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Heihachi Jaya
Ranked #225 of 354 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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“Once in a lifetime experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2012

I stayed at Heihachijaya for one night over twenty years ago and I still remember it as one of the most extraordinary places I have ever stayed. (For me it ranks with the Lake Palace hotel in Udaipur, though the two places are hardly comparable; where the Lake Palace is opulent and regal, Heihachijaya is understated and serene.) The hotel has been in the same family for over four hundred years. There is an ancient sauna and bath, a delightful garden, and the guest rooms look out on the river. The kaiseki dinner is served in your room. Ours was exquisite, as was every other aspect of the service here. This is a place for culturally sensitive guests. If you want to party, find a western style hotel somewhere else.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Heihachi Jaya
Address: 8-1 Yamabanakawagishicho Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8005, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Northern Kyoto
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #225 of 354 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Heihachi Tea House Inn Offers the Different Scenes of Beauty and Taste Every Month through Four Seasons. Heihachi Tea House Inn, established in 1576, is located along the Takano River overlooking Mt.Hiei in the East. In its Japanese garden you can enjoy cherry blossoms in Spring and colorful leaves of maple trees in Autumn. At the entrance of Heihachi Tea House Inn stands four-hundred-year old Kigyumon Gate,which was transferred from a Zen Buddhist temple. The waitresses, dressed in the same style as in old days, welcome you at the gate. ... more   less 
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