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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This was far from what we expected which was a more relaxing experience. The check in staff was unfriendly, the reception was run down and smoke filled. The whole hotel is run down, looks more like a camp site, very tacky and feels unclean. The corridors dingy and dark. The rooms themselves were huge by Japanese standards but again, even...

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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Wanted to try a ryokan, this wasn't really the traditional building we had expected. All the staff were very friendly and the location is ideal to explore the Nishiki market and surrounding area. The rooms are traditional but housed in a modern shell plus there are Onsen in the basement. Our room had a bit of wear / damage, the...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We wanted to have a more authentic experience while in Japan and were told we needed to stay at a Ryokan. We found this place online and it was great. The room was what I had expected, but the meal was an amazing experience where they brought the food into our room. There was sushi, miso, tempura and a number...

Thank djmaharaja
Reviewed 14 November 2016

overall this place was ok - we had a nice room that was really warm and futons weren't as comfy as others we had stayed in . we booked the sukiyaki dinner for the night and weren't that impressed with it , was a quick throw together and poor quality beef just not as we have had in small shops...

Thank tahlula314
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

It is not a real Ryokan, modern version…But that said, with the exception of messy check in, service was old school meaning very good… There was a mix up during check in early morning: i had cancelled my first booking and replaced with a new one (with different dates), but they somehow assumed totally cancelled. Once we got that sorted,...

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Eugene, OR
Reviewed 27 May 2016

The room was exceptionally disappointing: a Motel 6 version of what a ryokan should be like. Absolutely the cheapest appointments and furniture. Only plus: very helpful and friendly staff--- wonderful gentlemen.

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London, UK
Reviewed 8 March 2016

We were not sure what to expect staying in a ryokan but this ryokan is a great mix of modern hotel and traditional ryokan. The lobby area is very modern and the rooms very traditional. The rooms are very spacious and have everything you need including a flat screen tv. Sleeping on the floor takes a little getting used to...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 January 2016

The location of this ryokan is perfect as it is closed to lots of attraction in Kyoto. The room is huge and clean. The only disadvantage is the price. Not sure if it's worth the price we paid. For 1-2 nights, it's ok.

Thank StephNgoi
Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

Stayed here 3 nights just after New Year. Hotel is a traditional Japanese hotel with tatami matts (ie sleeping on the floor). Good location and clean premises. Enjoyed the traditional Japanese breakfast. Only real downside is that it's not good value for money (imho). It's things like advertising push bikes only then to told that they don't have any but...

Thank Olli M
Rome, Italy
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

While in Kyoto we have decided to stay at this traditional guesthouse. The staff was always available, extremely kind and even though they forgot about our Maliki/geisha dinner they have did everything possible in order to book us another nails dinner at another ryokan. Which I have to say it was perfect! Absolutely enjoyed it!

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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 Hirashin

Address: Takoyakushidori, Takakura Nishiiru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8141, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > City Center , Kawaramachi / Karasuma / Shijo Omiya
Price Range: ₹ 10,591 - ₹ 22,054 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hirashin 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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“nice stay but i wouldn't recommend eating in your room , lots of places elsewhere”
 of 5 bubbles tahlula314, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you MUST stay in this hotel, request for a room with toilet/bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles Bittergout, 9 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Maybe the bigger rooms (the ones with a name on the second floor) are better, but we could not check.”
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 of 5 bubbles Manto71, 22 Aug 2013 | Read review
“Don't waste your money on this place”
 of 5 bubbles Hanninah, 10 Jan 2013 | Read review
“Most of the rooms seem about the same size and quality.”
 of 5 bubbles JVerse, 3 Jul 2012 | Read review
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