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Travelers' Choice 2019 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair access
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Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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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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Small hotel with antique furniture with the most friendly staff and owner. Nothing was a problem for Hisako, Nana and all the staff. Breakfast was delicious with freshly baked homemade bread and soup. The rooms are large and very comfortable. They suggested local restaurants
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This is a wonderful, tiny (7 room) hotel. There are so many positive reviews it's hard to add much. But a few thoughts from our recent stay. First, the location is terrific. Kyoto is a large, modern city but the Mume is on a small street in Gion, just off a main shopping
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Even before arriving in Japan, just after booking Mume, we received a helpful email from them detailing directions, helpful hints in getting to the hotel from air or train stations etc. That was only the beginning of our excellent service. Upon arriving we were warmly greeted,
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Clean rooms, unbelievable breakfasts and a wonderful happy hour. The team offers an impeccable level of service which would put any 6 star international hotel to shame. We shall be back to enjoy the wonderful hospitality.
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The staff at hotel Mume really made our experience in Kyoto wonderful. The staff there were super attentive, helpful, and available whenever we needed anything. I have food allergies and when we arrived at hotel Mume, they had written out his allergies in Japanese so we could
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Flower Room suite
Butterfly room
Butterfly Room
"Butterfly room was terrific... But any room would be great."
"Any room at Mume is good!"
"The Wind room is spacious with a good view"
"Rooms vary in price with size and location."
"The Flower Suite is lovely."
JapanKinkiKyoto PrefectureKyotoGion
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