About Kikuume

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.
Kikuume 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 (merchant class)

Since the completion of Hanamikoji Street in the late Meiji period, Kikuume has been a guardian of Kyoto and Gion. In order that visitors may enjoy their time in Kyoto and Gion to their heart’s content, Kikuume has carefully prepared a variety of activities allowing one to experience Japanese culture at its most authentic.

Matcha & Sencha

Experience genuine tea ceremonies in our authentic tearoom.
Kikuume’s tearooms regularly host matcha and sencha tea ceremonies for visitors.

Japanese Art & Crafts

On Hanamikoji Street– a street full of the ancient aura of Kyoto, Kikuume sells Japanese handmade crafts carefully selected by the master.

Business Hours: 11:30 – 18:30
Closed on: Wednesday, Year End & New Year holidays