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Klosters, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stay in this ryokan for 3 night in Kyoto for Gion Matsuri and one word. I never regret a single decision for this. Wanted to review it earlier but I was too busy with work. So here goes. From the first step into this ryokan you will be greated by the Okami san . She is very friendly and... More 

Thank Chris Y
Urbana, Illinois
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We felt welcome from the moment we entered Ohanabo Ryokan! Our hostesses spoke good English and answered all of our (probably stupid) questions cheerfully. Our room was beautiful in its simplicity. Our kaiseki dinner, served in the room, was delicious. The women came in to move our low table and set up our beds when we were finished with dinner.... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Made us fall in love with Japan even more. Don't be put off by the price (which is average for Ryokan anyway) - the room was HUGE. Separate living area to bedroom and just great to relax before and after sight-seeing. Location not really draw here as Kyoto such a huge city that anywhere you go needs transport. Hosts extremely... More 

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St Albans, UK.
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

We had a wonderful stay in this traditional Japanese Inn. Staff exceptionally warm, helpful and friendly and recommended a great local restaurant (Iso Ism). At the ryokan, the Japanese breakfast was amazing. Our room with shared bathroom was compact but our next night in a 2 room suite with bathroom was very spacious. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This place was the highlight of our trip, me and my brother stayed for 3 nights and couldn't of felt more at home. Would recommend to anyone staying in Kyoto, the staff really go out of their way to be friendly and helpful. Will definitely come back next time I'm in Japan.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

From the minute you register guests at Ohanabo feel taken care of. The entire staff went out of their way to make our stay in Kyoto enjoyable. They are always ready to help and their English is excellent. Restaurant recommendations were outstanding. The rooms are comfortable and clean. Bathrooms are a bit small by American standards, but more than adequate.... More 

Thank Nolads
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 August 2016

I booked this hotel based on Tripadvisor reviews and I now see why it is rated so highly. Lovely spacious rooms, extraordinarily helpful staff and perfect location in Kyoto. I can't recommend Ohanabo highly enough.

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

First thing I want to say is, "Thank you very much Okamisan!! We had a wonderful time." It was such a great experience staying at this Ryokan! I felt the greatest sense of Japanese hospitality. We stopped by this Ryokan early in the morning just to drop off our luggage before going off for sightseeing. They immediately greeted us with... More 

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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

My Favourite hotel on a week trip to Japan. The hotel is very well situated only a short walk from the main station. The staff are the friendliest people you will ever meet and so welcoming, they also speak excellent English and are extremely helpful in advising on travel routes, we rode buses confidently with their assistance. The room was... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 6 July 2016

The hospitality at Ohanabo was exceptional. The English speaking staff was very helpful in helping us navigate around Kyoto, and went above and beyond to provide us with assistance and comfort. We did not have dinner at the ryokan, but the Japanese breakfast was really wonderful. Our room was very large, clean, comfortable, air-conditioned, and included a bathroom. I hope... More 

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Address: 66-2 Shokuyacho, Shimojuzuyamachi Agaru, Akezudori, Shimogyo-ku | Higashihonganji, Kyoto 600-8158, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Kyoto Station
Price Range: €128 - €247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ohanabo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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“Super nice room”
  • Flowers for birthday
  • Dining inside room .
  • The Okami Sama change the flower each day and its so beautiful
  • See the marble on the beef
 of 5 bubbles ChrisY492, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If it's important to you, ask for a room with a private bathroom.”
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 of 5 bubbles scubalovr, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are pretty much equal.”
 of 5 bubbles normant929, 23 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Our room with private bath but we did not use our bath at all as we enjoyed the public onsen very much and it's very nice!”
 of 5 bubbles Pither, 15 Jul 2015 | Read review
“room 305 and 303 face the main street. 3rd floor is the top floor, which has steep stairs for access. Onsen is on main/1st floor.”
  • low table and chairs
  • futon beds
  • room 305
 of 5 bubbles rubberducklover, 11 Mar 2015 | Read review
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