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314 Hayao-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8114, Japan
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Ryokan Hiraiwa
Ranked #118 of 193 Kyoto B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

The very traditional Japanese-style hotel. I booked the room online recommended by the other hotel. I like the environment and the boss. And the traffic there is very good, you can buy the 1-day bus ticket there. The important is the reasonable price. It is a pity that there are no Japanese-style food!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

My friend and I stayed here three nights in mid-November 2013. We each had a Japanese-style room to ourselves. While I probably would not opt to stay in a ryokan (traditional Japanese hotel) for the entire trip, it was a wonderful experience. The woman who runs the ryokan speaks enough English but I would not say she is fluent. She... More

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Denderleeuw, Belgium
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

This wasn't our first choice as we arrived in kyoto,we wanted tot stay at a hostel but due to the obvious high season ,no room available..so we called this ryokan. What a pleasant surprise!not only they had a room for us..it was traditional Japanse style room! The owner (older woman) spoke good english and was very helpful! I definitely recommend... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

Found this charming Ryokan thanks to Le Guide du Routard and stayed there in January 2011 for four nights. Two friends came to join me and liked it too. The owners - two women - were very nice and helpful. The location was great, not too far from the Station and easy to walk to. Nice little street . I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Very easy to find - walking distance from Kyoto station. Exceptionally friendly service. Very good location for sightseeing in Kyoto.

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Singapore, Singapore
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9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Stayed for 3 nights. On the 1st night that we reach Kansai Airport, it was already about 1030pm after we clear the custom at Kansai Airport. We informed Ryokan owner that we will be late and by the time we reach the Ryokan, it's about 1am. Luckily the owner is still awake to wait for us. We are staying at... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights, Staff was OK, could have been more friendlier though. There is a sento/public bath nearby, which is not so bad. Location feel a bit out the place, you need a long walk or take a bus to reach the center of the city. pros : Price -obviously- cons : location

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011

I stumbled onto this Ryokan when I could not find anything else end of November 2011. First of all I must say I am NOT a Ryokan person. Sleeping on futons on tatami floors at this Ryokan was fine for me but I had the hardest time struggling to get off the floor every morning as my knees don't work... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

Stayed 4 Nights. Room is clean and big. Staffs & Owner were accommodating, polite and can speak english. If you consider the price in for all these I think its a great deal and the location is not too bad either.

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Kamakura, Japan
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9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

Ryokujo area, you could walk from ShowSeiYen garden, where the bus stop called "Kawaramachi-Showmen" from just 5min. walk. Or you could catch cab from JR Kyoto station, i think roughly JPY 1,000...... anyway, the pension is places in between canal "Takasegawa" and river "Kamo" residential area, tranquil and cool temperature compare than other areas. A resident woman who i met... More

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Address: 314 Hayao-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8114, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Ryokan Hiraiwa Hotel Kyoto

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