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Gion Hatanaka

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Gion Hatanaka is located in the hart of Gion, which is the anchent district of Maiko and Geiko (Geisha) flower town. It is one the the most well known district for its history and culture. 15 mins walking distance from world heratage Kiyomizu Temple and many others in just a brath of walk away.Hotel features traditional Japanese accommodations and a spacious public bath overlooking a zen garden. Free Wi-Fi is available.The spacious rooms at Gion Hatanaka feature large windows and a balcony. Room includes a flat-screen TV, a sitting area and a private bathroom with a wooden bathtub.The hotel has in-room meals (Breakfast/Dinner) with seasonal local dishes. Guests can enjoy spa treatments in their room, and with an advance reservation, the hotel arranges Japanese Geisha dance performances and Kyoto tours.We follow the very traditional methods, ingredients, and philosophy of Kyoto Kaiseki cusine. No compremize can be made with our preparation therefore, special menu with food restrcitions are not accepted. Shabu-Shabu, Sukiyaki, or hotpot dish can be prepared with a prior notice. Kyoto Station is a 15-minute drive away. Kawaramachi Train Station is a 10-minute walk from the property.
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This ryokan is very well known and a throw back with its tatami floors and futon beds (on the tatami), and kaiseki dinner and breakfast. The rotenburo (large hot bath) for men and women is an experience for non-Japanese, and the whole time was simply relaxing. The location is
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Response from gion_hatanaka, 広報担当マネージャー at Gion Hatanaka
Responded 1 week ago
Dear AmanJunkieBoston, First of all, thank you so much for choosing our ryokan for your journey in Kyoto. And we are pleased to know that you satisfied with our food, facilities and service. We are also pleased to know how you have exactly felt and respect your point. Your review will certainly be our source to improve our hospitality and services. Thank you again, and we hope to have another opportunity to welcome you here at Gion HATANAKA in the future. Best regards, A ryokan in the authentic Kyoto "Gion" -Gion HATANAKA-
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we had a wonderful experience at this ryokan. it was great to slow down and have a very relaxing night here in the midst of a hectic vacation. took advantage to check in, have matcha tea, and just rest before having a bath before dinner. being tended to by the attendant is
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Response from gion_hatanaka, 広報担当マネージャー at Gion Hatanaka
Responded 18 Oct 2018
Dear skirtandsupersuit, Firstly, thank you so much for choosing our ryokan for your trip in Kyoto, Japan. We are pleased to receive and seeing your review about our service, food and futon. Your recommendation to the world travelers is our source of being a traditional Japanese inn "ryokan" as standing in the typical Kyoto culture surroundings. We hope to have you back at our ryokan for your next occasion. Best regards, A ryokan in the authentic Kyoto "Gion" -Gion HATANAKA-
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We loved every detail of this hotel . It was our first stay at a Ryokan and we have become huge fans. Our room was impeccably clean, comfortable, and authentic and incorporated the best of Kyoto. The service was very attentive. We felt lucky to have found this gem and were sad
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Response from gion_hatanaka, 広報担当マネージャー at Gion Hatanaka
Responded 1 week ago
Dear wagner212, Firstly, thank you so much for choosing our ryokan for your first stay at a ryokan. It is our pleasure and honor to receive a review with high rate. And we are pleased to know that you satisfied with our service and hospitality. Your recommendation to the world travelers is our source of being a traditional Japanese inn "ryokan" as standing in the typical Kyoto culture surroundings. We hope to have you back at our ryokan for your next occasion. Best regards, A ryokan in the authentic Kyoto "Gion" -Gion HATANAKA-
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We were extremely well taken care of. Our room attendant was really friendly and very attentive. The room was huge and the view of the park out the window was so enjoyable in the middle of a big city. It was really quiet and peaceful. I loved the afternoon tea and the
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Response from gion_hatanaka, 広報担当マネージャー at Gion Hatanaka
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Barbara C, First of all, thank you for your recent stay at our ryokan Gion Hatanaka. It is our pleasure and honor to receive a review with high rate. And we are pleased to know that you have satisfied your stay with us. Thank you again, and hope to welcome you again for your next trip in Kyoto by any chance. Best regards, A ryokan in the authentic Kyoto "Gion" -Gion HATANAKA-
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We stayed 2 nights in a traditional room with 2 teenagers. The breakfast in our room & the Ryokan’s onsen were a definite highlight. Perfect location in Gion with easy walking to JR station, attractions & markets.
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Response from gion_hatanaka, 広報担当マネージャー at Gion Hatanaka
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Navigate62891820918, Thank you so much for your recent stay at our ryokan. We are truly pleased to receive your review with high rate, and also truly great to know that our breakfast, public bath and location were reached to your satisfaction. Guest's review are truly valuable for us and world travelers to know about a traditional Japanese inn "ryokan". Thank you again, and we hope to seeing you again in your next trip of Kyoto. Best regards, A ryokan in the authentic Kyoto "Gion" -Gion HATANAKA-
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I think so. I think the room I stayed in could easily accomodate two adults n two children.(you have to make aure with the Ryokan though) This is a traditional ryokan with tatami and futons. They do have traditonal pubulic bath but it's not onsen water. You would have to go further away from the center of the town if you want Onsen. They serve excellent japanese breakfast and they even have traditional Japanese show 3 or 4 times a week, of course you would have to make reservations before you go. the best thing about this ryokan is a location. It's near all the sites and right in the middle of Gion, yet very quiet and we even ran into real Gheisha and Maiko in the street at night. I recommend it highly.
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Yes. You should not have an issue. Just make sure you bring the appropriate converter.
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No it is not close to the subway but there is a bus stop nearby. Recall that taxis in Japan are rather expensive; it costs about US$15 from the train station.
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Hi Leah. Apologies for the late reply. 1. Meals are served in the guest room (way over-priced and not worth it). The buffet breakfast offered Sunrise Hotel 2 blocks away is fine and I would do it for convenience sake. 2. Drinks are not included. 3. Onsen are free for guests (and quite nice). This ryokan has an incredible location but it's overpriced and there are several lower priced smaller ones within a few blocks that I'm sure are better (same amazing location). I definitely wouldn't stay here again (rooms/bathrooms are large and that along with the hotel-like concierge service is what you're paying for -- stay at a smaller place for a far more personal, more traditional experience). Enjoy Kyoto.
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when we were booking, the website we used gave us room options that includes breakfast and that does NOT include. Also similar for dinner. we chose the one that includes both the breakfast and dinner even though that was higher price than without. But if you see the one with breakfast and dinner, get it. it is worth it.
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"They provide lovely coloured fabric bags with onsen towels/socks etc. you are allowed to keep."
"Definitely book the traditional Japanese room with dinner"
"think twice before booking"
"We didn't see other rooms but think they are all fairly similar"
"They provide amenities"
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PRICE RANGE
US$359 - US$908 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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JapanKinkiKyoto PrefectureKyoto
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21
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