6 expert reviews
“The hotel is known not only for its hospitality, but also for the sumptuous but subdued decor, impeccable service, and splendid gardens.”
"With refined taste reigning supreme, each room is different and exquisitely appointed." Full review
"A favorite of heads of state, movie stars, and obsessive Japanophiles... devastatingly expensive."
"Tawaraya has been operating for more than three centuries and is one of the finest places to stay in the world." Full review
"Located east of the Oike subway station, this expensive hostelry numbers among the most famous ryokan in Japan, along with Hiiragiya across the street" Full review
The hotel rarely responds to special requests in advance.
"Celebrated ryokan in the center of the city, owned by the same family for nearly 300 years. Stepping inside feels like a form of time travel." Full review