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Hiiragiya

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El Dorado Hills
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family and I just returned a few days ago from our Japan trip and the highlight was definitely Hiiragiya in Kyoto. From the moment that we got out of our cabs, we were treated with such warm and amazing hospitality. I traveled with my husband, two young children and my parents, and they accommodated all of us wonderfully. We...

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Shenzhen
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed here for four nights and it was heavenly. The room was exquisitely beautiful and comfortable in that understated Japanese way, our room attendant was unobtrusively attendant, and the food was to die for. It takes some practice to eat a 12-course kaiseki dinner, with 4-7 dishes per course, but it's worth it! The location was...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was on my bucket list for some time and I must admit that the overall experience was very pleasant. Downsides: -No Onsen for a Ryokan at this price. -No proper heating in the rooms (very cold in January) -Noisy (we could hear the family staying in the room above us all day and night) -Expensive for what it...

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The comfortable feeling of coming home - it's what you get when you first step inside the front archway. The porter is there to open the taxi for you and handle your luggage, and stone steps are always kept wet to welcome the incoming guests. Shoes off, bows, in we go. Front desk was busy with another party check-in, so...

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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Hiiragiya has been serving guests for almost 200 years and the same family is still running it. It's located centrally in Kyoto near shopping, transit and many of the city's sites. There is an old section and a new section, with the new wing looking recent. We stayed in the old section which was very comfortable. The main feature of...

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Bellingham, Washington
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The Hiiragiya is beyond the reach of any review. It is a magnificent Ryokan. The Hiiragiya is legend and word of mouth by their satisfied customers will keep them booked out for as long as they decide to keep their doors open. I imagine the Hiiragiya will be around for at least the next 200 years. My husband and I...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for old world Kyoto charm this is definitely the ryokan to stay. Expensive but for a once in lifetime experience it is totally worth it. The ryokan is still run by the same family for six generations and the lady boss herself personally came to thank us for staying at the place. The design of the...

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Reviewed 26 December 2016

I must say, I was somewhat disappointed. The ryokan was highly recommended to me by people I knew (a work colleague, also by my sister) and was well-reviewed. But I didn't think it lived up to the billing. The kaiseki meals in the room were not spectacular at all. It also bothered me somewhat that the hotel seemed to lack...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 21 December 2016

My first trip to Japan and obviously first time staying in a ryokan! I was a bit hesitant when they sent me the quote and prices were per person but it was definitely worth it. Had a room in the old wing and I felt like we were in an old Japanese movie or in Shogun! Loved the yukatas, the...

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Fairfax, California
Reviewed 10 December 2016

This was my second ryokan experience and it exceeded all expectations. I stayed here 2 nights, the first week in November and will not soon forget. A very warm greeting and check-in was easy. I was quickly ushered up to my room. Room 26 in the old wing. This was a very spacious room that had separate toilet, onsen, sitting...

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Staying in City Center

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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: $714 - $1,679 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hiiragiya 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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“We stayed in room 34 in the old wing, which was very spacious for our family of four.”
 of 5 bubbles Lanialii, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The bigger rooms on the corners have great gardens.”
 of 5 bubbles Douglas6, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Maybe try the new building as the old one was quite noisy and cold”
 of 5 bubbles 944sebastianc, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Book well in advance to get the best room. We had a corner room in the old wing on the ground floor overlooking the koi pond and garden.”
  • Barry in our room. He is wearing the robe that the Hiirogiya supplies to each of their guests.
  • The Koi pond in the garden outside our room.
 of 5 bubbles JillL309, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Choose a room in the old wing”
  • Our room! Before bed they move the table and set up the futons for you
 of 5 bubbles travelwithdino, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
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