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if you want to try living like the japanese this is the hotel
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Located in Kyoto's Gion neighbourhood, Gion Hatanaka is in the city centre. Kawaramachi and Nishiki Market are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Philosopher's Walk and Lake Biwa. Kyoto Aquarium and Toei Kyoto Studio Park are not to be missed.
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Our first impression of this ryokan was not very good. When we arrived we were told quite curtly that check in time was 3 PM. Of course we were fine with that, but the woman’s manner was not representative of the warm receptions we received in other hotels and ryokans we stayed in throughout our two weeks in Japan, even when we arrived early at our other accommodations. Other than this woman, the staff was wonderful. We had Yuka for the first two nights and another woman for the last night as our servers and both were very lovely. This is a very, very traditional ryokan. You sleep on futons and are served meals on the floor at low tables. As a western traveler, I think it is nice to experience this for a night or two, but not more at this ryokan. The others that we visited were more of a mix of western and Japanese style. You still had a very Japanese experience, but with some added western comforts.