9 expert reviews
“Much has been written about Hiiragiya since it opened in 1861, usually rich with superlatives. Along with its cross-street neighbour Tawaraya, it’s considered the city’s greatest ryokan.”
– Time Out
"A well-known and timeless ryokan, dating from the mid-19th century. Expensive, but a Kyoto experience."
"This elegant ryokan has long been favoured by celebrities from around the world. Facilities and services are excellent and the location is hard to beat." Full review
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"Among Kyoto’s most illustrious ryokan... this 145-year-old staple includes a kaiseki dinner served in your room." Full review
"This hostelry is widely acknowledged as one of the best traditional ryokan in Japan, a claim shared with the Tawaraya directly across the narrow street" Full review
Room 14, a favorite of Kawabata, is among the most requested.
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"This exquisite ryokan is as fine an example of a traditional inn as you'll find in Japan." Full review
Dinners are exquisite multicourse kaiseki feasts served in your room; Western-style breakfasts are available upon request.
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