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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps I am biased because I am still here, but this is the best place I have stayed in Japan. From the moment you arrive to the moment you go to sleep you are in the hands of a caring and delightful staff that really make the experience complete. Every little thing is taken care of, whether it was talking... More 

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St Barthelemy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An “old school” classical Ryokan, the way it ought to be. Very special design and setting, great quiet and subtle atmosphere, exceptional gentle service. The location is central and convenient. This Ryokan and its next-door Tawaraya are the best Ryokan solutions in Kyoto.

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Brescia, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service, room and food were outstanding. We felt welcomed and well-cared for the minute we arrived at Hiiragiya. The traditional style room was very comfortable and clean. The location of the hotel is pretty much perfect. Pay a little bit more and you will not regret. I will defintely go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We debated whether to spend the money to stay here, and ultimately spent one night here while in Kyoto. Best decision of the trip. We asked to be in one of the old rooms of the hotel, and it was absolutely beautiful. We spent the afternoon sitting in our room, reading, and looking out into the garden. We used both... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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 April 23, 2015 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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