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Shiraume

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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

聖誕前夕在白梅住了兩晚,是我們第一次住日式小旅館,由接待開始,感覺便十分好。我們住的房間有兩個廁所,非常適合多人入住。I have stayed there for two night before christmas eve . This was a memorizable experience and I highly recommend this Ryokan to all of you. Although it is small , but it show a combination of vintage traditional Japanese small house with modernization. The location is great and just within 5 minute walk to Gion main street. There is...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Superb location, great food, nice onsen, beautiful settings, fabulous service. This ryokan is second to none. Went for my wife's bday; everything was taken care of. The owner Okuda-san is the core value and the spirit of the ryokan. She is really great, helped with all logistics, told us stories, make us feel at home, and recommended a temple lighting...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Words cannot explain how much I enjoyed this place. It was like going back in time while still having all the modern comforts. The rooms are immaculate and feel very homey. The location was amazing, right in the center of Gion. The bath rooms were beautiful and relaxing and the garden and library topped off this place. The hosts were...

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3Thank Allycat1016
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Fantastic in every way - great location, beautiful view, charming and intimate ryokan with nice deco details in every corner, comfortable, delicious food, warm and helpful staffs, and the most wonderful host (ryokan owner), who took care of our every needs so well, from itinerary recommendation, history of places, to local touch (culture/custom), etc. Will definitely find another chance to...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 3 December 2016

To truly complete the Kyoto trip, one must try to stay at least 2 nights at a Ryokan, experience to Japanese culture and hospitality, the tradition carry over for hundred of years and still remain, almost like step into time machine, royalty treatment long lost in the now generation, maybe this was the good old day in the old Japan,...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We are just back from a 3 week trip to Japan; we spent our last night at Shiraume, enjoying a wonderful first floor suite with the dining room overlooking a lovely canal; dinner and Japanese breakfast were lovely and further enhanced by Tomoko's careful explanations of the history and ingredients of each dish. The rooms were lovely and cool (as...

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Reviewed 26 November 2016

I am writing this review nine months late, and after I had experienced two more ryokans since my stay at Shiraume, I just feel the need to share and pay tribute to what an excellent ryokan the Shiraume is. Service is outstanding - efficient and caring and unhurried. The traditional kaiseki dinner is excellent, each dish lovingly explained and beautifully...

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3Thank gel c
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

When researching for our trip to Japan, multiple sources said that we must experience a traditional Ryokan. After much reading, we decided to spend the night at Shiraume for our 10th wedding anniversary. By the time we arrived in Kyoto, we were already 2/3 through our trip and were a bit weary from all of the travel and walking. Shiraume...

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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This place really opened my eyes to what top notch service is all about... all about the attention and the details... the staff bothers to remember your name, remember which are ur shoes and remember which are your bags... even though I did not introduce my accompanies, through the dinner service, they actually bothered to take note and could name...

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Chicago
Reviewed 25 October 2016

My wife, son and daughter-in-law had the great fortune to be able to book two rooms in this exquisite ryokan for one evening on October 20. There are only 5 rooms so luck and timing was certainly in our favor. The property is operated by the elegant and hospitable Tomoko Okuda, who is the 7th generation in a line of...

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Staying in Gion

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Gion
Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko" in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners, Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the streets on their way to and from work, where they fan dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.
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Additional Information about Shiraume

Address: Shirakawa-hotori, Shinbashi-dori, Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Gion
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Shiraume Hotel Kyoto
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“Umekoyomi room is large and overlooks the creek.”
 of 5 bubbles SenthaR, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room facing Shirakawa stream”
 of 5 bubbles schiao, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Second floor room overlooking the canal is really special.”
 of 5 bubbles HS168, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Facing the Creek”
 of 5 bubbles gmbf, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There are only 5 rooms and I think all the rooms will be good.”
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