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1 room, 2 adults

Gion Hatanaka, Kyoto, Japan

4-star4 stars
505 Yasaka Shrine Minamimonmae, Gion, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 605-0074, Japan

City-center ryokan, steps from Yasaka Shrine
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Great location
Fantastic service
Delicious food
Great room

Gion Hatanaka, Kyoto, Japan

from NZ$655
  • Standard Quadruple Room, Japanese Futon, Non Smoking
  • Deluxe Room, Japanese Futon, Non Smoking
  • Deluxe Room, Japanese Futon, Non Smoking
  • Deluxe Room, Japanese Futon, Non Smoking
  • Standard Quadruple Room, Japanese Futon, Non Smoking
  • Standard Quadruple Room, Japanese Futon, Non Smoking
  • Standard Triple Room, Japanese Futon, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room, Japanese Futon, Non Smoking
  • Standard Triple Room, Japanese Futon, Non Smoking
  • Standard Triple Room, Japanese Futon, Non Smoking

What’s around Gion Hatanaka, Kyoto, Japan


  • In Gion
  • Yasaka Shrine - 2 min walk
  • Kawaramachi - 9 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 15 min walk
  • Nishiki Market - 15 min walk
  • Kyoto University - 23 min walk
  • Heian Shrine - 24 min walk
  • Kyoto Tower - 40 min walk

Getting around

  • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 80 min drive
  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 55 min drive
  • Gion-shijo Station - 9 min walk
  • Kawaramachi Station - 12 min walk
  • Sanjo Station - 15 min walk
  • Higashiyama Station - 12 min walk
  • Sanjo Keihan Station - 14 min walk
  • Keage Station - 21 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 21 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-7 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Meals are available by reservation only 1 day in advance and cannot be requested after check-in.
Please note that this property provides Kyo-ryori (Kyoto cuisine) and Maiko entertainment on special dates and by special request.
Japanese futons are provided based on the number of adults in the reservation.
All guests must show a valid passport. This is the only form of identification that is accepted at this property.
Guests with dietary restrictions or food allergies should contact this hotel 1 day in advance.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking (limited) *

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Local cuisine breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Kaiseki meal served
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Elevator
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Public bath/onsen services include an indoor public bath (no mineral springs) and a yukata (Japanese robe). These services feature separate men and women areas.

Gion Hatanaka, Kyoto, Japan’s small print

Also known as

  • Gion Hatanaka
  • Gion Hatanaka Kyoto
  • Gion Hatanaka Ryokan
  • Gion Hatanaka Ryokan Kyoto
  • Gion Hatanaka Inn
  • Gion Hatanaka Inn Kyoto
  • Gion Hatanaka Kyoto
  • Hatanaka
  • Hatanaka Gion
  • Gion Hatanaka Hotel Kyoto
  • Hatanaka Inn


Guests traveling with a service animal must contact the property in advance.
Guests booked in rate plans that include breakfast or dinner receive meals for adults only (guests age 6 and older). Meals are available for children under 6 years old for a surcharge, payable at the hotel.

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.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A city tax may be collected at the property, effective October 1, 2018. 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.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: JPY 1000 per person, per night

Optional extras

Self parking costs JPY 3000 per night with in/out privileges

Local cuisine breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 3300 for adults and JPY 3300 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Gion Hatanaka, Kyoto, Japan

  • Does Gion Hatanaka offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Gion Hatanaka does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Gion Hatanaka?
    Yes. Self parking costs JPY 3000 per night. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Are pets allowed at Gion Hatanaka?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Gion Hatanaka?
    You can check in from 3 PM to 7 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Gion Hatanaka?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Minoko (1-min walk), Teppanyaki Oagari (2-min walk), and Teppanyaki & Sake Bar Ogari (2-min walk).

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 126 reviews

Very good 8.0
Nice, if expensive, ryokan in great location
Great location, pleasant accommodations, great English-speaking staff. It‘s a little expensive for an older (ie slightly run down) Ryokan, but it was a very nice experience. You are definitely paying for the location, which is fantastic if you want easy access to the Gion area and Kawaramachi. Not sure if the Ryokan was just incredibly quiet or if it was empty during our stay in late January. We had the Kaiseki dinner one night and enjoyed it. Largely seafood, so if that isn’t your cup of tea it might not suit you. The public bath was also very nice.
us2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Great value, not a fan of the food
Phenomenal value and experience. Significantly exceeded expectations. I don’t think I could do a ryokan for my entire trip but highly recommend for a couple nights. Comes with what seems like a 10 course traditional Japanese meal. I personally, did not enjoy most of the dishes but it was quite the experience
Raymond, us1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Comfortable take on Ryokan experience
Voted top 10 Ryokan in Japan by some, we stayed for 1 night to try. Even though we only got a standard room, it's more spacious than we can imagine. It's like an apartment with everything (minus the kitchen). Your feet would feel great on the tatami's. Very well decorated and calming. Do need some time to get used to the traditional bed experience though. Location is superb, next to one main temple, while just need to walk down the slope to the heart of Gion area. Didn't try the food, maybe next time
CHEUK HO, sg1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Beautiful property in the heart of a gorgeous area
Kyoto is stunning and staying at a ryokan was a wonderful experience but I wish we had only done one night given the "futon" beds on the floor - even the pillows were incredibly hard on our bodies unfortunately. The staff was lovely and the property is gorgeous. Loved the onsen too! We didn't originally pay for dinner but ended up adding on with other family staying at Gion Hatanaka - keseiki isn't something I'll likely want to try again but both dinner and breakfast were an experience! It's steps away from a park/temple area which we walked through everyday to/from just to enjoy the scenery. If you're staying in Kyoto for more then one night, I'd recommend one night and other nights somewhere a bit more comfortable but that could just be because I'm used to Western comforts/food.
Rachel, us3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice place to experience Japanese style of living, good location. Had dinner there, it was good!
Yan, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
A Kyoto gem
Amazing service. Excellent attention to detail
au1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Peaceful Spot in Gion
This place is absolutely gorgeous and so comfortable. Rooms are spacious with all amenities provided. I did not get the meal set but that looked amazing as well!
Melina, us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
I was disappointed in Kaiseki meal which we had in the hotel. First, the fish is over cooked. Secondly, I didn’t feel relaxing during the whole meal. It was rushed. The staffs are nice overall.
Daisy, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
So lucky to be able to book a night!
We were so lucky to be able to squeeze into Gion Hatanaka during the extreme busy Sakura season. The beautiful ryokan sits right beside Yasaka Shrine but comfortably far from the crazy tourist crowds. I believe they represent the real Japanese standard of services. It is the most memorable highlight in my stay in Kyoto.
Ji, ca1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Gion Gem!
Such an amazing experience staying at Gion Hatanaka. Living like the traditional Japanese style was beyond excellent. I would definitely recommend it to anyone traveling to Kyoto.
Steven, us2 night romance trip

Gion Hatanaka, Kyoto, Japan

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