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Gion Yoshi-ima

3.0 of 5
  |   229-2 Nishinocho, Yamato-Oji Higashi-Iru, Shinmonzen, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0088 , Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #162 of 338 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 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
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    4 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I stayed at the Gion Yoshi-ima in January. We were quite late getting in and were warmly welcomed. Our room was a standard,10 tatami mat, size room with attached toilet room and a separate soaker bathroom. It was 4C outside and the first thing we noticed once we got in our room was that the hotel had... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I spent one night at Yoshi-ima. Ideally we would have loved to stay longer, but it was a bit costly so we thought we’d spend one night instead. As we arrived very early in the morning we were not able to check in, but the man at the desk was very accommodating. He did all of the... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really good experience, tasted the atmosphere of Japan tasting the traditional Kaiseki cuisine, sleeping on the futon after a relaxing Tea ceremony. Highly recommended !!!! Located in Gion, where the evening is not impossible to see the Geishas.

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69 reviews 69 reviews
52 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I spent only one night at Yoshi-Ima, so I will share a ief impression of this traditional ryokan. It is traditional in the sense that it is housed in a historic 2-storey building with basic modern amenities. It is not a luxurious type accommodation but it affords a comfortable and homely feel to the place. The ryokan... More 

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Hong Kong Region, China
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Very very friendly and helpful staff that speaks English. Rooms are clean and nice sized Japanese style, but parts of room need a bit more maintenance. Nice food. Nice family bath that is so good for soaking after walking around the whole day. Within walking distance of major temples/shrines/sightseeing places and 5~10 min walk from subway station. Wifi is only... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This was a beautiful, traditional inn. Everything about this place is amazing. The staff is beyond friendly and helpful. The food was some of the best I've ever had. I would definitely choose the Japanese breakfast…it's very authentic and delicious. It truly is a authentic Japanese experience in an awesome location.

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Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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87 hotel reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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Address: 229-2 Nishinocho, Yamato-Oji Higashi-Iru, Shinmonzen, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0088 , Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Gion Yoshi-ima 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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