Shiraume Kyoto is a traditional ryokan located in Higarashiyama, Kyoto. Located along the banks of Shirakawa, the ryokan exudes a picturesque atmosphere that gives the illusion of stepping into another time. A place where Geiko and Maiko used to study, work, and live in, Shiraume Kyoto still radiates the beauty that its former residents carried.

The interior features styles from traditional Tea ceremony houses in the classical period. The rooms, furnished with wooden textures and traditional furniture, overlook the stream and the cherry blossoms in the spring.

Some rooms have their own private hot spring baths with views of the natural beauty of the garden. One night’s stay ranges from 29,000-38,000 JPY.

Guests may also opt to use the baths that can be reserved for private use. In addition, Shiraume Kyoto also provides a bar and a small library for the guests to entertain themselves with.

Shiraume Kyoto can be accessed on a short walk from Gion Shijo Station, Sanjo Keihan Station, or Sanjo Station.

The inn is operating normally with safety measures in place and limited acceptance to prevent the spread of infection.

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Onsen Area
Higarashiyama

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?
No

In or near
Kyoto

Price range (yen)
25,000 – 35,000

Shiraume

Total rating: 5
avatarMasatoshi Osawa
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The Special Place
The Beautiful Kyoto. The Beautiful Area. The Beautiful Shiraume. This is a Jewelry box in Kyoto. What a cherished memory to make here. The Shiraume makes all the guests want to come again after 1 day away from here. 美しい京都、美しい白川、美しい白梅 京都の宝石の大切な思い出 この場所を後にして1日も経てばまた足を運びたくなる

avatarSimon H
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Outstanding experience and service
Stay here in Oct 2019 during the ruby world cup. Service was outstanding, attentive but not intrusive. Our room over looked the stream at the front of the property and the balcony was a brilliant place to sit and people watch. Food was first class (see pic of breakfast served in our room). Location is fantastic , walk across the small foot bridge and you are in the heart of the old town. An authentic Japanese experience.

avatarDavid Hilston
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The best place I have ever stayed. You can't beat it!
Shiraume is by far the best place I have ever stayed at. My wife and I have stayed 3 times, and every time we are more than pleased. The staff is always highly professional and pleasantly personal at the same time. The Okami-san being the epitome of this personable professionalism. We are treated like honored guests. The breakfast and dinner, which are included in the price, are luxurious. My wife and I always say we want to eat out someplace else but the combination of convenience and the quality of the service and food make the choice easy in the end: We would rather have a relaxing meal in our suite. I very much enjoy being able to drink freely and for free anything I want out of the mini-fridge in our room. The toiletries are also high quality and the choice of fancy baths is again luxurious. Even the baths included in our suites are always really fantastic. The whole inn is filled with history. It is like staying in a fine antique but the antique is still used every day. I can’t imagine a better place to get a feel for Japanese aesthetics and hospitality. Shiraume is an expensive place to stay and I can’t afford to stay there every weekend but I would rather save up a little and really enjoy the best accommodations in Kyoto on occasion than stay anywhere else. Speaking of location: Shiraume is in a very central spot to enjoy many famous places in Kyoto. The Yasaka-Shrine, the Kabuki Minami-za, Gion and all it has to offer, and some many other places to enjoy are all around Shiraume. It is so easy to get there too. There is a train station just 1 or 2 minutes walking distance from it. Three words sum up Shiraume: Luxury, Convenience, Professionalism. If you can stay here do. I am writing this because I want to support this fantastic place and show my thanks to all the amazing people who make my stays so amazing. I feel I am leaving out so much but you’ll just have to visit yourself to know how I feel.

avatargomitsu
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人生最高の体験!
11月中頃、夫婦でお世話になりました。 ロケーション、旅館の雰囲気、お食事、そして何よりホスピタリティーが最高です。初めて誰かにオススメしたい旅館・ホテルができました(感動しすぎて口コミサイトにレビューを書くのも初めて。) 今度は家族3人で再訪したいとおもいます! In November, ive stayed here with my wife. The location, authentic kyoto's kaiseki, hospitality, everything's perfect! If you want to experienece the true good-old Kyoto days, this is the "must" place to stay(A Japanese man says so,trust me on this!) Enjoy your travel in Japan!

avatarhuiyuwu99
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A Second Home
I've been trying to book this place since 2 years ago and finally out of a whim, I managed to secure a reservation and never have I been this pleased so far in my indulging. I've been to Kyoto more than my fingers can account for but I keep coming back regardless of the hordes of tourists who are all in to take away with them the rich and historical aspect of the old capital. Shiraume is tucked away in one of the oldest roads along the Shirakawa River from the bustling shopping arcade. Traveling solo, I've never felt more accommodated under the care of Tomoko-san and her staff with such attentiveness that I couldn't bear to leave even after 2 nights. After many conversations, I got to know Kyoto more than I could in the trips I've made throughout the years. How can I go to other ryokans not expecting the same thing? What am I suppose to do but to book the next following trip. I can go on and write a journal based on just my 2 days but there are plenty of other reviews here to come to a conclusion that you can't choose a better place than Shiraume. Regardless of it's imminent charms of a traditional ryokan, you can't compare it to even one of the most luxurious places there is even if it was a place inlaid with gold.

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