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Leeds, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was with great sadness that we had to leave early to catch the plane ..everything was superb ...when we left , our lady in waiting got up extra early to say goodbye Andy treat us with such respect. Oh my word , this place , food and people are so so amazing ...if you need to ..remortgage to go... More 

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have to agree with Conrad Hilton. It is the best hotel that I have ever stayed in over many years of travelling. No frills, just perfect service and attention to detail. Tranquility. A charming lady in waiting. Wonderful room, with private bathroom and garden.

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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This establishment has no online booking, it relies on its outstanding reputation. So here's my recommendation- go there, even if it's only for one night of your life. We booked this Ryokan way ahead of time as part of our honeymoon after reading about its reputation in the lonely plant guide. Or so we thought! When we were in Tokyo... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

This 300-year-old inn is located on an unassuming street behind a simple facade that does not indicate you are about to enter a place of elegant serenity in the middle of Kyoto's hustle and bustle. You feel more like a house guest than a hotel guest because everything is provided to you in your room by a personal attendant --... More 

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3 Thank robertalan2016
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Staying at the Tawaraya Ryokan is an elegant experience. From the moment you enter you will be immersed in its beauty and history. Everything from the rooms to the food and service have all been maintained within their traditional heritage and that is simply the great joy of staying here. It almost felt wrong to log onto their free wifi... More 

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Milan, Italy
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22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The authentic Japanese hospitality you always dreamed of is just behind this courtain in this little street in Kyoto. Everything is simply perfect, and it is perfect in its simplicity. Tradition is everywhere in the room, in the bathroom and in the garden. Dinner and breakfast are amazing. The service is fantastic.

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sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

From the moment l remove my shoes l felt the outside world had no more use to me. As l turn to enter Tawaraya there were about 5 or 6 people saying kochira e douzo, I did not have break or pause my stride until I was at the desk inside my tatami room, seamless. (The seamless checkin is rare... More 

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San Francisco, California
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59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

I stayed here 45 years ago and was excited to come back because I remembered the whole experience as so miraculous. Not anymore. It began when I could not find an email for the place. I called (which is inconvenient given the time difference San Francisco-Kyoto) and they wanted my fax so they could send me a room list. Now... More 

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Boulder, CO
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45 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

This place lives up to its name and reputation: it is serene and wonderful, full of old world charm and history. There are lots of other reviews that can tell you about the ryokan. We stayed just one night and it was well worth the money. But here's why: it is a unique experience, more than a very nice hotel,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

We (elderly German couple, well seasoned travellers) staid in that Ryo-kan two days in May 2016. The rooms (overpriced even for Japanese standards) are not really suitable for Westerners, who cannot find comfort in crouching the Japanese way.Already during breakfast the adjoining bedroom was made by a lovely and sweet lady who never cared about knocking on the door before... More 

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City Center
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.
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Additional Information about Tawaraya Ryokan

Address: 278 Nakahakusancho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8094, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > City Center
Price Range: RM4,357 - RM4,815 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tawaraya Ryokan 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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#19 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
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“The rooms on the groundfloor each have a private garden”
 of 5 bubbles JensS507, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Our room was named Fuji.”
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“Choose the high end rooms they come with a matching high end menus, better value.”
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“Use Japanican.com if you can't book through normal agency”
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