting area which was a comfortable break from the tradition... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

This Japanese style hotel serves great hospitality to all customers. Dinner will be served in your private room on appropriate timing and greatly delicious. Maybe the facility is too old to keep enough height of ceiling. Please take care of your head if you are higher than 180cm. If you prefer you can use bigger bath, like mini-onsen. Please ask... More 

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Sydney Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This was a completely new experience for us. While we wouldn't stay at a ryokan all the time, if you can afford it, it is an excellent opportunity to try something new. Everyone was very friendly and helpful to us from the time we arrived -- which was on an early train from Tokyo, so we left our bags and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We found our experience here to be exceptional and if we had not stayed in a Ryokan I do not believe we would have experienced Kyoto or Japanese culture properly . Firstly it is well positioned near shrines, shopping and the food market . Secondly you do feel like you have stepped back in time . Our room was in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Staying in a venerable Ryokan in Kyoto does not come cheap. It actually doesn't even come expensive by most standards. A couple of nights here comes with a price tag hefty enough to get you at least a weeks stay at most luxury hotels but I guess your paying a premium on location and the experience as a whole. Kyoto... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

I had heard a great deal about Hiiragiya, which made the decision to stay very easy. This was my first visit to Japan, and I wished to contrast the experience of modern luxury at the Mandarin in Tokyo with an authentic ryokan experience. The staff at Hiiragiya could not have done more to make this an unforgettable trip. We stayed... More 

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No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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