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Gion Hatanaka

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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  • if you want to try living like the japanese this is the hotelFeb 2, 2020
  • Amazing stay! The room was massive, clean, and comfortable. I highly recommend ordering a…Jan 24, 2020

Gion Hatanaka

from ¥35,495
  • 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


  • In Gion
  • Yasaka Shrine - 3 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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Japan may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
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



  • Onsite self parking (JPY 3000 per night; includes in/out privileges)

  • Onsite 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 minerals) and a yukata (Japanese robe). These services feature separate men and women areas.

Gion Hatanaka’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; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

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

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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

  • 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 Gion Hatanaka currently open?
    This property is closed from February 1 2021 to March 19 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Gion Hatanaka?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site 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 - 7 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Gion Hatanaka?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Sushi-kappo Nakaichi (3-min walk), Izuju Sushi (4-min walk), and Kinoe (4-min walk).

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 110 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
Everything was done with perfection and with a warm heart. It was a most restorative experience. Highly recommend it.
Alice, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
A beautiful experience of Japanese culture. Our room attendant (Kumon) was exceptional. we were taken care of beyond our expectation!!
us2 night family trip
Good 6.0
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.
us3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Friendly staff, Great location to explore some of the attractions.
us1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Nice ryokan, but Front desk staff were a little too business-like. We stayed at two small ryokans in the Japan Alps that had much more warm and friendly staff. Gion Hatanaka is expensive, too. I would go for a smaller, less expensive place the next time I’m in Kyoto. That said, our room was huge (though we weren’t allowed to move our suitcases out of one corner of the room), and we had a cedar tub! The kaiseki dinner was very good.
Dorothy, us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wonderful ryokan with very traditional feeling but modern utilities. Quiet street but steps away from Yasaka Shrine and easy walk to Gion, Ninezaka and Kiyomizu-dera. Great service especially in room dinners and breakfasts.
us3 night family trip
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
Fair 4.0
Massively overpriced compared to other ryokan in Kyoto
gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
What a fantastic place to stay. The location, history, and staff combine to make it the perfect place to stay in Kyoto
au3 night trip

Gion Hatanaka