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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here as part of a guided tour of Japan. This was an optional extra over and above the tour but really worth it. We had a traditional room with tatami maps and a low table, proper toilet and wet room as well as a small balcony (almost) overlooking the garden. We all got dressed up in traditional garb and... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for a night and had a traditional Japanese banquet dinner. The staff is helpful. Although they do not speak English very well, their service is good and it's a really enjoyable stay. The place does not serve alcohol but you are wlecome to bring a bottle to enjoy with the banquet meal. We also had a Japanese... More 

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Reviewed October 5, 2016

We stayed at Yoshi-ima for four nights in September. It was a little slice of luxury for us after a 6 day walk on the Kumano Kodo trail. We were so looking forward to being right in the centre of one of the most famous and atmospheric areas of Kyoto and Yoshi-ima was certainly everything that we had hoped for.... More 

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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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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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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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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Irvine, California
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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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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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Staying in Gion

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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: $184 - $415 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Gion Yoshi-ima 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Book ahead and try and get one of the garden rooms - it does mean another change of slippers - but it's all good fun!”
 of 5 bubbles Poguie, Oct 5, 2016 | Read review
“Try it and you will not regret it.”
 of 5 bubbles BiancaUK, Aug 22, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a ground-floor garden-facing room”
  • Boat-shaped ginger-flavoured tea biscuit as welcome sweet upon check in
  • Breakfast served in-room facing the lovely courtyard garden
 of 5 bubbles amywanderlust, Jul 7, 2016 | Read review
“Room with a garden view”
 of 5 bubbles kaethe_und_stephan, May 31, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the room in the back-left corner of the garden on the first floor when you're facing the garden from the entrance”
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