My husband and I had an absolutely delightful one night stay at Shiraume in mid-May. When we planned our first trip to Japan, we wanted to have a ryokan experience. After reading reviews of Shiraume on TripAdvisor, we knew it would be the ideal place, and it definitely lived up to all the glowing reviews. It truly was a magical experience - from the location in Gion on the beautiful Shirakawa Stream to the lovely room, relaxing Jacuzzi, and delicious food. What makes this place extra special, though, is the warm hospitality and service of the owner Tomoko and her staff. There are so many thoughtful touches that make guests feel welcome and pampered. Tomoko shares fascinating stories about her life, the history and sights of Japan, and the origins of the food served. We stayed and had our meals served to us in the Umekoyomi room, which I would highly recommend. It is on the first floor right on the canal. You have a private bathroom and are across the hallway from the Jacuzzi. Looking out at the canal and listening to the peaceful sound of the flowing water was so calming. We left Shiraume feeling renewed and refreshed. If you are looking for a perfect ryokan stay, you will be completely happy with Shiraume.
- Also Known As:
- Shiraume Hotel Kyoto