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I have been staying at Tawaraya for over 35 years, and still visit there almost once per month to enjoy a night or two in the old capital.
For those who have stayed at Tawaraya you won't find too many experiences to compare, and for...More
We spent one night of our five day stay in Kyoto in the Tawaraya. It was amazing. From the moment we checked in, the magic started. We were swiftly checked into our room - Chikusen and served tea. After relaxing for a while in the...More
Great stay at this traditional Ryokan. Loved the experience. Everything from the food, service and amenities were top class. The only hard part is making the reservation but other than that it’s all A++
This place came a close to perfection as any hotel I have experienced. Beautiful space, terrific service. It was like being in a perfect world! The women assigned to us served our meals, prepared our sleeping mats and took great care of us.
On my last night in Kyoto, I was told by a Japanese that it was such an honour and luck to be able to get myself in Tawaraya 3 weeks before departure. I was lucky in that. Due to the fact that this hotel was...More
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
local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.