Hiyoshido

Hiyoshido, Kyoto: Hours, Address, Hiyoshido Reviews: 4.5/5

1:00 PM - 1:30 AM
Monday
1:00 PM - 1:30 AM
Tuesday
1:00 PM - 1:30 AM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 1:30 AM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 1:30 AM
Friday
1:00 PM - 1:30 AM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 1:30 AM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 1:30 AM
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Starting on April 20, 2020, our business hours will be shorten from 15:00- 23:00. This is to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Anma, Shiatsu or Massage.
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Neighborhood: Gion
Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko" in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners, Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the streets on their way to and from work, where they fan dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.
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noahgrassi
San Diego, CA9 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
This place is hard to find but when you do it was incredible! A must for all your travelers logging many miles a day exploring Japan. Located in the back alleys of Gion. If you don't have gps on your phone don't even bother trying. We found it, made a reservation in person, went to dinner and then had trouble finding it on our way back! But when we did me and my fiance had a 1 hour massage easy for about $45 each and I think tip was included in that. Great staff and facilities. One of the highlights of our trip!
Written June 21, 2015
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Julija T
9 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
$75 for an hour a half full body amazing massage by strong, skilled therapists. Take me back!! You will be given clothes to wear, they ask you what hurts, if anything, and cater your massage to your needs. I was with 2 friends and our massages, positions, etc were completely different. I prefer firm, beat-me-up king of massage as does my friend, our third friend prefers a lighter touch, all three of us were floored with our massages. The sweetest space, sweetest staff, peaceful environment, authentically Japanese. Loved it so much I hugged my therapist (Japanese folks aren't very physically affectionate with strangers)!
Written March 28, 2018
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The staff of Hiyoshido are all pleased to know that you are very happy for our service. We feel happy that our customers were recovered from the fatigue of the body. We'd love to continue to do our best of making our customers happy. It is always a great pleasure to see you again!
Written March 29, 2018
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Rachel M
Okinawa City, Japan26 contributions
Mar 2016 • Solo
This was so much more than "just" a massage! I chose the two-hour course (¥10000) and it was worth every yen. My therapist gave me a deep massage along with full-body stretching. The service was impeccable- which I have come to expect in Japan- and I could not have been happier with my massage. Just GO!
Written March 1, 2016
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Gloryjoyce
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
Jul 2019 • Solo
I had high hopes for this place after seeing such positive ratings and reviews. However, I was deeply disappointed with my experience. Normally I am someone who never wants my massage to end, but in this circumstance I was counting down the minutes until it was over.

I will begin by saying that the massage itself was good, but my massuse made me feel extremely uncomfortable and on edge. He continued to comment on my appearance and body throughout the massage, saying comments such as: “cute face”, “gorgeous girl”, and that I had “cute” legs and a “good design” (when massaging my buttocks). Moreover, when he helped me with some stretches, there was one when you spread your legs apart. As I did this stretch, he said “sexy pose” then abruptly corrected himself to “yoga pose” when I visibly displayed my discomfort through my facial expression.

I was so uncomfortable after my massage that I wanted to speak to the manager about my experience . However, she was unavailable and the girls at the reception didn’t seem to understand much English so I left the store with the matter unresolved. I felt so helpless especially being in a foreign country that I couldn’t help but cry as I walked back to my hotel room.

Ultimately, it saddens me to say that I could not recommend this service and that I hope nobody will have to go through the same experience as I did.
Written July 21, 2019
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Dear Gloryjoyce, Please accept our sincere apology. We are very sorry to learn that your experience with one of our therapist was not good. It was clearly a mistake at our end and he should not have done that. We understand your frustration at having the most uncomfortable massage experience. We take fully responsibility for the situation and already spoke with him and terminated him from work. In this case we failed. We should have trained our therapists so that they understood that under certain circumstances they should know their limitations with customers. We will assure you that this kind of situation will never happen again. We will set a meeting and will strongly discuss about this matter. We are very glad for bringing this to our attention. It is a lesson learned for all of us to improve our services. Thank you. God speed.
Written July 23, 2019
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horton19682018
Ine-cho, Japan1 contribution
Jun 2018 • Solo
I am a university professor (b. 1942) from New York City. My Chinese wife (b.1974) and I are on vacation. I made a reservation and explained that I had circulation problems. Later I called back and asked that my masseuse be female as I am not comfortable with men messaging me. I was told this was not possible and was informed that only men massage men. This is very unusual in Asia. For more than 10 years I have received health massages for women. Consequently, I would not recommend anyone use this spa.
Written June 5, 2018
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I'm sorry to trouble you. It's not possible to choose therapist male or female (random way) when shop is busy. I ask for your kind understanding. Thank you.
Written June 8, 2018
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John W
Coral Gables, FL16 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
The TripAdvisor reviews were correct - Hiyoshido is an excellent choice for a massage in Kyoto. We had the 2-hour “long course” a much different type of massage than we are used to - through (gargantuan) pajama type clothing with lots of acupressure, stretching. The two hours flew by in what seemed like 45 minutes!

Very friendly staff and beautiful facility - May be a little hard to find as it is located in basically a small walking street/alley in Gion but very clearly marked and close to the main shopping/ dining area.

Definitely recommend!!!
Written October 7, 2018
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Thank you for your lovely comment! The staff of Hiyoshido are all pleased to know that you are very happy for our service. Please visit us to have a Japanese traditional massage when you come to Japan again. It is always a great pleasure to see you again!
Written October 9, 2018
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Edwin L
Seattle, WA43 contributions
Apr 2016
We recently returned from a one week trip to Tokyo and Kyoto. In Kyoto, we stayed in a ryokan and got around on the bus and by walking. My wife and I were looking for a way to rest our feet away from all the tourists with a little peace and quiet. We found this small place on a side street in the Gion area of Kyoto with the help of Trip Advisor. We walked in without an appointment and they told us to come back in one hour. A two hour massage was 10,000 yen which is less than $100 USD. The therapists were able to speak limited English, but just knew what parts of our bodies were the most sore and tight. It was the best $100 spent and a perfect way to end our trip.
Written April 26, 2016
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Thank you very much for coming to us. All staff members are very glad that you could restore your health and we could cure your feet. Although a few stuff members can talk fluently in English now, we have some English conversation lessons to accommodate customer's requests. Please visit us to cure your fatigue when you come to Japan again.
Written April 28, 2016
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Nick E.
Lemon Grove, CA28 contributions
Dec 2015 • Couples
Very nice place to get a massage. The hostess had decent English, but my therapist barely spoke any. My wife's therapist was very fluent in English and asked her in detail how she wanted her massage. I'd give it 5 stars if I had the same experience, but it was very nice nonetheless. I was able to schedule an appointment the night before, but I think it's easy to walk in as it's very secluded. Definitely recommend using gps to find it.

This is located within the popular Gion district, so it's a very nice area to walk.
Written December 25, 2015
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Samperio
San Carlos, CA9 contributions
May 2018
I booked Acupuncture + Shiatsu 90 min. My guy was sick, he could barely breathe, a bad cold and sticking needles in my body. Several of them really hurt. The shiatsu was like 10 min. They didnt explain what to expect and how it was going to work.
My GF had a much better experiance, her therapist was much more technical.
Written July 7, 2018
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We are so sorry. We had to explain our treatment. We will be careful. Could you give us a time to make sure who is the therapist. We have to him detail. Thank you.
Written July 11, 2018
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Julia-Hawkins
Houston, TX83 contributions
Apr 2017 • Solo
went there late at night around 10pm as my back was bothering me from all the walking for a week... They changed me into their pj and put me in the room with another lady, but it wasn't a problem as we were both dressed. My therapist was excellent even though originally i didn think she could apply much of a pressure and i like deep tissue massage. I had a 1,5 hour massage and i would say its a perfect amount of time. Their prices were reasonable too. I would definitely go back there.
Written June 24, 2017
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All staff members are very glad that you could restore your health and we could cure your body. Please visit us to have a Japanese traditional massage when you come to Japan again. We are looking forward to see you.
Written June 28, 2017
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