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Minshuku Oharanosato

3.0 of 5 Minshuku (Japanese B&B)   |   31 Oharakusaocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 601-1248, Japan (Arashiyama / Uzumasa / Takao)
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I stayed at Ohara No Sato in spring 2013. I initially wanted to stay at (very expensive) Ryokan in Kyoto centre but my booking got cancelled last minute. Ohara No Sato was the last ryokan with rooms for miles around so i reluctantly booked it. Wow,how lucky i was! The area is so beautiful, somewhere i would have never thought... More

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Calgary Alberta
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This ryokan was recommended to us by a Japanese family friend – she had stayed on several occasions, including taking non-Japanese friends. We contacted the ryokan via the website and had no problem corresponding by email in English to arrange our stay. We stayed 2 nights in early Oct, choosing one room with a private bathroom (there are two according... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at Oohara no Sato in pursual of an authentic onsen ryokan experience. Granted that this establishment is closer to a Minshuku rather than a Ryokan, this added a more homely feel. We arrived by bus to the Oohara bus stop and got picked up by the driver. We were shown to our room which was thankfully located on... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The location, one hour away from Kyoto Station, is very scenic and offers a nicer weather that is slightly cooler than Kyoto. I arrived at Ohara Station and, failing to find the way with my hand-drawn map, called them for help; after 15 minutes someone came to pick me up (free of charge). The room was spacious and bright, and... More

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Hong Kong, China
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Very nice Onsen hotel. We arrive Ohara by bus and along our way there are cherry blossoms in full bloom. Walk from the station to the hotel takes about 15 minutes (or you can contact the hotel for pick up). It is not a luxurious onsen hotel but more like a place to getaway for the locals. Enjoyed the onsen... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Its far away from bus station, but the owner is very helpful to pick up from station. (but you've to walk back to station by yourself) Be careful if you have heavy luggages, you've to pick them up to the room by yourself. The dinner is good with fresh dishes, also relaxing in the hot spring.

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Toronto, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

This is a typical Japanese Minshuku, and the true meaning staying at a country inn for the people can be realized here. Guest do not expect the usual five star Western hotel treatment but are able to relax in the country atmosphere and find peace by wondering around the many small temples in the area. I recommend this highly for... More

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

I booked a room in Ohara no Sato thinking that I would be having a quite night in the countryside. To my dismay, there was a group of girls ( 6 - 9 ) who also stayed there and was allowed to create scene and held a party by the host. The girls running up and down and used the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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33 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2010

For 9450 Yen a night for a room without ensuite bathroom (gets cheaper if you have a bigger ground like 5-6 people), I felt that it was all worth it and it does not hurt the wallet. Located at the less touristy western part of Ohara, it is not only quieter but it remains convenient to travel to the landmarks... More

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Address: 31 Oharakusaocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 601-1248, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Arashiyama / Uzumasa / Takao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Minshuku Oharanosato 3*
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