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My brother and I stayed in this ryokan for one night to get the proper Japanese experience. The staff was so cute and incredible. The room suite was also charming and it has aged well. It was small for us but we're Balkans and very...More
We had a great experience at Hokkaikan Ohanabo with the family (3 children). Everything was so nice, clean, well organized. The welcome/farewell of the staff was fantastic, and it was their permament wish to make our stay pleasant: useful information about Kyoto, nearby restaurants, tips...More
We stayed at the ryokan Hokkaikan Ohanabo for 3 nights and it was a very special and positive experience. We were welcomed very warmly and friendly and could store our luggage when we arrived very early. We were provided with a map and instructions what...More
This ryokan is located 10 minutes' walk from Kyoto central station. Is on a busy avenue, but really silent inside. We booked also the traditional dinner (worth the price) on the room. Since we got in, the personnel were great, helped us with everything, made...More
As soon as we walked into Hokkaikan Ohanabo, we were greeted with huge friendly smiles. I've never met such cheerful staff! Once in the room, they brought tea, gave us a sweet treat, and showed us the amenities, including Japanese robes (which we wore probably...More
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and
with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.