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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this hotel on our arrival in Kyoto to experience something more local than an international hotel.It is situated near Shungakuin train station on the outskirts of Kyoto and lies between the Kamo river and a busy road.Once inside however you are relatively protected by the traffic noise by the river flow.There is a charming path leading to the...

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Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

We arrived at 5pm not really knowing what to expect. From the moment we entered through the 450 year old gates, we were transported into another world. Two female staff greeted us and escorted us through the beautiful gardens and up to our room on the second floor. The accommodation was simple with tatami matting in traditional Japanese style. Our...

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United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 May 2016

We booked here as part of a trip around Japan having stayed near fugi in a traditional Onsen. Following that experience we were really excited about staying here however on arrival we realised that we were quite far from 'the action" in Kyoto. Having said that when we pulled up outside and walked through the garden it really was beautiful....

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Annemasse, France
Reviewed 14 November 2015

I have been here four times for dinner. CHoose the most expensive course you can afford, but you'll not be disappointed with anything. take time to look at the garden, walk through it. You have a private toom all to yourself, very traditional. The kaiseki food is always great. Easy to get to. take the train from Demachiyanagi to Shugakuin...

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Beijing, China
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Unique place to feel the japanese culture from Edo times. The ryokan consists of a set of old buildings (some are new) connected by a garden with a carp pond. It is great to stroll next to the bambus and trees in the sunset and feel th tranquility. MY room was comfortable and faced the river, so I was able...

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DC
Reviewed 23 April 2015

What can you say about an inn with a thousand year history? The building has stood for hundreds of years and the owner's family has run the property for over 400 years. Heihachi Jaya is even mentioned in some classic Japanese poems. The location is in the outskirts of Kyoto on the banks of the Kamogawa River. The entrance is...

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Reviewed 13 February 2015 via mobile

When you enter the 400 year-old gate, you can see ths beauty of the Japanese traditional garden and houses. I will never forget the momiji experience in that garden.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 April 2014

This hotel was our biggest disappointment in Japan. I booked this as one of our highlights for two nights but I cannot recommend staying here. Plastic chairs, scratchy towels, the smell of drains with a tired and worn interior are not good enough, even for cheap hotels. At this price, it is shameful. The exterior and garden are fantastic and...

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Los Angeles
Reviewed 1 March 2012

I stayed at Heihachijaya for one night over twenty years ago and I still remember it as one of the most extraordinary places I have ever stayed. (For me it ranks with the Lake Palace hotel in Udaipur, though the two places are hardly comparable; where the Lake Palace is opulent and regal, Heihachijaya is understated and serene.) The hotel...

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Northern Kyoto
Hot springs and historic temples characterize the leafy landscapes of Northern Kyoto. Acres of tranquil residential streets are interrupted by some of Kyoto's most gorgeous architectural gems, including the majestic Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji, the serene artistry of the Ryoanji Temple rock gardens, and the bold red paint across the structures of Enryakuji Temple. Once a religious core of the city, the district now boasts some of its most remote and peaceful hot springs, as well as a few of its best family-run mom-and-pop restaurants. A blend of extremely local at its outskirts, and highly peopled at its tourist centers, Northern Kyoto nonetheless retains a halcyon air in harmony with nature.
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Heihachi Tea House Inn Offers the Different Scenes of Beauty and Taste Every Month through Four Seasons. Heihachi Tea House Inn, established in 1576, is located along the Takano River overlooking Mt.Hiei in the East. In its Japanese garden you can enjoy cherry blossoms in Spring and colorful leaves of maple trees in Autumn. At the entrance of Heihachi Tea House Inn stands four-hundred-year old Kigyumon Gate,which was transferred from a Zen Buddhist temple. The waitresses, dressed in the same style as in old days, welcome you at the gate. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Heihachi Jaya

Address: 8-1 Yamabanakawagishicho Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8005, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Northern Kyoto
Price Range: ₹ 16,064 - ₹ 34,085 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“I would ask for a dining room with the best view of the Kamo river, towards the end of the building....”
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“All rooms on ground floor seem similar and have river views. A few are on second floor which we did not see.”
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