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Gion Yoshi-ima

229-2 Nishinocho, Yamato-Oji Higashi-Iru, Shinmonzen, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0088 , Kyoto Prefecture
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Miami, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

The Ryokans are not known for their plushness, but that aside these are some things to consider when booking one for an "authentic" Kyoto experience. You will need to make sure your shoes are removed at the entrance to the inn. They keep your shoes in a storage area for your convenience but if you tend to wear more than... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

We stayed here for 1 night whilst in Kyoto and it was a really amazing experience, obviously update for the modern traveller I imagine the original ryokans were much sparser and not as luxurious, the owner could not do enough for us, the evening meal was unusual and a real experience, the staff were so kind and polite it was... More 

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Surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Several friends said that I should stay in a ryokan (traditional Japanese Inn) when visiting the country and Kyoto seemed the right place to try one out. The Yoshi Ima inn was an excellent choice with the welcoming, friendly and helpful hosts fulfilling their desire that I, as a guest, “wore kimono, ate Japanese cuisine and slept on tatami-mat flooring”.... More 

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Weymouth, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for nearly a week. The traditional breakfast and evening meals were. Just beautiful with a selection of flavours. The service cannot be faulted the provision of traditional clothes to were in the room which were very comfortable The hotel is in the centre in the gion area and easy walking I will return

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We really wanted to traditional ryokan experience and got it here. Our room had private bath and big wood soaking tub. We had plenty of space for luggage in a small room adjacent to main room and a patio area with view of beautiful garden. The main room was tatami. Our maid served us dinner and breakfast in room. Wonderful... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We had a wonderful two night stay here as part of our 2 week trip to Japan. The staff were super friendly and helpful, and very welcoming. We enjoyed the experience of the dinner and breakfast in the room, even though some of the food was a little challenging on the palate! But when you sign up for a stay... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Family typical old Ryokan run by family. Perfectly located in the historical center of Kyoto. I recommend half-board as the food, especially japanees dinner served to the room was delicious. Interesting tea ceremony is free for hotel guests. Very nice stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

everyone have to go to a ryokan while is in japan. this ryokan is in a traditional and historical quartier. near to temple and to the river. try the tea ceremony! is a must! the friendly atmosphere will help you to regenerate in for the trips that you have to do to see all the stuff in Kyoto.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

I had seen pictures and almost felt like I knew what to expect but it was lovelier and more foreign than what I was used to. The host was gracious and greeted me in English. Be aware though that check in is at 4pm so don't get there too early otherwise you have to kill time until your room is... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We stayed only one night but had Dinner and Japanese Breakfast. Excellent service and food. Very nice sashimi, tempura, fried salmon and lots of other dishes for Dinner. The breakfast was also excellent consisting of lots of small dishes. Before the Dinner we reserved the Family bath which was very refreshing before taking on Kimonos and be served Dinner at... More 

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Staying in Gion

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Gion
Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko" in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners, Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the streets on their way to and from work, where they fan dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.
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