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Gion Shinmonso

Osaka, Japan (OSA)

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Traditional Room, Japanese Futon, Private Bathroom (Japanese Room)

Traditional Room, Japanese Futon, Private Bathroom (Japanese Room)

1 Japanese futon
Entertainment - Free WiFi
Food & Drink - Refrigerator
Bathroom - Partially open bathroom, slippers, and a shower
Practical - Safe and phone
Comfort - Air conditioning
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Traditional Room, Japanese Futon, Shared Bathroom (Japanese Room)

Traditional Room, Japanese Futon, Shared Bathroom (Japanese Room)

1 Japanese futon
172 sq feet (16 sq meters)

Entertainment - Free WiFi
Food & Drink - Refrigerator
Bathroom - Partially open bathroom, slippers, and a shower
Practical - Safe and phone
Comfort - Air conditioning
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Gion Shinmonso
Hanamikohji shinmonmae higashiyama-ku Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan 605-0082

Make yourself at home in one of the 21 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Conveniences include phones and safes.

Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a spa tub, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and tour/ticket assistance.

Breakfast is available for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities
The front desk is staffed during limited hours.


Know Before You Go

  • 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.


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

  • Breakfast fee: JPY 1620 per person (approximately)

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

  • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 92 reviews
from Sao Paulo, SP
Submitted on 29-04-2015
The location is absolutely amazing - located in Gion which maybe the most traditional neighborhood, and very charming as well. The neighborhood will give you high chances of spotting Geishas - and also has many restaurants alongside the rivers which are extremely charming. Also, it is walking distance to Myiako-Odori, for the Geisha performance. The hotel itself looks a bit old - specially the bathroom - but it is very clean, so not much of a hassle, also because you only get to spend the night... Read more
from Poole, United Kingdom
Submitted on 25-08-2015
We had a good sized room, with an entrance space for shoes with a sink and separate toilet. The room was clean and had good air conditioning. The shared bathroom was on the ground floor and it was clean and well equipped. There were clear instructions about how to behave in the Japanese baths! The staff spoke some English and were always polite and helpful. Smoking in the lobby was overwhelming at times. A superb location and great sushi restaurant across the road.
from Padua, Italy
Submitted on 01-09-2015
We spent 3 nights in this Ryokan during our trip in Japan. The location is very good, in the Gion quarter , which is the gheishas'area. The hotel is very touristic in comparison with other ryokans where we slept in. It is old, needs to be refreshed, the futon are very hard and also the pillows are old and hard in comparison with the same type of bed somewhere else. Besides this the toilette in the bedroom was very old and we could smell urine. The people at the reception were very very gentle bu... Read more
from Mexico City, Mexico
Submitted on 27-01-2016
When you travel to Japan the way the Kimono, unveils itself, under the occidental mask is when you touch Kyoto. The only way to live the vibe of Japan is by feeling the tatami under your skin and sleeping in a futon. At first, the sensation is new and not that easy to digest, but after a while, even the pink rooms and dirty walls, look homey. The idea is enveloping but it needs refurbishing, painting and does not feel clean. If tradition survives, it needs to go with the flow of things. The fabr... Read more
from Enniskillen, United Kingdom
Submitted on 14-02-2016
We stayed for one night and had two days in Kyoto as the majority of our time was spent in Tokyo. We didn't use the public baths so cannot comment however we stayed in a traditional ryokan style room. There is green tea and kimono and slippers for you and an excellent bag of toiletries. The staff come in at tea time and make up the bed (futon) and we really enjoyed this experience and actually slept really well. This hotel is very well located. The traditional Japanese breakfast was very colourf... Read more
from New York
Submitted on 24-08-2016
We were not 100% sure when we booked this hotel because of other reviews but it turned out to be wonderful. The hotel is a bit older but everything is maintained well so the age isn't a problem. It's a traditional Japanese hotel so you have tatami and you don't sleep in a bed but that's part of the experience. Our room had a private toilet and sink but to shower we had to either use the common bath area or the private shower room on our floor. This was fine and gave us a chance to wear the cute ... Read more
from Kent, Washington
Submitted on 26-09-2016
This Ryokan is very close to most attractions and night life. Geishas wondering everywhere, any age, it feels like the old ages. We stay at the triple with toile/sink room, beds weren't as comfortable as other places we've been in the past, this one had only a single futon, I used to have double futon. Every morning y back hurts. They do have a nice spa bathroom to clean up and they have a private bathroom (old) in our floor. We did not pay for the Geisha night, we regretted, when we finally dec... Read more
from Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Submitted on 02-10-2016
We stayed here for 2 nights (2 adults and 2 kids, ages 8 and 10) to experience a traditional Ryokan, and what a unique experience it was. Having never stayed in one before we didn't know what to expect, but absolutely loved it. Do not expect to go here with many of the comforts of Western civilization, however, if you have an open mind and want to experience the old Japanese culture, this is a wonderful way to do it. While I'm sure there are higher end Ryokans, this was perfectly comfortable ... Read more