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Kyoto Ryokan Hirashin
604-8141 Kyoto, Kyoto, Nakagyo-ku Takoyakushi-dori Takakura-Nishi , Japan – Show map
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Only a 3-minute walk from Shijo subway station, Ryokan Hirashin offers Japanese-style rooms with soft tatami floors and private bathrooms. It also has traditional public baths and offers free Wi-Fi.
The air conditioned rooms at Hirashin Ryokan Kyoto offer elegant simplicity and Japanese futon beds. Guests can relax in the yukata robe and slippers.
Nishiki Market is an enjoyable 5-minute stroll away, and Kyoto Imperial Palace is about one mile away. Bicycle rental provides a fun way to explore Kyoto’s temples and side streets.
Guests can unwind with a massage or catch up with work at the business center.
A traditional Japanese breakfast is served daily at Ryokan Hirashin’s banquet room, and dinner is served in guests’ rooms.
This property is a ryokan, which is a type of traditional Japanese Inn. Learn more
- What's a ryokan?
- A ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn. They usually feature bathhouses, multicourse dinners, communal spaces where guests can relax, and rooms with woven-straw flooring and futon mats. Like hotels, a range of ryokans (from budget to luxury) is available. What originated centuries ago as a free rest house for long-distance travelers has evolved into a popular destination for relaxation surrounded by therapeutic mineral springs.
- What are the big differences between a ryokan and a hotel?
- Unlike a hotel, where the guest room is just a place to turn in for the night, a ryokan is more than just a place to sleep. In Japan, many travelers journey long distances to relax in a hot spring bath and feast on a traditional multicourse dinner – staying in a ryokan is an experience in and of itself. These ryokans typically have Japanese-style rooms with woven-straw floors and futon beds (no Western beds and carpeting). You should also remove your shoes at the entrance of the room, or before you enter it. Modern ryokans might serve buffet-style meals in a dining area, while more traditional ryokans tend to serve in-room dinners. Some ryokan rooms have a private bathroom, and others might just have a shared bathroom.
- What's a kaiseki meal?
- Kaiseki is the culinary highlight at a ryokan, embodying beautifully presented dishes that delight both the palate and the eyes. Every one of the 10 to 15 dishes that make up the multicourse Japanese dinner is prepared in a way that highlights the unique textures, colors, and flavors of featured seasonal ingredients and local specialties. Most commonly served at special restaurants and ryokans, a traditional kaiseki dinner usually consists of bite-size appetizers, fresh sashimi (raw fish, like sushi), soup, grilled fish or meat, a hot-pot dish, rice with miso soup, and a small dessert.
- What's a yukata?
- A yukata is a casual summer kimono or robe, typically made of light cotton. Many ryokans provide guests with yukata robes during their stay. In some areas, it's common to see guests strolling through the neighborhood in their yukatas. The loose-fitting garment is perfect for sleeping and relaxing in.
- How should I wear a yukata?
- First, put your arms through the sleeves like you would with a robe. Take the right side of the yukata and wrap it across your body. Then, take the left side and wrap it over the right, making sure that the robe is level at your ankles. Pinning the yukata closed on the right side, wrap the sash around your waist a couple of times and then tie a bow. Generally, the bow is tied around the waist for women, and the hips for men.
- What's a Japanese hot spring (onsen)?
- Onsen (literally "hot spring") is a term often used to refer to both the mineral-rich hot springs and the bathing facilities that house them. Whether the bath is public or private, gender-segregated or mixed, indoor or outdoor, soaking and unwinding in the soothing geothermal waters at an onsen is a millennia-old custom deeply embedded in Japanese culture.
- What's standard bathing etiquette?
- At a bathhouse—onsen or not—guests are expected to remove all clothing in their respective changing rooms before entering the bathing area. As a common courtesy, once inside the bathing area, guests should wash and rinse their bodies thoroughly before quietly stepping into the hot water. Whether you relax in solitude or converse softly with others is up to you, but guests should always be mindful of others. Wash towels are often used to cover one’s private areas while walking around. However, note that you should not put towels in the water.
- Why are tattoos not allowed?
- While tattoos have become more popular among Japan's youth, many Japanese people still associate them with outlaws and organized crime. Nowadays, not all businesses ban customers with tattoos, but you might still be refused admission to bathhouses and swimming pools. Small tattoos can be covered up using waterproof bandaids, but keep in mind that each property has the final say on what’s acceptable.
This is our guests' favorite part of Kyoto, according to independent reviews.
Your stay will include:
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Nishiki-yu Public Bath0.1 miles
Nishiki Market0.2 miles
Foot Therapy Kawaramachi Sanjo0.2 miles
Spa Nursery Japan0.3 miles
Kyoto International Manga Museum0.4 miles
Kyoto Shigaku Kaikan Conference Hall0.4 miles
Old Rissei Elementary School0.5 miles
Gion Shijo Station0.6 miles
Samurai Kembu Kyoto0.8 miles
Nijo Castle1 miles
Shoren-in Temple1.2 miles
Imperial Palace1.2 miles
Heian Shrine1.4 miles
Sanjusangen-do Temple1.4 miles
Kyoto Station1.4 miles
Kiyomizu-dera Temple1.5 miles
Train Karasuma Station0.2 miles
Subway Shijo Station0.3 miles
Subway Karasuma Oike Station0.3 miles
Train Kawaramachi Station0.5 miles
Itami Airport23.8 miles
Kobe Airport39.9 miles
Kansai International Airport49.1 miles
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4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Until 10:00 AM
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Children & Beds
Children of all ages are welcome.
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Crib and extra bed policies
Extra bed by request
|¥6,300 per person, per night|
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
There's no capacity for cribs at this property.
The maximum number of extra beds allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.
All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.
No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
Kyoto Ryokan Hirashin accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Parties/events are not allowed
Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM.
Pets are not allowed.