About Kiku-Ume

Gion in Kyoto city is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan and enjoys international renown. Designated as a national historical preservation district, Gion fully emanates the aura of the ancient capital of Kyoto.
Gion is home to many traditional houses that have been passed down from generation to generation, most of which however are privately owned and not open to the public.
Kiku-Ume transformed the ancestral house with a history of more than 100 years into a luxurious Ryokan teeming with the romantic vibes of the Taisho era. It is the only Ryokan in the central area of Gion district where you can experience the traditional life of Kyoto Machi-shu wealthy (merchant class)

Kiku-Ume was established in 1903, the 36th year of the Meiji era. Since Hanamikoji street was build at the end of the Meiji era, Kiku-Ume has been watching over the Gion distriet of kyoto. In order for visitors to enjoy the wonderful time in Kyoto and Gion, Kiku-Ume offers a variety of elegant experiences.

Kiku-Ume Tea Room

Opening hours: 11:30~17:00
Regular holidays: Occasional
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Handicrafts Sales

Hanami Koji street maintains a strong traditional Kyoto atmosphere. The owner of Kiku-Ume has carefully selected various handmade crafts such as small Japanese style objects and pottery for sale here.

Opening hours: 11:30~18:30
Closed: Every Wednesday and Japanese New Year