Hiiragiya

Nakahakusan-cho, Fuyacho-Anekoji-agaru, Kyoto, 604-8094, Japan

Founded in 1818 to accommodate provincial lords visiting the capital, this elegant inn is well known for its restrained and subtle beauty. The private hallway leading to each room's doorway makes all the accommodations feel like suites. The seven rooms in the modern wing have private gardens, even on the upper floor, and are equipped with cedar baths. Rooms in the older wing set the standard for quiet elegance, with exquisitely sculpted wooden details and in some cases gold-leaf sliding doors. In traditional ryokan style, meals are served in your room by a kimono-clad attendant. Hiiragiya has an annex a few blocks away with more affordable prices.

PROS

  • excellent location
  • historic and elegant
  • multilingual staff
  • holly-infused soaps and bath oils

CONS

  • inflexible meal plans
  • on a busy street

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 075-221–1136

HOTEL DETAILS

28 Japanese-style rooms
Rate Includes: Some meals

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