We stayed two nights in this traditional inn. We were carefully taken care of, principally by Hiro, but also other members of the staff, who were all extra attentive from the time we left our shoes at the door, until we left for the train station. Our Japanese-style room looked out to a lovely garden from a sitting area with a loveseat, chair and table, while our meals and sleep time took place in the tatami room. Our en suite bath and toilet were clean and modern.
Hiro brought us tea and cookies when we arrived, and arranged for our in-room dinner after we used the public baths (separated by gender.) Dressed in our yakatas, we enjoyed a traditional Japanese meal of many courses, beautifully prepared and served. Hiro made sure to explain the ingredients and recommended tasting order.
The sleeping mats and comforters were perfect. The next morning's breakfast was also served in our room, set up while we again used the peaceful baths. Hiro gave us recommendations for touring the many shrines and temples, and she showed us how to catch a bus to a distant site, with a recommendation for the daily bus pass.
The Seikora is well-located next to the river, just by Gojo-dori--easy to locate and close to many interesting sites. We recommend this beautiful traditional inn for a fantastic experience in Kyoto. Be sure to stay a couple of days (and nights) in Kyoto, as there is so much to see. Don't miss the Kiyomizu Temple, an easy walk from the ryokan,which I thought was the loveliest and most interesting of all the temples and shrines (and there are a lot!) For more contemporary activity, visit the food market.
I believe all rooms have a view of the garden and are very private.
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