15. Hiiragiya Ryokan
Ryokan is a traditional inn where guests can experience Japanese hospitality at its best. Built in 1818, the elegant Hiiragiya Ryokan in Kyoto is a veritable institution. Each of the 28 rooms in the 2-story wooden building is beautifully appointed with antiques and carefully chosen objet d’art. Most offer views of the immaculately manicured main garden and are outfitted with deep cypress-wood baths. Extravagant kaiseki dinners, presented on handcrafted ceramics and lacquer ware, are served in your room by the kimono-clad staff.