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How do you add to all the outstanding reviews?! We stayed for five nights but sampled three different rooms. An inconvenience but totally worth it. Wind was our favourite. All the rooms are immaculate with very comfortable beds.
It is the outstanding staff and service...More
We chose this hotel based on previous reviewers. The location of this hotel is really closed to Gion areas as well as Kiyomizu-Dera temple. It is in walking distance. The only way to travel here with the luggages is using taxi services. It costs approx....More
A quiet gem of a boutique hotel in a good location very walkable. Only 7 rooms, must book months in advance. The rooms are clean, quiet and comfortable with lots of litte extras. Not a lot of place to hang or put clothing (we needed...More
We stayed at Hotel Mume for five nights and had the most wonderful experience. The service is the best we have ever had in all our travels. The team are attentive and eager to help with all aspects of our stay, from booking restaurants to...More
Of the four hotels I had booked to stay in on our first trip to Japan, Mume was the one I was a bit unsure about. I needn’t have worried, Mume was fantastic. If you are looking for a traditional ryokan experience, Mume is not...More
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.