Kyoto Ryokan

Feb 17th, 1999, 04:16 PM
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Fred
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Kyoto Ryokan

Any recommendations for a good one, for a couple, one week, Mid April?
 
May 19th, 1999, 01:32 PM
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Conor
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Dear Fred,

Last summer I stayed at the Tawaraya in Kyoto. It is generally acknowledged to be the finest ryokan in the world. I was there for one week and I loved every minute of it. Stepping into Tawarya is like stepping back in time 300 years. It is well located on a quiet street near the old shops and restaurants. It is very expensive but worth every penny. A stay there is one of the best ways to experience Japanese culture.
 
May 19th, 1999, 01:33 PM
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Conor
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Dear Fred,

Last summer I stayed at the Tawaraya in Kyoto. It is generally acknowledged to be the finest ryokan in the world. I was there for one week and I loved every minute of it. Stepping into Tawarya is like stepping back in time 300 years. It is well located on a quiet street near the old shops and restaurants. It is very expensive but worth every penny. A stay there is one of the best ways to experience Japanese culture.
 
Jul 28th, 1999, 04:58 AM
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Sorry but I disagree with Conor.Tawaraya Used to be good but I would not stay there because it is old, no views, small rooms, nextdoor is all garages for auto reapir.when I go to Osaka I stayed at the very new Ritz carlton hotel. I also stayed at a lot of ryokans in Japan.I select those with seawiews or the forest or on top of a hill . Most of them have hot-springs and very, very expensive. One good sourse is the " Relais and Chateaux " guide.They have a few of the best ones but mind you the prices quote is per person. Around US$ 1000 for 2 per night including breakfast and dinner. "Tawaraya" is Hitchcock and Charlie Chaplin's era. Not worth the money. I read somewhere that there is a ryokan inside a garden (monastery) somewhere in Kyoto which I think would be more interesting.I can look it up if you are interested.
 
Feb 15th, 2000, 03:23 PM
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I would be very interested in hearing from the person who knows about the ryokan in the monestary in Kyoto. I am going to be living and teaching in Kyoto for 2 months this summer, and would probably like to finish the stint with a luxury to treat myself.
 

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