The attention to detail is everywhere, from the beautiful decor and lighting of the rooms to the seasonal food (one of the best kaiseki dinners I've had in Japan). The Okami was exquisite, always impeccably dressed in kimono and checking frequently that we were comfortable without almost making her presence sensed. She also speaks great English and was kind enough to share interesting facts and stories about the seasonal food or the history of Kyoto in a very charming way. Also worth noting are the futons: they were incredibly comfortable. We have stayed in quite a few high end ryokans (including the famous Tawaraya), and this has been by far our favorite. Thank you so much for an amazing two nights!
The Beautiful Kyoto. The Beautiful Area. The Beautiful Shiraume. This is a Jewelry box in Kyoto. What a cherished memory to make here. The Shiraume makes all the guests want to come again after 1 day away from here. 美しい京都、美しい白川、美しい白梅 京都の宝石の大切な思い出 この場所を後にして1日も経てばまた足を運びたくなる
Stay here in Oct 2019 during the ruby world cup. Service was outstanding, attentive but not intrusive. Our room over looked the stream at the front of the property and the balcony was a brilliant place to sit and people watch. Food was first class (see pic of breakfast served in our room). Location is fantastic , walk across the small foot bridge and you are in the heart of the old town. An authentic Japanese experience.
Shiraume is by far the best place I have ever stayed at. My wife and I have stayed 3 times, and every time we are more than pleased. The staff is always highly professional and pleasantly personal at the same time. The Okami-san being the epitome of this personable professionalism. We are treated like honored guests. The breakfast and dinner, which are included in the price, are luxurious. My wife and I always say we want to eat out someplace else but the combination of convenience and the quality of the service and food make the choice easy in the end: We would rather have a relaxing meal in our suite. I very much enjoy being able to drink freely and for free anything I want out of the mini-fridge in our room. The toiletries are also high quality and the choice of fancy baths is again luxurious. Even the baths included in our suites are always really fantastic. The whole inn is filled with history. It is like staying in a fine antique but the antique is still used every day. I can’t imagine a better place to get a feel for Japanese aesthetics and hospitality. Shiraume is an expensive place to stay and I can’t afford to stay there every weekend but I would rather save up a little and really enjoy the best accommodations in Kyoto on occasion than stay anywhere else. Speaking of location: Shiraume is in a very central spot to enjoy many famous places in Kyoto. The Yasaka-Shrine, the Kabuki Minami-za, Gion and all it has to offer, and some many other places to enjoy are all around Shiraume. It is so easy to get there too. There is a train station just 1 or 2 minutes walking distance from it. Three words sum up Shiraume: Luxury, Convenience, Professionalism. If you can stay here do. I am writing this because I want to support this fantastic place and show my thanks to all the amazing people who make my stays so amazing. I feel I am leaving out so much but you’ll just have to visit yourself to know how I feel.…
11月中頃、夫婦でお世話になりました。 ロケーション、旅館の雰囲気、お食事、そして何よりホスピタリティーが最高です。初めて誰かにオススメしたい旅館・ホテルができました(感動しすぎて口コミサイトにレビューを書くのも初めて。) 今度は家族3人で再訪したいとおもいます！ In November, ive stayed here with my wife. The location, authentic kyoto's kaiseki, hospitality, everything's perfect! If you want to experienece the true good-old Kyoto days, this is the "must" place to stay(A Japanese man says so,trust me on this!) Enjoy your travel in Japan!