With Kyoto’s most popular destination on your doorstep, there are plenty of reasons to consider Gion Hatanaka is your perfect choice. 

Gion Hatanaka

Gion Hatanaka, Sung Eun Kim

Visitors at Gion Hatanaka are given the opportunity to enjoy their spare time exclusively. Upon arrival, you will notice a uniquely Japanese atmosphere. The building itself is in the Tea ceremony pavilion style. It attracts guests’ attention making them stop by at Gion Hatanaka. 

Convenient, iconic, and comfortable, Gion Hatanaka is an amazing ryokan to stay at.


Gion Hatanaka Amenities

Gion Hatanaka

Gion Hatanaka, Kevin Wong

The ryokan features classic Japanese style rooms and offers the ultimate in Japanese hospitality. There’s also an on-site restaurant serving ryokan style traditional, seasonal cuisine.


Gion Hatanaka Facilities


Room equipment

✓ Private Bath
✓ Toilet
✓ Towels
✓ Shared Indoor Bath (Same Gender Only)
✓ Air conditioning
✓ Housekeeping
✓ Safe
✓ Telephone
✓ Refrigerator
✓ Cable/satellite TV
✓ Flatscreen TV
✓ Bidet
✓ Bath/shower
✓ Complimentary toiletries
✓ Hairdryer


✓ Dinner and Breakfast
✓ Special Meal (request)
✓ Vegetarian Meals
✓ Dinner Served (in room)
✓ Breakfast Served (in room)

Hotel services

✓ Paid public parking on-site
✓ Free WiFi
✓ Hot tub
✓ Breakfast in the room
✓ Taxi service
✓ Banquet room
✓ Meeting rooms
✓ Massage
✓ Complimentary welcome drink
✓ Fax/photocopying
✓ 24-hour security
✓ Baggage storage
✓ Concierge
✓ Gift shop
✓ Newspaper
✓ Shared bathroom
✓ Shops
✓ Umbrella
✓ 24-hour front desk
✓ Dry cleaning
✓ Laundry service
✓ Children under 12 Years allowed
✓ Near: restaurants and shops
✓ Non-smoking rooms
✓ City view
✓ Family rooms


Gion Hatanaka Cost

The accommodation cost of Gion Hatanaka ranges from ¥20,000 to ¥70,000 per person. In comparison to other Kyoto ryokans, the price for staying at Gion Hatanaka is average.


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Gion Hatanaka Reviews

According to guests of this ryokan, friendly staff and a convenient location make this place a brilliant way to enjoy your stay in Kyoto. 

Gion Hatanaka Location 

Gion Hatanaka is located in a celebrated historic district known for its ancient architecture and intriguing geishas. This spacious, elegant ryokan it’s mere minutes away from plenty of Kyoto’s most romantic and historic destinations, including Kimono Tea Ceremony Kyoto Maikoya, Nene-no-Michi, Ishibei-koji Lane, Yasaka-jina, and Maruyama-koen Park.

Gion Hatanaka

Address: 505 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0074, Japan (map)

Website: thehatanaka.co.jp

Hours: Open 24 hours

Phone: +81755415315


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.


Gion Hatanaka

Total rating: 4.5
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.

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
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.

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.

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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