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Gion Hatanaka

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Monterrey, Mexico
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at this Ryokan with my husband last June and I loved it and would definitely recommend. The ryokan is impeccable, beautiful and really comfortable. There were gorgeous trees outside our window. We had traditional breakfast in our room and it was exquisite. The Ryokan has a great location in Gion district

Thank Ana J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So, if you're a devout western traveler like my gf and I, you will undoubtedly be disappointed by this experience to the point of feeling financially violated. I'm simply not into spartan living, rolling around on a tatami mat in pajamas and sleeping on a futon. All for $700/night. Ugh. Food is beautiful and delicious. Staff is lovely. That said,...

Thank Andrew J
Mountain View, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at 3:45 pm and were asked to sign a list of house rules at check-in. We were escorted to our room by a lovely lady dressed in kimono. The room was at the end of the property with a view of the parking lot. Our beds were already made (I guess because we didn't sign up for the...

1Thank Pink B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having read the guidebooks we felt a stay in a traditional Ryokan would be a highlight of our trip to Japan. I am glad to have tried it but I wouldn't do it again. Positives: Gion location was amazing, tatami/futon traditional setting, clothing provided and public bath were very nice. The food was a spectacular presentation. Negatives: it was too...

1Thank Jennifer B
Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a special visit to the Gion district of Kyoto, best known for its many geishas and spectacular shrines, consider this lovely ryokan, or Japanese inn. A dedicated hostess makes your bed daily as well as serves you breakfast in your room and looks after your needs. Complete with beautiful tatami flooring, comfortable futon sleeping arrangements,...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We had a relaxing stay at Gion Hatanaka. The room was spacious and minimalist. We had a lovely leafy outlook. Every meal was a generous feast. The service was friendly and professional. A beautiful ryokan in a beautiful spot. Highly recommend.

Thank SydneySider1983
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We spent one night there and it was worth the money. The staff were delightful and helpful. The kaiseki multi-course dinner served in the spacious room was superb. The location in Gion is perfect for seeing this historic part of Kyoto. It was the highlight of our trip to Japan.

1Thank Nigel M
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We recently attended a Geiko/Maiko evening with Kaiseki dinner at this Ryokan. I have nothing but amazing things to say about the staff who work here. They are polite, well mannered, efficient, unobtrusive, and genuinely lovely: a stark contrast from the horrendous hotel we've been staying in in Tokyo. The Geisha evening was simply out of this world - something...

2Thank Belacqua_x
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The building , facilities, staff and location are all excellent. The room was spacious and very well equipped. The room assistant did a great job of explaining how things worked and the various dishes that made up breakfast. The room has a traditional tub but the communal bath in the basement (male and female separate) was a real treat. Attended...

4Thank Garyballard
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

So happy we chose Gion Hatanaka. Wonderful location near the Yasaka Shrine which is lit up at night and makes for a wonderful walk with its beautiful lanterns gently swaying in the wind. The ryokan itself was very clean, our attendant very sweet and anxious to please, and our room faces the park. Breakfast was amazing and the futons much...

3Thank familyuk95

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Gion Hatanaka is located in the hart of Gion, which is the anchent district of Maiko and Geiko (Geisha) flower town. It is one the the most well known district for its history and culture. 15 mins walking distance from world heratage Kiyomizu Temple and many others in just a brath of walk away.Hotel features traditional Japanese accommodations and a spacious public bath overlooking a zen garden. Free Wi-Fi is available.The spacious rooms at Gion Hatanaka feature large windows and a balcony. Room includes a flat-screen TV, a sitting area and a private bathroom with a wooden bathtub.The hotel has in-room meals (Breakfast/Dinner) with seasonal local dishes. Guests can enjoy spa treatments in their room, and with an advance reservation, the hotel arranges Japanese Geisha dance performances and Kyoto tours.We follow the very traditional methods, ingredients, and philosophy of Kyoto Kaiseki cusine. No compremize can be made with our preparation therefore, special menu with food restrcitions are not accepted. Shabu-Shabu, Sukiyaki, or hotpot dish can be prepared with a prior notice. Kyoto Station is a 15-minute drive away. Kawaramachi Train Station is a 10-minute walk from the property. ... more   less 

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Address: Yasaka Jinjya Minamimon Mae Higashiyama ku, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range: $453 - $1,049 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gion Hatanaka 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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Gion Hatanaka Hotel Kyoto
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#9 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
#11 Luxury Hotel in Kyoto
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“Room 401 was large but had almost no Wi-Fi; Wi-Fi in lobby was excellent though”
 of 5 bubbles micheleo352, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We chose the deluxe room as it offered the most space. It was a great value for the price.”
 of 5 bubbles Love2TravelAlways1, 13 May 2016 | Read review
“303 on the 3rd floor was overlooking the park”
 of 5 bubbles rubon, 10 May 2016 | Read review
“We loved room 401; plenty of space, beautiful room, and decent view of Gion.”
  • Tea and dinner service are served in your room
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 of 5 bubbles FPMStudio, 1 May 2016 | Read review
“We had 4 people and asked for the bigger room. It is very roomy.”
 of 5 bubbles S007GM, 26 Mar 2016 | Read review
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