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Shiraume

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The memory of our visit returns to me repeatedly. Sometimes small details related to the beautiful setting along a stream or lovely architectural details of the ryokan, Sometimes a memories of kind word, smiles, or cultural explanations from the wonderful staff. Most of all, I remember our saying goodbye; because for several blocks we turned to wave yet again to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tomoko and her staff pay attention to every detail and make for an incredible experience. Conveniently located by local mrt lines it's easy to navigate the city. The food is incredible and you definitely experience old world Tokyo w tatami mat floors and futon bedding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Shiraume for 3 nights and we were so sad to leave! First, we knew we had picked a winner when we arrived and there were tourists taking pics of the hotel from the outside. The hotel is absolutely beautiful. Then when we arrived the staff was so attentive. Every time we left or arrived, we were greeted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay at Shiraume lived up to the glowing Tripadvisor reviews. The staff are excellent. Most can speak English. Ms Okuda is every bit as charming and hospitable as any host we've ever met. The location in Gion has a historical feel to it, yet is only a short walk to a subway stop.The accommodations are quite nice as well:... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here on our honeymoon for two nights and it was spectacular. Definitely a splurge but totally worth it. The service is exceptional, the food is exquisite and the location is amazing. The building is over a hundred years old and at night we could hear live shamisen music wafting through the wall from what we imagine must have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed once in last September. We have just finished 2nd stay. The food excellent and services were great as usual. We were totally relaxed and recharged. We will do 3rd stay very soon. たまよさん、朋子さん、お世話になりました。おおきにありがとう。

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night as part of our honeymoon in Japan. I wish we had booked a couple more nights here, it was absolutely perfect. From the moment we walked in and our very kind hostess, Yuki, greeted us we knew it would be special. We were taken to our beautiful room and brought plum jelly with green... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

We had such an incredible stay at Shiraume! I even got teary eyed upon leaving. If you are planning a trip to Kyoto, this is a must stay place! The staff was extremely helpful in answering all of our questions and always extremely warm! Tomoko, the manager, was extremely attentive, smart, and a wealth of information. The stories and history... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

We visited Shiraume this summer for a couple of days in Kyoto. We had one of the best breakfast and dinners. The ambiance was unique and the service was amazing. Ms.Okuda was so knowledgable and she educated us on the local culture. We had a great time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Shiraume is an oasis in Kyoto. It is lovingly maintained and operated. The rooms are a good size, the place is quiet and relaxing. It provides wonderful respite for travelers. The keisakei dinners are a fantastic culinary experience, too, but the breakfasts are just as good (though a bit less adventurous). What will always remain in our memories is the... More 

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Staying in Gion

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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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  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Shiraume

Address: Shirakawa-hotori, Shinbashi-dori, Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Gion
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Shiraume Hotel Kyoto
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#1 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
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