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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a special visit to the Gion district of Kyoto, best known for its many geishas and spectacular shrines, consider this lovely ryokan, or Japanese inn. A dedicated hostess makes your bed daily as well as serves you breakfast in your room and looks after your needs. Complete with beautiful tatami flooring, comfortable futon sleeping arrangements,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We had a relaxing stay at Gion Hatanaka. The room was spacious and minimalist. We had a lovely leafy outlook. Every meal was a generous feast. The service was friendly and professional. A beautiful ryokan in a beautiful spot. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 16 October 2016

We spent one night there and it was worth the money. The staff were delightful and helpful. The kaiseki multi-course dinner served in the spacious room was superb. The location in Gion is perfect for seeing this historic part of Kyoto. It was the highlight of our trip to Japan.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We recently attended a Geiko/Maiko evening with Kaiseki dinner at this Ryokan. I have nothing but amazing things to say about the staff who work here. They are polite, well mannered, efficient, unobtrusive, and genuinely lovely: a stark contrast from the horrendous hotel we've been staying in in Tokyo. The Geisha evening was simply out of this world - something... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

The building , facilities, staff and location are all excellent. The room was spacious and very well equipped. The room assistant did a great job of explaining how things worked and the various dishes that made up breakfast. The room has a traditional tub but the communal bath in the basement (male and female separate) was a real treat. Attended... More 

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London
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

So happy we chose Gion Hatanaka. Wonderful location near the Yasaka Shrine which is lit up at night and makes for a wonderful walk with its beautiful lanterns gently swaying in the wind. The ryokan itself was very clean, our attendant very sweet and anxious to please, and our room faces the park. Breakfast was amazing and the futons much... More 

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Reviewed 22 August 2016

First of all, Gion Hatanka is a very hard place to photograph. That's why every shot seems to be of the steps!! Inside it is surprisingly spacious. You step off the street from right outside the Yasaka Shrine into the wonderful world of Gion Hatanaka. The kids (and we) were squealling with excitement at the understated loveliness of it all.... More 

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Reviewed 21 July 2016

My family and I stayed at Gion Hatanaka in June. We stayed in the ryokan and attended the Geisha show. We have traveled a lot, and in any country $1000 per night is a LOT of money. Was it worth it? If you are going to stay in a ryokan, this is the going rate and this is a very... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful building with ENORMOUS rooms and spot on service. A touch dated but I have no frame of reference as this was our first stay in a ryokan. The dinner was unreal as was the breakfast. Easily as good as any Michelin star restaurant in Tokyo. That alone was worth the price. Slept like a baby on our tatami futon... More 

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Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

I have been in love with geishas for a long time. Here you will experience a multiple course meal (exciting and new dishes) while watching geisha and her apprentices perform. They are absolutely stunning. They will come to your table to talk to you and take pictures. And of course there are drinking games! Unlimited sake. It's a blast. I... More 

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Gion Hatanaka is located in the hart of Gion, which is the anchent district of Maiko and Geiko (Geisha) flower town. It is one the the most well known district for its history and culture. 15 mins walking distance from world heratage Kiyomizu Temple and many others in just a brath of walk away.Hotel features traditional Japanese accommodations and a spacious public bath overlooking a zen garden. Free Wi-Fi is available.The spacious rooms at Gion Hatanaka feature large windows and a balcony. Room includes a flat-screen TV, a sitting area and a private bathroom with a wooden bathtub.The hotel has in-room meals (Breakfast/Dinner) with seasonal local dishes. Guests can enjoy spa treatments in their room, and with an advance reservation, the hotel arranges Japanese Geisha dance performances and Kyoto tours.We follow the very traditional methods, ingredients, and philosophy of Kyoto Kaiseki cusine. No compremize can be made with our preparation therefore, special menu with food restrcitions are not accepted. Shabu-Shabu, Sukiyaki, or hotpot dish can be prepared with a prior notice. Kyoto Station is a 15-minute drive away. Kawaramachi Train Station is a 10-minute walk from the property. ... more   less 

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Address: Yasaka Jinjya Minamimon Mae Higashiyama ku, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range: $475 - $1,166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gion Hatanaka 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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Gion Hatanaka Hotel Kyoto
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#9 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
#12 Luxury Hotel in Kyoto
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“Room 401 was large but had almost no Wi-Fi; Wi-Fi in lobby was excellent though”
 of 5 bubbles micheleo352, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We chose the deluxe room as it offered the most space. It was a great value for the price.”
 of 5 bubbles Love2TravelAlways1, 13 May 2016 | Read review
“303 on the 3rd floor was overlooking the park”
 of 5 bubbles rubon, 10 May 2016 | Read review
“We loved room 401; plenty of space, beautiful room, and decent view of Gion.”
  • Tea and dinner service are served in your room
  • Evening futon mattresses
  • Room 401 (living area)
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 of 5 bubbles FPMStudio, 1 May 2016 | Read review
“We had 4 people and asked for the bigger room. It is very roomy.”
 of 5 bubbles 13lindan, 26 Mar 2016 | Read review
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