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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just spent 2 nights at the Ryokan Kato and I can honestly say, hand on heart, it is one of the best places I have ever stayed. We arrived late afternoon, having caught the cable car up the mountain after getting off the train at Yoshino. We were delighted to see our names written up outside the ryokan,...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although we stayed during the middle of the week and the town and Ryokan itself was pretty empty, we really enjoyed our time there. The views were amazing and Junko was a great host. Definitely recommend to anyone visiting Japan.

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed October 26, 2016

It took a few minutes to walk from the rope way station to the ryokan. The ryokan is a traditional japanese style. The bedroom is large, and clean. There is no toilet in the bedroom. But the shared bathroom is sufficient. It has both indoor and outdoor onsen. The outdoor onsen is lovely. The best part of this ryokan, I...

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed October 15, 2016

Very spacious japanese room in this lovely ryokan. Located up on the hills with great view and peacefull atmosphere. And luckily we decided to go for the full dinner option. Lost track after 15 different traditional dishes, what a feast! Comes with a price, though. But do indulge if your budget allows, will not regrett! The onsen area is great,...

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Berlin
Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Quiet mountain village. Hot onsen. Spacious, traditional japanese rooms. Very zen. Very nice host. I loved our stay here after coming from what felt like a sleeping capsule in tokio and seoul city hotels. Food was superb (and cheap). Again, the staff was super friendly and helpful. Would recommend and definitely coming back

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Reviewed July 29, 2016

I have never experienced such warm hospitality. The hosts made us feel at home and welcome. The ryokan is very cozy, and Yoshino is absolutely beautiful. A lot of great temples there. Wonderful experience for me and my sister. Hope to stay here again someday.

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Green Valley, Illinois
Reviewed July 28, 2016

I endorse every good review of this place. In its way one of the best places I have ever stayed. To get there. Take the Yoshino-Kintetsu line all the way to the end. Yoshino is a well known place and the people at the railways are very good. Walk up a kilometer or so of paved switchback road and you...

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Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

We arrived and had not pre booked dinner (definitely required in July - maybe not in April when things are busier) but this did not deter Kato - we were welcomed with beautiful tea and were offered some Japanese style noodles for dinner which, after a short walk around the town, we ate with delight... Delicious. Beautiful room, perfectly clean,...

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Petone, New Zealand
Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

The family that owns and operates the hotel are hard working and so nice. My wife and I missed the last cable car up the mountain our first night here, and she came and picked us up down the mountain. We also got in late , and most dinner places were already closed, and she brought dinner to our room....

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed May 15, 2016

We arrived to see our names written out on long tiles on the front of the ryokan - nice to know they were expecting us! We were offered tea upon arrival and then our host took our luggage up to our very quiet and super clean room that had magnificent views. We purchased a dinner that evening that included a...

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Address: 3056 Yoshinoyama, Yoshino-gun, Yoshino-cho 639-3115, Nara Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Nara Prefecture > Yoshino-gun > Yoshino-cho
Price Range: $127 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ryokan Kato 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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“It seems like all rooms had a great view.”
 of 5 bubbles teangp2013, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Rooms on the road side has a mountain view.”
 of 5 bubbles Saksatien, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms to the front are bit noisy from the road”
 of 5 bubbles SBnCJ, Oct 15, 2016 | Read review
“A true Japanese experience that will take you back in time, this is a wonderful place to gain that experience.”
 of 5 bubbles dennisp112, May 15, 2016 | Read review
“I like the room with a view over the cafe.”
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