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Puerto Banus, Spain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a Ryokan experience I highly recommend you to stay at HIIRAGIYA RYOKAN. We booked a room in the new wing and it was amazing. The room is absolutely beautiful and the staff is super friendly and kind. I have to say that it was a great experience in Kyoto. It felt like stepping back in...

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New Haven, Connecticut
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful Japanese traditional inn where time stands still. Sparse tatami mat rooms with filled cedar tub awaiting at the end of the day. Beautiful inner gardens, impeccable service at every turn. You will be taught how to properly wear and adjust your yukata after your bath and before you are served an amazing multi course feast in your private room....

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Ventura, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on our way out of Tokyo. I absolutely loved Kyoto and wished I had more time to spend here. The Hiiragiya was very special. I enjoyed it a lot, however, it may not be for everyone especially if you're used to having a regular big hotel feel and accommodations. Which is the point, right? Not having any of...

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El Dorado Hills
Reviewed 26 February 2017

My family and I just returned a few days ago from our Japan trip and the highlight was definitely Hiiragiya in Kyoto. From the moment that we got out of our cabs, we were treated with such warm and amazing hospitality. I traveled with my husband, two young children and my parents, and they accommodated all of us wonderfully. We...

2Thank Lanialii
Reviewed 20 February 2017

My wife and I stayed here for four nights and it was heavenly. The room was exquisitely beautiful and comfortable in that understated Japanese way, our room attendant was unobtrusively attendant, and the food was to die for. It takes some practice to eat a 12-course kaiseki dinner, with 4-7 dishes per course, but it's worth it! The location was...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This place was on my bucket list for some time and I must admit that the overall experience was very pleasant. Downsides: -No Onsen for a Ryokan at this price. -No proper heating in the rooms (very cold in January) -Noisy (we could hear the family staying in the room above us all day and night) -Expensive for what it...

5Thank Sebastian C
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The comfortable feeling of coming home - it's what you get when you first step inside the front archway. The porter is there to open the taxi for you and handle your luggage, and stone steps are always kept wet to welcome the incoming guests. Shoes off, bows, in we go. Front desk was busy with another party check-in, so...

Thank teatew
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Hiiragiya has been serving guests for almost 200 years and the same family is still running it. It's located centrally in Kyoto near shopping, transit and many of the city's sites. There is an old section and a new section, with the new wing looking recent. We stayed in the old section which was very comfortable. The main feature of...

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Bellingham, Washington
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The Hiiragiya is beyond the reach of any review. It is a magnificent Ryokan. The Hiiragiya is legend and word of mouth by their satisfied customers will keep them booked out for as long as they decide to keep their doors open. I imagine the Hiiragiya will be around for at least the next 200 years. My husband and I...

2Thank Jill L
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for old world Kyoto charm this is definitely the ryokan to stay. Expensive but for a once in lifetime experience it is totally worth it. The ryokan is still run by the same family for six generations and the lady boss herself personally came to thank us for staying at the place. The design of the...

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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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Address: 277 Nakahakusancho Huyacho Anekoji-agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8094, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > City Center
Price Range: €490 - €1,066 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hiiragiya 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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“We stayed in room 34 in the old wing, which was very spacious for our family of four.”
Lanialii, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The bigger rooms on the corners have great gardens.”
Douglas6, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Maybe try the new building as the old one was quite noisy and cold”
944sebastianc, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Book well in advance to get the best room. We had a corner room in the old wing on the ground floor overlooking the koi pond and garden.”
  • Barry in our room. He is wearing the robe that the Hiirogiya supplies to each of their guests.
  • The Koi pond in the garden outside our room.
JillL309, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Choose a room in the old wing”
  • Our room! Before bed they move the table and set up the futons for you
travelwithdino, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
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