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Kyoto Hotels

Tawaraya

  • Nakahakusan-cho Map It
  • Nakagyō-ku
  • Luxurious Retreat
  • Fodor's Choice

Pros

  • Excellent reputation
  • Proud heritage
  • Incomparable service

Cons

  • Extremely expensive
  • Must reserve dinner a day in advance
  • No online reservations

Updated 09/20/2013

Fodor's Review

The most famous of Kyoto's traditional inns, Tawaraya has been host to dignitaries, presidents, and royalty. Notable guests have included Marlon Brando, Alfred Hitchcock, and Steven Spielberg. Founded more than 300 years ago and currently run by the 11th generation of the Okazaki family, the hotel is known not only for its hospitality, but also for the sumptuous but subdued decor, impeccable service, and splendid gardens. Every room is unique, furnished with superb antiques

from the family collection. Private baths are made from fragrant cedar. Other amenities include a library, an elegant gift shop, and a superb kaiseki ryori restaurant. Reservations are accepted up to a year in advance.

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Hotel Information

Address:

Fuyacho-Aneyakoji-agaru, Nakahakusan-cho, Kyōto, 604-8094, Japan

Map It

Phone:

075-211–5566

Hotel Details:

  • 18 Japanese-style rooms
  • Some meals

Updated 09/20/2013

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