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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 #7 of 192 Kyoto B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Trondheim, Norway
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Ann Arbor MI
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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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98 reviews 98 reviews
9 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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15 helpful votes 15 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
36 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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17 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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73 hotel reviews
128 helpful votes 128 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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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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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*
Number of rooms: 28
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