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Shiraume is located conveniently in the famous Gion district. The moment we stepped into it, it was like we were being brought back to old Kyoto era by a time machine. Big thank you to Tomoko and her team for the fantastic hospitality.
We stayed at Baian Gion Shinbashi, a brand new sister property of the delicacy Shiraume Ryokan by Miss Tomoko. It was one of the best experience we had on this trip! We checked in at the beautiful Shiraume and the staff walked us pass through...More
Yes, it is expensive, but I decided to stay in cheap accommodations in Osaka and Tokyo and splurge in Kyoto. We stayed here for 2 nights and it was magical. It looked simple and basic, but absolutely magical and comfortable. And we loved Tomoko and...More
We are still staying there tonight but we can’t wait to post this review. We are staying in their brand new sister Ryokan the Baian which is just a couple of minutes walk away. The room must be one of the nicest room we have...More
My husband and I stayed at the beautiful Umegae room in Shiraume for one night for our honeymoon, and it was a luxurious experience filled with excellent service and attention to detail. Even before our arrival, the owner, Okuda-san, diligently communicated via e-mail to ensure...More
The former Geisha house owned by family for over 150 years. We`re located in the hystorical area in Gion town. Easy access to sightseeing spots and shopping and restaurants area. Please enjoy traditional dinner …Moreand breakfast in cozy guest room. Less
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Refrigerator in room
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Gion
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Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko" in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners, Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the streets on their way to and from work, where they fan dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets
glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.