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Tamahan

477 Gion Shimokawara-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0825, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #67 of 343 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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hanoi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In this lovely little place we spent two nights. The traditional rooms were comfortable and had nice views on the little garden in front. We also enjoyed the traditional dinner which was served by a lovely lady trying her utmost to serve us wel. Being near some temples we were lucky to stumble upon the yearly festival with its parades... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights at this little oasis in Kyoto, close to many sites and restaurants but at the same time tucked away in a quiet street. Friendly efficient staff. Lovely room overlooking a garden. Wonderful breakfast served in our room. We wished we could of stayed longer but our visit was short.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hospitality of the owners and staff, the beauty of the gardens, the serenity of the rooms, and the perfect location in Kyoto make this an incredible place to stay. Very romantic and a lovely hideaway. It's extremely expensive but if you want to do something very special and authentically traditional in Kyoto, this is the place to go.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This ryokan was rated as one of the top in Kyoto so it was on top of our list and price was not an issue for us. The location is fantastic, on a quiet street in the middle of historical area of Kyoto. It is small and feels very private. Rooms are generous size and we had a room opening... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We stayed at Tamahan for two nights. Like all ryokans in Kyoto it is not cheap but is worth the splurge for the experience for a night or two. In addition we found this ryokan very reasonably priced compared to many of the other options in Kyoto. The inn has a great location in the hills on the eastern side... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Tamahan was the first ryokan we stayed at during our two week trip to Japan in April. I knew the price was 25,000 yen (per person), close to $500 US. If you did not have the kaiseki dinner, the price was closer to $375 US, so that's what I reserved. I changed my mind as we have a friend in... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We stayed at this ryokan for one night on our fantastic trip to Kyoto and Tokyo. The ryokan is in a beautiful old neighbourhood of Kyoto, so 5/5 for location! The welcome is all Japan-style: warm and with a cup of tea. However, the room and facilities are extremely simple and old fashioned (and not the charming kind of old... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is an interesting Ryokan in Kyoto. Situated in a small and narrow lane it is an eclectic arrangement of rooms, sparsely furnished with no beds.But it is Japan. Tall people beware as a taller mamber of our four was almost scalped walking down the hall way. Our room was a single space with a low table and some cushions.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We loved staying at Tamahan. The meals all exceeded our expectations. We were unsure whether or not we would be able to sleep on the traditional futons on the floor. However, they were a bit like sleeping in a cocoon--very comfortable. Staff was welcoming and helpful. We highly recommend Tamahan.

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Bay Area, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My husband and I stayed here for 4 days in Jan. 2015 and had a wonderful experience. The staff are so gracious and helpful and the rooms are really cool. Just be prepared - this is a traditional ryokan, which means you spend a lot of time on the floor. It's fine if you manage your expectations, but this is... More 

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