Ryokan Hirashin

3.0 star property
3-star ryokan within walking distance of Nishiki Market

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Ryokan Hirashin

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In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
Public bath

Overview of Ryokan Hirashin

8.0 out of 10 Very good
8.0/10 Very good

Property highlights

  • Laundry facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • 24/7 front desk
TakoyakushidoriTakakura-nishiNakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 604-8141
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Computer station
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge services
  • Gift shops/newsstands
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • TV in a common area
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker

Room options

Basic Twin Room

  • 20 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 Single Futons

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Central Kyoto
  • Nishiki Market - 1 min walk
  • Shijo Street - 4 min walk
  • Kawaramachi Street - 13 min walk
  • Yasaka Shrine - 21 min walk
  • Nijō Castle - 22 min walk
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 24 min walk
  • Kyoto Tower - 27 min walk
  • Heian Shrine - 34 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 38 min walk
  • Kyoto University - 44 min walk

Getting around

  • Osaka (ITM-Itami) - 55 min drive
  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 93 min drive
  • Karasuma Station - 6 min walk
  • Shijo Station - 7 min walk
  • Kyoto Kawaramachi Station - 12 min walk
  • Karasuma Oike Station - 8 min walk
  • Gojo Station - 14 min walk
  • Shiyakusho-mae Station - 14 min walk


  • Shake Shack - 1 min walk
  • 麺匠 たか松本店 - 1 min walk
  • 隈本総合飲食店 MAO - 1 min walk
  • 進々堂東洞院店 - 1 min walk

About this property

Ryokan Hirashin

Ryokan Hirashin puts you in a great location, within a 15-minute walk of Nishiki Market and Kawaramachi Street. Also, Nijō Castle and Kiyomizu Temple are a short five-minute drive away. Public transportation is only a short walk: Karasuma Oike Station is 8 minutes and Gojo Station is 14 minutes.


English, Japanese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Coronavirus Guidelines (Japan)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 27 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Up to 2 children (5 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Japanese breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–9:00 AM

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

What to do

  • Karaoke

Working away

  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bike hire


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas


  • Lift

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Electronic bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Tatami (woven mat floors)
  • Tokonoma (alcove)

Special features


Public bath/onsen services include an indoor public bath and yukata (Japanese robe).

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A city tax may be collected at the property. The city tax ranges from JPY 200–1,000 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Optional extras

  • Japanese breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately JPY 2200 per person

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Coronavirus Guidelines (Japan) guidelines.


The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels etc). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.
This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Hirashin Kyoto
Hirashin Ryokan
Ryokan Hirashin
Ryokan Hirashin Kyoto
Hirashin Hotel Kyoto
Ryokan Hirashin Kyoto
Ryokan Hirashin Ryokan
Ryokan Hirashin Ryokan Kyoto

Frequently asked questions

Does Ryokan Hirashin offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Ryokan Hirashin does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Ryokan Hirashin?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Ryokan Hirashin?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Ryokan Hirashin?
You can check in starting at 4 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Ryokan Hirashin and nearby?
Recommended spots to visit include Nishiki Market (1-min walk) and Kawaramachi Street (13-min walk), along with Nijō Castle (1.1 mi) and Kyoto Imperial Palace (1.3 mi).
What's the area around Ryokan Hirashin like?
Ryokan Hirashin is a short 8-minute walk from Karasuma Oike Station and 13 minutes' walk from Kawaramachi Street.



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6/10 Good

Front staff do not understand English, very hard to communicate unless you have the translator gadget Bathroom sink has molds, stains on curtains and walls and noticeable paper rips on the sliding wall divider. Our room facing street that could get loud due to crowds and vehicles Noises penetrate loud from other rooms too. Good location near Nishiki Market and other food restaurants. Though not a good short walk to the Kyoto station
Maria, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Really good ryokan for the price and great location in central Kyoto. The ladies who prepared dinner were so nice!!
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8/10 Very good

Really nice if you want to experience a traditional ryokan. Also enjoyed the local breakfast
Joseph, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jacqueline, 3-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

First ryokan experience
his was our first time staying in a ryokan. We weren’t too sure what to expect except for that we knew it’ll be very basic. That’s exactly what a ryokan is, very simplified traditional style amenities; cushion on ground to sleep on with traditional sliding doors. There was a private bathroom and toilet for the room and very convenient location near nishiki market and local restaurants and local subway and train stations.
Rebecca, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Good value for money Ryokan experience
My husband and I wanted to try the Ryokan experience and Hirashin seemed to have the best value for money. The rooms are big and futons are layed out on the floor. The staff is great and very helpful but the language barrier is very present sometimes as it is normal in Japan. Location is great for sightseeing. It was overall a good experience but would point out the following: it was very warm in our room, we could not get the AC to work properly and would also recommend trying out breakfast at least once but be advised it is completely "japanese", no bacon eggs or toasts :) It was worth it for the experience.
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8/10 Very good

The staff were friendly and helpful.
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10/10 Exceptional

Best ryokan in Kyoto!
Best service I have ever received and I mean at ANY hotel, no matter how many stars! From the people at the front desk to the lady that brought us breakfast, they were all so incredibly friendly and accommodating. Location was the best! Highly recommend it!
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8/10 Very good

Small hotel with sufficient facilities
The hotel is located within the heart of the city and a few bus stops away from Gion. Very near Tokyu Hands, Daimaru department store and lots of other shops and eateries! At the basement are two hot spring baths which is really nice to soak in after a day of going around the city. Hotel staff at reception can speak English and are very helpful!
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10/10 Exceptional

The best stay in Kyoto
I absolutely enjoyed this experience of a traditional hotel stay in Kyoto. Everything was absolutely fantastic: the location, cleanliness, staff. We didn't get a chance to enjoy the food in this hotel - it has to be reserved in advance...
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