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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although we opted for the room without the private onsen, the room was spacious, implacably clean and well-kept. The ryokan was conveniently located in an area with many shops offering rentals for kimonos, as well as Maruyama Park which provided a beautiful setting for our photo shoot after we rented our kimonos. It is also near Gion, where we spent...

Thank June W
Taguig City, Philippines
Reviewed October 31, 2016

My wife and I were in Kyoto recently and stayed in the Kinoe and found our stay pleasant. The staff were very helpful and accommodated all our many questions about sites, transportation, and even the different dishes we were served (part of the Ryokan experience is the prepared breakfast and dinner). The room was clean and was spacious for two...

Thank davidbonifacio
Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here with my husband after reading a recommendation about the ryokan. We stayed for 4 nights - 1 night in the Japanese style room, and 3 nights in the Western style room. The Japanese room was really nice and spacious and definitely a great experience. Due to the high cost of that room, we offset it with the...

Thank hannahbanana810
Reviewed October 10, 2016 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...

Thank Fishbone1101
Reviewed October 4, 2016

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...

1Thank tp3034
Reviewed September 18, 2016 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...

Thank Lenalour L
Los Angeles
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....

1Thank JanePhillips
Melbourne, Australia
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...

Thank Tanila D
Singapore, Singapore
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...

Thank Micmey70
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!

Thank --Saab357--
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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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  • Free Parking
  • 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: $148 - $589 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kinoe 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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“Choose a traditional room”
 of 5 bubbles ninab153, Oct 14, 2015 | Read review
“Fantastic place to experience Japanese traditional Ryokan”
 of 5 bubbles C5523NYmarcog, Aug 22, 2015 | Read review
“Tried only one room”
 of 5 bubbles Deepa_Manrakhan, Aug 21, 2015 | Read review
“Do try INSISTING on a totally smoke free room, including bedding. Reception office staff not all conversant in English so be prepared to make requests in Japanese.”
 of 5 bubbles LimeyDi, May 14, 2014 | Read review
“There were no rooms that I could say to stay in as this is a must avoid situation”
 of 5 bubbles PLASTOS, Apr 5, 2014 | Read review
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