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Ryokan Kato

3056 Yoshinoyama, Yoshino-gun, Yoshino-cho 639-3115, Nara Prefecture
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Stayed one night as a get away from busy nightlife of Osaka, well worth the trip. About a hour by train from Namba will get you to the rope tram that takes you up the mountain. I got off the train at around 5 pm and you could tell the area was shutting do for the evening. I think I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We were assigned a room in the newer log-cabin area. Our second floor room had a beautiful view - including a blossoming cherry tree. They have two onsen baths - as women we enjoyed the larger bath in the evening (they switch genders in the morning). We saw the smaller bath in the morning, but didn't use it. The futons... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I live in Japan, and my Mom and Sister came to visit from the US for the first two weeks of April. We stayed in mostly Airbnb locations for the majority of the trip, but for our 3D/2N at Mt. Yoshino we booked the Ryokan Kato. It was hands-down the BEST part of our entire trip together. The staff, including... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We arrived late close to midnight at Yoshino station we were traveling from Kyoto. It was a little confusing and far to get here. We were worried that we wouldn't be able to get to the hotel. The train staff helped us call the hotel and in 5 minutes a car approached with a Japanese lady named Junko Kato. She... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I came here during the Sakura blossom season, but was a bit early, since this is on the mountains, so the trees seem to bloom a bit later than in the lower cities. But the scenes were breathtaking nevertheless. The location isn't too far from the cable car (which was the preferred way my friend and I traveled up the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Very friendly and helpful staff. Amazing location in full cherry blossom time (April 23rd,) Beautifully built ryokan from Yoshino cedar by the owners and helpers. Swing in "lounge" made for special photos. Thoroughly recommend an overnight stay here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

As mentioned by many reviewers, the ryokan is well located, clean and quiet, food is good and staff are nice.. I'd like to share my memorable experience for this Autumn. One morning I wanted to go to Kintetsu station to catch a bus to a river to see the autumn leaves and asked for transportation service to the nearby Yoshino... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Beautifully constructed log cabin hotel. The coffee shop which is also the place for breakfast is a separate log cabin across the road from the hotel with views of the mountains. We were there in the last week of November and it was the peak of the autumn foliage; the mountains and the town was covered with autumn foliage and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

I and my partner stayed at this place on the last day of the trip. It was so wonderful. We arrived the Yoshino Station later than planned. The staff is really nice to drive a car to pick us up. We were the only customer at the hotel but the services are all in full. In next morning, we wanted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We stayed here for one night as part of a group. Superb experience, beautiful facility and wonderful location and scenery. Our room had its own toilet and washbasin, was facing the forest and very quiet and comfortable. The communal bathing areas and hot springs are excellent and clean. The reception and general areas are very welcoming and dinner was superb.... More 

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