Gion Hatanaka Ryokan
The Gion-Hatanaka Ryokan offers the finest Japanese hospitality in Kyoto’s geisha district
Leave the West behind and experience deep Japan at this historic ryokan, or traditional inn, Gion Hatanaka Ryokan in Kyoto. Sleep on futons on fragrant tatami mats, have an exquisite kaiseki dinner with sake served in your room, open sliding screens to reveal views of Yasaka-jinja, the geisha shrine.
For You -
The ryokan will arrange tours of lesser-known temples, Zen meditation classes, visits to kimono embroidery ateliers and tea ceremonies. Trainee geisha can be booked to attend dinners in the ryokan: you can expect musical performances, exceptional service and English translation. Children are welcome.
For Them +
Young children will love family bathing in Kyoto’s finest private onsen, or hot spring bath, which overlooks the garden. Eating and sleeping is also a communal affair – a treat for most children. Enjoy some family bonding time, Japanese-style.
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