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K's House Ito Onsen

Certificate of Excellence
12-13 Higashimatsubara-cho, Ito 414-0022, Shizuoka Prefecture
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Ranked #1 of 47 Specialty lodging in Ito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The common areas of the hostel are absolutely amazing - the lounge is very comfortable, the onsen is great and the kitchen is fantastic. The staff are also really helpful and friendly. Our only criticism is that the dorm rooms are very cramped. Our 6 person dorm was full and so there was very little floor space between beds and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an great recommendation from a friend to introduce us to K's House in Ito! Beautiful old building and temple and spacious room with a view over the river. Great ryokan and onsen experience! Looking forward to go back sometime soon.

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Masao O, Manager at K's House Ito Onsen, responded to this review

Dear Gonçalo, Thank you for choosing us for your stay in Ito and taking the time to share your feedback with us. We and our staff truly appreciate your friend's recommendation and spreading words to the others. Your words mean so special for us, since we do not provide any commercial promotions to the world. We look forward to welcoming... More 

Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's my second time around at Ito K's House and I'm delighted. The staff is always kind and patient. The building is breath-taking and has a perfect view on the river (planted with sakura, best time of the year is April/may). Right across the street is a delicious eel restaurant with an incredibly kind staff. The streets and arcades leading... More 

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Masao O, Manager at K's House Ito Onsen, responded to this review

Dear Oriol, Welcome back and thank you so much for your lovely review! It’s so good to hear that you had a great holiday again, though you did not have enough time in your business trip. I know that all our team here will really appreciate your very positive comments. We really look forward to welcoming you back to K's... More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Was lucky to spend a night at K's. 10 minute walk from the Ito train station on a barren new year's evening. Good local seafood restaurant right around the corner. K's has two private Onsen (first come first serve) and a public one, all open 24 hrs for guests. People with tattoos are allowed to use the hot spring facilities-... More 

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Masao O, Manager at K's House Ito Onsen, responded to this review

Dear BobbyAceh, Thank you very much for an owesome review! We really appreciate that you took the time to go into such detail - and we’re so pleased that you were impressed with local restaurants, our Onsen and the Craft Beer. We have just started selling those fantastic Craft Beer from award winning local micro brewery, at our reception/bar. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We got the ensuite river view, and view from the room was great. The room was clean but small and had just enough space to lay out futons for four of us. However, there is space outside our toilet to put our luggage and there is a small cabinet too. Airconditioning is provided but there is no TV in our... More 

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Masao O, Manager at K's House Ito Onsen, responded to this review

Dear handsomecat, Thank you for taking your precious time to share your wonderful experience at our hostel and spreading your words. Yes, we always wish our guests with a word 'Okaerinasai' which means 'welcome home', each time you're back. As you mentioned, K's House Ito Onsen is not a big hostel but a small home-away-from-home for indivisual travellers. Please be... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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72 hotel reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I am a basic traveler; my needs are that of a backpacker. Hostel K in Ito was amazing and far above the standards of a well-traveled backpacker. Everything was very clean. The staff was incredibly helpful, kind, and laid-back. I didn't cook there but the kitchen seemed well stocked. The Onsen are wonderful. It should be noted that they are... More 

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Masao O, Manager at K's House Ito Onsen, responded to this review

Dear LifeDocumented, It is indeed a great privilege to receive such high praise by a Top Contributor like you, an experienced backpacker. We are very happy to know you enjoyed our hospitality at K's House. We appreciate your compliments on our staff and our property. We have passed down your compliments to our team which are always a great motivator... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We came to spend 2 nights in Ito, after a hectic week travelling up and down southern Honshu for our honeymoon. The ride to the seaside town is a beautiful journey. When we arrived at the hotel we were greeted by the staff who explained how the Ryokan worked. We had never stayed in a place before that had a... More 

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Masao O, Manager at K's House Ito Onsen, responded to this review

Dear zanarkandangel, Thank you so much for your lovely comments regarding your stay at K’s House Ito Onsen. We are delighted you had an enjoyable time and were able to relax on your memorable honeymoon trip. We look forward to welcoming you back for more nights of comfort in traditional futon beds when you fly to Japan again . Warm... More 

Nixa, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I stayed here for just a single night but it was so nice! It was very close to the bay, and the guesthouse looks so similar to a museum located right next to it that I went in there by mistake! It's a little bit of a walk from the train station but it's definitely worth it. It's also a... More 

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Masao O, Manager at K's House Ito Onsen, responded to this review

Dear Celine, Thank you very much for taking the time to complete an amazing review following your recent stay in K's House Ito Onsen. It is fantastic to hear you, though you have had just one night, had an owesome stay with us and found our futons so comfy and onsen to be relaxing. It is always special for us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I stayed four nights in this hostel, taking four trains one day to get from Kyoto to Ito, then walking about six blocks down towards the ocean where this historic old inn overlooks the river. I was charmed by the building itself outside and in, with spaciousness and grace (old polished curved beams, sliding paper screen doorways, water features -... More 

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Masao O, Manager at K's House Ito Onsen, responded to this review

Hi Nancy, Thank you for your kind words pretty much in detail on your K's experience. I am completely blown away by your pictorial review, and will share this warm review with Mr.K. It is indeed a great privilege to receive such high praise and we are very happy to know you enjoyed your hospitality at our hostel. We appreciate... More 

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84 reviews 84 reviews
25 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Ok so if you have even the slightest idea of experiencing true Japanese onsen and onset house then this is the place to stay!! Yes i know it is a little further out the "main" tourist route but this is the true hidden gem of the K's house collection!! We were so sad to have to leave this place, such... More 

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Masao O, Manager at K's House Ito Onsen, responded to this review

Hi Bec, Thank you so much for your awesome feedback and for spreading your words to the world, after your recent stay with us here in Ito. We are delighted to read you enjoyed your stay with us and we can see from it that you really didn’t want to leave. As you mentioned, we are located a bit away... More 

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