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Esteemed Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa stayed here and so can you. Tucked amidst the mystery of Kyoto lies Ishihara Ryokan where authentic Japan awaits you. There is nothing quite like being greeted by the open and friendly smiling faces of owners Mr and Mrs Ishihara...More
Stayed here with our two kids and we all very much enjoyed the experience. Wonderful warm hospitality and a fabulous Japanese breakfast. The futons were surprisingly comfortable. It is very well located and a comfortable stroll to the Nishiki Markets and Pontocho Alley.
We stayed one night at Ishihara in February 2017 and it was a really special experience. Hiroko made us feel so welcome. The ryokan is in a fantastic location with lots of lovely shops and restaurants to explore in the neighbourhood, but it is also...More
I stayed three nights with my two teenagers. We were so well looked after. The Japanese breakfast was amazing - the dishes just kept coming and coming! I'm not sure I'd rush back for the pillows, but otherwise it was a lovely break from bland...More
Our experience at Ishihara was truly enjoyable. Hiroko and her husband, Mr. Ishihara are both very kind and hospitable. Ishihara is a small Ryokan that is not advertised a lot, hence, it is more inconspicuous than the rest of the more well-known Ryokans. But that...More
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.