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Top Higashiyama Historic Hotels

Kyoto Miyabi Inn -Only one group a day-
3.5 out of 5
512-14 Tsutsumi-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Traditional Japanese apartment.

"Nice traditional Japanese apartment. Super nice host. Close to the subway and other temples withing walking distance"…"

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2016

Kyoto Miyabi Inn -Only one group a day-
Birodo-an
3 out of 5
478-4 Shimo Kawaramachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"Good stay, close to main city spot places. The neighborhood atmosphere is really nice, very calm but the night life is also just a few blocks away."…"

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2015

Birodo-an
Kyoto Inn Gion
3 out of 5
435, Rinkacho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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The price is ¥5,360 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
4.8/5Exceptional! (292 reviews)

"We absolutely adored our time in Kyoto. Hotel was in a great location. Train station about a 10 minute walk. I was 7 months pregnant and I did just fine pulling my suitcase. Very neat neighborhood with plenty to see. Our room was on the tiny side but we did get what we paid for. This was just one ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

Kyoto Inn Gion
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Gion-Kinpyo
4.5 out of 5
335, Miyoshi-cho, Furumonzen, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is ¥22,393 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
4.8/5Exceptional! (57 reviews)

"Excellent quiet location. Breakfast option was great. Perfect for our family of 4"…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

Gion-Kinpyo
Guesthouse Ga-Jyun - Hostel
2 out of 5
165 Ebisu-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is ¥4,473 per night from Nov 25 to Nov 26
4.7/5Exceptional! (454 reviews)

"This is what an experience is all about... everyone at Ga-Jyun is a special person they make you feel like family and very special in your own being. From the morning laughs and conversations to the evening discussions everything was magical and special about this place. The location is amazing the ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Guesthouse Ga-Jyun - Hostel
Ryokan MOTONAGO
3.5 out of 5
511 Washio-cho, Koudaijimichi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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4.7/5Exceptional! (117 reviews)
Amazing Ryokan Experience

"This small Ryokan is located in the Gion area of Kyoto. Housed inside a very old wooden inn, a single host family runs the establishment. Check in opens kind of late, but the staff were nice enough to allow us to check in a few hours early to drop off our bags, made our trip so much easier. The location ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

Ryokan MOTONAGO
Gion Maifukan
3.5 out of 5
4 4 0 Kamibentencho Higashiyama Ward, Gion-Machi Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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4.6/5Exceptional! (120 reviews)

"Amazing!!! We loved staying here. Perfect location, nice size and clean room. Staff was so friendly and helpful!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

Gion Maifukan
Japanese Inn Yoshimizu
3 out of 5
Bentendo Ue, Maruyama Koen, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is ¥8,945 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 10
4.6/5Exceptional! (227 reviews)

"Bathrooms were amazing, the tub was greatly appreciated after a long day walking around"…"

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Japanese Inn Yoshimizu
Gion Fukuzumi Inn
3.5 out of 5
Shinbashi Nishi-Iru, Higashi-Oji, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is ¥30,588 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 11
4.6/5Wonderful! (20 reviews)
Amazing first time experience of Kyoto

"The hotel is in an amazing location, especially for Sakura viewing with the shrine/park just behind it and the viewing spots on the river only a short walk away. The hotel staff are friendly and very accommodating, helping me with locating specialised shops in the area and in giving me directions ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2019

Gion Fukuzumi Inn
Hyatt Regency Kyoto
4.5 out of 5
644-2 Sanjusangendo-mawari, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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The price is ¥15,744 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 11
4.5/5Wonderful! (995 reviews)

"We like the tranquility of the property. It will be ideal if there is an onsen onsite."…"

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Kyoto
Gion Kiyomizu JQHOUSE 1
3 out of 5
37-5 Bishamoncho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)

"家族で宿泊しましたが、皆とても満足しておりました。 質問要望などにも丁寧に対応していただき、感謝しております。 また機会がありましたら利用したいと思います。"…"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2015

Gion Kiyomizu JQHOUSE 1
Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE
4 out of 5
502 Washio-cho, Shimogawara, Gion, Kyoto, Kyoto
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The price is ¥14,427 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9
4.5/5Wonderful! (160 reviews)
Comfortable ryokan in interesting area of Kyoto

"Comfortable ryokan in lovely part of Kyoto. Friendly welcoming team and we enjoyed the traditional Japanese style room. Found a great cosy restaurant to eat in nearby and had a delicious full Japanese breakfast at the ryokan before leaving."…"

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020

Kyoto Ryokan SAKANOUE
Kyoto Ryokan "The KINOE"
4 out of 5
44-8 Bishamon-cho, Higashioji-dori, Matsubara-agaru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is ¥12,673 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
4.4/5Wonderful! (103 reviews)

"Basic n simple Just stay ok"…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Kyoto Ryokan "The KINOE"
Hana Hotel
3 out of 5
2-53-1 Sanjo-doori Ohashi-Higashi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is ¥7,186 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
4.4/5Excellent! (415 reviews)
Clean but tiny, mostly Japanese breakfast

"The staff was polite and helpful. The room was clean but very small even for Japanese standard. I'm not tall but I had to bow to shower, otherwise the water was not running over my head. The breakfast was mostly Japanese: it was tasty but the international options were limited (one type of pastry, ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2019

Hana Hotel
Hotel Sunline Kyoto Gion Shijyo
3 out of 5
493-1 Kiyoicho,Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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4.3/5Excellent! (364 reviews)

"Great location, clean and spacious and nice staff. A little dated but good value and I’d stay there again."…"

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2018

Hotel Sunline Kyoto Gion Shijyo
Gion Shinmonso
3.5 out of 5
Hanamikohji shinmonmae higashiyama-ku, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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4.2/5Excellent! (45 reviews)
Highly recommend

"Great place!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2018

Gion Shinmonso
APA Hotel Kyoto Gion EXCELLENT
3 out of 5
555, Minamigawa, Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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The price is ¥2,620 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
4/5Very Good! (884 reviews)
Great location - would stay again for location

"This is our second APA hotel that we've stayed at so far. Nothing that really caught my attention honestly other than the amazing location. I'd stay at this hotel again especially for the location. Literally, the Yasaka shrine is less than a block away. One tiny thing was that it felt a little dusty ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

APA Hotel Kyoto Gion EXCELLENT
Amenity Hotel Kyoto
2 out of 5
4-171 Kiyomizu Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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3.7/5Good! (168 reviews)
Lovely

"Fantastic place. If you want a Japanese style hotel, can’t imagine anywhere nicer. Staff do helpful too."…"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

Amenity Hotel Kyoto
Ryokan Ohto
2.5 out of 5
Hitosujime Minami Sagaru Higashiyama-ku, Kamogawa Higashi, Nanajo, Kyoto, Kyoto
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2.6/5 (103 reviews)
Should not be on your list

"Never come back to this property again. The heater is very noisy, couldn't sleep and the public area is so cold. It's not a ryokan , it s should be a motel."…"

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2017

Ryokan Ohto
Gion Machiya
4 out of 5
157-5 Rokuhara Uramon Dori Higashi Iru, Tamon-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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Gion Machiya
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Frequently asked questions

What can a history enthusiast expect from a trip to Higashiyama?
Some time exploring the prominent temples in Higashiyama is a draw to those who want to learn about local history. The array of shops and top-notch restaurants are some of the places to visit while you’re here. You can also discover the museums during your vacation in this culturally rich area.
What's the best accommodation in Higashiyama to be near historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, Kyoto Inn Gion is a top 3-star hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and it features free breakfast and free WiFi. Yasaka Shrine is a short walk away. A couple of other options close to historic sites include Japanese Inn Yoshimizu and Ryokan MOTONAGO.
How many historical hotels are there in Higashiyama?
In Higashiyama, you’ll find 597 hotels and other lodging options bookable on Expedia though you won’t find many designated historic hotels.
What are the most important historical places and other sights in Higashiyama?
Higashiyama is notable for its temples and monuments, and landmarks include Yasaka Shrine, Sanjusangendo Temple, and Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre. Cultural venues include Gion Corner, Kyoto National Museum, and Gion Shirakawa Area. Other popular sights include Kiyomizu Temple and Pontocho.
What is a historic hotel like in Higashiyama?
By choosing a historic hotel, you can enjoy a vacation in a place that has an official historic designation. A palace, castle, stately home or even a lodge, pub, or skyscraper can be transformed into a historic hotel provided that it’s of special interest. Traditional architecture and period features can be admired in the communal spaces and guestrooms of historic hotels in Higashiyama, bringing the history to life.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
“Heritage hotel” is more common in Asia and Europe, while “historic hotel” is a term often used in the U.S. overall though the terms are similar. The architecture and building of historic hotels tend to be what’s most important. For a heritage hotel, it’s mainly the cultural value along with how it influenced the community.
Do historic hotels in Higashiyama have modern facilities?
Hotel interiors feature the modern conveniences and safety features you might expect, but every effort is made to preserve the historic aspects and traditions. Private rooms with updated bathroom facilities, heating and air conditioning, free and fast Internet, and the normal amenities found in most hotels will also be available in a historic hotel. When you choose a historic hotel in Higashiyama, don’t worry that you’ll be staying at a place that’s uncomfortable or rundown.

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