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“Once in a lifetime experience” 5 of 5 stars
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Heihachi Jaya
8-1 Yamabanakawagishicho Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606-8005, Japan   |  
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Ranked #105 of 194 Kyoto B&B and Inns
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“Once in a lifetime experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

I stayed at Heihachijaya for one night over twenty years ago and I still remember it as one of the most extraordinary places I have ever stayed. (For me it ranks with the Lake Palace hotel in Udaipur, though the two places are hardly comparable; where the Lake Palace is opulent and regal, Heihachijaya is understated and serene.) The hotel has been in the same family for over four hundred years. There is an ancient sauna and bath, a delightful garden, and the guest rooms look out on the river. The kaiseki dinner is served in your room. Ours was exquisite, as was every other aspect of the service here. This is a place for culturally sensitive guests. If you want to party, find a western style hotel somewhere else.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Japanese first
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Address: 8-1 Yamabanakawagishicho Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606-8005, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Hotel Style:
Ranked #105 of 194 B&Bs / Inns in Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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