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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 #70 of 193 Kyoto B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014
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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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6 hotel reviews
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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151 reviews 151 reviews
68 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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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93 reviews 93 reviews
66 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
40 helpful votes 40 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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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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Address: 229-2 Nishinocho, Yamato-Oji Higashi-Iru, Shinmonzen, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0088 , Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Gion Yoshi-ima 3*
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