Ryokan Hirashin Kyoto

3 stars
Takakura Nishiiru Takoyakushi-Dori Nakagyo-ku Kyoto, Kyoto, 604-8141
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.0
out of 5
2 reviews
not recommended

The location is excellent. However the rooms are not clean at all, lots of spots (big ones) in the... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Aug 30, 2009
not recommended

The location is excellent. However the rooms are not clean at all, lots of spots (big ones) in the... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Aug 30, 2009
Simple, quaint hotel provides touch of old Japan
Located in the center of Kyoto, the Ryokan Hirashin offers guests a chance to explore traditional Japanese accommodations with modern touches. Done in traditional "ryokan" style, the property features tatami-floored rooms, traditional Japanese robes and a feeling of tranquility and scale often lost in larger properties. Still, Ryokan Hirashin features important modern aspects, including free Internet access in the lobby, public baths and a banquet hall. The location is also ideal for exploring the numerous shops, restaurants and museums in the area.
Highlights
  • Traditional Japanese accommodations
  • In-room dinner service (fees apply)
  • Public bath
  • Banquet hall for large meetings
Rooms
There are 27 rooms at the Ryokan Hirashin, each designed in the traditional manner of inns used by travelers in the ancient days with modern touches. All rooms have televisions, refrigerators and air conditioning. Bathrooms are en suite and feature shower/tub combinations. Slippers and yukatas (bathrobes) are provided, and some yukatas may be purchased in order to stroll around the city in a truly traditional manner.
Features

The Ryokan Hirashin is an extension of the traditional Japanese inn that originated during the 17th century, when inns served travelers along the roadways of Japan. They typically feature tatami floors, communal baths and other public areas where visitors may wear yukata and talk with the owner.

 

Kyoto has become known as one of the few places in modern Japan where ryokan are found. The Ryokan Hirashin offers dinner and breakfast in its accommodation options, and the meals consists of traditional cuisine known as kaiseki, which features seasonal and regional specialties. The hotel changes its menu depending on the season. Kaiseki refers to a meal consisting of a number of small, varied dishes.

 

In addition, the hotel features a large public bath complimentary to guests. Men and women have different bathing rooms.
Transportation
  • Karasuma subway station (0.2 mi/0.4 km)
  • Osaka International Airport (48.8 mi/78.6 km)
Attractions
  • Kyoto International Manga Museum (0.4 mi/0.7 km)
  • Nijo Castle (0.7 mi/1.2 km)
  • Gion Corner (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Yasaka Shrine (1 mi/1.6 km)
Business
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet access
  • Banquet hall for large meetings

Ryokan Hirashin Kyoto Rooms

Standard Japanese room
This Japanese room has tatami flooring, and up to 5 people can stay using futon (Japanese beds).The room is installed with air conditioning, bathroom amenities, color TV, hair dryer, refrigerator,telephone.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
General
Elevators
Dining
Room service
Services
In-Room Safe
Internet
High-speed internet

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Hotel Map

35.0061 135.7615
Area served
Kyoto.
Nearby airports
Kyoto International Airport.
Area description
Kyoto.

Nearby points of interest

  • Nishiki Market: 0.3 mi
  • Manga Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Shijo: 0.4 mi
  • Kiyamachi Street: 0.5 mi
  • Karasumaoike: 0.5 mi
  • Pontocho: 0.6 mi
  • Minamiza Kabuki Theater: 0.6 mi
  • Sanjo station: 0.6 mi
  • Gojo station: 0.8 mi
  • Gion: 0.8 mi
  • Nijo Castle: 1 mi
  • Yasaka Shrine: 1 mi
  • Shosei-en Garden: 1 mi
  • Nishi Honganji Temple: 1.1 mi
  • Maruyama Park: 1.1 mi
  • Nishiki Market: 0.3 mi
  • Manga Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Shijo: 0.4 mi
  • Kiyamachi Street: 0.5 mi
  • Karasumaoike: 0.5 mi
  • Pontocho: 0.6 mi
  • Minamiza Kabuki Theater: 0.6 mi
  • Sanjo station: 0.6 mi
  • Gojo station: 0.8 mi
  • Gion: 0.8 mi
  • Nijo Castle: 1 mi
  • Yasaka Shrine: 1 mi
  • Shosei-en Garden: 1 mi
  • Nishi Honganji Temple: 1.1 mi
  • Maruyama Park: 1.1 mi
  • Higashi Honganji Temple: 1.2 mi
  • Ryozen Kannon: 1.2 mi
  • National Museum of Modern Art: 1.2 mi
  • Sannenzaka Ninenzaka: 1.3 mi
  • Chion-in: 1.3 mi
  • National Museum: 1.3 mi
  • Kyoto Tower: 1.3 mi
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace: 1.3 mi
  • Municipal Museum of Art: 1.3 mi
  • Sento Imperial Palace: 1.3 mi
  • Heian Shrine: 1.4 mi
  • Sanjusangendo: 1.4 mi
  • Kiyomizudera: 1.5 mi
  • Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum: 1.7 mi
  • Nishijin Textile Center: 1.7 mi
  • Saiin: 1.7 mi
  • Nanzen-ji: 1.9 mi
  • Toji Temple Flea Market: 1.9 mi
  • To-ji: 1.9 mi
  • Sen-oku Hakuko Kan: 1.9 mi
  • Eikando Temple: 2 mi
  • Tofukuji Temple: 2.3 mi
  • Shimogamo Shrine: 2.4 mi
  • Philosophers Walk: 2.4 mi
  • Ginkakuji: 2.5 mi
  • Museum for World Peace: 2.8 mi
  • Kyoto Botanical Garden: 2.8 mi
  • Kinkaku-ji: 2.9 mi
  • Kyoto Concert Hall: 3.1 mi
  • Toei Movie Land: 3.1 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1000

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (2)

Ratings and reviews for Ryokan Hirashin Kyoto

Overall score

2 / 5
5.01.0
2 out of 2
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
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Review of Ryokan Hirashin Kyoto

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Minneapolis, MN
Aug 30, 2009

not recommended

The location is excellent. However the rooms are not clean at all, lots of spots (big ones) in the carpet and walls. Bad smell in the room. The staff is friendly but useless due to almost zero english (my favourite one was when the receptionist spent 5 minutes looking for the word"tourist" in the dictionary when I asked for the tourist information office).Absolutely not worth the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Review of Ryokan Hirashin Kyoto

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Minneapolis, MN
Aug 30, 2009

not recommended

The location is excellent. However the rooms are not clean at all, lots of spots (big ones) in the carpet and walls. Bad smell in the room. The staff is friendly but useless due to almost zero english (my favourite one was when the receptionist spent 5 minutes looking for the word"tourist" in the dictionary when I asked for the tourist information office).Absolutely not worth the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
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