Hirashin Ryokan - Kyoto35.0061, 135.76152
According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as Hotels Recommended by Guests in Japan
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.
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.
Aside from an elevator, a gift shop and a cloakroom, guests can make use of dry cleaning, housekeeping and newspaper service.
Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.
No parking available.
Number of rooms: 27.
Free Wi-Fi in public areas
Bar/ Lounge area
Sports & Fitness
- Exercise gym
- Room service
- Bicycle rental
- Dry cleaning
- Shops/Commercial services
- Newspaper service
- Bar/ Lounge area
- Business centre
Spa & Leisure
- Night club
- Spa centre
- Air conditioning
- In-room safe
- Free toiletries
Rooms and availability
4 Futon mats
- City landmarks
Rating by category:
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.
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.
The staff are very nice, and location is good, near to the food market.
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.
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!
The most helpful staff, with good will, always ready to help with a smile
Excellent, friendly staff who can meet all your needs.
It was in a good location
It was over priced and moldy
Building maintenance - some areas are clearly worn down, fungus spots on ceilings, etc.
Clean, nice onsen
Great for ryokan in the big city but ive seen better in the smaller towns for less
The great location neat to shopping area....
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.
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).
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.
Very great service-mind staffs