96 Editor Rating*
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.

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Tawaraya Features:

  • 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).

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