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Taipei
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21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was a wonderful experience at the Yumotokan hotel. We enjoyed the spacious corner room (月心亭)which has a nice view of the lake. We appreciated the nice service from Ms. Miyabe very much; she was friendly and always wore a nice smile. She gave us detailed explanations about the hotel when we arrived and served dinner and breakfast for us.... More 

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温泉日和, 予約係 則武 at Yumotokan, responded to this review

We are very moved by your wonderful reviews. It is our pleasure that you enjoyed your stay. Regarding Karaoke during the concert, we take your important comment into consideration. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

I had the pleasure of staying here during my trip in Japan back in May for one night and I can say that it was a wonderful experience. The ryokan was one of the few rare hotels where they allowed you to book as a single guest and also allowed you to have a room with your own private open-air... More 

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温泉日和, お客様担当マネージャー at Yumotokan, responded to this review

We much appreciate your wonderful reviews. It is a great honor that you enjoyed your stay. Because of good location from Kyoto, many people enjoy Kyoto sightseeing and hot springs with lake view. As you mentioned, staying for two nights is recommendable because guests can enjoy our various hot springs. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at akane no ma room with open air bath. It was so big and clean. We did lots of research to find the affordable place with private onsen with the high standard. It was the best choice we have ever made for ryokan. The staff members were very friendly and helpful and ommi beef were so so yummy.... More 

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温泉日和, 予約係 則武 at Yumotokan, responded to this review

It is great to know that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Thanks again. More 

Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

In regards to another reviewer's misunderstanding, Yumotokan is located in a town entirely seperate to Kyoto city on Lake Biwa. A quick look at Google maps would show that, and it is not the hotel's fault if you can't even do simple research on its clearly marked location before booking. The hotel website even has an infographic on approximate train... More 

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温泉日和, 予約係 則武 at Yumotokan, responded to this review

Catching a wrong train sometimes happen. Please be sure to take a train on Kosei line. We are proud of our various hot springs. Thank you for staying. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

After some confusion following our arrival at Ogoto-onsen station, we worked out that a phone call was required to get the hotel van to collect us from the station. Skype was our saving medium and once we arrived at Yumotokan, our stay was VERY comfortable. The breakfast and dinner provided was plentiful, delicious and excellent. Note the outdoor private onsens... More 

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温泉日和, 予約係 則武 at Yumotokan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad to know that you spend good time here. More 

Sydney
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24 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

We had a great experience during out stay at Yumotokan! The staff were always helpful and patience with us, the breakfast + dinner that was provide was excellent, delicious and fills you right up!! We stayed at a room with its own individual bath outside in the balcony, but as there were so many public onsens to try out, we... More 

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温泉日和, 予約係 則武 at Yumotokan, responded to this review

We are sorry for the inconvenience in regard to air-conditioner, and blanket. Thank you for letting us know that. Please come again to enjoy our special meals and hot springs! More 

Singapore River, Singapore
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Room Booked the room with private hot spring via booking.com. But the pictures from website were totally different from the room which we have. We were expecting a open air private onsen in the room as per the website booking but all we had was an indoor hot spring pool. Though that was the only downside of the stay in... More 

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温泉日和, 予約係 則武 at Yumotokan, responded to this review

Regarding room with open air bath, we have 14 rooms in total: Akane no ma, 10 at KAROI, and 3 in south building. Other rooms in Gesshin have indoor "Hinoki" hot springs. We are happy to know that food and hot springs attracted you. Thank you. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Doesn't come close to their website claims - we had only 3 days in Kyoto, arriving the first weekend of cherry blossoms we took what we could get. Rated as 4 1/2 star & not far from Kyoto we set off with reasonable expectations. After a 50 minute A$100 taxi ride from the station, through what seemed to be the... More 

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温泉日和, 予約係 則武 at Yumotokan, responded to this review

Our location is about 20 minutes ride by train from Kyoto, and the pick up service available. Next time, please take a JR train. We appreciate your staying. More 

Liverpool
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56 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

We managed (got super lucky) booking this place a day before we were due to arrive. The service from the staff was excellent. We were chauffeured from the hotel to the nearest station and back during our stay (opposite to our station is a convenience store where we picked up drinks and snacks). Staff spoke a little English as well... More 

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温泉日和, 予約係 則武 at Yumotokan, responded to this review

We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay and hot spring. If you have a chance to come again, please stay with us. More 

Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Very close to Lake Biwa (nearest major city is Kyoto) with sweeping views from their public baths. Beautifully present ryokan. A very large room compared to the general Japanese Western style hotels. We opted for the room with no meal plans. There was a quaint restaurant in the hotel which was good enough for us.

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温泉日和, 予約係 則武 at Yumotokan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Next time, please enjoy our Ohmi Beef dinner. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
After touring 4 tasteful hot springs such as the open-air bath "Gesshin-no-Yu" on the top floor with great view of Lake Biwa, and another open-air bath "Togen-Shoyo" presenting natural beauty, you will enjoy the relish of Ohmi Beef, one of three Japanese beef brands, or Kaseki in Kyoto style. In July 2013, opened "Hanare Karoi" where every room has an open-air bath. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Yumotokan

Address: 2-30-7 Noka, Otsu 520-0102, Shiga Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Shiga Prefecture > Otsu > Ogoto Onsen
Price Range: $260 - $626 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Yumotokan 3.5*
Number of rooms: 69
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