I was worried about the price...not cheap and I thought, "ok why is this so much more than others?" As a friend who lives in Tokyo said..."In other countries sometimes more expensive doesn't necessarily mean better food or service. In Japan it definitely translates to getting better of both". Service and meal were beyond and for a traditional experience it was an amazing experience well worth the high price-tag for a few reasons. Service, food, and location.
The room was gorgeous in its simplicity. And it was centrally located in Gion so there were many places to walk, run, and site-see. Very close to the subway line as well.
Service was wonderful and the food, so plentiful, varied, delicate, and gorgeously presented. A foodie treat probably best not wasted on children, or travelers who are not adventurous eaters. They do get raw, local, and a bit esoteric. There are ryokans w/o food so if just the traditional sleeping experience is what you are looking for this isn't the place. Very nice wood tub in the private bath and the communal tub.More
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