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Tamahan

477 Gion Shimokawara-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0825, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #60 of 342 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

My wife and I just returned from our first ever trip to Japan. While we did see, do, and stay, at amazing places, my fave was Kyoto and the Tamahan. Kyoto is an ancient city with small winding streets in the old section. The Tamahan is tucked away along one of those winding streets. In Japan the traditional Inn is... More 

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Sittingbourne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This traditional Japanese inn ('ryokan') is in the Gion, the old part of Kyoto. It is a fabulous place- the building is how it looks on the pictures, with a calm atmosphere and staff that couldn't be kinder or more helpful. The traditional breakfasts were delicious and very filling. The Tamahan is very well placed for wandering around the local... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Weeks before my business trip to Tokyo, I was still endlessly deliberating between multiple hotels for my weekend trip to Kyoto. I knew I wanted an authentic experience, but what about amenities, location, staff, etc? There are just so many options in the area, and even after hours of research I couldn't narrow it down to just one. Finally, thanks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was such a great find on Tripadvisor. A really great location, great authentic Japanese feel and the wonderful staff could not have been more helpful. Simple Japanese style but still felt luxurious. A great spot for exploring Kyoto

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Fabulous place. We stayed in a garden room and so lovely. Very authentic. Staff are great and when we arrived we were offered tea. We went out for the afternoon and when we came back our bed was up and tea waiting. Close to everything in the gion area. Would recommend this place.

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