Surreal. If words failed me and I had to sum up our experience at this breathtaking Ryokan in Kyoto with only one, that would be it.
We took a trip to Japan as a 30th birthday celebration and decided to spend one night at a traditional Ryokan in Kyoto. One night wasn't enough! The service and quality of everything we experienced there was out of this world. We decided on having the full Kaiseki dinner and a traditional Japanese breakfast (pictures included) as part of our stay. We also got to see Maiko who came in to perform a show (we didn't see the show, just got pictures with her as she left).
The entire experience at Gion Hatanaka felt like stepping into another world. The culture was so beautifully expressed in every aspect of the Inn...from the tatami mats to the kimonos and the smart toilets. It's truly a place everyone should experience!
*Please note that we actually traveled there in June of 2012, but I just got my Trip Advisor account and they don't have those months available for the post anymore so I put June 2013*
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