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Oyado Ishicho

284-3 Suemarucho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0901, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #185 of 342 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

My partner and I were there during peak cherry blossom period, so hotel prices in Kyoto were high. We had a wonderful time, the meals were amazing , yes Japanese food at its best, yes lots of food and wonderful service. The hotel was central for the bus to the bamboo forest and 500 metres to the train to Gion.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

After 5 nights here we are definitely not fans of Japanese bedding, but otherwise this was a good ryokan. Staff very sweet and friendly - not usually a problem making yourself understood with lots of smiling, sign language and a few words! It's not great value for money, but nowhere half decent in Kyoto is. Our room was big enough,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

So it took a while to find a Ryokan that wouldn't kill my pocket but that it was still of good enough standard. Other ryokans I researched looked a lot more fancy and posh, but if you're just looking for a normal traditional ryokan without bling this is perfect. It's literally as if your friend has left you his/her place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I stayed at the ryokan for 4 days with my friends at hanami season in April. The people were nice and helpful, even their english is sometimes not really great, but hey, we are in Kyoto! The place was clean and all the time we've back from our day-trips the futons were already prepared for us. The onsen was also... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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