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Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 1 June 2011

I have been staying at the Three Sisters Inn Annex since the 1970's. My wife and daughter have also had the same wonderful experience that I have had for so many many years! We love the hospitality, cleaniness of the hotel and rooms, delicious American and Japanese breakfasts, the employees and especially Takao-san and Kay-san. The hotel is beside the...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 20 April 2011

We began and finished, and spent most of our time in Kyoto as it awakened from its winter sleep into its sakura spring. The house in which the three Yamada sisters grew up in Okazaki, literally behind Heian Jingu, is now the Three Sisters Inn, main house.Around the corner, beside Heian, is the Annexe, also an inn. While Kay Yamada...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 April 2011

We stayed in this ryokan for four nights as a base to view cherry blossoms in Kyoto. We were shocked at how run down the place was. We chose this accommodation on the basis of other reviews and just want to alert other travellers to the reality. The people who run the ryokan are very nice and helpful, however, it...

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Nanjing, China
Reviewed 6 February 2011

We stayed in this ryokan for two nights and really enjoyed it. The whole ryokan and the rooms look like they have not been renovated for the last 50 years, but that is the main purpose of your stay - to feel what it looked like many many years ago. The staff was very polite and nice - typical for...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 17 December 2010

We stayed 4 nights in this Ryokan and really enjoyed it. It was in a nice area and was close to several temples and museums. It was easy getting around town by walking, taking buses, or taxis. The owner and staff were great. Very helpful and friendly. It was an easy walk to the Philosopher's Path and several temples from...

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New York City
Reviewed 13 October 2010

Great introduction to Japan. Friendly, competent staff in small, cozy B&B in Heian shrine area. Good location, close to subway, restaurants, philosopher's walk and 6+ temples. Gion, Nishiki market and downtown are a healthy (15 min) walk or bus away. We were here with a small group (Skedaddle bike tour) on our first trip to Japan and got good sightseeing...

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leeds
Reviewed 22 August 2010

The staff were all extremely friendly, and a great deal of effort was put into making this a comfortable stay for travellers. The garden was pretty, and the breakfast room was in a lovely setting. Breakfast was good - decent toast and coffee! But expensive for what it was. The plus points of the ryokan: - Pretty setting, with a...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 17 August 2010

Returning to Kyoto for a 5-day visit after having lived there for two years some 37 years ago, I longed for a place to stay that was reminiscent of my former Kyoto 2-room apartment. The Three Sisters Inn Main did not disappoint. The tatami mat room was spacious and even had a sort of enclosed balcony sitting area with two...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 23 July 2010

I stayed with Three Sisters Inn at the end of my 3-week vacation in Japan. I stayed six nights here and loved it. Kay and the personable, polite staff make this place a wonderful stay and great introduction to Kyoto and the Higashiyima area. I was here for the Gion Matsuri festival, and they provided wonderful recommendations where to view...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 July 2010

Kay and the personable, helpful three sisters staff make this place a great introduction to Kyoto and a convenient base for exploring the Higashiyima area of Kyoto. Aesthetically pleasing and not for those who prefer impersonal and homogenised business hotels.

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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 Three Sisters Inn Annex

Address: 89 Okazaki Iriecho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8322, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > City Center
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
3 Sisters Inn Annex
Three Sisters Inn Annex Hotel Kyoto
Three Sisters Inn Kyoto
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“Some rooms have their own bath/showers, other rooms offer shared bathrooms. Please be aware of that when booking.”
MaaikeE_11, 11 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Rooms are available from single to family so be sure to inquire as to availability.”
TaksuBali, 4 Sep 2013 | Read review
“I stayed in a single room with shared bath. This was very good value and would recommend it.”
155019Linda, 22 Jun 2012 | Read review
“Share bathroom or ensuite? You'll pay more for an ensuite but we loved ours overlooking a courtyard garden.”
black_kat2, 6 Jun 2012 | Read review
“Ask for the emily room either on the top floor or down the hall in the back on the first floor (I prefer the former as it has much more light than the latter).”
RTW-5, 9 Jan 2012 | Read review
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