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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Very good professional service. Meals were fun. We had breakfast and dinner cooked in our room. The lobby is nice and relaxing and the bath area is nice. There is a park/ multiple shrine area next door. One of the most fun experiences I've had being in a new country. Me and my companion ate, had our baths, got in our provided Kimonos and walked around the Shrines at night. It was quiet and nice.

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We were extremely fortunate and lucky to stay here for a few nights as our base to explore Kyoto and Nara. The ryokan is beautiful and the staff here are so attentive and really take pride in their jobs. The breakfast and dinner was absolutely superb, they even accommodated meal changes due to diet. Location is so close to Gion and transport but overall such a wonderful pleasant experience and would really recommend a stay here if you can.


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