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Kyoto is a beautiful city, and Mume is located at the center of Kyoto convenient to everywhere. This beautiful boutique hotel has fabulous stuffs offering warmest services from breakfast to drinks at night, from giving suggestion for food and searching transportations for our next destination....More
Well if you are looking for a place to rest in Kyoto off the beaten track you will find it in MUME. From the moment you enter it becomes magical , wonderful attention to details, tranquil and exquisite beauty. Be sure to request the rooms...More
This wonderful hotel lives up to all it's glowing reviews which led us to make our 2 night booking in early June. The staff truly do go out of their way but not in an intrusive manner. Nestled in Gion area, the location is perfect...More
Every bit as good as all of the other reviews say. I booked this on that basis and was not let down at all. Lovely service which is just right. I was a bit worried it would be a bit too much but I shouldn't...More
When booking a surprise trip to Asia for my wife, I had struggled between a chain hotel and Hotel Mume for our brief stay in Kyoto. I am so glad we came here as the hotel was one of the highlights of our trip.
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.