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5-352-8 Miyagawa-suji, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0801 Kyoto Prefecture
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Tiuva wrote a review Feb 2020
Denmark57 contributions23 helpful votes
In my last review from 2014 I already pointed out the great things about this simple but lovely ryokan, and I was eager to see how it would be to stay here again, 5 years later. I am happy to say that I enjoyed the stay just as much as last time, maybe even more. :) The owner, Tamie-san, is as sweet and welcoming as ever. We got served tea and fresh fruit upon arrival while sorting out the check-in, and we even got upgraded to a larger room for the two nights we stayed here. The room we had (called "bamboo") was beautifully decorated, air-conditioned, and there was ample space for both our (very comfortable) futons and our luggage. The shower & toilet rooms are separate and shared, and very clean and well-maintained. In the hallway there are facilities for making tea / coffee. The location is lovely: a charming little alley right in the middle of Miyagawacho, an excellent place for strolling, admiring the tea-houses, and seeing geiko and maiko (who are, unfortunately, usually being stalked by at least a couple of "paparazzi" who disrespectfully stick cameras in their faces). From the hotel it is only a couple of minutes' walk to Gion (about 10min) and Ninenzaka (about 15min). The nearest station is Kiyomizu-Gojo (Keihan line, which passes by the Fushimi-Inari Taisha shrine). Like with many ryokan-type hotels, you are a bit dependant on the other guests being considerate with keeping the noise levels down, since the walls and doors are very thin. Nevertheless, I would still whole-heartedly recommend this place to anyone who is looking for an affordable and more traditional hotel experience in one of Kyoto's five geisha districts.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Alex B wrote a review Apr 2018
London, United Kingdom79 contributions38 helpful votes
The rooms are simple but comfortable and the hosts lovely, giving us fresh fruit one day and a bag of green tea KitKats when we left. Excellent location for geisha spotting. Tip - it is an old building, therefore you can hear other guests and the rooms let in a lot of light..so consider ear plugs and sleep mask if you sleep lightly.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Casbourn wrote a review Oct 2017
Melbourne, Australia20 contributions16 helpful votes
The family were looking for something in the older part of Kyoto with a want to experience a more traditional stay while in Japan. We the Tanakaya was a great find. While we were split between two rooms, the traditional sleeping mats were pretty comfortable. The place is centrally located and an easy walk to most sights or public transport. Had a great stay.
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
mlalaine wrote a review May 2017
Singapore, Singapore56 contributions16 helpful votes
I wanted to try and experience staying in a traditional japanese style room and this place fits the bill. Location: Very good location, its a few minute walk to Gion district. You can already find / hunt for Geisha in the area. There's a bit confusing part of the location, well at first, the main reception and the room are located in separate buildings. The address indicated is the reception but the room is on another building, if i'm not mistaken they have 2 annex bldg for the rooms. But they will guide you at first and provide map. Room: Japanese tatami mats! It's nice to experience traditional japanese style, good for awhile, maybe few days. I'm just so used to having chairs, or elevated beds there's no comparison. My back and legs ache after awhile. =) But like i said, it's good to experience it. Amenities: The bathroom and toilet is common. It was clean, well maintained. There's also common kitchen. Like any traditional japanese style house/room, it's small but cosy. Staff: The lady and his son ( i think, they own the place) was nice and helpful and i might add, quite talkative for a Japanese.
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
CheahMcGeough wrote a review Apr 2017
Singapore, Singapore11 contributions4 helpful votes
The lady owner of this ryokan was friendly and accommodating. We did not have enough cash to pay upfront and she let us pay the next day after we withdrew more cash (remember to bring enough cash as they don't take credit card). She and her son walked us to the Annex where our ryokan room was located, and they even later delivered complimentary strawberries to our room! Showers and toilets are communal but everything is very clean and the hot showers were great (love the eco-friendly shower feature). It was wonderful coming back to a cosy room with thick comfortable bedding/pillows everyday!
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Date of stay: April 2017
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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JapanKinkiKyoto PrefectureKyotoKawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tanakaya
Which popular attractions are close to Tanakaya?
Nearby attractions include Miyagawacho Koan (0.2 km), L'Escamoteur Bar (0.3 km), and Kennin-ji Temple (0.3 km).
What are some restaurants close to Tanakaya?
Conveniently located restaurants include Yasakadori Enraku, Sugarhill Kyoto, and Chao Chao Gyoza Shijo Kawaramachi.
Are there any historical sites close to Tanakaya?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (3.5 km), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (1.3 km), and Sanjusangendo Temple (1.2 km).