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In-room safe, free WiFi
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Guest reviews

4.2 out of 5 Very good
45 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Air conditioning
Breakfast Available
24/7 Front Desk
Hot tub


Explore the area

Popular LocationPontocho7 min walk
Popular LocationYasaka Shrine7 min walk
Popular LocationGion Corner7 min walk
AirportOsaka (ITM-Itami)55 min drive

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  • Traditional Room, Multiple Beds, Shared Bathroom (Japanese Room)

    Room amenities

    • 172 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsTraditional Room, Multiple Beds, Shared Bathroom (Japanese Room)
  • Traditional Room, Multiple Beds, Private Bathroom (Japanese Room)

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsTraditional Room, Multiple Beds, Private Bathroom (Japanese Room)

About this area


Located in Kyoto's Gion neighbourhood, Gion Shinmonso is in the city centre and near a metro station. 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. Check out an event or a game at Kyoto Racecourse, and consider making time for Kyoto Aquarium, a top attraction not to be missed.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Pontocho - 7 min walk
  • Yasaka Shrine - 7 min walk
  • Gion Corner - 7 min walk
  • Kawaramachi - 11 min walk
  • Nishiki Market - 14 min walk

Getting around

  • Sanjo Keihan Station - 5 min walk
  • Gion-shijo Station - 6 min walk
  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 80 min drive


  • Gion Tanto - 2 min walk
  • Kyoto Gion Ramen Muraji - 2 min walk
  • Itoh Dining - 3 min walk
  • Maharaja - 3 min walk
  • Gion Tsujiri - 4 min walk

About this property

Gion Shinmonso

3.5-star Kyoto ryokan in Gion, walk to Yasaka Shrine
A spa tub, a 24-hour front desk and tour/ticket assistance are available at this smoke-free ryokan. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a ballroom. All 21 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, TVs and hairdryers.
Gion Shinmonso offers 21 forms of accommodation with a safe and complimentary slippers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include toilets with an electronic bidet and hairdryers. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
Recreational amenities at the ryokan include a spa tub.
Public bath/onsen services include an indoor public bath and yukata (Japanese robe). These services feature separate men's and women's areas.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Japanese breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–8:30 AM: JPY 1650 per person

Things to do

  • Hot tub


  • Ballroom
  • Lift

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Indoor public bath (no mineral springs)
  • Separate men/women areas in public bath
  • Yukata (Japanese robe)


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Wheelchairs available on site


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Climate control (air conditioning)


  • Electronic bidet
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels


  • TV


  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Safe
  • Slippers



Check-in between 4 PM and 7:30 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 20


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A city tax may be collected at the property, effective from 1 October 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

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

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for Japanese breakfast: JPY 1650 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available

We should mention

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
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Gion Shinmonso Inn
Shinmonso Inn
Gion Shinmonso
Gion Shinmonso Hotel Kyoto
Gion Shinmonso Kyoto
Gion Shinmonso Ryokan
Gion Shinmonso Ryokan Kyoto

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Gion Shinmonso and receive a full refund?
Yes, Gion Shinmonso offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Gion Shinmonso cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Gion Shinmonso pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Gion Shinmonso?
Gion Shinmonso doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Gion Shinmonso?
Check-in is from 4 PM to 7:30 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Gion Shinmonso?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is Gion Shinmonso located?
Located in Gion, this ryokan is within a 10-minute walk of Gion Shirakawa Area, Yasaka Shrine and Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre. Pontocho and Gion Corner are also within 10 minutes. Sanjo Keihan Station is 5 minutes by foot and Higashiyama Station is 9 minutes.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Gion Shinmonso

Very good
45 reviews
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition
5.0 out of 5 Excellent
  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Highly recommend

Great place!

Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2018
4.0 out of 5 Good
  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Traditional Kyoto hotel

We stayed in a tatami mat room. It was all very traditional including the kimono, an in-house onsen, a tea set as per the hotel pictures. There's a rooftop area for the warner months (July-August) which would be good. There was a private toilet but not a shower or bath. You had to use the onsen. The location was good for seeing the main shrines etc. While I would recommend it for an experience of the traditional I'm not sure I'd stay again myself. No problems with the room, hotel or anything. It would be good for a family with kids simply for the experience. But there's not a whole lot to do.

Stayed 1 night in Apr 2018
3.0 out of 5 Okay
  • Liked: Cleanliness
  • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Not the exoerience we expected

We thought a ryokan would be a nice Japanese experience. This place was pretty disappointing, therr were no meals available as was advertised on tripadvisor, and it just felt like staying in a cheap hotel (except with tatami mat floors and tea in the room). Our expectations were high because everything/everwhere else in Japan was awesome, and this was not. The location is good in Gion, but I would not recommend it to anyone.

Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2018
5.0 out of 5 Excellent
  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Unforgettable Ryokan Experience

This is the first my family and I have ever experienced a traditional Japanese ryokan stay and we absolutely loved every moment of it. Thank you.

5.0 out of 5 Excellent
  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort