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First time staying at a ryokan, and this does not disappoint.
Tomoko her staff went above and beyond in making sure are stay was comfortable, you can tell she really enjoys running the ryokan, especially with her personalized service.
We had both breakfast and dinner...More
I actually didn't want to write a review of this lovely ryokan since I want to come back here at the drop of a hat. After visiting Kyoto 4 times in the past 5 years, due to schedules and their remodel downtime, this was the...More
After living in Japan for a total of 16 years I can honestly say that Ryori-Ryokan Shiraume is the best small inn in the country. The 5th generation owner, Ms. Okuda, has diligently trained her staff of 25 to provide the most outstanding experience for...More
Not cheap but worth every ¥ for the ryokan experience, the hospitality, the amazing food, the little personal touches and even the cranky resident crane Mr O. Tomoko the owner knew we were on a girls trip and customised our toiletries with things like face...More
Our family of four stayed here for 4 nights. It was the best experience we had during our trip to Japan. Excellent accommodations, service and food. True authentic Japanese hospitality with the owner, Tomoko San, and the friendly staff attending to all of our needs.
The former Geisha house owned by family for over 150 years. We`re located in the hystorical area in Gion town. Easy access to sightseeing spots and shopping and restaurants area. Please enjoy traditional dinner …Moreand breakfast in cozy guest room. Less
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Refrigerator in room
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Gion
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Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko" in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners, Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the streets on their way to and from work, where they fan dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets
glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.