Months later, I still can't help but smile when I think of my 2 nights and 3 days at Shiraume. When we planned our trip to Japan, we certainly wanted to include a ryokan for at least a couple nights. There were numerous options, especially in Kyoto, and many for quite a bit less money. Based solely on the excellent reviews here on Trip Advisor, we selected Shiraume, and all I can say is that even our lofty expectations were exceeded. The service was completely top notch, and the proprietor (whose name I cannot recall!) spoke perfect English, a rarity in Japan. This was very helpful when planning various activities and travel in and around Kyoto. While some of the food, especially for breakfast, was not to our liking while in Japan, we thoroughly LOVED the food at Shiraume. I highly recommend adding on the dinner option for at least one of your nights at this lovely ryokan. It was simply a special experience, with one dish tasting better than the next.
They also offer a little guest lounge with internet, library, and complimentary beers and sake, as well as a beautiful deep soak hot springs bath.
Very romantic, and an unforgettable experience. If you have the means, this is a MUST.
- Also Known As:
- Shiraume Hotel Kyoto