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Reviewed November 10, 2018

My 18 year old son and I stayed at the Gino Hatanaka when we visited Kyoto and both warmly recommend the experience if you want to stay in a ryokan. the Gion Hatanaka is tasteful and well appointed, with charming and helpful staff, located in Gion which is a wonderful and traditional area of Kyoto worth walking around. It is also located next to several temples and shrines so you can spend a couple of days seeing Kyoto by simply walking out the door of the hotel. Our room was quiet with a pretty view of green trees and the futons surprisingly comfortable. The traditional bathroom was clean and the bath lovely. We enjoyed both a traditional Japanese breakfast and a western style breakfast served in our room by a lovely english speaking young woman. And finally we spent one evening eating a Kaiseki dinner in the company of geikos and maikos, which was a once in a lifetime experience that we will always remember.

Date of stay: November 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
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gion_hatanaka, 広報担当マネージャー at Gion Hatanaka, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2018

Dear Fearless45564070219,

Thank you very much for you and your son recent stay in our ryokan, and we are truly pleased to receive and seeing your review with impressions about your stay.
And we are grateful for your mentioning one of our staff who have served you.

We are pleased to know that our hospitaity, facility, location, public bath and food were satisfy.

Thank you again, and we hope to have another opportunity to welcome you here at Gion HATANAKA in the future.

Best regards,
A ryokan in the authentic Kyoto "Gion"
-Gion HATANAKA-

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Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

For those of you not familiar with Geisha (Maiko,Geiko), this is an incredible hands on experience. Maiko is precursor to becoming a Geiko and must be under 20 years of age. Highly educational mixed a fair quantity of alcohol.

Tremendous experience. If in Kyoto I highly recommend you invest the time, energy and resources to visit Maiko dinner show.

Date of stay: November 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
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gion_hatanaka, 広報担当マネージャー at Gion Hatanaka, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Dear MikeyGohan,

Firstly, thank you so much for choosing our ryokan for your trip in Kyoto, Japan.
It is our pleasure and honor to receive a review with high rate.
And we are pleased to know that you enjoyed the Maiko dinner show.

Your recommendation to the world travelers is our source of being a traditional Japanese inn "ryokan" as standing in the typical Kyoto culture surroundings. We hope to have you back at our ryokan for your next occasion.

Best regards,
A ryokan in the authentic Kyoto "Gion"
-Gion HATANAKA-

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Reviewed November 5, 2018

We stay at Gion Hatanaka for one night as part of our overall stay in Kyoto.The Ryokan was excellent and our single night a great way to end our stay. We focused on the in room experiance snd enjoyed wearing the traditional clothes whilst being served dinner and breakfast the follow day. I would recommend a stay here, the location was ideal and staff very helpful and attentive.

Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank Sightsee24016370525
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gion_hatanaka, 広報担当マネージャー at Gion Hatanaka, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

Dear Sightsee24016370525,

Thank you very much for your recent stay in our ryokan, and we are truly pleased to receive and seeing your review with impressions about your stay.

It is our source of being and protecting the tradition as "ryokan". Thank you for recommending our ryokan for the world travelers who are seeking authentic Japanese stay.

Wishing you all the best and hoping to welcome you again here at Gion Hatanaka.

Best regards,
A ryokan in the authentic Kyoto "Gion"
-Gion HATANAKA

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Reviewed November 3, 2018

We arrived at the Ryokan after a long day of visits in Kyoto. Very warm welcome and attentions by the team, just in time to enjoy the onsen, before going out for dinner. Traditional breakfast was very good as well!

Date of stay: November 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Thank Vacation58186438753
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gion_hatanaka, 広報担当マネージャー at Gion Hatanaka, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2018

Dear Vacation58186438753,

Firstly, thank you so much for choosing our ryokan for your trip in Kyoto, Japan.
It is our pleasure and honor to receive a review with high rate.
And we are pleased to know that our hospitaity, pubic bath and breakfast were satisfied.

Your recommendation to the world travelers is our source of being a traditional Japanese inn "ryokan" as standing in the typical Kyoto culture surroundings. We hope to have you back at our ryokan for your next occasion.

Best regards,
A ryokan in the authentic Kyoto "Gion"
-Gion HATANAKA-

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Reviewed October 28, 2018

Delicious, overly generous breakfast & dinner. A real feast for the eyes and tongue. Large tatami mat rooms with impeccable service. Located right next to Yasaka shrine on a quiet road but very close to streets kept in traditional style and the action of Gion. Not cheap but not an experience to be missed either. Highly enjoyable.

Date of stay: October 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank FionaInIndia2011
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gion_hatanaka, 広報担当マネージャー at Gion Hatanaka, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Dear FionaInIndia,

First of all, thank you for your recent stay at our ryokan Gion Hatanaka.
It is our pleasure and honor to receive a review with high rate.
And we are pleased to know that you have satisfied your stay with us.

Thank you again, and hope to welcome you again for your next trip in Kyoto by any chance.

Best regards,
A ryokan in the authentic Kyoto "Gion"
-Gion HATANAKA-

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