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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 #171 of 331 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lovely ryokan, which is deceptively larger inside than it looks from the street, is perfectly situated in the heart of the Gion district and walking distance from so much - it was exactly the right location for us. Free wifi and delicious traditional Japanese breakfast were nice additions. The rooms were roomy and we had our own private bath... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This was a good classic Japanese style hotel, called a ryokan. Good for having a true Japanese experience. You sleep on a futon and very limited things in the room. You have to take and change your shoes every time. The breakfasts were very interesting. They were proper Japanese breakfasts, and were very good. There is also a western style... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights at Yoshi-ima and it was a good I troduction toJapanese culture. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The dinners and breakfasts were excellent. I would recommend trying the Japanese breakfast. The futons for sleeping were not very thick, so your bed felt very hard. I liked our personal onsen in the room. The wooden tub... More

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Mount Gambier, Australia
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68 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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22 helpful votes 22 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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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
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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
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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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42 helpful votes 42 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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27 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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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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Hotel Class:3 star — Gion Yoshi-ima 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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