One of Kyoto’s most beautiful and traditional ryokans, Tamahan is located in a hidden corner of the Southern Higashiyama district. This lovely property is accessible only by the incredibly atmospheric Ishibei-koji lane. With no cars to disturb you, you’ll enjoy the quiet and comfort of the place as you come and go. The ryokan is built around a fine Japanese garden and the rooms are large and cozy. Originally summer home of a wealthy stock trader, Tamahan opened for business in 1929 as a ryokan specializing in Kyoto cuisine, tradition continued to these days. We highly recommend to include a traditional, and delicious, “Kaiseki” dinner. According to the traditional Japanese style the staff strives for minimal contact with the guests to ensure an optimal environment to relax and unwind. Some English is spoken. (For people with allergies, please note that this ryokan has a pet cat). All rooms are Japanese style and are furnished with a traditional Japanese wooden bath tub, European style toilet, and are air conditioned.