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Sumiya Kihoan

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25 Hiedanocho Kakihana Miyanooku, Kameoka 621-0036, Kyoto Prefecture
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Jersey, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I stayed at this onsen ryokan for two nights. We traveled from the Kyoto train station and had the minibus pick us up from the station in Kameoka. The ride is about 20 minutes. It's not as secluded as I imagined, but it makes little difference once you've checked in. We immediately reserved the outdoor private onsen... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Granted, the ryokan experience isn't for everyone but this place delivers as promised. From the service, to the room, the food and of course, the hot spring bath - they strive to provide a luxurious one of a kind experience. Travellers will have to make use of their shuttle bus service to get around though, so please plan your day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Warm and helpful people at Sumiya Kihoan! Truly unforgettable experience! Both breakfast and dinner was awesome--nothing regrettable (I promise), so for anyone visiting SK the first time, please order at least one breakfast and one dinner. We had a private onsen, and totally loved the room and bed. Would come back to explore Kyoto further.

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

While located one hour from Kyoto, transportation was not issue for issue for us Besides this excellent room, fantastic service, great kaiseki meals that can be served in your room or you can enjoy it in nice restaurant on first floor. We also used both public bath and private onsen, both very great experience. Overall excellent time

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Bangkok, Thailand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Great service and lovely environment. Gives you the full experience of living in Japanese-cultured style housing. We had Japanese course menu served in our own rooms. Menu was great with wonderful selection of sushi, sashimi, tempura, and suki. Lobley desserts. Nice souvenir shop that also sells local delicacies. You can also arrange for a private hot bath - 2-3 minute... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Did many research with regard to the good hot springs ryokans in Kyoto and by chance got to know that this ryokan is highly recommended by many of its regular customers. The good thing is that they offer day got spring packages which includes lunch. And it costs around SGD 200 for 2 persons.and the service provided at this ryokan... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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52 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We spent one night here in order to rejuvenate following intensive sightseeing in Tokyo. We had a traditional Japanese room that was large, clean and well designed, with a functional attached bathroom. Well, we assume it was functional, as we only used the toilet; we spent most of our waking time in the communal baths (onsen). This was our first... More 

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Perth, Australia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I stayed here (Tachibana room) with my friend in July. It was the most amazing ryokan I could have imagined! The dinner was amazing, a real traditional Japanese experience that didn't seem to end because there was so much food. The breakfast had a lot of food as well, so you wont leave this place feeling hungry. It is located... More 

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Daintree
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I was in Kyoto only for 5 days & LOVE onsens. I found this place online & found out Yoko Ono & John Lennon stayed here many years ago. Its a retreat in Yunohana which is a picturesque train ride through the mountains of Kyoto. When I arrived they greeted me at the courtesy bus & escorted me to there... More 

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bangalore, India
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38 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

While we did not stay at this Ryokan, the Kaiseki dinner and the onsen (hot spring bath) experience was ABSOLUTELY SUPERLATIVE. For non-Japanese the public bath experience can be intimidating, so the private hot-bath experience in the open-air natural pool environment helped ease the fears. Fortunately, it was cold evening, so the hot bath was an ethereal experience. The Kaiseki... More 

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