4.72 Votes
  • 11.11% of people who visit Higashiyama Ward include Shiraume in their plan

  • 50% of people start their Shiraume visit around 5 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Shiraume


50% of people prefer walking in order to reach Shiraume

People normally club together Yakitori Tarokichi and 京都きものレンタルwargo 清水坂店 while planning their visit to Shiraume.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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Shiraume Reviews & Ratings

  • Amazing. An experience we will never forget. The staff look after you so well, and the whole atmosphere in the Ryokan is extremely peaceful & restful. Private and public baths are great, and the location to many of Kyoto's sights makes is fantastic for sightseeing too!

  • Staff was delightful and made sure the stay was perfect! The rooms were wonderfully decorated and a sight to behold. Food was easily Michelin star worthy. One could even say it's a spiritual experience of you're willing to relax and enjoy the simple elegance of the ambiance.

  • Really good service and great attention to detail. From checking in to checking out the service was 100% and the rooms are so spacious and comfortable - you won't want to leave to explore.

  • My husband and I stayed at the beautiful Umegae room in Shiraume for one night for our honeymoon, and it was a luxurious experience filled with excellent service and attention to detail. Even before our arrival, the owner, Okuda-san, diligently communicated via e-mail to ensure that the food preferences and details were well-prepared for. Shiraume was close to the Kawaramachi train station, and conveniently located in Gion near many temples and attractions. Upon arrival, we were greeted warmly, given a tour of the premises, and served tea and traditional sweets and snacks. The room was more than spacious, and it felt like we were transported back in time with the finer materials furnished, like bamboo, wood, lacquerware, and ceramic. Two tokonomas (alcoves decorated with scrolls and fresh flowers) were arranged, and a seasonal incense was chosen for after dinner. Cotton yukatas awaited us, along with tabi socks that could be kept as a souvenir. For dinner, we had Kobe beef and a kaiseki dinner, which were fresh, beautifully presented, and paced thoughtfully by our room attendant. Throughout the meal, Okuda-san was present to tell her personal story, share tidbits of Kyoto's history, and explain the dishes and how best to enjoy the food. Her grace and knowledge were invaluable to our stay. As part of the incredible hospitality, we were gifted with a plum wine and sparkling plum juice toast, and "happy rice" for our marriage. Beyond the history and aesthetics of Japan, truly it was the kindness and hospitality of the people there that made our travels unforgettable. After dinner, we wanted to visit Kodai-ji Temple for their nighttime illuminations, so staff called an English-speaking taxi driver, and wrote down directions on a map on the most scenic way to walk back to the ryokan. The cypress bathtub was deep and perfect for soaking in after a long day, and the body scrub and lotion were fine accompaniments to a relaxing ritual. In the morning, breakfast was served in a communal breakfast room that had a view of the Shirakawa Canal. A little frog and great blue heron were visiting guests by the window! I recommend the Japanese-style breakfast, which is served with a variety of small, seasonal dishes. Okuda-san remembered that I wasn't fond of red bean, and had the chef create a substitute for one of the dishes. She continued enlightening us on the traditions and folklore of Kyoto during this time, and saw us off with warm good-byes. Shiraume is worth the saving up for and splurging on. ありがとう ございます, Okuda-san and Shiraume staff! We look forward to our next visit, and wish you all the best!

  • Stayed with a party of 4 in June 2018. Simply the loveliest stay we had in Japan. If you want a relaxing and immersive break away you will not be disappointed! Incredibly traditional atmosphere and wonderful and attentive staff. Gorgeous rooms (with super comfy bedding), incredible food, glorious private Onsens with everything you need to feel right at home. Didn't want to leave and will certainly be back before long ♥ Thank you to all the staff at Shiraume for making us so welcome :)

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