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Gion Yoshi-ima

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

When I mean WOW, I mean different - amazing - surprising. I travelled with my mum and we felt like we were in Alice in Wonderland. Everything was small neat and petite and extremely beautiful. We felt like clumpy big westerners. The service was amazing and I would have to say that the meal was in my top 5 best... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This Japanese-style guest house is conveniently located - within easy walking distance to subway station, bus stops, popular tourist spots in Kyoto and shops. The hosts are very polite and helpful, and the Japanese cuisine served at dinner and breakfast was delicious. The room was quite spacious and clean, but the bathroom facilities are a little old. Overall it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

I stayed at the Ryokan Yoshi-Ima in 2013 and already loved its traditional look and feel, the excellent location in the Gion district and delicious kaiseki dinner and breakfast. This time around, I noticed improvements like free wifi in all the rooms (in 2013, the free wifi was only in the common guest lounge), thoughtfully packed bath amenities in individual... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

we had a two night stay in Kyoto and were very happy at Gion Yoshi-Ima. The staff were friendly and helpful, the rooms were large and clean. It was a refreshing change of pace from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. The moment you arrive it feels as though you have stepped back in time. The staff provide slippers as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

My hubs and I just left a 2 night stay at this ryokan. The facility was clean, had great grounds, and was in a great central location (about 2-3 blocks to the subway and 2-3 blocks from the main strip in Gion). We also got breakfast and dinner with our stay. Dinner was a multi-course dinner and very good; I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

We stayed one night at this ryokan (our first time in Japan) and we loved it! This is not what I would call an "upscale ryokan" but it a charming, quiet little place, perfect if you want to experience Japanese traditions. The rooms are small but very clean. The dinner was delicious!!! For breakfast, we have the choice between western... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

If you want to have the opportunity to really immerse yourself in Japanese culture, you must stay here at Yoshi-ima. This historical landmark that is over 100 years old is beautifully updated with modern amenities without compromising the feel of stepping back in time. From the moment you walk into Yoshi-ima, you remove your shoes and put on traditional house... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

I stayed in one of the rooms on the first floor facing the garden for two evenings. The room I had featured a foyer, the dining-sleeping area, and a bathroom that contained toilet, sink, and tub/shower. The futon was fine, although it took some getting used to. The garden was lovely, especially in the mornings when I would slide back... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

We booked our visit as part of a larger tour group, so each of us had a different 'room' experience but ours over looked the garden and was generally acceptable compared to some of the others. The ladies who looked after us were charming and couldn't do enough for us but were very strict about which shoes you should wear!They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Our second stay at the ryokan, our previous stay was in 2010 and we loved it, so we stayed here during the Cherry Blossom season for four nights this time around, and it was perfect in every way possible. The ryokan itself has been in existence since 1700's, right smack central in the Gion district, so this is not a... More 

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Staying in Gion

Neighborhood Profile
Gion
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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Additional Information about Gion Yoshi-ima

Address: 229-2 Nishinocho, Yamato-Oji Higashi-Iru, Shinmonzen, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0088, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Gion
Price Range: $202 - $437 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gion Yoshi-ima 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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#28 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
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