Tawaraya is the finest ryokan in Kyoto and, arguably, the finest in all Japan. Private gardens and incredible attention to detail make it a very special Kyoto experience.
Tawaraya is the finest ryokan in Kyoto and, arguably, the finest in all Japan. But this isn’t why celebrities and political leaders from all over the world have stayed there. Rather, it’s because Tawaraya is one of the few accommodations anywhere that manages to get everything right. The rooms are impeccably decorated, in keeping with the wabi-sabi aesthetic of spare simplicity, with each item carefully chosen. All guest rooms look out over their own private gardens and invite hours of contemplative gazing. And the staff possess the uncanny ability to know what you want before you do. All in all, it’s a magical little world that you won’t want to leave. Only that would be a shame in a city with as many wonders as Kyoto.
Fuyacho Oike sagaru, Nakagyo-ku
Internet: wifi and LAN cable access
Non-smoking rooms: Yes
3min walk from Karasuma Oike Station, Tozai & Karasuma subway lines
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Unfortunately Tawaraya cannot be booked immediately online. You can make an availability inquiry through TripAdvisor.
You can also book any of the following high end ryokan immediately online with Agoda – each of these ryokan are of a similar class and experience to Tawaraya.
Seikoro | Hatanaka | Yoshida Sanso | Yuzuya Ryokan
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