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Aarhus, Denmark
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Pros: Old japansk hotel Ok daily cleaning Cons: Very old and dirty rooms (pls see pictures). In short rooms need renovation. You sleep on the floor, think twice before you think it could be fun to try. We all slept terrible. Strange blanket and small pillow. Front desk was not helpful and could not speak english would not order a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

My draw to this place was the reasonable price and the fact that you can reserve a room with a private toilet and bath. They have separate men/women communal baths (onsen) which are traditional and part of the ryokan experience, but not everyone in my family was comfortable enough to use it. The rooms and facilities were very clean and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

We stayed two nights with breakfast. First morning, breakfast was served in a large room with chairs. The following day, breakfast was served in a large tatami room where we had to sit on the tatami and fold our legs. It was a bit difficult. Food was abundant but was cooked some time before, so it was cold and hard.... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We got there before the 3pm check in taking a taxi from Kyoto station on JR. The large taxi cost about 3030 yen. It's located on a little side street. Using your GPS will help navigate. Front desk personnel have limited English but are very nice. We left our luggage in the lobby while we went out to explore. They... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 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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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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Staying in City Center

Neighborhood Profile
City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Oyado Ishicho

Address: 284-3 Suemarucho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0901, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > City Center
Price Range: $175 - $306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Oyado Ishicho 4*
Number of rooms: 59
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#39 Luxury Hotel in Kyoto
#115 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
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