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Shiraume

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Ryokan 
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

At first i was afraid to stay at ryokan thinking that it might be uncomfortable but i was absolutely wrong it was the most relaxing time i had in my trip to japan i loved Kyoto it beautiful city and tomoko san nice lady was very helpful and i really like her since the first email i sent till we...

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Melb. Australia
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Wanted to stay at Shiraume to give my 13 year old grandson an experience in a Ryokan. Could not have picked a better place to stay. We were fortunate to be given an upgrade. It is a relatively small Ryokan in a very pretty old part of a Gion. The meals are out of this world. This is a must...

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed 27 July 2014

We spent 4 amazing days , it was like heaven. We had chosen Umesono room so we had plenty of space, the nice view to the river and had our breakfast in our room, In the room we found plenty of amenities, the relaxing yukatas to wear and a very nice bathroom even if we could use the common hot...

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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 21 July 2014

I'm a quasi-budge traveler. My wife, 5 year old daughter, and I stayed 5 nights in Tokyo for less than $900. So for us, Shiraume was a splurge. But I've got to say that it was worth the money. I stayed only one night, and it was the pinnacle of my two week stay in Japan. Given the cost, I...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 18 June 2014

We stayed in the Umeichirin room for just one night and had a wonderful time. It was one of our favorite experiences of our honeymoon. The futon was very comfortable and we enjoyed getting a small taste of traditional Japanese culture. My husband had the kaiseki meal and I had the kobe beef meal. Both were excellent and we appreciated...

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Glen Waverley, Australia
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Stayed in the Umezono room with 2 of my sisters and I must say I was absolutely impressed. Our room was on the second floor and comprised of a living room, bed room and separate toilet/powder room. Tomoko-san gave us attentive service that ranges from listening to our queries, answering them and also giving us advice as to where to...

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Phuket, Thailand
Reviewed 7 June 2014

This is a small ryokan run by Tomokosan, the third generation to run the premises as a ryokan and the 7th to own the premises, which started as a tea house 150 years ago. Hospitality clearly runs in her blood as it would be well nigh impossible to find fault with the service, the food, the atmosphere and charm of...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Staying here was an incredible exprrience. The ryokan itself is stunning, the service was excellent and the room was immaculate. Tomoko was incredibly welcoming and gave us all the information we needed about sights to see and how to get around. And the dinner was incredible! If you stay here, definitely opt for the kaiseke dinner option. Tomoko was also...

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Jackson, Mississippi
Reviewed 23 May 2014

None of the standard travel reference books mentioned Shiraume, but based on Trip Advisor ratings, we booked two nights here. We are here to say that Trip Advisor nailed it. The accommodations, the service, the food, the pampering, the location -- all of it, Shiraume gets it right. And not just right, but right with five stars. Shiraume is located...

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Reviewed 8 May 2014

If you want to be pampered, this is the place to go. The owner, Tomoko Okuda-san together with her team provide exquisite service. You will get a traditional Japanese treatment which is quite amazing. You would wish every hotel you stay from there on would provide this level of service. You will get spoiled. The location is right in the...

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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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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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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#1 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
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“Umekoyomi room is large and overlooks the creek.”
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“Second floor room overlooking the canal is really special.”
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“Facing the Creek”
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