To stay at Shiraume (which means "White Plum") is a fantastic and immersive experience. The owner Ms Okuda and her staff (for example Satoko) do everything they can to make sure that you get what you pay for - which is a lot and worth every penny. We stayed in the umekoyomi room on the ground floor, facing the water stream at the front of the property. Although very authentic and traditional in style, the rooms are fully equipped, and the hotel also has free wifi. The whole area is full of ambience and also recommended is for example the teppanyaki restaurant Itoh on the same street (but with the entrance from the back street). Shiraume serves a delicious Kaiseki dinner, which can be recommended, and also a great Japanese breakfast. They will help you find your way in Kyoto, and they manage to be both very friendly and accessible but never too intrusive. Despite being the ones who paid, we felt like our stay was a gift to us from Ms Okuda and her team.
- Also Known As:
- Shiraume Hotel Kyoto