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Gion Yoshi-ima

3.0 of 5 Ryokan   |   229-2 Nishinocho, Yamato-Oji Higashi-Iru, Shinmonzen, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0088 , Japan
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Ranked #71 of 194 Kyoto B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Mount Gambier, Australia
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142 reviews 142 reviews
67 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

First time in a ryokan but had a lot of Japanese food before that was.a lot better than served here. Staff were super polite and friendly with good english but for this kind of money I don't want to be looking out on electricity transformers rather than a zen garden. Lower floor rooms are better. Family bath is very nice.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We stayed in Yoshi Ima for 1 night, with dinner and breakfast included, to acquire the traditional Nippon experience. Everything was so refined and delicate. PROS: (a) Location: centrally located with the Gion Cultural Street, within 15 mins pleasant walk to Yasaka Shrine to Maruyama Park along the Gion street, populated with shops and restaurants. (b) Room: clean and spacious... More

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Essex, England
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76 reviews 76 reviews
59 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I always love to stay in ryokans in Kyoto as it's a much nicer, more traditional experience than a bland chain hotel. However, you have to be prepared for a few differences. Firstly, the rooms are tatami mats with a low dining table. We had a small balcony with stools to overlook the garden but there is nowehere really to... More

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El Paso, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

My daughter and I stayed at Gion Yoshi-ima in September and appreciated the experience very much. I lived in Japan as a child when I had the pleasure of visiting Japanese homes, so this was an opportunity for me to show my daughter something similar. Upon entry from the garden, a reasonably large room, low table, and the simplicity of... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We stayed in Gion Yoshi Ima for two nights as part of our honeymoon trip to Japan, and it was the highlight of our trip. Pros - 1) The staff were so lovely - they couldn’t do enough to help. 2) The atmosphere and feel of the place was amazing - it was so relaxing to sit in the room... More

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Tonsberg, Norway
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Stayed at Yoshi-Ima for 2 nights from 30. june. We had 2 rooms - both with entrance from the garden. Our room hade modern bathroom. The surroundings was terrific with a short walk throught the Geisha-district to great shopping, sights and temples. Quiet and nice. The food was very good - served in the room. Very nice staff, wonderful garden... More

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Oslo, Norway
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23 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Entering your room is really what you imagine Japan would be like. No chairs (at least not with legs.)Some carefully arranged flowers, a low table with a lacquer box filled with tea paraphernalia. I found very calming sitting there in the afternoon, making myself tea, drinking it and feeling peaceful. They had also very nice cotton kimonos, three kinds actually.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We are on honeymoon and after a week in Tokyo thought it would be lovely to enjoy a peaceful night in a ryokan. We were wrong! The paper was peeling off the wall, the table was chipped, the patio doors were broken, as were the bamboo blinds that opened onto the garden, there was no natural light or air available.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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49 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Spent 3 nights here and well we were somewhat disappointed. We arrived pretty late at night, about 10pm, got to the Inn and well, it felt like we were doing a homestay literally, felt we were "controlled" from the time we checked in. We didnt know the rules, so we took off our shoes on the ryokan and we were... More

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Southwest Harbor, Maine
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16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Fabulous location right in the heart of Gion one street over from the geisha street. Quiet traditional rooms with tiny not so new bathrooms (hope you can fit in the shower!) show some wear typical of a busy centrally located inn.The food is exquisitely prepared and presented, and ryokan service is very good but it is always helpful to speak/understand... More

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Gion Yoshi-Ima Hotel Kyoto
Gion Yoshi-Ima Hotel
Address: 229-2 Nishinocho, Yamato-Oji Higashi-Iru, Shinmonzen, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0088 , Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
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Ranked #71 of 194 B&Bs / Inns in Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Gion Yoshi-ima 3*
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