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The ryokan was over promised...garden views? What garden views! We found the set times for dinner too restrictive, and would have rather gone to different restaurants instead of being at the same place every night. And it is a tired, badly in need of renovation....More
Gion Fukuzumi is one of those ryokans that aren't sure which way to go. They want to give the traditional ryokan experience, however include the modern convenience as well. Price is pretty straight on, as the room toilet and shower facilities are from the 70s...More
We stayed here for 1 night and I really enjoyed the experience. The food was amazing and served by a lovely attendant who was happy to explain the different items - even with limited English we were well informed. The location is very central and...More
Thank Bronwyn T
Management response:Responded 1 January 2017
Thank you very much for staying with us and nice compliments too.
We are very happy to hear that you had a memorable and a peaceful day &
night with us.
As you noted, we are proud that we are situated in the best location...More
I stayed here for one night from 4-5SEP2016. And I get it, this is supposed to be a Japanese cultural experience. But I don't understand why anyone would want to experience this. The property is quite old and I might describe it as "dingy." The...More
Easy to reach by several buses from the station the hotel is in a district which is very pretty and within walking distance of lots of bars and restaurants. We were greeted by staff who could not have been more helpful. They gave us a...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.