Kinmata

Gokomachi Shijo Agaru, Kyoto, 604-8044, Japan

Only a few hundred feet from Kyoto's main street of Shijo-dori, the Kinmata has retained its historic character and appeal despite the garish evolution of the surrounding area: stepping into the incense-tinged entranceway to your quiet tatami room slows the pulse and calms the spirit. A framed chart of ryokan guidelines from the Tokugawa shogunate speaks to the inn's long history, as does an old photograph depicting the house and the current master's great-grandfather. The staff, though, is totally up-to-date and the atmosphere is welcoming. The rate includes two full-course kaiseki meals either in your room or the modern dining room. Email to reserve a room.

PROS

  • antique furnishings
  • great location
  • welcoming atmosphere

CONS

  • unofficial midnight curfew
  • shared bath requires patrons to reserve a bathing time
  • books up fast (it's best to email to reserve a room)

Location

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Historical
Sophisticated
Central
Grande Dame

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 075-221–1039

HOTEL DETAILS

7 Japanese-style rooms with shared bath
Rate Includes: Some meals

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