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This hotel is a must for those staying in Kyoto. Highlights:
- Every time we left the hotel to go to a meal or temple, they printed out pictures to help us navigate, directions in Japanese that we could hand off to taxi drivers and...More
Not sure a small hotel can get any better than this. Intimate and friendly, impeccable personalised service, quality staff. Every aspect was right from the delightful welcome to the goodbye. Happy hour at 5 seemed to extend also to free drinks on our return from...More
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I can only add to the myriad compliments from other travellers with regard to the charming Hotel Mume, and their unbelievable staff. Nothing was ever too much trouble - they organised our airport transfers, our private sightseeing...More
Hotel Mume is now on our list of absolutely favourite small hotels in the world! !We had the most wonderful stay, in the Moon Room. The staff are amazing, so patient with maps, directions,dinner reservations, and a fabulous breakfast and Happy Hour each day. Lovely...More
Thoroughly recommend this hotel. Excellent service, centrally located in Gion with every amenity a boutique hotel has to offer. Particularly the flexible happy hour! The hotel is small, so booking well in advance is necessary. If we come back to Kyoto, we will definitely book...More
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Refrigerator in room
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#1 Family Hotel in Kyoto
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kyoto
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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.