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Tawaraya Ryokan

278 Nakahakusancho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8094, Japan
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Ranked #20 of 193 Kyoto B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Came back to Tawaraya after 10 years, its amazing to come back and just dive into this experience. I stayed in other Ryokans but the service in Tawaraya is a level of its own. First stayed in a standard room, then 2 nights in a beautiful suite. The details in decration, service, food, am sure as a non-japanese I only... More

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coral gables
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tawaraya is a legendary ryokan in Kyoto. It is also very, very expensive. For that kind of money, what you expect is top flight quality. Granted the atmosphere is original, but it is original in a 1960's way. There is charm, but charm of a faded beauty resting on her laurels. The keiseki dinner served in the room ought to... More

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London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Ryokan experience is one that is unique. You must arrive early. You must bathe. Then eat. Then sleep. Then leave after breakfast. Again. Early. It's not an experience you will forget. And it's a wonderful one. You experience a calmer more reflective evening. And get more out of the following day thanks to to the early start. My wife... More

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Hong Kong, China
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This was the first ryokan we ever stayed in and it set a high bar! The experience and the setting were both incredible. There was so much attention to detail, from the decorations to the food, and the service was attentive without being pushy. Unfortunately, we were only able to stay one night as the hotel was booked far in... More

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Redding, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We visited this Ryokan several months ago. We were blown away way with beauty of the interior gardens, the attention to detail, and the graciousness of the staff. We will definitely stay at this Ryokan on our next trip to Kyoto.

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Kanazawa, Japan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

It may be over 20 years since Forbes Magazine named Tawaraya as one of the world's 10 best hotels, but the passage of time hasn't lessened its appeal. Afterall, what's 20 years in the more than 300 it's been in operation? From the minute you enter this lovely, serene, rambling home, you are considered an honored guest, and your every... More

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43 hotel reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

Two days at Tarawaya during a wonderful trip to Kyoto and Tokyo took us by storm, a quiet storm. Whether its a small snack of wake up Tea, a delicious cookie or candy, a wonderful meal ( breakfast either Western or Japanese style) or a recommendation for any activities nearby, the staff is wonderful and so accommodating. The owners own... More

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Shanghai
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74 reviews 74 reviews
5 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Subtle Sensibilities and Artful Discretion in a place where time seems to stand still yet for another moment again...Tawaraya' s Dao gets into your inner soul. From the framed wooden ventilation ducts to wetting the entry foyer for our every fresh steps...nothing is not well thought of and for the guests. The Inn of the year!

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

It started with a gentleman hurrying out to our taxi to greet us and take our bags. Gracious service here at every step. We arrived early. They took our bags, made a lunch reservation at Tenyou and then walked us to the restaurant 4 blocks away. After a perfect tempura lunch, we returned to find our room ready. The only... More

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Sydney
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123 reviews 123 reviews
121 hotel reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

In our 3 weeks self-arranged holiday in Japan this was meant to be the highlight of our accommodation trip. We were expecting an indulgent and luxurious quintessential Japanese experience. We had read that it was the haunt of film stars and European royalty; possibly the best "hotel" in Japan. Apparently this was THE ryokan people craved to experience with its... More

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Also Known As:
Tawaraya Ryokan Hotel
Tawaraya Ryokan Hotel Kyoto
Address: 278 Nakahakusancho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8094, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
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Ranked #20 of 193 B&Bs / Inns in Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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