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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Room japanese style with tatami, not so confortable. Food quite good, traditional japanese cuisine very tasty. Location ok, you can walk to a lot of temples and shrines in a few minutes. Close to restaurants and commercial area. Very rude management, check in at 3pm check out at 10 am with a written note stating every 10 minutes after 10...

Thank 133Edvige
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This traditional style accommodation was very different from what us westerners are use to. We have had traditional Japanese style dining but not the whole experience. We have to admit at first we weren't sure if we liked it. Service was in our rooms and Floor beds that get made up after dinner. Very accommodating service but if you like...

Thank sarahandzach
Silang, Philippines
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came from Hakone where it was all snowy and cold. Kinoe in Kyoto provided the warmth we needed and more than that. We were welcomed by Koji who asked us to kindly remove our shoes then he wiped my mom's walking stick and our luggages. We were asked to wear their clean slippers once we entered the lobby. Our...

Thank MommyMaricel
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Our room was immaculate (they wiped our luggage wheels when we came in) and the staff friendly and helpful. How did they know which shoes were ours, to present them to us from among all the other guests' shoes kept in the foyer closet every time we left the Inn? We have no idea. The Kaiseki breakfast is not to...

Thank CAtoNYtravlr
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Although we opted for the room without the private onsen, the room was spacious, implacably clean and well-kept. The ryokan was conveniently located in an area with many shops offering rentals for kimonos, as well as Maruyama Park which provided a beautiful setting for our photo shoot after we rented our kimonos. It is also near Gion, where we spent...

Thank June W
Taguig City, Philippines
Reviewed 31 October 2016

My wife and I were in Kyoto recently and stayed in the Kinoe and found our stay pleasant. The staff were very helpful and accommodated all our many questions about sites, transportation, and even the different dishes we were served (part of the Ryokan experience is the prepared breakfast and dinner). The room was clean and was spacious for two...

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed here with my husband after reading a recommendation about the ryokan. We stayed for 4 nights - 1 night in the Japanese style room, and 3 nights in the Western style room. The Japanese room was really nice and spacious and definitely a great experience. Due to the high cost of that room, we offset it with the...

Thank hannahbanana810
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Shoes off, slippers on. Slippers off, shoes on! And so it went. Every time we went in and out of the Riyokan, and in fact some of the very special UNESCO world heritage listed wonders of Kyoto. The Riyokan is located in the Gion district, and it's really close to everything. An abundance of restaurants, great places to visit and...

1Thank Fishbone1101
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This booking was a huge disappointment for the price we paid! The location is good and the communal shower facilities are clean. However the quality of the room was average and the reception/concierge staff surprised us, when you consider the excellent standard in Japanese hospitality. We thought we had done something to upset one of the men at the desk...

1Thank tp3034
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I checked into the hotel before check in time so they were able to hold our bags. When we returned, our bags were already in the room. There was a miscommunication in regards to our breakfast but was able to get that straightened out and was able to still have breakfast included which was extremely delicious. The baths are well...

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Staying in Gion

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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.
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Additional Information about Kinoe

Address: 4-44 Bishamoncho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0812, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Gion
Price Range: $225 - $797 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kinoe 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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“A room on the ground floor looks out to the lobby garden”
MommyMaricel, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you can, get a larger room with a tea alcove for sitting to plan your day!”
CAtoNYtravlr, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Choose a traditional room”
ninab153, 14 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Fantastic place to experience Japanese traditional Ryokan”
C5523NYmarcog, 22 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Tried only one room”
Deepa_Manrakhan, 21 Aug 2015 | Read review
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