Traditional Japanese Inn: Hiiragiya Ryokan, Kyoto

For our first day in Kyoto, after taking the bullet train from Tokyo, we trade out the hectic city pace for a traditional Japanese inn called a ryokan.

At a ryokan, guests can enjoy a traditional room with futon (floor bedding) instead of beds, tatami mats, natural settings, paper sliding doors, and community ofuro (hot tubs).

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Best of all, dinner is cooked by professional chefs and served right in your room. It’s been a great way to unwind and live in a slower, simpler, bygone era. Even if just for a night 😀🍱🎎 .

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One thought on “Traditional Japanese Inn: Hiiragiya Ryokan, Kyoto

  1. How relaxing now that’s my kind of speed, so comforting. That’s the Japan I will always remember. Love your outfits, Jennifer you look like a Geisha girl. Wow to have chefs cook for you and serve you now that’s the life. Food looks good bet it taste good too. Hope that was your shadow by the sliding doors and not a neighbor. Too close and could hear everything. Enjoy Love ya both God bless

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