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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 344 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a lovely traditional style Japanese guest house. The staff are extremely friendly, helpful and very welcoming and really helped make our stay memorable. The rooms are very clean and comfortable and set out in a traditional Japanese way with futons and Japanese style tables, there are good selections of toiletries to use while you're in the hotel and... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent four nights in late June at Ohanabo and were amazed at the hospitality this Ryokan offers. It also offers very clean traditional Japanese rooms - why would you not choose this if you are visiting Kyoto. The rooms were large and although I do not love sitting on the floor I would not have changed a thing. I... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Ohanobo is a beautiful Ryokan. I can not find one fault with this charming property or its staff. We had an amazing stay and hope to return again. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful. There are numerous thoughtful touches during your stay. Make sure you eat dinner in one night. Shabu Shabu in our room was so special and romantic. You... More 

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singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a mid range, good value ryokan that can be easily accessed from Kyoto station via an underpass. It takes about 8 minutes to walk there and it's very close to yodabashi camera and just opposite Higashi Honganji temple. I must say the staff are lovely, extremely friendly and warm people, and they treat each and every guest well.... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is a fantastic Japanese style hotel; we stay two nights in this hotel in the Chinese New Year holiday period. The room service is very good and sweet. The location is good as well and very easy to get the subway and bus. I will be back next time when I visit Kyoto again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Choosing to stay at Ohanabo was one of the best decisions we made for our Japan trip. It was so lovely and welcoming - but in such a personal and heartfelt way. The staff went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and were happy to spend time giving us recommendations about nearby attractions and places to eat.... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Hokkaikan Ohanabo is the best place to stay in Kyoto if you want to feel the real 'Japan'. We stayed here for two nights with my daughter and how we wished we stayed longer. It took us about fifteen minutes to locate the place since the name of the ryokan is in Japanese. We arrived drenched, cold and tired (strong... 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 very much for choosing to stay at Ohanabo. It was nice to meet you. The restaurant I guided you is popular one you can enjoy Japanese meals in a french style cooked by local ingredients. It is not easy to book a table though we could a reservation for you. So you are lucky family. How was Manga... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My husband and I stayed at Ohanabo over 28-31 March. Booking was easy and directions etc were all clearly indicated via emails. We arrived in Kyoto via shinkansen from Tokyo at about 1pm. It was an easy 10 min walk to Ohanabo from the train station. The ryokan is right opposite one of the temples (Higashi Honganji) and along the... More 

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お花坊予約担当者, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Ohanabo, responded to this review

Dear serenetcy Thank you very much for choosing to stay at Ohanabo and your time to provide your feedback. Thank you as well for your kind words about our staff. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope you will come back to stay with us. Sincerely, More 

Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

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 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

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 

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