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By Zahra Al-Kateb | July 11 2016
This mid-18th century inn has eight suites, each with a private zen garden. Understated tranquility means futons on the floor and shoji paper screens concealing modern amenities. Dating back to the Edo period, Tawaraya offers a sense of tradition appropriate to a city where geishas may still be glimpsed flitting through the maze of streets.