Established in 1818, Hiiragiya Ryokan is an enthralling, refined Japanese style, a two-storyryokan in Kyoto, Japan. It was built to make visitors feel at home. One of the ryokan’s charms is its Kyoto-style garden that can be viewed from its inviting rooms. As an added bonus, this ryokan in Kyoto offers instant access to Gion and Shin-kyogoku which is the center of the city.
Hiiragiya Ryokan is an exceptional place for all kinds of travelers. It provides the best quality of services including various room equipment, meals, and concierge services. The staff members are very professional and prompt.
This traditional inn comes with many services such as free WiFi, a parking zone, and versatile air conditioning. Furthermore, guests will be delighted to experience the onsen experience and shared bathing facilities.There are a few different onsen options please check the ryokan pictures for reference.
✓ Japanese Style
✓ Private Bath
✓ Toilet Only (available)
✓ Family Bath
✓ Air conditioning
✓ TV (flat screen)
✓ Safe box
✓ Room service
✓ Dinner and Breakfast
✓ Breakfast only (available)
✓ No Meal (available)
✓ Dinner Served (in room)
✓ Breakfast Served (in room)
✓ Free Wi-Fi
✓ Free parking
✓ Great breakfast
✓ Great rooms
✓ Great location
✓ Great service
✓ Single Guests
✓ Luggage storage
✓ Children under 12 Years allowed
✓ Credit Card
✓ Near: restaurants and shops
✓ Non-smoking hotel
✓ Rooms suites
Hiiragiya Ryokan costs around 60,000 JPY (approximately 550 USD) during the slow season and 90,000 JPY (approximately 820 USD) during the peak season. It is an upscale traditional ryokan with a great location so it tends to cost a little bit more than other typical ryokans in Kyoto.
Hiiragiya Ryokan Video
Hiiragiya Ryokan Reviews
According to reviews, tourists like the attentiveness of the staff and the rooms’ authentic design.
Hiiragiya Ryokan Pictures
Hiiragiya Ryokan Location
Staying at Hiiragiya will make your travel fascinating and, what is more, convenient. If you want to see some legendary landmarks in Kyoto, all of them are situated nearby. For example, Nishiki Market Shopping District and Gionare the closest ones. At the same time, it will take you about 20 minutes on foot to get to Nijo Castle or Kiyomizu-dera Temple (~2.5 km).
You can’t leave Kyoto without a quick visit to Maikoya. From tea ceremonies to kimono photo ops, Maikoya offers a variety of fun and authentic Japanese experiences.
Total rating: 4.5
Well, we somehow had to come back. This time we booked two rooms as my daughter was visiting Japan with us, celebrating her 30th anniversary . We stayed in rooms 31 & 34, both located on the ground floor. After 5 years we still enjoyed that magic atmosphere I did describe in my original 2015 review. Top class, top service, top staff, top food. Shortly: a must.
The Best Rokyan
This is the best Ryokan I have ever stayed in Japan. It is expansive, but do not be scared by the price, this is worthy. In China, I always heard that the top three Ryokan in Kyoto and Hiiragiya is one of them. I have long admired it and always want to stay there once. After I went this January, I will say, This is the best Ryokan I have ever stayed in Japan (Yes, what I have said in the beginning).
I stayed in the old building in this Ryokan, which you can feel is old but they have redecorated it inside so it is amazing. They have really good service. For example, in the old building, because there is no elevator, which is hard for you to move your luggage. However, you do not need to move your luggage when you check-in and check-out as the staff will help you. Moreover, after you check-out, they will stand in front of the door until they cannot see you anymore.
For the room, after you enter, you will first see a folding screen like furniture (in fact, I don't know if calling it furniture is appropriate). Behind it, you will find your luggage. They have an individual bathroom in the room and it is a very Japanese style one. They do have a big public onsen but you have to reserve it.
You can eat dinner and breakfast in your room, which is very rare for Ryokan. However, it means that you need to get up early in the morning since they need to get everything ready before breakfast and it is not good news for someone like me like to wake up late in the morning. The dish is very delicious. After dinner, they will provide some snacks and tea for you.
Overall, it is a Luxury Ryokan but is really worthy. I will recommend everyone who has enough money to try to stay here for one night or more.
Hiiragiya provided an unforgettable evening! Check-in was smooth and efficient. We received lots of advice and maps of recommended walking tours. Maho took care of us all evening and in the morning--she was amazing. The dinner and breakfast meals are also unforgettable. It was a wonderful stay and without hesitation the highlight of our Kyoto visit.
House of Holly
Unforgettable experience - worth every penny! Even for one day - beautiful elegance without unnecessary modern trendy objects! We are vegetarian; food was so delicious and new! We highly recommend staying there!
A marvelous inn!
My wife and I wanted to spend two nights in a traditional 'ryoken' in Kyoto and chose Hiiragiya. What an amazingly, wonderful experience. From the moment we arrived we were welcomed in a manner which made us feel at ease and 'at home'--the stated goal of the wonderful innkeeper who told us she is in the 10th generation of her family to run the inn. The facilities were marvelous and our room with private bath, lovely and quiet with a garden view and deep soaking tub. The food was traditional, plentiful, and excellent. The service was warm, prompt, dependable. In all, this is an inn whose people and facilities provide a gracious, peaceful experience. We could not have found a better place!