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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 194 Kyoto B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Sydney, Australia
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167 reviews 167 reviews
64 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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San Francisco
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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This was an incredible experience. And for the price, it should be. The common areas were lovely and the service exemplary.The 200-year-old building was constructed of all natural materials (wood, sand and clay walls, paper panels and straw mats) and seemed very authentic. Our room was breath-taking and was authentically decorated with scrolls, ceramics and flower (albeit artificial) arrangements.The floors... More

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Sydney, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

this was such an amazing experience of the cultural aspect of japanese hospitality.. very expensive but you have a personal maid that is there for looks after your needs.. the japanese tub was a new experience but once you got in it was great fun.. the degustation meal was amazing and truly a once in a lifetime experience... beds were... More

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New York City, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

If you want to try a Ryokan, Hiiragiya seems a great choice. Staff was very nice with decent English. And, this is the real thing with authentic rooms, outstanding food, and a unique cultural experience. Before we checked out, the owner showed us the new wing which was a great mix of Japanese modern and tradition. I would note that... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

+ve *Hiiragiya feels like a special place as soon as you step through the door. The greeting is excellent with the traditional wet steps on arrival. Check in is smooth and you are straight to your room. *there is a lot of history and heritage with this place - the owner came to see us soon after settling into our... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

this ryokan is a true experience especially for the uninitiated. Every aspect was enjoyable and worth the expense . Our host and all the staff were extremely accommodating and helpful. Echo other recent reviews re a cultural experience

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Zurich, Switzerland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Stayed 2 nights at the Hiiragiya, our last nights in Kyoto. We knew beforehand this would be extremely expensive, but splurged (almost) happily for the experience of a lifetime. We did not regret it. I have stayed in traditional hotels in Kyoto before, but this place was just magical. It's worth doing your research though, in order not to be... More

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Berkeley, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

If you have never stayed in a ryokan and can spend $800/night, by all means come here as you will be pampered. But if visits to other ryokans or minshukus are on your list in Japan, skip it; though few, if any, will equal the luxury, the authenticity can be found elsewhere for a fraction of the price. That said,... 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
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Ranked #7 of 194 B&Bs / Inns in Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hiiragiya 4.5*
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