Gion Hatanaka

Yasaka Jinjya Minamimon Mae Higashiyama ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Kinki, 605-0074, Japan | 4 star ryokan
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Travel Blogs from Kyoto

The city of shrines

A travel blog entry by suebar


... for dinner. We ate dinner at a restaurant where tables had Ben reserved by the tour leader. We sat at tables which had already been prepared with lidded lacquer boxes containing our cold first courses of tofu and fish. They then bought tempura,vegetables and fish and noodle soup and finally a dessert of strawberry blancmange. Sue had fresh orange instead. Back to the hotel for an early night as we had to be ready to leave at 9:00 the following ...

The Thousands of Gates (Japan)

A travel blog entry by usatexan


... ride to get here from where I am staying in Kyoto.

At the shrine's entrance stands the Romon Gate, which was donated in 1589 by one of Japan's famous leaders. Behind the gate stands the shrine's main building (Honden) and various auxiliary buildings.

I look at the shrine then head for the trails behind the shrine's many buildings.

I walk through the main tori gate, pass the shrine, and walk uphill to the start of the ...

Jeff arrives!

A travel blog entry by allilaoshi


... and chirped like a little bird, so they call it nightingale floors. It was made that way to protect from assassins and sneak attacks. It was very dark to help preserve the rooms, combine that with the squeaking floors, and it was kind of creepy. As we shuffled along barefoot, we got to see mannequins set up to look like the emperor and his people. We saw some more high school students and they interviewed us again.


Kyoto by the heat

A travel blog entry by henribastien


... had to pass him I clearly had to come much closer then 3m, the path itself wasn’t much more than a meter wide. So I walked slowly past the monkey, expecting it to bite my leg as I got closer. The fact that he didn’t move while I went past him was in no way a good indication. He could have waiting for me to have my back turned so he could attack my ankle from behind. You know how monkeys can be! Well turns out monkeys can be woefully uninterested by someone ...

Shugaku-in Rikyo Imperial Villas & Gion Hatanaka

A travel blog entry by wheresgordon

... the word used for a geisha in Kyoto) entered the room. The maiko sat in front of the screen and the geiko sat to her left with a shamisen (stringed instrument). The maiko sang while the geiko played. After a couple songs they went around the room and you could ask them questions with the help of one of the servers acting as a translator. At some point the maiko played a couple drinking ...

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This 4 star ryokan, located in the Gion Higashiyama/Kita Shirakawa/Kurama/Yase/Ohara area of Kyoto, is near Gion, Philosopher's Walk, Maruyama Park, and Kyoto Zoo (Dobutsu-En).
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsGion Hatanaka Kyoto

    Reviewed by carolinenarua

    Very traditional hotel

    Reviewed Apr 7, 2013
    by (2 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    We had our own provate house keeper..who helped ans provided us with anything that we need. Lisa was her name. Very impress with thos hotel!9

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    TripAdvisor Reviews Gion Hatanaka Kyoto

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding