Located right on the Shirakawa Canal in Shimbashi, Kyoto’s most beautiful street, Shiraume is a fine ryokan right in the heart of old Gion.
Shiraume is one of those ryokan that manages to get everything right, from the service, to the décor to the food, not to mention the location which is arguably the best in all Kyoto. Quickly gathering a loyal following of foreign guests, Shiraume is the perfect place to have your ryokan experience.
Gion Shinbashi Shirakawa hotori, Higashiyama-ku
Internet: wifi access
Non-smoking rooms: Yes
3min walk from Gion Shijo Station, Keihan Line
5min walk from Sanjo Station, Keihan Line or Sanjo Keihan Station, Tozai subway line
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