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Kyoto Hotels

Kinmata

  • Goko-machi Shijo Agaru Map It
  • Luxurious Retreat

Pros

  • Antique furnishings
  • Authentic construction
  • Great location

Cons

  • Unofficial midnight curfew
  • Bath is private, but patrons must take turns
  • Books up fast

Updated 09/20/2013

Fodor's Review

Only a few hundred feet from the bustling thoroughfare of Shijo-dori, this high-class ryokan offers a trip back in time. The modern age melts away as you pass under the heavy iron lamps in the incense-tinged entranceway and through subdued wooden passages leading to your quiet tatami room. A framed chart of ryokan guidelines from the Tokugawa shogunate speaks to the inn's long history, as does an old photograph of the house with the current master's great-grandfather standing

in the foreground. You won't feel stifled by all the history, though; the staff is friendly, the atmosphere welcoming, and the rooms are beautiful and decidedly unpretentious. The rate includes two full-course kaiseki gourmet meals either in your room or in the modern dining room. Email to reserve a room.

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Hotel Information

Address:

Goko-machi Shijo Agaru, Kyōto, 604-8044, Japan

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Phone:

075-221–1039

Website: www.kinmata.com

Hotel Details:

  • 7 Japanese-style rooms with shared bath
  • Some meals

Updated 09/20/2013

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