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“煙草王のハイカラ洋館”
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Hotel Chorakukan
Ranked #112 of 373 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Reviewed 11 March 2013
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8  Thank watercolorsky
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Reviewed 5 October 2010
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  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with friends
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8  Thank okusight
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Reviewed 1 August 2010
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  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled with friends
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9  Thank reiko3636
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Reviewed 9 May 2010
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  • Stayed: December 2007, travelled with friends
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7  Thank misa20100524
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Reviewed 26 April 2010
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  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled with friends
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6  Thank 花の詩
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Reviewed 10 September 2009
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  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled with family
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3  Thank ガスポン
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Reviewed 31 August 2009
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  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled solo
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10  Thank さくらちる
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Additional Information about Hotel Chorakukan

Address: 604 Maruyamacho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0071, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #112 of 373 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Price Range: £360 - £606 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chourakukan The Chourakukan was built in 1909 as a State Guesthouse for foreign dignitaries and for important politicians of the Japanese Government. The owner of the building was originally a Mr. Murai Kichibei who was known as the "King of Cigarettes" in the Meiji Era where he established a near monopoly on the distribution of the Tobacco trade in Japan before the Meiji government started to regulate the trade. He started importing tobacco leaves from the United States and helped spread the use of cigarettes throughout Japan. Prior to this Japanese people used to only smoke pipes, changing tobacco leaves each time they finished. In the Meiji Restoration period, people sought to improve their lifestyles, and Murai's American style cigarettes became very popular and were welcomed particularly by young people. Chourakukan now owns French and Italian restaurants, coffee shop and small luxuary hotel. ... more   less 

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