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Reviewed 22 September 2016

I stayed three nights with my two teenagers. We were so well looked after. The Japanese breakfast was amazing - the dishes just kept coming and coming! I'm not sure I'd rush back for the pillows, but otherwise it was a lovely break from bland hotels. The kids enjoyed meeting the turtle. Hiroko very kindly did some laundry for us... More 

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Reviewed 16 August 2016

Our experience at Ishihara was truly enjoyable. Hiroko and her husband, Mr. Ishihara are both very kind and hospitable. Ishihara is a small Ryokan that is not advertised a lot, hence, it is more inconspicuous than the rest of the more well-known Ryokans. But that does not mean it is not on par with the rest. You will feel at... More 

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Thank Mia K
new york city
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

Stay here: I was so sad to only stay two nights and wished we could have stayed a week. The breakfasts were divine and the hosts were amazing. Great location for exploring all of Kyoto. Such a sweet spot to stay. Hiroko was really kind and generous and guided us right in Kyoto. This is a traditional way of staying,... More 

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 11 May 2016

We are lucky enough to have stayed with Hiroko-san for 2 nights in June, 2015. The Akiro Kurosawa room was available and we enjoyed a mini Japanese film history lesson from our hostess as well as amazing traditional breakfasts. The room is of traditional style: tatami mats, low tables and seat-backs. The ryokan is very nicely located walking distance from... More 

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Sunny Florida
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Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

My husband and other family just got back from our trip to Japan. Ishihara was a highlight. Hiroko-san and her husband (I think) were so friendly and always there to see us off in the morning and welcome us home at night. We felt like family. She also helped us with our bad Japanese. He husband does paper craft as... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

Our short overnight stay at the Ishihara Ryokan will live forever in our memory primarily due to Hiroko-san's hospitality that made us feel like friends rather than paying guests. The room is traditional, spacious and comfortable. It renders a warm feel of the old ways reliving how locals lived in luxury. We will be back for a longer stay at... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 26 May 2015

We've stayed in many ryokans. This one is on the small side. It's traditional with a home feel to the smallest details, not in a way that puts tradition on a podium. The senior couple who have seen Kurosawa enjoying their hospitality in the past is absolutely adorable and professional. The location of the ryokan is quiet, but neighbourhood has... More 

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Reviewed 9 April 2014

This was my first visit to Japan and this our first place to visit. I felt like part of the family rather than a hotel guest and loved it. Each evening when we returned from our sightseeing Hiroko would bring us tea and chat with us about our day and we would show our photos. Local restaurants were recommended and... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

We loved our stay at Ishihara. Our hosts were so friendly, and hospitable. Was a little tricky to find at first but with the help of a local we found it tucked away. The courtyard garden is beautiful. It has a tortoise that is 48yrs old! The home cooked breakfast was amazing. So much effort and detail in every little... More 

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Calgary
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

We spent a week at this fantastic ryokan booked through the Japanese Inn Group. Hiroko and Motoharu are true hosts. Everything is perfect, even in its imperfection. If you are looking for flawless accommodations, you should NOT come here. But, if you are looking for silence, a sense of culture and community, and perfect service with a Mothers touch, then... More 

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Additional Information about Ishihara

Address: 76 Anekoji-agaru, Yanagi-banba, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8101, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range: $232 - $499 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“If you want the bigger room, may request the room upstairs (the one that the famous film director stayed in).”
 of 5 bubbles miak2014, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Any room facing the garden.”
  • The view from Akiro Kurosawa's favorite room.
 of 5 bubbles Mim1965, 10 May 2016 | Read review
“Ask to stay in the Kuwahara room”
 of 5 bubbles Laryngospasm, 1 Jan 2014 | Read review
“If you want to stay in the same room Kurosawa stayed in be sure to book well in advace.”
 of 5 bubbles jp2005, 11 Jan 2013 | Read review
“I was initially worried by the lack of en-suite facilities but as there are only 5 other rooms and some do have private facilities so I doubt there will never be a rush for a shower.”
  • The Kurosawa room
  • The Kurosawa room balcony
  • The Kurosawa room
 of 5 bubbles kylew454, 16 Jun 2012 | Read review
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