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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 #59 of 331 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the traditional japanese hotel experience. However, we were very surprised when the owner asked us (group of 5 adults 40plus years old) to be back by 11pm since she waits up for us. We were uncomfortable with that situation and would have preferred our freedom to discover Kyoto by night without the worry of waking someone up or... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had 3 nights stay at Seikoro Inn, with breakfast and dinner. I admit it was a bit much for both of us, cos the dinner was quite a lot of food.... But very fresh and delicious! Service was excellent, and we had a room with a private toilet and shower. You can hear traffic from the room, but having... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

A fantastic traditional Japanese hotel (ryokan) established in 1831. Good location, not far from the famous Gion District and very traditional experience. Wonderful service with very personalised attention. Only downside was that my husband is not a huge seafood eater so the 7 course seafood meal was not to his taste but others in the family loved it. Family of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

A beautiful Japanese-style hotel (ryokan) with excellent service. You will be welcomed at the hotel's entrance and will feel pampered all the way through. You will be served tea and sweets, and everybody in the staff will make sure you are happy. The Japanese-style rooms are simply but elegantly furnished, and the private bathrooms (not traditional but very welcome :-)... More

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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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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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Chicago, Illinois
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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*
Number of rooms: 22
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