Lodging > Japanese Inn ( Luxury 5 Star )
Hiragiya is one of the most reputed and beloved Japanese Ryokan in Kyoto. It was established in 1818 and under the ownership of the same family for six generations. It has 28 rooms and each room at this Traditional inn is uniquely designed with its own special motif. Some rooms feature lacquered bathrooms, while others are of marble or tile. Painted folding screens in some of the rooms are done on gold leaf; others have ink paintings on handmade paper in the Zen style. All rooms are traditional Japanese style, with tatami mats, papered shoji window, and sliding fusuma doors. Mostly, it has been host to internationally famous men and women-writers, artists, politicians, scientists, and members of the imperial family.