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New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Hiiragiya Ryokan is one of the greatest hotels in the world. Rooms and garden are exquisite. All modern fixtures in a classic Japanese country inn (now in the middle of a city). Modern plumbing and air conditioning. When we wanted Western chairs they were there in a minute. One gracious maid served us our meals in our room. Food...

Thank Preston T
Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first time in ryokan and we were quite blown away. Service was exceptional, especially during the dinner. Staff spoke quite good english. Very memorable experience to have the kaiseki dinner in the room at tatami mat, dressed in yukata's. Sake at the dinner was reasonable priced, which is a plus. You can sense the history in this...

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Huningue, France
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Make it if you want tradition and beauty, make it if you want perfect hotel services, japanese kaiseki meals and breakfasts. They took care of us like family members, suggested us to enjoy the tea ceremony in the best place in Kyoto, they found a wonderful honsen wich accepts tattoos...and more... We've got only one life. Beware, our traditional room...

Thank mael-dan L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As stated by previous reviewers, a trip to Japan has to include a genuine "ryokan experience". We therefore decided to spend two nights in Hiiragiya while in Kyoto with our two teens during our April trip to Japan. Based on previous reviews, we booked a "luxury size corner room" (room 33) for the four of us for Y 55.000 per...

Thank Chambonandco
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent our last night in Kyoto at this Ryokan. A most memorable stay. We were greeted at the entrance our bags taken in our shoes magically disappeared and we were escorted to or very Zen like room. With welcoming tea we were visited by the lady of the house, made to feel welcome and then introduced to the place. We...

Thank Marcobatuta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I visited Japan 10 years ago and could not afford to stay in a Ryōkan, so this time we thought we'd stay in one of the best according to other reviews. We stayed 2 nights here during our stay in Kyōto and were not disappointed. Without doubt the best hotel experience ever. From the warm welcome to...

Thank Owen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We reached Kyoto on a wet cold evening late March to find hospitality at its best in the this century old family run Ryokan. We were staying in the Ryokan for just 1 night before shifting to a serviced apartment for 4 days. Tatami mat room with a beautiful garden outside a quaint verandah greeted us.We had the most gracious...

Thank IndiaRavi
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had 2 days in Kyoto as part of a 2 week family holiday. After trekking we wanted some luxury and Hiiragiya didn't disappoint. We were so well looked after by friendly Chiho, who effortlessly seemed to do everything to make our stay personal and warm. The facilities are not modern but had a real feel of how things may...

Thank Sue M
Puerto Banus, Spain
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a Ryokan experience I highly recommend you to stay at HIIRAGIYA RYOKAN. We booked a room in the new wing and it was amazing. The room is absolutely beautiful and the staff is super friendly and kind. I have to say that it was a great experience in Kyoto. It felt like stepping back in...

1Thank GCicconeto
New Haven, Connecticut
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Beautiful Japanese traditional inn where time stands still. Sparse tatami mat rooms with filled cedar tub awaiting at the end of the day. Beautiful inner gardens, impeccable service at every turn. You will be taught how to properly wear and adjust your yukata after your bath and before you are served an amazing multi course feast in your private room....

1Thank helidonaki

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City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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Additional Information about Hiiragiya

Address: 277 Nakahakusancho Huyacho Anekoji-agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8094, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > City Center
Price Range: $684 - $1,527 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hiiragiya 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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#5 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
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“On the ground floor facing the garden”
  • The wonderful person taking care of us for meals, snacks
  • Fish just outside our room
  • The garden from our room
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  • Beds laid out in sitting room
  • Dressing table
PrestonT_13, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“If we want to wander in the garden you need a ground floor room but our rooms overlooked the garden and this was eaqually lovely”
  • Comfy beds
suem147, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in room 34 in the old wing, which was very spacious for our family of four.”
Lanialii, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The bigger rooms on the corners have great gardens.”
Douglas6, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Maybe try the new building as the old one was quite noisy and cold”
944sebastianc, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
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