Overview of Shikinean Gion Shirakawa

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4.7/5 Exceptional
35 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning


What's nearby

Popular LocationYasaka Shrine6 min walk
Popular LocationPontocho8 min walk
Restaurant祇園 土井2 min walk
RestaurantTeppanyaki Manryu2 min walk
AirportOsaka (ITM-Itami)59 min drive

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  • Riverside Grand Deluxe (1F)

    Room amenities

    • 409 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Twin Sofa Bed
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  • Deluxe King Room (2F)

    Room amenities

    • 482 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Twin Sofa Bed
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  • Japanese Style Room (3F)

    Room amenities

    • 482 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 4 Twin Futons
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  • Luxury Suite

    Room amenities

    • Studio
    • 1 bathroom
    • River view
    • Sleeps 6
    • 2 King Beds and 4 Twin Futons
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  • Luxury Suite for 7 Guests

    Room amenities

    • Studio
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 7
    • 2 King Beds and 4 Twin Futons
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  • Luxury Suite for 8 Guests

    Room amenities

    • Studio
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 8
    • 2 King Beds and 4 Twin Futons
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About this area


Shikinean Gion Shirakawa is located in Kyoto's Gion neighborhood. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Philosopher's Walk and Lake Biwa, while Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre and Gion Corner are cultural highlights. Check out an event or a game at Kyoto Racecourse, and consider making time for Kyoto Aquarium, a top attraction not to be missed.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Yasaka Shrine - 6 min walk
  • Pontocho - 8 min walk
  • Gion Corner - 8 min walk
  • Kawaramachi - 11 min walk
  • Nishiki Market - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Sanjo Keihan Station - 6 min walk
  • Gion-shijo Station - 7 min walk
  • Osaka (ITM-Itami) - 59 min drive


  • 祇園 土井 - 2 min walk
  • Teppanyaki Manryu - 2 min walk
  • Arachan - 2 min walk
  • 花見小路 - 3 min walk
  • Senmonten 'guiosa' - 3 min walk

About this property

Shikinean Gion Shirakawa

3-star Kyoto vacation home in Gion, walk to Yasaka Shrine
This smoke-free vacation home features free WiFi in public areas. All homes are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and free bottled water. Other amenities available to guests include flat-screen TVs, refrigerators, and separate bathtubs and showers.
Guest accommodations at Shikinean Gion Shirakawa offer safes and complimentary bottled water. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations include desks. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.
Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers, slippers, bidets, and complimentary toiletries. This Kyoto property provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

Property amenities


Free WiFi

Food and drink



Bed sheets provided


Separate bathtub and shower
Free toiletries
Towels provided
Hair dryer


Flat-screen TV

Work spaces


Climate control

Air conditioning


No pets allowed


Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

Free bottled water


Individually decorated
Individually furnished



Check-in from 3 PM - 11:30 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
Guests will receive an access code

Access methods

Access code


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

JCB International
American Express

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A city tax may be collected at the property, effective October 1, 2018. The city tax ranges from JPY 200-1,000 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: JPY 1000 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.
Property Registration Number 京都市指令保医セ第558号

We should mention

The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ); additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file

Property is also known as

Shikinean Gion Shirakawa House
Shikinean Shirakawa House
Shikinean Shirakawa
Shikinean Gion Shirakawa Kyoto
Shikinean Gion Shirakawa Private vacation home
Shikinean Gion Shirakawa Private vacation home Kyoto

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Shikinean Gion Shirakawa and receive a full refund?
Yes, Shikinean Gion Shirakawa offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Shikinean Gion Shirakawa cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this property?
This property doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 3 PM–11:30 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at this property?
Check-out is at 10 AM.
Where is this property located?
Located in Gion, this vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Gion Shirakawa Area, Yasaka Shrine, and Pontocho. Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre and Gion Corner are also within 10 minutes. Sanjo Keihan Station is 6 minutes by foot and Higashiyama Station is 8 minutes.

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

a beutiful 3 rooms/3 stories hotel

super location, sit right by the magical Shirakawa river. There is no services/reception counter at Shikinean hotel, everything is automatic, you receive the main door pass code before check in, also entry code for 3 different bedrooms. all went neat and easy. 3 rooms on each floor are of different design and display of arts. beds are comfy, we slept well every night. nearby the hotel are endless restaurant choices, subway station is less then 10 mins away and there is a small local shopping street if you walk along the Shirakawa to Higashiyama. everything is wonderful here. will certainly come back again.

Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
  • Disliked: Staff & service

Heads up in Kyoto.

Nice place to stay, but beware. It’s not a hotel, or an inn, not even a B&B. There is NOBODY around. It’s 3 rooms stacked on one another beside a pleasant stream. The amenities, the bed, the bathroom are excellent. The top 2 floor rooms are only accessible by a steep stairs. Every taxi we hired in Kyoto could not find this place. It’s on a quiet street in Gion with a tightly packed, but pleasant neighborhood with many good restaurant choices. This is a good choice in Gion...but beware.

Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 5 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Very good and luxury hotel in Kyoto

Very nice and stylish hotel. Hotel with traditional Japanese art work. Hotel amenities are completed, I like the self check in process as well, 5 Star!

Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Love the art work, high end fixtures and the look of the room

Stayed 5 nights in Jul 2019