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Oyado Ishicho

4.0 of 5 Ryokan   |   284-3 Suemarucho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-0901, Japan
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Ranked #89 of 193 Kyoto B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Avoid at all costs! To start it was the most expensive room for us in Osaka, but we wanted to stay in a Japanese room for one night. A discounted price of $240 gets you: a room in a hotel that should have been renovated 20 years ago, a location close to nothing, a view of an alley of cars,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

This was our visit to Japan so we wanted to try a Traditional Japanese style Ryokan most of the ones we checked on line were quite expensive this one was reasonable in price for a family of five, staff were friendly but did not speak much english but as we have a family member who dos speak Japanese it not... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

I am surprised by the comment that this hotel is not clean. I saw the cleaning lady on her hands and knees, using a TOOTHBRUSH to clean the area where the door opened, getting all the dirt out at the foot of the step. As with most of Japan, I found this hotel to be fastidiously clean, perhaps maniacally clean.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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73 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We booked a room in Oyado Ishicho in Kyoto thinking that is would be a traditional ryokan. It is in reality a big impersonal hotel (spread over too buildings) with no character at all, with the only traditional item being sleeping on a tatami. Rooms and bathroom are really basic, not really clean. The restaurant serves expensive and basic food... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

We had wanted to stay in a ryokan but the famous ones in Kyoto are too pricey. We had decided on this place because it was more affordable, easy to book via booking,com and that the location seems to be good. Staying there for. 4 nights was a bit too long since despite the charming Japanese family room for 5'... More

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

This is my first time staying in a ryokan and was something quite traditional. Our 3 night stay experience was good especially the tatami bed is fantastic. Staff were very helpful and friendly. They provide free Kyoto maps which were very detailed, informative and useful. Reasonably good location (about 15 mins by bus to Kyoto Station). Our room were clean... More

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Address: 284-3 Suemarucho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-0901, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Oyado Ishicho 4*
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Here at "Oyado Ishicho", we treat all of our guests like family and this Kyoto ryokan hotel is the perfect place to stay while you are visiting Kyoto. Our ideal central Kyoto location enables you to plan to visit historical sites conveniently, such as Kiyomizu Temple, Kinkakuji, and many other places. Large 10 tatami-mats rooms are perfect for families or those requiring more space. Each room sleeps up to five adults, with "Futon" bedding. ... more   less 
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