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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Canton of Ticino, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Established in 1818 and run by the same family over six generation, this Ryokan featured Samurais and members of the Imperial Family among its distinguished past guests. We spent two nights in this stunning property where we enjoyed every bit of its tradition, rituals, outstanding service, great cuisine and excellence as far as guest wellness is concerned. A fully dedicated... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While on our Honeymoon to Kyoto we stayed 1 night at Hiiragiya. It was a great experience. We splashed out on a large room in the old wing where we had access to a garden, shared with only one other room, not that we saw anyone else. The hotel was beautifully decorated in old Japanese style. We had two room... More 

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melbourne, australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's hard to know where to start on this one. Hiiragiya is one of MANY ryokans in Kyoto, but as soon as you tell a taxi driver where you're staying they know it straight away. You realize why as soon as you arrive. To meet you are some very friendly staff who immediately take your bags and provide you with... More 

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Hawaiian Islands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The Very Best and the only Ryokan we go to in Kyoto . The Service The Food The Service is the best money can buy. We like the "old wing" bigger rooms are best. We stayed in Room 33 so peaceful with lots of history.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It's taken me a while to find time to write a review about this property, but we had the most amazing experience staying at this traditional Ryokan and I really want to review it in retrospect. I think all people visiting Japan should try a Ryokan at least once on their trip as staying in one is really like nothing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

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 June 17, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

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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Washington, DC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

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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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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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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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