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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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Gion Yoshi-ima
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Ranked #184 of 342 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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Oxford, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a friendly welcome! A real opportunity to experience Japanese culture and hospitality. Excellent little booklet. Extensive choice for dinner. Convenient location. Tea garden. Nice touches. Near to Gion Corner.

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Calgary, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed one night in April 2015. We were very warmly welcomed by the hotel. The room was very nice with a proper bath and toilet. The traditional Japanese meal was outstanding and the service excellent. We had our previous hotel ring ahead to order western pillows. The bedding is very hard, so not good for someone who needs a... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
19 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We spent one night here with a group from the UK, the accomodation was good but everything that the previous traveller said was so good and exact in every way. Our price wasn't so bad because we booked before we arrived. We were with 13 others so we had a jolly main meal and the staff were excellent. We have... More 

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Wayland, Massachusetts, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

The service and attention/help from the staff was excellent as was the food but the inn itself seems a little shabby and in need of some attention. Great location in the heart of Gion and a nice little garden and teahouse but the rooms and bathroom were small with cheap walls and doors.

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Toronto, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

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
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

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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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
53 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

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
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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