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Ohanabo

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66-2 Shokuyacho, Shimojuzuyamachi Agaru, Akezudori, Shimogyo-ku | Higashihonganji, Kyoto 600-8158, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #3 of 342 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Ohanabo in the middle of the March. Ryokan is close to the Kyoto station, about 10 minutes walk. Good place to stay while exploring Kyoto. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Service was on a high level, they were always there for you. They had umbrellas and bus passes to sell, very convenient. The common bath... More 

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お花坊予約担当者, Front at Ohanabo, responded to this review

Dear Jsveta, Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us. In the morning, temple bell at Higashi honganji will get to heart and it will be refreshing and cheerful. There might guest who deep sleep can not notice the sound of the bell but you were so lucky to hear the bell from the temple. Please visit us... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a Shinkansen (bullet train) ride to Kyoto from Tokyo, we arrived in wet weather. Luckily Ohanabo was a short 10 min walk from the main train/bus station. We bypassed a few eateries, including a Starbucks and ice cream place.. And arriving about 1230pm, they graciously checked us in and accepted our luggage while we toured Kyoto.. It turned out... More 

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お花坊予約担当者, Front at Ohanabo, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Hokkaikan Ohanabo and we appreciate your many kinds words. We hope that you will come back to stay with again. More 

Hong Kong, China
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52 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were so pleased we found this gem of a hotel, which turned out to be our nicest stay by far during a week of travelling around Japan. The location is very convenient to the train station (about a three block walk), which is great when arriving and departing with luggage and also very convenient for travelling around the city... More 

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お花坊予約担当者, Front at Ohanabo, responded to this review

Dear Carla G Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us. Our ryokan locate conveniently near JR Kyoto station and many people start their tours from this point by using JR rail pass. Moreover it is easy to take public transportation like city buses, subway from here. Please come back again to experience traditional Japanese culture. We hope... More 

Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Since this was my 6th time visiting Kyoto, I've stayed in various accommodation but this was the best experience at a very reasonable price. Ohanabo is close to Kyoto station, not exactly new but everything is very clean and tastefully decorated. What makes this place wonderful is the people who work there. Okami-san (lady of the house) has an infectious... More 

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

Dear Wakmom Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us. We think a great deal of hospitality and taking care of our guests. Cherry blossom season is almost coming. Please come back again to stay with us and enjoy our spring season in kyoto. Looking forward to hearing from you again in the near future. Sincerely, More 

Hangzhou, China
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4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The most feeling when I stayed 2 nights here is home-like. Every employee treated us very well, like their own family members. Three examples: 1. we were going to leave hotel and check out at 7:00AM to catch a train, usually they prepare breakfast at 7:00 or later, they understood our situation and prepared this at 6:30! This means they... More 

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

Dear Han Z, Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us. We were very happy to be taking care of you during your stay in Kyoto. We appreciate for the happy chance to see you. On the contrary we are sorry to forget to ask you room key. but we were happy to meet you again. Please come... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

Stayed at the Ohanabo Hokkaikan for two nights, and when we arrived, we were greeted by the sweetest people. They took our luggage to our room whilst we were sightseeing as we arrived early, and upon returning they brought us tea and sweets to welcome us back. They have a public Bath which was very relaxing and we tried dinner... More 

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お花坊予約担当者, Front at Ohanabo, responded to this review

Dear snc_sky Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us. We try to persevere in our effort to be taking care of guests. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Hokkaikan Ohanabo. There are many attractions we should learn in Kyoto. Hoping to see you again very soon. Sincerely, More 

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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

This little place located not too far from the central station has the most amazing service I had ever seen in my life, including hotels that cost ten times more. Rooms are lovely and Thetis bicycle shop next door. Highly recommended.

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お花坊予約担当者, Front at Ohanabo, responded to this review

Dear Yoav S Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us. Kyoto is cold in winter season but our staff at Ohanabo always try to welcome our guests with the warm hospitality. Please visit us again in the future. We look forward to meet you again. We will welcome you as your home in Kyoto. Sincerely, More 

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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We visited Kyoto for 4 days in December/January. I can't say enough about how amazing the staff was. Yu, Mika and the rest of the ladies were attentive, but not overbearing. They were helpful explaining how to eat the magnificent food. The rooms were spotless. I highly recommend staying here, and you must eat at least one dinner and breakfast.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We loved the Ohanabo! From now on, when we go to Kyoto, we'll be checking to see if there's room here first. Here's why, in no particular order: Location - they're a 7 or 8 minute walk from Kyoto station. An easy walk even if you're dragging luggage. Service - I've stayed at at of friendly places in Japan, but... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Nothing to say that has not been covered. We had the meal served in the room in our kimonos being looked after by the lovely ladies. A unique and thoroughly enjoyable experience. We were there for 2 nights and balanced it with 2 at Hotel Mume, very different places with the common theme of excellent service. Lack of wifi annoyed... More 

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