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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Based on the great reviews here for this hotel, we were expecting a higher level of service than we received, and definitely not the best compared to the resorts that I stayed in Southeast Asia. I feel that the female staff were very nice like most places in Japan, but the male staff was a little too serious. The gentleman...

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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the ryokan during mid October, when visiting Uji. The atmosphere of the ryokan was quite relaxing despite the fact that the building was quite old. I stayed in 3 different ryokans during my trip to Kyoto, and Hanayashiki Ukifune-en was the most quiet one. The room at Hanayashiki Ukifune-en turned out to be a lot cheaper than...

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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

This is very difficult to review as this was our first time I'm Kyoto and our first time staying in a Ryokan (nothing else to compare against). We wanted an unforgettable experience and that is definitely what we got! We decided to accept it for what it was and not let it ruin our vacation. We had a beautiful view,...

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Reviewed 3 October 2016

Really liked this place because its a half way house between a traditional ryokan which can be a bit too intense for some and a more conventional hotel. The room we stayed in was traditional Japanese Tatami floor, low table and futons on the floor etc which was great fun to experience. The hotel also has two onsen one for...

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Our first time in a ryokan, so don't have too much experience to draw on, but this hotel was amazing. Our stay was for a single night. Check in was very pleasant. Staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. We hadn't booked dinner in advance so we had to eat elsewhere. The front desk very kindly called several restaurants to make...

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Milan, Italy
Reviewed 5 September 2016

2 young couples, 2 japanese style rooms. Room is very nice, it's seems to be in a wonderful world. Little balcony in front of Ujy river was amazing. Customer care and cleanless excellent. Quite expensive but very good level. Internal Onsen was good (first time for me, not so much experienced). Only thing I would not suggest is teppanyaki restaurant...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 16 August 2016

The hotel is located in a quiet place along the Uji River. It is a very pleasant scenic spot. Regarding access instruction, I would recommend those going to this hotel to take the Byodo-in Street. It is connected to a small path along the Uji River. The path is not very visible on Google map. I missed it at the...

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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We wanted a ryokan experience and we chose this place. It was pricey but so worth it. The service was top notch and the room was wonderful. It was a modern ryokan and had amenities like WiFi and TV. There is also a shuttle service that is operated by the owner of the ryokan. The traditional breakfast was also very...

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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Great place to get away from the craziness of the cities and sight seeing. Relax in the hot bath, and then enjoy the room view. Service is very friendly and informative, they told us where to eat late hours. The rooms are traditional just the way we like, and are always clean and organized when we get back. The town...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights and honestly it was the service that was excellent. If you have been to Japan before, you know that you will get looked after so to say the staff here went even beyond that is an understatement. July is very hot and humid. We arrived by train and took a taxi which was about...

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Designed for both business and leisure travel, Kyoto Uji Hanayashiki Ukifune-en is ideally situated in South Kyoto, one of the city's most popular areas. From here, guests have an easy access to all the picturesque and famous places the city has to offer. At Kyoto Uji Hanayashiki Ukifune-en, we are proud to provide our guests excellent customer service and superior facilities to make their stay unforgettable. Our 28 rooms have a peaceful atmosphere with magnificently beautiful river view. We will be more than pleased to have the opportunity to serve you and to help you savour the delights of our beautiful town. ... more   less 

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Address: 20 Uji Togawa, Uji 611-0021, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Uji
Price Range: $137 - $653 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hanayashiki Ukifuneen 3.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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“I think all the rooms overlook the river, just in case I am wrong make sure to ask for one overlooking the river.”
 of 5 bubbles Steve041, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Take the Byodo-in Street if you are walking from the JR station to the hotel.”
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 of 5 bubbles Coconuttreeandme, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms were quiet and view was not impressive during the Winter. It'd be really lovely in March with blossoming cherry flowers.”
 of 5 bubbles victoriah857, 10 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Stayed at the Akebono. Very good though bath and shower areas need updating. Yamabuki room very beautiful.”
 of 5 bubbles yoda7416, 11 Apr 2016 | Read review
“I had two rooms and they faced the river.”
 of 5 bubbles 320alexb, 24 Mar 2016 | Read review
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