Editor Rating
Scale of 90-100

This celebrated 18-room ryokan in the center of the city has been owned by the same family for nearly 300 years. Evocative public areas encompass brightly polished walkways, sliding doors and manicured private gardens. Air-conditioned lodgings (only two with Western-style beds) feature views of the beautifully designed central garden and have tatami mats, shoji screens, wooden beams, period antiques, traditional artwork 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, served solely in the privacy of guest quarters, can run to 20 artfully presented dishes. Stepping inside this inn feels like a form of time travel.

Average Mid-High Season Rates (including taxes):

Editor’s Choice: Double Room for two, $1,200 (breakfast and dinner included).

Tawaraya Features:
  • Meal plan offered
  • Room service

Hotel Location:

Worldwide /  Asia /  East Asia /  Japan /  Kyoto

Learn more about Tawaraya:

To learn more or call +(81) 7-5211-5566. Contact Andrew Harper Travel to book this hotel as part of your next vacation.

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.

Related Content


Related Destinations