7.9

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Housekeeping7
Breakfast6
Food & Dining2
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8.5

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Nishikikoji Dori Street

110 m

Satsuma Yashiki no Ato

130 m

Nishiki Market Shopping District

140 m

Kyoto Yaoichi Honkan

190 m

Chohoji Temple

210 m

Popular landmarks
Nijō Castle

1.3 km

Gion

1.4 km

Sanjusangendo Temple

2.2 km

Kyoto Station Building

2.3 km

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

2.5 km

Closest landmarks
Terasu Yoga Studio

240 m

Cocolo

280 m

Masugo, Honten

290 m

Laque, Shijokarasuma

290 m

UFJ Bank

300 m

Ryokan Hirashin Kyoto

"(sento) in the basement was clean, and we had a great night's sleep on the futons (which the staff assembled during turndown service)."

Christopher - February 18, 2020
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Ryokan Hirashin Kyoto

Takoyakushi-Doori, Takakura-Nishi, Nakagyou-Ku, Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan, 604-8141 - See map

If you're looking for a ryokan with free Wi-Fi in all rooms, look no further. Strategically situated in Kawaramachi, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and spa on-site.

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  • 290 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Kyoto

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

Value for money7.2
Location rating8.5
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport38.3 km

Rooms available at Ryokan Hirashin Kyoto

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.2

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  • Non-smoking
  • 3 futons
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                Frequently asked questions

                How much does it cost to stay at Ryokan Hirashin Kyoto?

                Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

                What time is check-in and check-out at Ryokan Hirashin Kyoto?

                Check-in is from 04:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The ryokan offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

                How do I get to Ryokan Hirashin Kyoto?

                Parking is available for an additional charge.

                What is the smoking policy at Ryokan Hirashin Kyoto?

                Ryokan Hirashin Kyoto does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

                What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Ryokan Hirashin Kyoto?

                The closest train, metro, or bus station is Karasuma Train Station, 260 m away from Ryokan Hirashin Kyoto.

                What restaurants are nearby Ryokan Hirashin Kyoto?

                Ryokan Hirashin Kyoto is located in Kawaramachi, famous for good restaurants such as Torisei Takoyakushi, California no Aoi Sora and Ippin Hashinaga.

                What popular shopping places are close to Ryokan Hirashin Kyoto?

                Ryokan Hirashin Kyoto is located in Kawaramachi area which features shopping places such as Kyoto Yaoichi Honkan, Yagi Cutlery and Katayama Bunzaburo Shoten Kyoto Honten.

                What are popular attractions near Ryokan Hirashin Kyoto?

                Ryokan Hirashin Kyoto is located in Kawaramachi area, which is famous for attractions such as Nishiki Market Shopping District, Yasaka Shrine and Pontocho.

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                What people love about Ryokan Hirashin Kyoto

                • 8.8

                  Excellent
                  Cleanliness

                  "(sento) in the basement was clean, and we had a great night's sleep on the futons (which the staff assembled during turndown service)."

                  Christopher

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                  February 18, 2020

                • 8.8

                  Excellent
                  Staff 

                  "The staff were very welcoming, room & public bath"

                  Christopher

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                  February 18, 2020

                • 10

                  Exceptional
                  Staff 

                  "Eventhough the staff couldn't speak English they were all very polite and friendly."

                  Ginsky

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                  January 16, 2020

                Property ranking|Compared to 2,318 Kyoto properties
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                Room comfort score
                8.2/10
                Location score
                8.5/10
                Cleanliness score
                8/10
                Service score
                8.2/10
                Better than
                91
                %
                of Kyoto properties
                Better than
                86
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                Better than
                80
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                Better than
                78
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                Overall rating:

                7.9

                Very good
                561 reviews
                Cleanliness
                8.0
                Facilities
                7.4
                Location
                8.5
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                Ryokan Hirashin Kyoto

                Ryokan Hirashin Kyoto is the perfect choice for travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Kyoto. Experience an urban escape in Kyoto with a stay at Ryokan Hirashin Kyoto, with its exceptional location right in the city center.
                Ryokan Hirashin Kyoto offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the ryokan's available parking, right on-site. The ryokan provides front desk services such as concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience.
                Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? laundromat, dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at the ryokan will keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
                Equipped with handy amenities, guestrooms at Ryokan Hirashin Kyoto guarantee a comfortable stay for all travelers. Some rooms at Ryokan Hirashin Kyoto are equipped with air conditioning for your convenience. In-room entertainment such as television and cable TV is provided for guests in some selected rooms. The ryokan also offers a refrigerator in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed.
                Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the ryokan provides a hair dryer and towels in some select rooms.


                Dining and things to do

                If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the ryokan. Ryokan Hirashin Kyoto has vending machines for 24-hour available light snacks and drinks.
                Ryokan Hirashin Kyoto offers unique recreational opportunities for all guests. Finish your vacation days right by dropping in at the massage and spa. Pick up something memorable for yourself or those waiting for you back at home, at the shops and souvenir shops.


                Around the property

                Ryokan Hirashin Kyoto provides an excellent base for exploring the sights of Kyoto in-depth. Get a photograph of yourself in front of Gion located 1.4 km away, a must-see for anyone visiting Kyoto.


                Reasons to stay here

                Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 89% of the city's accommodation.
                Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated it above 92% of the city's accommodation.
                It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 91% of other accommodations in Kyoto.

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                Amenities and facilities
                Very good
                Facilities

                7.4

                Most talked about facilities

                Breakfast

                38 mentions

                Housekeeping

                20 mentions

                Internet

                11 mentions

                Food & Dining

                5 mentions

                Languages spoken

                • English
                • Japanese

                Internet access

                • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
                • Internet services
                • Wi-Fi in public areas

                Things to do, ways to relax

                • Garden
                • Massage
                • Spa

                Cleanliness and safety

                • Anti-viral cleaning products
                • Body thermometer
                • Daily disinfection in all rooms
                • Daily disinfection in common areas
                • First aid kit
                • Free face masks
                • Hand sanitizer
                • Hot water linen and laundry washing
                • Hygiene certification
                • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
                • Protective screens in common areas
                • Rooms sanitized between stays
                • Safe dining setup
                • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
                • Staff trained in safety protocol
                • Temperature check for guests and staff

                Dining, drinking, and snacking

                • Restaurants
                • Room service
                • Vending machine

                Swimming & soaking

                • Hot spring bath

                Services and conveniences

                • Air conditioning in public area
                • Concierge
                • Daily housekeeping
                • Dry cleaning
                • Elevator
                • Gift/souvenir shop
                • Heating in public area
                • Invoice provided
                • Laundromat
                • Laundry service
                • Luggage storage
                • Meeting/banquet facilities
                • Safety deposit boxes
                • Shops
                • Smoking area

                For the kids

                • Family room

                Access

                • CCTV in common areas
                • Fire extinguisher
                • Front desk [24-hour]
                • Non-smoking rooms
                • Pets allowed
                • Safety/security feature
                • Security [24-hour]
                • Smoke alarms

                Getting around

                • Car park [charges apply]

                Sports equipment rental

                • Bicycle rental

                Available in all rooms

                • Air conditioning
                • Bathtub
                • Free bottled water
                • Hair dryer
                • Heating
                • In-room safe box
                • Non-smoking
                • Refrigerator
                • Shower
                • Towels
                • TV
                Food and dining
                Breakfast options
                • Asian
                Location
                Takoyakushi-Doori, Takakura-Nishi, Nakagyou-Ku, Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan, 604-8141
                Excellent
                Location

                8.5

                Airports

                • Osaka International Airport (ITM)
                  38.3 km
                • Kobe Airport (UKB)
                  63.7 km

                Public transportation

                • Karasuma Train Station
                  270 m
                • Shijo Subway Station
                  440 m

                Hospital or clinic

                • Ogasawara clinic
                  800 m

                Shopping

                • Kyoto Station Building
                  2.3 km

                Convenience store

                • 7 Eleven
                  630 m

                Cash withdrawal

                • ATM
                  140 m
                What's nearby

                Popular landmarks

                • Nishiki Market Shopping District
                  140 m
                • Nijō Castle
                  1.3 km
                • Gion
                  1.4 km
                • Sanjusangendo Temple
                  2.2 km
                • Kyoto Station Building
                  2.3 km
                • Kiyomizu-dera Temple
                  2.5 km
                • Ginkakuji Temple
                  4.1 km
                • Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
                  4.4 km
                • Kinkakuji Temple
                  4.7 km
                • Arashiyama Monkey Park
                  8.0 km

                Nearby landmarks

                • Nishikikoji Dori Street
                  110 m
                • Satsuma Yashiki no Ato
                  130 m
                • Nishiki Market Shopping District
                  140 m
                • Kyoto Yaoichi Honkan
                  190 m
                • Chohoji Temple
                  210 m
                • Yagi Cutlery
                  220 m
                • Rokkakudo
                  220 m
                • Terasu Yoga Studio
                  240 m
                • Honke Katsura
                  250 m
                • Karasuma Train Station
                  270 m
                Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
                Property policies
                Children and extra beds

                Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

                All children are welcome.

                Infant 0-3 year(s)
                Stay for free if using existing bedding.
                Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
                Children 4-10 year(s)
                Must use an extra bed
                If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
                Guests 11 years and older are considered as adults
                Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
                Others
                • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
                Some helpful facts

                Check-in/Check-out

                • Check-in from16:00
                • Check-out until10:00

                Extras

                • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 JPY

                The property

                • Number of floors5
                • Number of rooms 27
                • Room voltage100
                • Most recent renovation2011

                Parking

                • Daily parking fee2000/24時間 JPY

                Reviews of Ryokan Hirashin Kyoto from real guests

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                7.9
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                10
                Cleanliness8.0
                Facilities7.4
                Location8.5
                Room comfort and quality8.2
                Service8.2
                Value for money7.2
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                <6 Below Expectation (58)
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                9.3
                Exceptional
                Stephanie from United States
                Group
                Standard Japanese Style
                Stayed 2 nights in May 2010

                Stay at a Ryokan - This is a Nice One”

                Location English speaking staff Good Japanese hotel experience
                Getting there for the first time without a taxi Heating/cooling system

                From Kyoto station, the taxi ride is kind of expensive and goes through some crazy and confusing streets, and we were totally overwhelmed. However, as soon as you figure out how Kyoto works it's quite easy to navigate to/from the hotel using the subways and buses. I'd really recommend taking a taxi the first time (bring the address, Kyoto is a big place!) Still, far from the station though it may be, there are also some very active markets and some even more active night life spots nearby. Ask the staff for recommendations and you'll realize the location is actually really fabulous. The staff speaks more than enough English, making the stay for foreigners very easy. They even include a how-to book as a guide for staying at a Japanese style hotel. The hotel itself is pretty good at giving you the real Japanese ryokan experience. It may be a little more streamlined and touristy than the most traditional ryokans, but I think it's best for tourists that way. The futons were very comfortable so none of our party had soreness sleeping on the floor. We also really liked the daily complimentary sweets and tea, and though the morning breakfast was a little bland for our palates, it was a really cool thing to try. The welcome formalities were a nice touch for our arrival too. I didn't like the air conditioning much, it worked fine but randomly throughout the night it would get pretty warm before the air conditioning kicked in again. Also the bathroom had kind of a weird smell, but by and large the rooms were clean and nice. Overall, the ryokan experience is a very neat thing to try. If you're diehard and have cash to blow, maybe you'd try one of the $400/night ryokans in the oldest districts of Kyoto, but I think the Hirashin was pretty realistic but not too realistic so as to cause trouble for an average tourist.

                Reviewed May 11, 2010

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                10.0
                Exceptional
                Danielle from United States
                Couple
                Standard Japanese Style
                Stayed 4 nights in March 2010

                Wonderful!”

                large room; huge, delicious breakfast; friendly, helpful staff
                We didn't find the hangers until our last day; maybe put them in a more prominent location, like on the hanging rod?

                We stayed at Hirashin for four nights during cherry blossom season in April 2010. We had such a wonderful time there and would definitely go back. Please note: this is not a ryokan such as those that you might see in a movie, with extensive gardens and multiple private rooms. Those types exist, but they are extremely expensive and out of the way. We opted for Hirashin because of its convenient urban setting, reasonable price, and fabulous location. There is some wear on the paint, etc., as noted by some reviewers, but it is minor and in no way detracts from its charm. Our room was very large and comfortable, and the tatami mats were beautiful. The futons and traditional pajamas were extremely comfy and cozy too, which was great since the weather was a bit chilly. The breakfasts were my favorite part. They were very big, and everything was just delicious. It was great to fill up before heading out to see the sights. Another highlight was the onsen (bath), which was so relaxing after a day of walking around viewing temples and shrines. Nishiki Market and Gion are both within walking distance, and the subway is very close too, making it easy to get around to other neighborhoods. Finally, the staff was extremely friendly and helpful, and several spoke excellent English. I will definitely choose Hirahin if I am ever in Kyoto again.

                Reviewed April 08, 2010

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                8.8
                Excellent
                Christopher from United States
                Couple
                Standard Japanese Style
                Stayed 1 night in February 2020

                Great Value Ryokan”

                My partner and I wanted to experience a traditional style Ryokan in Kyoto without breaking the bank, and had a great experience with Ryokan Hirashin. The staff were very welcoming, room & public bath (sento) in the basement was clean, and we had a great night's sleep on the futons (which the staff assembled during turndown service). Only bit we did not care for was the late check-in time (16:00), but we the staff were able to hold our luggage as we went about exploring the city. Would definitely recommend Ryokan Hirashin to friends & family who are looking for a unique Japanese experience.

                Reviewed February 18, 2020

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                9.3
                Exceptional
                Pakit from Thailand
                Family with young children
                Standard Japanese Style
                Stayed 1 night in July 2012

                Nice ryokan with friendly staff”

                Central location, near shopping and places of interest

                We stayed at the Hirashin for 1 night. We wanted to get a feel of ryokan atmosphere so this place was the best for us cause we could not afford the more luxurious ryokans. However this does not mean the Hirashin is not nice. The room was very clean and they provided a pair of Yukatas for us too. That was nice. And if you feel like trying the public baths, they also have them at the basement. We did not have the breakfast at the hotel but there was a very nice bakery just round the corner. Overall, it's a nice place located just 2 blocks behind Daimaru department store and a few bus stops away from most tourist attrations like Gion.

                Reviewed July 28, 2012

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                9.2
                Exceptional
                Wei from Singapore
                Family with young children
                Standard Japanese Style
                Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

                Excellence experience staying at a Ryokan”

                We wanted to stay in a Ryokan to experience the Japanese way of living. Hirashin is located in a superb location, near two subway stations (5 min walk), near Nishikin Street (3 min walk) and near Gion district (7 min walk). It allowed us to visit several destinations conveniently. It cost us about 1000 yen to reach the Ryokan from Kyoto train station. In terms of the accommodation, we enjoyed the experience thoroughly and customer service was excellent. One word of caution though, because the space is an open-concept, it gave my one-year old a lot crawling freedom. He got too excited with his new-found freedom and could not go to sleep early.

                Reviewed April 01, 2019

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                9.3
                Exceptional
                Mary from Philippines
                Group
                Standard Japanese Style
                Stayed 1 night in September 2014

                Affordable Ryokan in Kyoto”

                Near train station. Close to the market and food places. Quiet surroundings.

                We wanted to experience staying at a ryokan and Hirashin is the affordable option. It's not disappointing at all. The staff are accommodating. They prepared our room quickly. No hassle during check in and check out. The staff also helped us find our way through Kyoto (showed us how to get to the tourist spots). We'll consider staying in this place again when we go back to Kyoto.

                Reviewed September 05, 2015

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                9.3
                Exceptional
                Brendan from Canada
                Couple
                Standard Japanese Style
                Stayed 4 nights in July 2012

                Great location, lovely rooms”

                Location, style

                Hirashin Ryokan is a lovely spot, located in close proximity to the most interesting neighbourhoods in Kyoto. The rooms are very nicely appointed, in traditional tatami style, and the price was very reasonable for the high-season. We very much enjoyed our stay.

                Reviewed July 31, 2012

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                8.3
                Excellent
                Andrew from United Kingdom
                Couple
                Standard Japanese Style
                Stayed 3 nights in April 2010

                A lovely friendly hotel”

                Friendly staff Comfortable rooms \good location
                Distance from main Kyoto station

                We were a little worried about our stay at the Ryokan as we had read a couple of unfavourable reviews online before our stay. However when we arrived and had an extremely warm welcome including a cup of green tea, we were pleasantly surprised. The reception staff were friendly, welcoming and couldn't have done more to help us. The rooms were a traditional style with paper screens, low tables, futons amd a lovely deep bath. They were clean, warm and comfortable. In the basement of the hotel were hot baths which were clean and well organised. The breakfasts were traditional Japanese style and served on tatami mats by lovely smiling ladies! The computer in the lobby had internet access and it was free to use. The hotel itself was very convenient for shops and things to do although it was about a 30 minute walk to Kyoto main station where we arrived and departed. We would certainly stay at the Hirashin again

                Reviewed April 13, 2010

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                9.7
                Exceptional
                Rebecca from United Kingdom
                Solo traveler
                Standard Japanese Style
                Stayed 3 nights in March 2010

                Great base”

                Excellent location
                Western breakfast

                The Hirashin Ryokan is in a great place for reaching most areas of Kyoto. The transport links are fantastic and you will save a lot of travel time. In addition the area is good for a stroll and shopping. It is very clean and welcoming and a good choice to experience a Japanese-style room. The Japanese breakfast is substantial and sets you up for a day's sightseeing/business.

                Reviewed March 23, 2010

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                8.7
                Excellent
                Jill from United States
                Family with teens
                Standard Japanese Style
                Stayed 4 nights in December 2011

                Great location, good service”

                Above-and-beyond customer service, convenient to bus & subway & 7-11, quiet rooms

                Fine stay, lovely service. A manager put on his coat one night to walk around and help us find an open restaurant at 8 pm! You'll love the quietness of the rooms, though you pay for it with no view. For the 5 daylight minutes you'll look out the window, it's worth it! Public baths were satisfactory and I loved the deep soaking tub and warm toilet seats. Hot water for tea is available by calling the front desk (though an electric kettle would be nice). Our 3 kids appreciated the nonsmoking room they shared, and it was an adequate size for them. My husband and I were two doors down in the back hallway, which was quiet also. You'll also like the Boulangerie around the corner to the west, delicious to have French pastry and coffee after one too many dried breakfast sardines and pickles ; ) We took advantage of the massage studio across the street and up on the 3rd floor: they do a fine shiatsu session at typical US prices. There is wi-fi in the lobby only, but lots of seating there. Also two internet-connected computers. There is only one washer & dryer in the basement, but the hotel was not crowded even though it was Christmas-New Year's week, so we were able to use it right away. All told, we enjoyed our stay at the Hirashin Ryokan Hotel

                Reviewed January 10, 2012

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                9.7
                Exceptional
                Rebecca from United Kingdom
                Solo traveler
                Standard Japanese Style
                Stayed 5 nights in July 2009

                Highly Recommended”

                Very convenient location Clean rooms Friendly staff
                None

                The Hirashin Ryokan is perfectly located for exploring central Kyoto on foot and is very close to transport links for longer trips. A Japanese-style room with bathroom but also with the option of using the large Japanese style bath gives the best of both worlds. The Japanese breakfast is superb - much better than the western one.

                Reviewed August 01, 2009

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                10.0
                Exceptional
                Jaclyn from Canada
                Solo traveler
                Standard Japanese Style
                Stayed 8 nights in July 2012

                Excellent Inn, beautiful rooms and lovely staff”

                Beautiful rooms, excellent food, amazing staff

                Hirashin Ryokan Hotel was one of the best parts about my stay, the rooms are clean, beautiful and cozy. The full Japanese breakfast is worth the money and the hotel has an Onsen in the basement which is worth using. The staff are very accommodating, speak a little English and are always looking to make your stay just a little bit better. The location is brilliant, especially in July, when you are around the corner from the center of the Gion Matsuri festival. Excellent value for money and is highly recommended. The only downside is no wi-fi access in the hotel rooms, however they do have 2 computers in the lobby for customers (which are free).

                Reviewed July 17, 2012

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                8.3
                Excellent
                Audrey from Singapore
                Couple
                Standard Japanese Style
                Stayed 1 night in December 2011

                Cosy ryokan with good service”

                Traditional interior, good service and futons

                When we arrived at Hirashin ryokan, we were served traditional green tea and snack while waiting for our room to be ready. In a short while, we were ushered to our room where the futons were laid out for us. There were hot water and more traditional Kyoto snacks in the room for us too. The hotel manager also showed us the different areas/ features of the room, and the onsen service available in the hotel. We were happy to learn that the last breakfast seating has been extended to 9am instead of 8:30am. The traditional japanese breakfast, which was non-impressive compared to the one we had from a non-ryokan hotel, was served on the second floor dining area.

                Reviewed January 04, 2012

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                10.0
                Exceptional
                Marsha from United States
                Group
                Standard Japanese Style
                Stayed 1 night in March 2012

                Wonderful Experience”

                Hotel Staff, Rooms, Meals

                On my first trip to Japan I was so thrilled to find the traditional Japanese experience at the Hirashin Ryokan. The rooms were clean, comfortable and fun. The breakfast was phenomenal. I would recommend this experience to anyone traveling to Kyoto.

                Reviewed April 09, 2012

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                7.0
                Very good
                Patrick from United States
                Solo traveler
                Standard Japanese Style
                Stayed 1 night in November 2015

                Ryokan Hirashin for a Kyoto Experience”

                The friendliness of the staff, the location, the price

                My friends and I on a trip to Tokyo decided to overnight in Kyoto, and thought a traditional Japanese experience would be nice. First and foremost, Ryokan Hirashin Kyoto is a "hybrid" ryokan, meaning it's a hotel with ryokan style rooms. The staff was remarkably helpful and friendly, and kudos for that. In addition the location was very good being located near a major department store in the city center and literally a 3 minute walk to the entrance to the renowned Nishiki Market in Kyoto. A very and I mean very traditional Japanese breakfast was served consisting of miso soup, rice, dried salmon, and a mixture of vegetables in a broth served in a metal pot and flame. The price was reasonable for it's location, and experience. However, I did find some of the facilities to be a little run down, with some noted odors in public restrooms, and just things like worn carpet, chipped paint, and the communal onsen "bath" did also suffer from some of the same run down facility. I guess the service and friendliness of the staff made me overlook some of the appearances of the property.

                Reviewed November 12, 2015

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                9.7
                Exceptional
                Brian from Philippines
                Solo traveler
                Standard Japanese Style
                Stayed 1 night in October 2012

                Nice traditional Japanese Ryokan for a good price”

                A few minutes walk from subway station

                Wanted to experience the traditional Japanese Ryokan and got Hirashin for $ a night, last minute deal. Great value. Staff speak English and there's wifi in the lobby. Subway is a few minutes walk in the heart of downtown and only a few minutes walk from Nishiki Market.

                Reviewed October 26, 2012

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                9.0
                Exceptional
                Markus from Austria
                Solo traveler
                Standard Japanese Style
                Stayed 1 night in July 2009

                Hirashin Ryokan”

                A very nice ambiente in a clean hotel environment. Helpful employees, who can speak english. Beverages on every floor. Low cost for good central location in Kyoto.
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                The Hiromin Ryokan in Kyoto City provided me with a cheap Stay in a typical Ryokan room ambiente. The hotel is centrally located near Between Sanji and Shijo Street. Within a 3 minutes walk you can take the metro directly at the crossing of the 2 metro lines at Karasuma Oike Station. The breakfast as well was served in typical Ryokan style, eating sitting on tatami flooring. I would highly recommend this hotel. Two thumbs up.

                Reviewed August 04, 2009

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                10.0
                Exceptional
                Kenny from Singapore
                Group
                Stayed 1 night in September 2019

                Comfortable Upclass Ryokan”

                If you like a ryokan experience with a little more modern spin to it, with a great breakfast service, highly recommend Ryokan Hirashin! The location is perfect for travellers to get to the main areas for food, sightseeing and shopping, while not noisy when night time comes!

                Reviewed October 13, 2020

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                9.0
                Exceptional
                Elaine from United Kingdom
                Family with young children
                Standard Japanese Style
                Stayed 6 nights in January 2014

                Very relaxing, great location and amazing staff”

                The room, the staff and the location.

                The room was great. Really spacious and the futons were comfortable. We had a view of the park just outside, which delighted my toddler every morning when she woke up. The staff were super friendly and spoke great English most of the time. If not, someone else was called to help us out. Various things happened during our stay - I hurt my ankle, I lost my bag, we wanted different times for the beds to be laid for our toddler to nap. All situations were helped greatly by the staff and the hotel. They even heated food up for us that we had bought from the supermarket. The location is fantastic, just a few minutes walk from the station and the market. Lots to do and see in the surrounding areas. We took cabs as it was low season and I had a injured ankle and small child and most places were within 1000 yen. Trains were great for longer distances. I would recommend taking a taxi to the Ryokan from Kyoto station if you have lots of bags. It can be challenging on the subway and then the short walk if you have young children and luggage. All in all, a great stay and we will definitely be back.

                Reviewed January 16, 2014

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                8.7
                Excellent
                Kumiko from Japan
                Couple
                Standard Japanese Style
                Stayed 1 night in August 2011

                Comfortable and affordable hotel”

                courteous staff, location, backpacker-friendly price

                we had a very pleasant stay in hirashin. the reception staff were professional and friendly. the public bath on the basement was simple but retained minimum comfort. the room was twice as big as a hotel room of comparative price. we also liked the breakfast, which we tried little bit of many things in kyoto-style plate.

                Reviewed September 02, 2011

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