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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel.com made a mistake with our reservations. We didn't have a place to stay. Kohji UDA found us another hotel, carried our suitcases back AND forth to this hotel. We were then given the best room the next night. The room was like an apartment. We were served tea, in our room when we arrived along with the warmest welcome.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very lovely employees and very helpful. They have this manner to do small things that aren't that can be avoided to make our stay more comfortable. They walked us to the room and even put the kettle on. When they fixed our room they had fixed up our clothes which were lying on the bed neatly. Gave us a guide... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Stayed three nights in Kinoe. The location is really great - right between the Gion area and Kinoe area. The kids had "feared" sleeping on the ground, but the matresses were really ok :-) The staff were very friendly and several spoke good English so they could assist us well. We opted not the have the local breakfast but used... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

The food is great, typical Japanese style.. The staff is amazing, very polite and available.. The place is clean and comfortable; it is situated in a clever position and you can get in different places very easily.. I highly recommend it if you want to experience the real Japanese culture!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

As the review title suggests, this traditional ryokan is located perfectly on the edge of the Gion district, only 5 minutes walk to the river and the same to the Higashiyama area with it's narrow laneways, amazing restaurants and Yasaka & Ryozen Gokoku shrines. The room was basic, very clean and with most facilities we needed. The breakfasts, both traditional... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely traditional Japanese style stay with modern bathroom at Kinoe. Everything was excellent from checking in, dinner, breakfast to checking out. Prior to our stay emails were promptly replied with phone calls from the ever helpful Khoji-San who spoke excellent English. He even suggested that we use the Hankyu Line to Kawaramachi Station, Kyoto as we were staying... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

The Kinoe provided the authentic ryokan experience we were looking for. The room we booked was spacious and came with its own bathroom. The room was very clean and traditional. Every morning we were served Japanese breakfast that was sent to our room, all beautifully presented! The front desk was helpful, we managed to get information on places and activities... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

If you want to stay in a tatami type guesthouse, this is the place. all the traditional requirements. tatami floor, fold out futons, breakfast (must book with breakfast), and even dinner if you can. there is a sento downstairs, and we were lucky, no one there, so we had the whole bath to ourselves. perfect experience. in terms of getting... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

For $400 US, I would expect better. The lobby is shabby and smells of cigarette smoke, the walls are all in need of a fresh coat of paint and our room had cigarette holes in the curtains and stains on the bamboo mats. Although the staff serving dinner and breakfast were polite and lovely, the front desk help was subpar.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We had an amazing experience of a traditional Japanese guesthouse in Kinoe. Dinner comprised of 9 courses which were served in our room. Our host spoke English and explained what the dishes were. Breakfast was also a traditional feast. The ryokan was expensive but was something that you can't experience in a hotel. I suggest you spend 1 night in... More 

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Staying in Gion

Neighborhood Profile
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 Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Banquet Room

Additional Information about Kinoe

Address: 4-44 Bishamoncho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0812, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Gion
Price Range: $237 - $666 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kinoe 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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#35 Luxury Hotel in Kyoto
#66 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
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