Gion Hatanaka is a traditional Japanese inn located in Higashiyama. The inn offers guests facilities which they can enjoy like their featured onsen.

The location of the ryokan is near to tourist sites where travelers can visit during their stay and make the most of their cultural experience. It has a garden that blends well with its interior, making the ryokan a welcoming accommodation that is open to both locals and foreign neighbors.

The ryokan has complete amenities providing guests spacious areas. Gion Hatanaka has a total of 23 rooms, which cost between 35,000 to 80,000 JPY per night, including a cypress bathtub.

The inn also invites visitors to try their large communal baths. Guests are encouraged to try the kaiseki dinner, which is a multi-course meal comprising of Japanese cuisine based on the seasons.

With the location near the geisha district, guests can also anticipate a maiko evening where they can play and spend quality time with their loved ones. To add more fun to the geisha entertainment, the friendly staff of the ryokan will help visitors wear a yukata to complete their cultural immersion. It is where guests can witness traditional dances from the maiko and learn more about samurais and their sword dances.

Historical sites like the Yasaka shrine and the Geisha village is what Gion is known for. Guests can also experience the largest festival in Kyoto every month of July.

Its location can be reached from Gion-Shijo Station and Hankyu Kawaramachi Station. The ryokan has sadly closed its doors due to the coronavirus but has reopened in June 2020 with precautionary measures.

  • Yamai in the city Gion Hatanaka
    Yamai in the city Gion Hatanaka
    Yamai in the city Gion Hatanaka - Pinned on : Jan 20, 2021
  • Yamai in the city Gion Hatanaka
    Yamai in the city Gion Hatanaka
    Yamai in the city Gion Hatanaka - Pinned on : Jan 20, 2021
  • Yamai in the city Gion Hatanaka
    Yamai in the city Gion Hatanaka
    Yamai in the city Gion Hatanaka - Pinned on : Jan 20, 2021
  • Yamai in the city Gion Hatanaka
    Yamai in the city Gion Hatanaka
    Yamai in the city Gion Hatanaka - Pinned on : Jan 20, 2021

Is this place ryokan only or ryokan with an onsen?
Onsen Ryokan

Does this ryokan have private onsen (hot spring)?
Yes

Is there a communal shared public bath?
Yes

In or near
Kyoto

Price range (yen)
35,000-80,000

Gion Hatanaka

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We had the keseki dinner with maikos (ladies training to become geishas) here and it was an unique experience that I would recommend to everyone visiting Japan. The dinner was really beautiful and very high quality, though not exactly suitable for our taste as a lot of the food were cold dishes and yuzu-citrusy. The Maiko was really accommodating and played games with us during the dinner, and we got to hear her life stories on how she decided to become a maiko. We also stayed here in a large suite, the rooms were way too large for the two of us (probably can sleep a large family of 6-8). The staff were extremely polite and nice (even bowed to us the whole time while we were leaving). Perfect location in the middle of Kyoto too.

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Amazing geisha experience! The food was wow and the Japanese games were amazing! A definitely “must-do” if you go to Kyoto!

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A wonderful event with a Kaiseki dinner and traditional Geisha/Maiko dancers performing.


Gion Hatanaka

Total rating: 4.5
avatardtisse805610
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the perfect ryokan experience
Perfectly located this ryokan is the right balance of tradition and confort. The staff is extremely nice, the room very confortable, the Onsen spacious, the kaiseiki diner excellent. We highly recommend.

avatarckew547007
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Traditional Japanese Hospitality Par Excellence
The ryokan staff were both attractive as well as attentive and responsive to our many and varied requests. Location is excellent, within short and leisurely walking distance of nearby tourist attractions of shrines & temples, of parks and open spaces, of quaint cobbled street souvenir shops and eateries, on modern city districts and busy thoroughfares. Bus stops were well within reach that afford ease of travelling to attractions farther afield. Once in a lifetime experience of a Maiko Kaiseki Dinner Show, and the use of the ryokan public bath is not to be missed.

avatarLouis L
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Beautiful facility Excellent Service
It's our first time in Kyoto and we were lucky to pick Gion Hatanaka for our stay. The ryokan was clean, well maintained and had a really nice public bath. The service was exceptional and we really enjoyed the kaiseki and full japanese breakfast. But be forewarned, it's a tonne of food. We were a family of four and our girls enjoyed this Ryokan more than any of our hotels in Japan.

avatar408wy
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Great ryokan experience
It’s a very nice place if you don’t mind spending a bit. Service is excellent and the Kaiseki meals are works of art, although such traditional Japanese cuisine can be an acquired taste for the western palate (e.g. it’s very different to Japanese food we eat back home in Australia). My family spent 2 nights at Gion Hatanaka and 2 nights at MIMARU in Kyoto, to mix and match as we wanted to try other restaurants in Kyoto.

avatarAUSHKtraveller
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Relax and enjoy the scenery
We stayed for a night and also had the kaiseki dinner and breakfast option, the meals where generous and delicious. We also had maiko show for our dinner which was a lovely experience for those that haven't tried. The location is convenient for all the surrounding temples and Gion's attractions and a 10-15min walk to the main street and downtown area.

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