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Seikoro Inn

4.0 of 5 Ryokan   |   467 Nishi Tachibanacho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0907, Japan (Gion Higashiyama / Kita Shirakawa / Kurama / Yase / Ohara)
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Ranked #32 of 193 Kyoto B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Just spent the most wonderful night here. The room was gorgeous, traditional and super comfortable but most of all the food! We were served so many different dishes I lost count. Each came with a fantastic description and helpful instructions on the best way to enjoy each. And the hot spring! So awesome. The nice lady who served us was... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I usually don't spend over $200 for hotel rooms, but made an exception this time as I wanted to try Japanese ryokan. Very nice location(about 15-20 minutes' walk to Gion, and other historic sites), and super attentive staff. One thing that didn't meet my expectationw as Kaiseki meal: basically all food tasted same. seemed like the same seasoning was used.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The staff and owner was polite and attentive. We stayed there for 4 nights but on our last night, there was no hot water for shower! I told the boss the next morning, he apologized. The onsen is average.

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Neuilly-Plaisance, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Our trip to Japan started at the Seikoro in Kyoto, and it could not have started better ! We spent 2 nights there my husband and I, and we right away understood what Japanese hospitality meant. Although we arrived later than we had planned and that the Kaiseki dinner was expecting us, we were welcome very warmly. We were looked... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We stayed here for 4 days. Loved the staff, the rituals, the onsen (japanese public bath) and the cleanliness, professionlism and helpfulness of the staff. Will go back and recommend to friends. It was easy to get downtown (Gion st. etc), and while we didn't explore the restaurants nearby we walked by a lot of local ones that seemed good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We loved our stay in Seikoro Inn. It was our first time staying in a Ryokan and we loved it. Really felt that we were experiencing a slice of traditional Japanese life. One of the highlights of our stay has to be the traditional Japanese dinner called Kaiseki. The dinner features a multi-course meal and we chose 6 courses. We... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Very expensive for what you get however you do get the traditional ryokan experience. Rooms are fairly roomy and the service is exceptional. You get served breakfast in your room which is a nice touch and there is a small onsen which is great to use at the end of a big day. Ok location - about 10 to 15... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The Seikoro Inn is a lovely, family run Ryokan a short walk from the Gion district. We stayed for 3 nights and like everyone else were impressed by the politeness of staff and attention we were given. Our room on the ground floor opened out into the garden, something you should not ignore as it is actually quite nice. Noise... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We stayed at Seikoro for two nights during our trip to Kyoto. This being our first time in Japan we had decided to try three different Ryokan while in Kyoto which turned out to be fantastic because there was something really special about each. Seikoro is very conveniently located by the river in walking distance from the Gion district. It's... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

After a couple of day exploring temples in Kyoto we decided to end our stay at this traditional Ryokan. It is an oasis of peace in what has become quite a busy and hectic city. Seikoro Inn was established in 1831, although the present building dates from a century ago. This shows in the decorations of the rooms and common... More

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Address: 467 Nishi Tachibanacho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0907, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Gion Higashiyama / Kita Shirakawa / Kurama / Yase / Ohara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Seikoro Inn 4*
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