Scale of 90-100
Celebrated 18-room ryokan in the center of the city, owned by the same family for nearly 300 years. Evocative public areas encompass brightly polished walkways, sliding doors and manicured gardens. Air-conditioned lodgings (only two rooms with Western-style beds) feature views of the beautifully designed central garden and have tatami mats, shoji screens, Western-style chairs, wooden beams and a refined minimalist aesthetic. Some lodgings open onto small gardens with wooden verandas, carved water basins and moss-covered stone lanterns. Traditional kaiseki dinners can run to 20 artfully presented dishes and are served solely in the privacy of guest quarters. Stepping inside feels like a form of time travel.
- Meal plan offered
- Room service
Average Mid-High Season Rates (including taxes):
Lowest Rate: Double Room For Two, $750; Editor’s Choice: Double Room For Two, $1,200 (breakfast and dinner included).
Learn more about Tawaraya:
In order to offer you the highest level of service, online booking is currently not available. Please call Andrew Harper Travel at (800) 375-4685, or contact the hotel directly, for reservations.