Hirashin Ryokan - Kyoto

Nakagyo-Ku Takoyakushi-Dori Takakura-Nishi , Kyoto, Japanshow map
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Overview

The 3-star Hirashin Ryokan offers elegant rooms in Nakagyo Ward district of Kyoto. The classic hotel is set in a classical building in the center of Kyoto.

The hotel is set in a central location 2 km away from Kyoto Imperial Palace. The property boasts location within 1 km from Kyoto city center.

A castle, a palace and a museum are set within walking distance.

10 minutes' walk to Karasuma train station. The hotel is around 40 km from Itami airport.

Rooms

For a comfortable stay in Kyoto Hirashin Ryokan offers 27 rooms fitted with a mini bar, heating, multi-channel TV, a seating area and a coffee table. They also comprise private bathrooms appointed with a bathtub, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

The restaurant entices with dishes of Japanese cuisine. Gogyo and Ramen Kairikiya Shijokarasumaten are situated in a business area, about 150 meters from the venue.

Services

Aside from an elevator, a gift shop and a cloakroom, guests can make use of dry cleaning, housekeeping and newspaper service.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms:   27.

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Pub

Cafe

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Spa and relaxation

Massage

Spa centre

Laundry

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Pub
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Business centre
  • Fax/Photocopying

Spa & Leisure

  • Night club
  • Spa centre
  • Massage

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries

Media

  • Telephone
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Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 4 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
4 years or adults
Extra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Karasuma StationKarasuma Station1000 ft
Kawaramachi StationKawaramachi Station2300 ft
Gion Shijo StationGion Shijo Station3000 ft
Sanjo StationSanjo Station3300 ft
Nishiki MarketNishiki Market1000 ft
Kyoto International Manga MuseumKyoto International Manga Museum1700 ft
Shijo StationShijo Station1400 ft
Karasuma Oike StationKarasuma Oike Station1700 ft
Kyoto Shiyakusho Mae StationKyoto Shiyakusho Mae Station2700 ft
PontochoPontocho2900 ftPonto-cho, Nakagyo-ku BetweenKamogawa and Kiyamachi-dori
Nijo-jo CastleNijo-jo Castle4200 ft541 Nijojo-cho, Horikawa-nishiiru
Hanamikoji StreetHanamikoji Street4200 ftHigashiyama-ku
Rokuharamitsuji TempleRokuharamitsuji Temple4900 ft81-1 Rokurocho, Higashiyama-ku
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GogyoGogyo800 ftYanaginobamba nishiki agaru
Ippudo NishikikojiIppudo Nishikikoji500 ft653-1 Nakagyo-ku Babtouyacho
KoanKoan400 ft298-2 Ichirenshacho, Nakagyoku
Ramen Kairikiya ShijokarasumatenRamen Kairikiya Shijokarasumaten600 ft657-3 Bantoyacho, Nakagyoku
trattoria guariretrattoria guarire600 ftHorinoecho, Nakagyoku
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Kyoto Municipal ZooKyoto Municipal Zoo1.4 mi
Nishioji StationNishioji Station2.4 mi
Nishioji StationNishioji Station2.4 mi
Kyoto Nishikyogoku StadiumKyoto Nishikyogoku Stadium2.8 mi
Kyoto National MuseumKyoto National Museum1.2 mi
The Philosopher's WalkThe Philosopher's Walk2.2 mi
Kyoto Botanic GardenKyoto Botanic Garden2.9 mi
Doshisha UniversityDoshisha University1.6 mi
Kyoto UniversityKyoto University1.8 mi
Yasaka ShrineYasaka Shrine5200 ft625 Gionmachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku
Ishibe AlleyIshibe Alley1.1 miHigashiyama-ku
Chionin TempleChionin Temple1.1 mi400 Rinkacho, Higashiyama-ku
Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki)Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki)1.2 mi69-1 Awataguchi Sanjobocho, Higashiyama-ku
Sannenzaka NinenzakaSannenzaka Ninenzaka1.3 miHigashiyama-ku
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Getting around
Airports
Itami (ITM)23.7 mi
Kobe (UKB)40.0 mi
Train
Karasuma Station1400 ft
Kawaramachi Station2700 ft
Underground
Shijo Station1700 ft
Karasuma Oike Station2000 ft
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Reviews
7.6
FabulousBased on  60  reviews

Rating by category:

9.0
Service
  • 7.4
    Very good

    The staff were really helpful and nice... but weren't intrusive. The location was excellent and it was very clean.

    While it was clean and tidy, it missed a bit of unique charm that a lot of Ryokan have. Also, the rates for New Years eve were really expensive, though the rates during normal times seemed reasonable.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Like the proximity to the Nishiki Market.Like the peaceful surroundings. Like the safe streets at night and the spacious park in front of the hotel. Like the proximity (about 15-min walk) to Pontocho Alley and Gion area.

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  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The staff are very nice, and location is good, near to the food market.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Great rooms and lovely staff especially the housekeepers.

    The 24 hour reception was closed at 2am, and had to call from a local phone to be let inside the building, not very impressed as we checked with hotel staff before going out.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The atmosphere was very good, the room very clean and beautiful in true Japanese style and the staff was extremely nice and helpful and spoke perfect English. They even offered us a complimentary green tea when we got there!

    Nothing

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The most helpful staff, with good will, always ready to help with a smile

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Excellent, friendly staff who can meet all your needs.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    It was in a good location

    It was over priced and moldy

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Convenience

    Building maintenance - some areas are clearly worn down, fungus spots on ceilings, etc.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Clean, nice onsen

    Great for ryokan in the big city but ive seen better in the smaller towns for less

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The great location neat to shopping area....

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Clean, friendly & ready to help. We found the location excellent. Hired bikes. We definitely recommend. Our children 15 & 17 stayed in same room japanese style.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Excellent location-central to public transportation and most sights. The room was the traditional type, so no frills, but the Japanese bed was comfortable. I wish the floors were heated but the comforter was quite adequate despite the cold night. I had the kaiseki dinner in my room and thought it was delicious; the staff who brought tried her best to explain the dinner to me but mostly I was just adventurous and enjoyed it. The onsen is in the basement level- clean and spacious; I actually had it to myself both days since I bathed around 4pm (after activities, before dinner). I didn't use the bathroom in the room as it was very small. The shared onsen/bath was hot and comfortable. The staff spoke some English and really made much effort to answer questions and make my stay enjoyable. If you haven't used an asian onsen/spa bath before, I recommend reading up on it. I didn't really see any female staff, so an explanation as to how to use the facility might be hard to obtain. You could always call the tourist center at Kyoto Station. There is a 7-11 and Starbucks just a block away, as well as many restaurants and Nishiki Food Market and Daimaru Dept. Store.

    The hotel is a cross between a hotel and ryokan. The room is traditional but the rest appears as an older but clean/maintained building. So, it might not meet some expectations. It is expensive, but Japan is expensive. Check around to get the best price and compare to others, particularly on the hotel website (sometimes difficult to find in English).

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Hotel would be best described as modern traditional. It is a blend of the old world style - tatami mats, hot baths, minimalist furnishings with some modern touches as flat screen tv.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Very great service-mind staffs

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Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  60 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Hotels Recommended by Guests in Japan

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Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 4 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
4 years or adults
Extra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Itami (ITM)23.7 mi
Kobe (UKB)40.0 mi
Train
Karasuma Station1400 ft
Kawaramachi Station2700 ft
Underground
Shijo Station1700 ft
Karasuma Oike Station2000 ft
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