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I stayed there during the sakura season and the rate was a good deal. Our room is spacious and spotless clean. The ladies who take care of the place are very friendly. The ryokan is very close to the subway station Higashiyama and there are...More
If you are looking for a real experience in living like a Japanese, then this is your place. It really felt like staying over at a grandmother's place. The ryokan was managed by 2 lovely grandmas who were very sweet and welcoming. Our room was...More
Very helpful staff. We didn't speak a word of Japanese and they didn't speak a word of English, but they were very helpful and we communicated better than expected. They even booked us into a restaurant around the corner for a Kyoto style feast.
Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > City Centre
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.