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About this property


Gion Shinmonso Hotel, located in Higashiyama, Kyoto, is a popular choice for travelers. With its location just from the city center and from the airport, this 3.5-star hotel attracts numerous travelers each year. For sightseeing options and local attractions, one need not look far as the hotel enjoys close proximity to Pagong Gion Store, Wa Glass, Own hand.

The facilities and services provided by Gion Shinmonso Hotel ensure a pleasant stay for guests. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, family room.

Gion Shinmonso Hotel is home to 21 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning. The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as massage. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Gion Shinmonso Hotel hits the spot in many ways.
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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Massage(s)

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Restaurant(s)
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room


  • Elevator
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed

Languages spoken

  • Japanese
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Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-5 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 6-9 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 9 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate): 1620 JPY
Check-In From: 04:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 10:00 AM
Number of Floors: 4
Number of Rooms : 21
Room Voltage: 100
Year Hotel Built: 1948
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2007
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Recent customer comments

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Very good

based on 22 reviews
  • Cleanliness 8.5
  • Facilities 7.3
  • Location 8.4
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.2
  • Service 7.8
  • Value for money 7.2
  • Food/Dining 6.6
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Hui from Singapore
Japanese Style
Stayed 2 nights in July 2016
Old hotel with helpful staff
The hotel is very dated and needs upgrade. generally, the facilities are clean and you will have a good night's sleep at the hotel. However, the meals provided are not as tasty as expected.
Reviewed August 08, 2016

Mery from Indonesia
Family with older children
Japanese Style
Stayed 2 nights in May 2016
Great traditional japanese experience, price a bit over the top
Nice ryokan hotel with traditional japanese room. Room is big enough for 4 person to sleep together and very clean. but price is a bit over the top for this kind of hotel. Location is just beside Gion. but a bit far from bus/train station
Reviewed May 09, 2016

Michael from United States
Solo traveler
Japanese Style
Stayed 2 nights in April 2016
Good location, good value ryokan
Didn't get a meal. The ryokan was clean, staff was very nice, public bath was just ok. Should have more shower facilities available or have the public bath hours open longer. Bedding was comfortable. Staff was nice, albeit their English was not great, they were certainly caring. I'd stay again, depending on the price.
Reviewed April 08, 2016

Natalie from Philippines
Japanese Style
Stayed 2 nights in August 2014
good location and nice room
Great! very memorable. First time to stay in a Japanese traditional room.
Reviewed September 01, 2014

Sandra from Australia
Japanese Style
Stayed one night in July 2014
not worth the price
the male staffer working the night shift, wifi
the only good thing about this place was the male staffer on over the night. He was helpful in suggesting places to visit and could speak and understand English. apart from that my husband and i were extremely disappointed. We were an hour early to check in so had to wait around the foyer area. We thought we would use this time to start looking at activities to do whilst in Gion. The ladies at the counter could not help with anything as they didn't speak English. We had to figure out how to use the public phone in reception (i.e how much a phone call costs) and after numerous call drop outs and call backs we managed to book in a dinner and a tea ceremony for that afternoon. Upon entering our room we were hanging for a green tea. something you get in all the hotels in Tokyo. However they did not have any. Only instant coffee. This place is extremely overpriced for what it is. We didn't enjoy the traditional Royokan experience as it didn't feel authentic at all. Would not recommend this place.
Reviewed July 30, 2014

beatrice from Switzerland
Japanese Style
Stayed one night in April 2014
traditional, location
Reviewed May 10, 2014

Victor from Australia
Solo traveler
Japanese Style
Stayed 2 nights in December 2013
Good hotel
Service, service, service
Reviewed January 16, 2014

Scott from United States
Solo traveler
Japanese Style
Stayed one night in July 2013
Excellent Japanese-Style Guest House
Uniquel, comfortable, affordoable
My stay was short but great. The facility is nice, clean, and comfortable. A great experience to stay at a (foreigner-friendly) ryokan. The dinner/beer garden/maiko meeting & performance on the roof was nice as well.
Reviewed July 13, 2013

Wendy from Australia
Japanese Style
Stayed one night in July 2013
A nice and comfortable ryokan~
The room had a spacious bathroom, a smoking/social area, and lots of space for sleeping
The ryokan was close to public transport, staff were friendly. There are also maiko at night to serve food and entertainment!
Reviewed July 11, 2013

Martin from Australia
Japanese Style
Stayed one night in April 2012
Charming Traditional Stay
Amazing insight into Japanese culture
the hotel provides a traditional japanese experience, the beds are made up, like the seats on the ground. the rooms are comfortable and a good size. no rooms have ensuite showers, there is a cubicle shower at the end of each hallway and a communal shower at the lobby, the communal shower is not a set of shower cubicles, its a communal shower & bath!!
Reviewed April 20, 2012


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