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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Stay here: I was so sad to only stay two nights and wished we could have stayed a week. The breakfasts were divine and the hosts were amazing. Great location for exploring all of Kyoto. Such a sweet spot to stay. Hiroko was really kind and generous and guided us right in Kyoto. This is a traditional way of staying,... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

We are lucky enough to have stayed with Hiroko-san for 2 nights in June, 2015. The Akiro Kurosawa room was available and we enjoyed a mini Japanese film history lesson from our hostess as well as amazing traditional breakfasts. The room is of traditional style: tatami mats, low tables and seat-backs. The ryokan is very nicely located walking distance from... More 

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Sunny Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

My husband and other family just got back from our trip to Japan. Ishihara was a highlight. Hiroko-san and her husband (I think) were so friendly and always there to see us off in the morning and welcome us home at night. We felt like family. She also helped us with our bad Japanese. He husband does paper craft as... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

Our short overnight stay at the Ishihara Ryokan will live forever in our memory primarily due to Hiroko-san's hospitality that made us feel like friends rather than paying guests. The room is traditional, spacious and comfortable. It renders a warm feel of the old ways reliving how locals lived in luxury. We will be back for a longer stay at... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We've stayed in many ryokans. This one is on the small side. It's traditional with a home feel to the smallest details, not in a way that puts tradition on a podium. The senior couple who have seen Kurosawa enjoying their hospitality in the past is absolutely adorable and professional. The location of the ryokan is quiet, but neighbourhood has... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This was my first visit to Japan and this our first place to visit. I felt like part of the family rather than a hotel guest and loved it. Each evening when we returned from our sightseeing Hiroko would bring us tea and chat with us about our day and we would show our photos. Local restaurants were recommended and... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We loved our stay at Ishihara. Our hosts were so friendly, and hospitable. Was a little tricky to find at first but with the help of a local we found it tucked away. The courtyard garden is beautiful. It has a tortoise that is 48yrs old! The home cooked breakfast was amazing. So much effort and detail in every little... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We spent a week at this fantastic ryokan booked through the Japanese Inn Group. Hiroko and Motoharu are true hosts. Everything is perfect, even in its imperfection. If you are looking for flawless accommodations, you should NOT come here. But, if you are looking for silence, a sense of culture and community, and perfect service with a Mothers touch, then... More 

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En route
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

Nice Japanese home in central Kyoto area between Karasuma Oike subway and Kyoto Shiyakuahomae subway. The signage out front is in Japanese. Walking from Karasuma Oike subway along the Oike Dori, turn right on Yanagibanba (street marked in English). Look out on the left hand side of the street for "石原". Beautiful courtyard garden, excellent Japanese style breakfast, olde worlde... More 

Thank Frogmirth
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

This was our first trip with our 6 month old baby. I was determined to stay in a ryokan instead of a regular hotel. It was a lovely place. Hiroko runs the place with her husband. They are helpful and friendly. I loved the breakfast-healthy and fresh every morning. It is close to Nishiki Market and many excellent restaurants. The... More 

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Address: 76 Anekoji-agaru, Yanagi-banba, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8101, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range: $166 - $375 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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