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Kyoto Heian Hotel

Karasuma Kamichojamachi agaru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-0912, Kyoto Prefecture (Formerly ホテル平安会館)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I loved the garden inside the hotel! Such a serene place! 4 stars because of the garden. We stayed in a Japanese room with tatami beds. Very romantic as well with a view of the Palace gardens. I would've given this hotel a 5 stars but their service was not as we had hoped. No one can speak good English,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Very rarely do I recommend staying an extra night in. Hotel, but the Ryokan Heian In Kyoto across from the Imperial Palace is exceptional. While our group of 6 stayed only one night, I would recommend two nights if your travel schedule allows it. It is a place where there is little to distract you from the tranquility and peacefulness... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This review addresses the garden in the back of the hotel, and not the hotel as such. It is unusual that one of the finest traditional gardens in Japan is not an attraction by itself, but rather is simply an atmospheric adornment for the hotel. I would enjoy staying in this hotel, when just for the pleasure of seeing the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Large rooms for Japanese standards although a bit out dated by North American standards. Very clean, staff is super polite but they hardly speak english so it's a bit hard to get much help. No wi-fi in rooms. You will need to go down to the lobby or connect via cable. Across street from the Imperial Palace, area is quiet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

I have stayed at this hotel three or four times across the years--my favorite in Kyoto. The rooms are large by Japanese standards; many overlook the traditional garden; not a lot of traffic noise; the for-fee breakfast buffet is wonderful (Japanese and Western); and there are large baths for men and for women, besides the small, guest room tub. The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I've lived in Japan for many years, speak and use Japanese professionally, and have visited off and on since 1984. But I have never received such poor service as I did this afternoon at the Cafe Arbois in the Kyoto Heian Hotel. I took a colleague who was visiting from the U.S. for coffee, and we were completely ignored by... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

English is spoken barely at the reception, but at the end you get the info you want. Rooms are very small, and carpets are everything but new and fresh. Japanese bath facility is average and very clean. Laundry available on 4th floor. My suggestion is to pick a hotel in Gion or close to the Jr station.

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A district with a long textile heritage, ancient Kyoto is still alive in the Nishijin District. Studded with its weaving factories, tea houses, and onsen, the neighborhood is charming and peaceful with a self-possessed air. Less traveled than other parts of the city, it is a district where you can take it at your own pace. Visitors can explore the many weaving and cloth houses, the free kimono shows, and the many shops selling traditional clothing and goods. Showcasing architecture with sloping roofs and wooden reliefs dating to decades past, the streets in the Nishijin District transport you back in time, making them a joy to wander.
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