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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Tamahan was our first stop on our Japan trip. We chose a ryokan for our first night, exactly to see the entire experience, including traditional dinner - kaiseki - served in the room. We booked Tamahan after see very good reviews and was a great choice! It is very typical, experience started with shower (that could be in an ofuro... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

I would tell anyone coming to Kyoto that they should stay here! We were greeted by the sweetest elderly woman & gorgeous dog. This Ryokan is very classic and authentic. The rooms are perfect. The room we stayed in had a fridge, good size bathroom, mini room and main room. They staff is amazing, they are the most helpful and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

I love Tamahan and was looking forward to introducing my partner to it. It lived up to expectations. We had a lovely suite with a garden view and the staff were helpful in accommodating my partner's inability to sit on the floor. The food was fabulous as on previous visits and the location is superb for exploring on foot and... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

My sister and I stayed for three nights at Tamahan. The experience was perfect. The room was lovely and very peaceful, opening onto an interior garden. Every morning we were served breakfast in the room, choosing between Western and Japanese breakfast the night before as well as designating the time for breakfast to be served. The Western breakfast consisted of... More 

Thank luv2travel19941953
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights in Tamahan... The service is excellent managed by an elderly lady who will try her best to accommodate all your needs . Location is great and you can walk around the old streets and enjoy Kyoto in its element. Hospitality was at its best and room was spacious with garden view and heated floor and separate bathroom... More 

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rio de janeiro
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

This is a nice ryokan experience over all. If you never stayed in a ryokan, Tamahan will definitely do the trick. Pros: Spacious rooms Very quiet Bathroom inside rooms Beautiful garden view Great location (in Gion), walking distance from sites and restaurants Ok Breakfast Staff Pros: Pricy While owners and staff are very friendly, they won´t help you with reservations... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

Fabulous location in Kyoto: very atmospheric. Even though I was travelling solo, my room was huge ! Breakfast and service overall were excellent with lots of small attentions: tea when I arrived, etc.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Pros: yes, it is in a fabulous atmospheric location in Gion. Yes, our room was the size of a suite with dining room, sleeping quarters and separate bathroom and shower/bath. And a view of the garden below ( we were upstairs at the back). Minuses: for such a high end ryokan, attention to "period" detail was lacking e.g. the dining... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

I saw negative reviews on this ryokan on Tripadvisor, but I had no regrets that I eventually chose it!! A group of 6 adults and 2 kids (2.5 yr and 4.5 yr) stayed there for 4 nights. We were provided a 2 bedroom + 1 dinning room + 2 bathroom/toilet linked by a Japanese corridor with garden view and with... More 

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Winston-Salem, NC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Tamahan is well located in the beautiful, old section of Kyoto within walking distance to historic sites, shops and restaurants. Our room was large, lovely and opened to a beautiful garden view. Bedding was comfortable. Breakfast, both Japanese and western, was adequate -- nothing more -- and indifferently served. Appreciated modern touches were an en suite bathroom and a locking... More 

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Additional Information about Tamahan

Address: 477 Gion Shimokawara-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0825, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range: $404 - $1,088 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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Tamahan Hotel Kyoto
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#23 Romantic Hotel in Kyoto
#46 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
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