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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shoes off, slippers on. Slippers off, shoes on! And so it went. Every time we went in and out of the Riyokan, and in fact some of the very special UNESCO world heritage listed wonders of Kyoto. The Riyokan is located in the Gion district, and it's really close to everything. An abundance of restaurants, great places to visit and... More 

Thank Fishbone1101
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This booking was a huge disappointment for the price we paid! The location is good and the communal shower facilities are clean. However the quality of the room was average and the reception/concierge staff surprised us, when you consider the excellent standard in Japanese hospitality. We thought we had done something to upset one of the men at the desk... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I checked into the hotel before check in time so they were able to hold our bags. When we returned, our bags were already in the room. There was a miscommunication in regards to our breakfast but was able to get that straightened out and was able to still have breakfast included which was extremely delicious. The baths are well... More 

Thank Lenalour L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 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 

Thank Tanila D
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Micmey70
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 

Thank Mark R
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank SueSusanW
Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Staying in Gion

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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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Address: 4-44 Bishamoncho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0812, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Gion
Price Range: $194 - $842 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kinoe 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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