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Ohanabo

3.5 of 5
Ryokan
  |   66-2 Shakuya-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8158, Japan (Kyoto Station)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Racine, Wisconsin
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Location and service are the hallmarks of this fantastic traditional Japanese Inn (Ryokan). For the uninitiated to Japanese Ryokans, the rooms are multi-purpose with old style tatami mat floors. During the day a low table and sitting cushions with chair backs are set up. Hot tea and traditional snacks are often served in your room, either upon your immediate arrival... More

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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed for one night and thoroughly enjoyed it. Convenient to the train station. They were very friendly, helpful and accommodating. The owner provided helpful suggestions on what to see and how to get there. They kept my bag the next morning so I could see some sites nearby. Would recommend if you want to stay in a Japanese Inn/Ryokan and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is the small inn of 12 rooms. It was the splendid hotel which could take in consideration, hospitality. It is the place that is fit if I ask an old thing and know the new matter. Gentleness of the master, hospitality of a proprietress, consideration of staff are felt in at every turn. I stay by all means if... More

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West New York, New Jersey
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at Ohanabo with my mother and brother for 3 nights in September. We had an wonderful time there. It is coveniently located only 5 minutes from main Kyoto station. it is very accessible. Room was very clean and sheets are changed frequnetly. Very confortable futons gave us a very relaxing and restful sleep. one of our highlights was... More

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お花坊予約担当者, オーナー at Ohanabo, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at our ryokan for three nights! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the dinner here. It was so sad when you left here. Please came back here again with your family! More

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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We stayed 2 nights in the Ohanabo (not enough to explore the city of Kyoto, for sure) and enjoyed our stay at the Ohanabo. The (female) manager was certainly eager to help most times and the ryokan was very helpful in cleaning my shirts overnight. Breakfast was good, vegetarian option could be accommodated. There is some kind of communal bath,... More

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お花坊予約担当者, オーナー at Ohanabo, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at our hotel and your comment. We are sorry we didn't explain about the slippers. We want our guests to experience our corridor created with all tatami because this is very special in all ryokans. Tatami made corridor is very traditional style and there are not many ryokans where have this style corridor because tatami is... More

Sydney
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

From the moment we arrived until we left, everyone in Ohanabo treated us like part of their family - perhaps more :) Every day without fail - they always served refreshment and cold tea after we spent a full hot day out. They recommended the best way to get into our intended destinations of choice in Kyoto, and at one... More

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お花坊予約担当者, オーナー at Ohanabo, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comment. Your comment made everyone who works at Ohanabo happy. We appreciate you choose Ohanabo and we could met you. Please come here back anytime again as our family. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

It was an awesome experience for those who want to try living in a traditional Japanese guesthouse. It had a homey feel instead of a hotel feel, and the staff was great! I loved the welcome drink (Green tea) and Japanese cookies, tatami mats, futon cushions, the little nooks inside the room, the very comfortable yukata. I was only disappointed... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is the first time I pay a visit to Kyoto and I am delighted to have a chance to stay with this ryokan. Keiko, one of the person in charge has helped me a lot with the reservation and guided me around the Kyoto city. I travelled here with my mother and she fell in love with this place... More

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9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I meant to write a detailed review about this wonderful guesthouse, but after reading the comments from the other guests just now I could see that it was not necessary. I would just be repeating the nice things other travellers have already said. I would testify, though, that all those titles extolling the place are no exaggeration indeed. Still, there... More

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お花坊予約担当者, オーナー at Ohanabo, responded to this review

Thank you for staying Ohanabo and your comment on this page. I was very happy to see you again this time. We are also happy that you enjoyed stay at Ohanabo. Your nice words cheered up all of us works here. Thank you for the nice souvenir as well. It was very delicious. We are looking forward to see you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The people here are very friendly and welcoming, especially after coming from the cold efficiency of hotel staff in Tokyo. It's expensive but worth it if you value the experience. If you're just looking for the best value for quality/luxury, this is the wrong choice. It was fun to stay here for a night but I'm glad I didn't stay... More

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お花坊予約担当者, オーナー at Ohanabo, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Ohanabo and your comment. We will keep trying to have Kyoto's traditional atomosphere in this ryokan. We look forward to your next visit! More

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Address: 66-2 Shakuya-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8158, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Kyoto Station
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ohanabo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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