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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 3, 2016

The Ryokan was great, very well situated about a 15 minute walk from the centre of Kyoto and with easy reach of transportation. The staff were very friendly and welcoming...couldnt do enough for you. Facilities were first class with plenty of showers and bathrooms Only downside...the closest subway will not accept (or didnt when we were there) JR Rail passes...but...

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Reviewed November 2, 2016

Quiet, easy place to stay. The same family has owned it for many years and they are experienced with foreigners. I've stayed there many times over the space of 20 years and always found it clean, well-managed and relaxing. It's definitely not spacious or fancy, but it's traditional and cozy.

2Thank zuiko2016
Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed October 3, 2016

旅館本身與周圍的建築物都是老的日式建築,別有一番風味。飯店接待人員都不錯,房間大小適中,隔音稍差,但算舒適,衛浴設備是共用的。地點距離京都車站走路有一小段,但距離京阪電車清水五条站、清水寺等不遠。 -- This hotel building is an old Japanese style wooden house. For passengers love Japanese style house, this will be a good choice. The staffs are pretty good. Rooms are comfortable, but might be noisy due to it's an old wooden house. The toilets and bathroom are shared. It's a little far from Kyoto station to this hotel, but...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful inn but not user friendly. They turned off the taps in the bathroom between 4pm to 10pm. So strictly no bathing / shower after 10pm. The doors in the toilets made loud noises & users simply slammed the doors in the middle of the night, interrupting sleep. I will never use it again.

1Thank DecBabies
Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

My stay at this ryokan was delightful. It's a small place with few rooms, and it is a short walk from Kyoto station. The rooms are comfortable with effective AC, the staff is gracious and helpful - when it rained heavily on my way back to the hotel, they offered me a towel to dry off before I entered the...

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Smoerum, Denmark
Reviewed August 27, 2015

The location of this place is not particulary interesting, but it was close to my destinations, so nothing to complain about there! Transport is not far away either. The hotel is clean, staff is friendly (although I didn't understand anything they said), I can especially vouch for the nice lady that served our breakfast! They did their best to serve...

2Thank TravelAbove
Erbil, Iraq
Reviewed January 8, 2015

The room was tiny and extremely noisy We wanted to cancel as soon as we arrived but wwe couldnt not with there policy The staff extremely rude,they were cleaning early morning and hiding all day in the kitchen The best thing about that place was to leave If you dont want to sleep and meet Japan rudest people then this...

4Thank AyunaWorld
Reviewed February 4, 2014

The very traditional Japanese-style hotel. I booked the room online recommended by the other hotel. I like the environment and the boss. And the traffic there is very good, you can buy the 1-day bus ticket there. The important is the reasonable price. It is a pity that there are no Japanese-style food!

3Thank Houseliu
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed December 2, 2013

My friend and I stayed here three nights in mid-November 2013. We each had a Japanese-style room to ourselves. While I probably would not opt to stay in a ryokan (traditional Japanese hotel) for the entire trip, it was a wonderful experience. The woman who runs the ryokan speaks enough English but I would not say she is fluent. She...

3Thank Ramgrrl
Welle, Belgium
Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

This wasn't our first choice as we arrived in kyoto,we wanted tot stay at a hostel but due to the obvious high season ,no room available..so we called this ryokan. What a pleasant surprise!not only they had a room for us..it was traditional Japanse style room! The owner (older woman) spoke good english and was very helpful! I definitely recommend...

1Thank palau-enthousiast
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Staying in Shimogyo-ku

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Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Yadoya Hiraiwa

Address: 314 Hayao-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8114, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku
Price Range: $36 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Ryokan Hiraiwa Hotel Kyoto
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#98 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
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“All the rooms are great.”
 of 5 bubbles zuiko2016, Nov 2, 2016 | Read review
“If you choose the annex you wont get Wi-Fi.”
 of 5 bubbles TravelAbove, Aug 27, 2015 | Read review
“Go somewhere else if you want to sleep”
 of 5 bubbles AyunaWorld, Jan 8, 2015 | Read review
“One set of stairs do not have bannisters. Use the one next to the lobby which does have bannisters.”
 of 5 bubbles poggibonzzi, Dec 13, 2011 | Read review
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