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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quiet with the exception of 5 cats mewing at night. Location is excellent to visit the Gion area. Rooms are sparse and culturally authentic. Quality (stained seat cushions/missing tiles in shower) could/should be better for the price. Limited personal interaction with the staff -- due to my limited Japanese and their limited English. Food for dinner is not good; although...

Thank Eileen M
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

It's located just next to Gion and Kiyomitsu dera (only 15 mins walking) so location wise, it is pretty good. HOWEVER, the breakfast and dinner that my family got served were just disappointing. It was made of frozen ingredients and every single dishes were far lower quality than you could get in any 500 yen donfuri shop. I paid Aus$150...

Thank Daniel Hyunmin K
Sacramento, California, United States
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Absolutely loved this authentic ryokan. The room is classic Japanese (mats, futons) as are the meals. The location can't be beat; easy walk to many of the sites in the Gion district. English not the greatest so that might account for some of the comments about service, but we thought everyone was warm and delightful and did their best. Our...

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

There are so many places to visit in the world and each with their own list of must do's. In Kyoto, you must stay at a ryokan. I thoroughly researched ryokans in the area and determined a modern ryokan just isn't for us. If you are going to an old city to visit the historic culture you shouldn't stay in...

1Thank Gena L
Clermont, Florida
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

This was my ford experience at a Japanese Ryokan, but my husband's third. I enjoyed the beautiful views of Kyoto, Gion district. The garden was lovely and the dog was super sweet and beautiful. The room was clean, and for the age was well maintained. The main reason we could not give more than a 3 star review was the...

1Thank Belinda G
Reviewed 21 November 2016

This place is really bad! The rooms are tired, the property is unkempt and the service is appalling and for these "privileges", they charge ¥58,000 (around $550) a night! The first alarm bells went off when we arrived and nobody offered to help us with our bags. It was not a big deal, but not what you want when you...

1Thank Kermit_UK
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Three of us ladies shared a room at Tamahan from 2 to 6 November 2016. We were so looking forward to staying at this ryokan - it had fabulous reviews and an excellent location in the historic quarter of Kyoto, just a short walk away from Gion, Kiyomizu-dera, Kodai-ji and the Yasaka shrine. Unfortunately, the stay was disappointing, bearing in...

1Thank Nrink
Reviewed 10 November 2016

What can I say? We loved our experience. The environment is serene, the food is beautiful and delicious, and the staff, even though they barely speak English, extremely courteous and always trying to help. It is worth noting that we slept well as we could add extra futons on the floor to make it more comfortable. This is Japanese hosting...

Thank Leiluc
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We have stayed here twice in the last year. If you want an authentic, ryokan experience this is your place. The location is superb and the breakfast is to die for! The ladies in the house are so sweet and don't speak much English. It isn't a problem because they end up providing everything you need. Don't miss this gem!

Thank Jennifer B
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Located east of the Gion district we were greeted by the site of dozens of Miyako making there way to and fro at 11 in the morning. The cobblestone entrance and clipped trees and shrubs gives you a taste of what is to come, controlled yet informal and relaxing.Our room was incredibly spacious with a modern bathroom as well as...

Thank Kenneth L

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Additional Information about Tamahan

Address: 477 Gion Shimokawara-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0825, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range: $410 - $893 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tamahan 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Tamahan Hotel Kyoto
Hotel Style:
#23 Romantic Hotel in Kyoto
#75 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
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“Garden view room upstairs -- nice and quiet, nice view”
stevenmK3502AC, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Pick a different hotel!”
Kermit_UK, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The northern wing is the most modern”
kennethl426, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Pick a room viewing the garden”
The-DKP, 25 May 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good.”
luv2travel19941953, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
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