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Gion Hatanaka

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New York, NY
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You should think twice if you will really appreciate this type of experience before paying over 700-800 dollars a night for this. Our stay here was definitely memorable, but unfortunately it is because it felt kind of ridiculous for what it cost. The staff was very nice and they tried very hard. The food was nice and the presentation was...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an absolutely wonderful two nights at Gion Hatanaka. The service was fantastic throughout our stay, and the ryokan itself is beautiful - a little set back from the road, it's utterly immaculate from the little rock garden next to the reception to the pristine tatami in our room! The ryokan is tucked away right in the heart of...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This ryokan offers true, warm Japanese hospitality and a chance to live their culture which evolved through more than a thousand years. An experience that will linger with you and will definitely put a smile on satisfied heart whenever, wherever you might be. Truly a great experience even for a Asian, even more so if you are a Westerner :-)

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 3 February 2017

If you are looking for a Ryokan experience, then this is the place to go. However I am not sure why it is categorised as a luxurious ryokan as it is largely basic but cosy. We stayed 2 nights with a 22 months old in tow, and that's more than enough for experience. The public onsen (hot spring bath) is...

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Monterrey, Mexico
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I stayed at this Ryokan with my husband last June and I loved it and would definitely recommend. The ryokan is impeccable, beautiful and really comfortable. There were gorgeous trees outside our window. We had traditional breakfast in our room and it was exquisite. The Ryokan has a great location in Gion district

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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

So, if you're a devout western traveler like my gf and I, you will undoubtedly be disappointed by this experience to the point of feeling financially violated. I'm simply not into spartan living, rolling around on a tatami mat in pajamas and sleeping on a futon. All for $700/night. Ugh. Food is beautiful and delicious. Staff is lovely. That said,...

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Mountain View, California
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We arrived at 3:45 pm and were asked to sign a list of house rules at check-in. We were escorted to our room by a lovely lady dressed in kimono. The room was at the end of the property with a view of the parking lot. Our beds were already made (I guess because we didn't sign up for the...

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Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Having read the guidebooks we felt a stay in a traditional Ryokan would be a highlight of our trip to Japan. I am glad to have tried it but I wouldn't do it again. Positives: Gion location was amazing, tatami/futon traditional setting, clothing provided and public bath were very nice. The food was a spectacular presentation. Negatives: it was too...

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Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a special visit to the Gion district of Kyoto, best known for its many geishas and spectacular shrines, consider this lovely ryokan, or Japanese inn. A dedicated hostess makes your bed daily as well as serves you breakfast in your room and looks after your needs. Complete with beautiful tatami flooring, comfortable futon sleeping arrangements,...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We had a relaxing stay at Gion Hatanaka. The room was spacious and minimalist. We had a lovely leafy outlook. Every meal was a generous feast. The service was friendly and professional. A beautiful ryokan in a beautiful spot. Highly recommend.

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Gion Hatanaka is located in the hart of Gion, which is the anchent district of Maiko and Geiko (Geisha) flower town. It is one the the most well known district for its history and culture. 15 mins walking distance from world heratage Kiyomizu Temple and many others in just a brath of walk away.Hotel features traditional Japanese accommodations and a spacious public bath overlooking a zen garden. Free Wi-Fi is available.The spacious rooms at Gion Hatanaka feature large windows and a balcony. Room includes a flat-screen TV, a sitting area and a private bathroom with a wooden bathtub.The hotel has in-room meals (Breakfast/Dinner) with seasonal local dishes. Guests can enjoy spa treatments in their room, and with an advance reservation, the hotel arranges Japanese Geisha dance performances and Kyoto tours.We follow the very traditional methods, ingredients, and philosophy of Kyoto Kaiseki cusine. No compremize can be made with our preparation therefore, special menu with food restrcitions are not accepted. Shabu-Shabu, Sukiyaki, or hotpot dish can be prepared with a prior notice. Kyoto Station is a 15-minute drive away. Kawaramachi Train Station is a 10-minute walk from the property. ... more   less 

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Address: Yasaka Jinjya Minamimon Mae Higashiyama ku, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range: RM1,931 - RM3,861 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gion Hatanaka 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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Gion Hatanaka Hotel Kyoto
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#9 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
#11 Luxury Hotel in Kyoto
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“the room with a private bath was nice”
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