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463-12 Shimokawaracho Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Ryugin is affiliated with the Hatanaka Ryokan and located about 100 m from the south entrance to the Yasaka shrine in the Gion area. It contains two studios, a smaller on the main floor that sleeps four, and then a larger one on the upper floor, and there is a small restaurant in the basement (more about that below). Guests... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

they are the most dishonest people we have ever met in such a beautiful city. we stayed there in November, 2014, they requested us to cancel the reservation from Hotels.com at USD $810 per night per room, but took full advantage from us when we paid, they charged us in different method at JPY$35,100 per person*4=JPY$140,400, which is equivalent to... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

An outstanding place to stay in Kyoto. Two large suites in classic japanese style but with large "western" style beds. Excellent restaurant in the basement. There should be an extra sixth star for this place.

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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Our family of 6 had a most wonderful experience at Ryugin around Christmas 2013. From the arrival to checkout, it was nothing short of spectacular! Every encounter with a staff was positive - English was spoken and understood, any query answered promptly and helpfully, including the best izakaya late supper recommended by the friendly concierge. Breakfast was sublime with personalised... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We were upgraded to a suite when they did not have non-smoking room and the place is so comfortable that I would recommend to anyone. Heated floor in the modern ryokan made the place very cosy. I am able to watch English channels for local hotel is definitely a bonus. Location is perfect and is walking distance to various temples... More 

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Hong Kong
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

My fiance and I choose to stay in Kyoto for celebration of our engagement,Ryugin didnot let us down! Beautiful interior decoration with fusion of East and West!Very spacious rooms capable to host a family up to 6people! Very good location,close to 八版神社! Very thoughtful hotel with great services served!Use only the most expensive and fresh ingredients for cuisine making! Will... More 

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Hong Kong
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100 reviews 100 reviews
17 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We stayed in Ishibekoji Ryugin as a couple in December 2013. The hotel is located in the Gion area, practically adjacent to the Yasaka Shrine and about a 15 minute walk from the Gion-Shijo subway station. This conveniently locates it in one of the more "unique" and traditional neighborhoods in Kyoto, within walking distance of both the touristy and commercial... More 

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Seattle, Washington
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Great location, tucked away in the small streets of old Yasaka. It's walkable to several shrines and bus lines. The suite has every amenity you could ask for. It's a huge, modern interpretation of a ryokan so you get the best of both worlds here. The only drawback - the room is so nice - you don't want to leave!... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here in October and got upgraded to this suite. The room was amazing-comfortable beds, heated floors throughout, big sitting area with a large tv and a luxurious bathroom with a jacuzzi. The area around the hotel has a lot of temples and other sights all within walking distance. Overall was a brilliant experience and would definitely recommend.

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bidart, france
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We were upgraded to Ryugin by the Gion-Hatanaka, owners of both properties. We'd stayed at Gion Hatanaka last year and were looking forward to another excellent experience. The manager of Gion-Hatanaka contacted us prior to our arrival to offer the upgrade to this new ryokan. We weren't disappointed. Ryugin has only 2 rooms - both of them suites. We stayed... More 

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Address: 463-12 Shimokawaracho Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 2
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