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    Tawaraya Ryokan

    278 Nakahakusancho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8094, Kyoto Prefecture
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    • Excellent76%
    • Very good14%
    • Average5%
    • Poor4%
    • Terrible1%
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    Free Wifi
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    Non-Smoking Rooms
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    2.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 75 reviews

    Reviewed 4 October 2017

    It could have been a really great experience. I came to Japan around 25 times over the last 20 years, so I am very much familiar with outstanding Onsen and Ryokan places all over Japan. Tawaraya was now on the list and what great expectations...More

    3  Thank mail145
    Reviewed 10 August 2017

    we arrived in kyoto and spent the first night at tawaraya. within the first 10 minutes of the friendly and sincerely warm greeting by 3 different people we could feel the tension draining out of us. three days in tokyo were exciting and fast paced....More

    3  Thank Paul F
    Reviewed 7 June 2017

    This calm ryokan amid the bustle of Kyoto is a world apart. We stayed there based on the recommendation of friends who lived in Japan for over a decade. Our suite with its interior garden set the stage for an interlude from the real world....More

    2  Thank Janet R
    Reviewed 16 May 2017

    This hidden gem has it all. The friendliest and most welcoming staff ( some English is spoken) kindness and consideration all set in as tranquil Japanese setting. This must be the pinnacle of traditional Japanese Ryokan hospitality with a calmness and civility that enchants. Worth...More

    2  Thank robertdesmaraisct
    Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

    After much deliberation between Shiraume and Tawaraya I decided to go with the latter based off the history and reputation. Although I have no comparison I do wish I had chosen Shiraume. For starters Shiraume is in a much more appealing area. It is situated...More

    7  Thank emanuel z
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    • Top amenities
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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Price range
    • US$ 437 - US$ 995 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #22 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
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    • Number of rooms
    • 18
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    • Kinki >
    • Kyoto Prefecture >
    • Kyoto >
    • City Center
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    • Tawaraya Ryokan Hotel Kyoto
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    Traveller (249)
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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
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    7 October 2017|
    Response from Paul F | Reviewed this property |
    not true i speak no japanese, and enjoy comfort pampering and luxury. however, if you want a special experience, are comfortable with yourself and would enjoy 24 hours of contemplation, relaxation and rejuvenation (with a... More
    7 September 2017|
    Response from Janet R | Reviewed this property |
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    Room Tips
    "get the special suite, it is worth it."
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    "Ask for one of the larger rooms"
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    "The rooms on the groundfloor each have a private garden"
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    "Our room was named Fuji."
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