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    Tawaraya Ryokan

    278 Nakahakusancho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8094, Kyoto Prefecture
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    Overview
    • Excellent77%
    • Very good14%
    • Average5%
    • Poor3%
    • Terrible1%
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    Free Wifi
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    Non-Smoking Rooms
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    2.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 73 reviews

    Reviewed 7 June 2017

    This calm ryokan amid the bustle of Kyoto is a world apart. We stayed there based on the recommendation of friends who lived in Japan for over a decade. Our suite with its interior garden set the stage for an interlude from the real world....More

    1  Thank Janet R
    Reviewed 16 May 2017

    This hidden gem has it all. The friendliest and most welcoming staff ( some English is spoken) kindness and consideration all set in as tranquil Japanese setting. This must be the pinnacle of traditional Japanese Ryokan hospitality with a calmness and civility that enchants. Worth...More

    2  Thank robertdesmaraisct
    Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

    After much deliberation between Shiraume and Tawaraya I decided to go with the latter based off the history and reputation. Although I have no comparison I do wish I had chosen Shiraume. For starters Shiraume is in a much more appealing area. It is situated...More

    3  Thank emanuel z
    Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

    It was a tough choice deciding which ryokan to go to for our wedding anniversary. We ended up at Tawaraya. It is a simple ryokan with great service. It's very relaxing. Peace resonates and you completely feel away from everyone else. The location is great...More

    Thank bellatravelbug
    Reviewed 11 April 2017

    Tawaraya stands for ultimate refinement and elegance. A benchmark for quality and the best statement to prove that less is more. For someone with an appreciation for a Ryokan, Tawaraya is probably the best hotel on Earth (stayed in August 2014).

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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
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    • Price range
    • US$780 - US$1,003 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
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    • #19 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
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    • Number of rooms
    • 18
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    • Japan >
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    • Kyoto Prefecture >
    • Kyoto >
    • City Center
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    • Tawaraya Ryokan Hotel Kyoto
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    is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and
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    priya a
    29 January 2017|
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    Response from Siu Leng L |
    I also want to know how to book....no website n no agent....no price idea...
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    27 January 2017|
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    Response from Mandy W | Reviewed this property |
    The Tawaraya Ryokan does not have an online booking facility as far as I am aware. The proprietors speak good English so I would suggest you contact them by telephone.
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    "Ask for one of the larger rooms"
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    "The rooms on the groundfloor each have a private garden"
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