Hokkaikan Ohanabo
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Hokkaikan Ohanabo

66-2 Shokuyacho Fumeimondori Shimojuzuyacho Agaru, Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto 600-8158 Kyoto Prefecture
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5.0
#3 of 190 ryokans in Kyoto
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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Hokkaikan Ohanabo is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Kyoto, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

While staying at Hokkaikan Ohanabo, visitors can check out Kyoto Tower (0.2 mi) and Nanzen-ji Temple (2.3 mi), some of Kyoto's top attractions.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and you can stay connected during your stay as Hokkaikan Ohanabo offers guests free wifi.

The ryokan features room service and baggage storage. Plus, Hokkaikan Ohanabo offers a hot tub and an on-site restaurant, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, there is free private parking available nearby.

While visiting Kyoto, you may want to try some tempura at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Sushi no Musashi JR Kyoto Station 8-jo Entrance, Katsukura, Kyoto Station Bldg The Cube, or Tempura Yoshikawa.

If you’re looking for something to do, Nishiki Market (1.0 mi), Gion (1.2 mi), and Toji (1.0 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Hokkaikan Ohanabo.

Enjoy your stay in Kyoto!

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Property amenities
Free private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Restaurant
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Dry cleaning
Wifi
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese

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66-2 Shokuyacho Fumeimondori Shimojuzuyacho Agaru, Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto 600-8158 Kyoto Prefecture
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cherylblauth wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My Finance' and I stayed for 2 nights here in February 2020. It was an unforgetable experience. We had a large room that overlooked the shrine across the street. One night we did the traditional dinner in our room and it was so good and so many different items to try. We really had a lovely experience at this venue and the staff were always so helpful and nice. They also spoke very good english and were patient when we tried to speak Japanese.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: get the traditional dinner served in your room.
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Responded 15 Mar 2020
Thank you for choosing your stay at Ohanabo on your honeymoon! It was a great pleasure to meet you and we really appreciate your message for us. We are happy to know you enjoyed staying here and meals we offered. Look forward to seeing you again! Thank you very much.
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Sabrinarfox wrote a review Mar 2023
London, United Kingdom12 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My stay was truly magical, the staff pulled out all the stops to ensure I was comfortable, well fed with delicious food, and entertained as well! if you have the chance to stay here, take it.

Ayako-San’s hospitality stood out in particular. She made me feel like I was coming home to visit a dear friend, right from the start.

Without a doubt I will be coming back the next time I visit Japan!
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Joseph wrote a review Jun 2020
8 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had only stayed for two days and a night, but I wish I stayed longer. It was a lovely time in a beautiful traditional ryokan, with many excellent amenities which craft a perfect experience. But what I can't emphasize enough is the service! The staff is super friendly and really made the experience! I can't recommend this place enough.
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Date of stay: September 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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zig_zag_95 wrote a review Sept 2023
edinburgh18 contributions14 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
A truly exceptional stay. The staff in this place are amazing and made the whole experience. So friendly and kind. The room was traditional, clean and comfortable. Fantastic location only a few minutes walk from the station. I would highly recommend this ryokan to anyone looking to stay in Kyoto.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sarah wrote a review Aug 2023
Bendigo, Australia23 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing stay, we were initially very unsure of the traditional ryokan experience but the staff are incredible and so so friendly. We had the deluxe room so the facilities were top quality. The onsen was quiet, relaxing and comfortable. Our dinner was amazing, we’ll definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The lovely staff will also store bags before and after check-in. We were also able to check in...
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Josh B wrote a review Mar 2024
Mesa, Arizona632 contributions131 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Please stay here. This is the most authentic Japanese hotel I have ever seen, it is absolutely amazing and the staff will treat you outstanding. Trust me stay here. The local area is amazing. It is close to trains and there’s a Temple across the street.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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AndyTheGameInventor wrote a review Jan 2012
Northern California152 contributions124 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed our last night in Kyoto at this Ryokan to experience what a traditional Ryokan is. We had a great time. Food and service were spectacular. The room was nice, but read my desciptions of a Ryokan in gneral for more details.

The room was fairly classic traditional with tatami mat floors and sliding paper walls. Ours also had a small anteroom and a sitting area to the side of the "bedroom", which is the bulk of the space in a Ryokan room. Everything was perfect except for one missing panel in the sitting area which opened onto the bathroom area and I must stay did spoil some of the serenity.

Our room had a western bathroom - not sure if all of the rooms even have bathrooms since there were several floor bathrooms and this hotel only has 14 rooms.

From the moment we walked in, service was beyond attentive. Welcoming tea arrived instantly. The manager checked on our dinner and breakfast requests right away. The room was provided with slippers, yakutas (Japanese robes) and a jacket to go over the robe. As they knew that we were three, there were 3 of everything already waiting in the room.

A note about Yakutas - they are intended to be worn inside the Ryokan (not just in your room). However US-size people don't always fit into Japanese-size robes. We had to wear shirts and underwear under the robes or we would have been providing a free show to the locals.

There is not much to do inside the Ryokan other than relax (the room has a modern TV) but it does have a Furo, a Japanese bath. It's small but immaculate. You can read about Japanese bathing elsewhere on the internet - don't even consider trying it until you've read the rules or you will really offend the locals (and they'll be too polite to say anything about it.)

We had the Kaiseki dinner, which is served in your room. It was delicious and served in many courses by staff who serve from a mostly kneeling position (you are seated on the floor). When the first course arrived, which had a dozen at least small plates on it, it was beautiful but I wasn't sure it would be enough food. No worries - course after course arrived, until we were full and happy. Breakfast the next day was not much less elaborate, with a dozen different items at least. Be aware that as an American you will not recognize most of the things on your plate, even if you eat in Japanese restaurants here.

Some Ryokans apparently are not well heated, ours had a modern heating/AC system in the room which blew in as much warm air as anyone could want - but the ante room, bathroom area, and bathroom are not heated and the paper walls do a remamrkable job of keeping the heat in the bedroom, hence out of the other areas. It was winter, and yes, the bathroom was cold.

At a Ryokan you sleep on the floor on a futon with blankets, which the staff set up for us after dinner and removed in the morning. (Some so-called Ryokan also offer western rooms with beds, but we wanted to experience it as it was in the old days). I can't say that I enjoyed sleeping on the futon, but in fairness I am used to bed and I'm sure one could get used to the futon. It's certainly not as soft as a US bed.

Pricewise, Ryokan are pretty costly, we paid about $600 for one night for 3 of us with full Kaiseki dinner and breakfast. You have to look at it as paying for the experience, since even in Japan you can get a much higher level of modern comfort at that price. I wouldn't spend a week at these prices but I don't regret for a moment than we tried this experience. It showed us a part of Japan that is frankly disappearing rapidly.

Also, the Ryokan lists itself as not providing service in English but the owners are selling themselves short - the owner and staff spoke enough English that communication was not a problem.

Location was great - just a 5-10 minute walk from JR Kyoto Station which is the transporation hub of Kyoto.
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Date of stay: December 2011
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Rinnegirl143 wrote a review Apr 2012
Washington DC110 contributions116 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I had the most delightful experience at the Ohanabo Ryokan. After staying at a terrible hotel in Kyoto for 2 nights, we were really looking forward to our Ryokan experience. We were easily able to walk there from Kyoto Station, and we were delighted to see the Higash Hongan-ji Temple right across the street. The Ryokan is easily recognizable by the pictures on the website and there is a small sign out front. The staff was absolutely delightful. The owner greated us and spoke very good English. The ladies who served us dinner did a great job of explaining everything that we were eating. Our room had a view of the temple across the street and even though we were in the middle of Kyoto, we felt transported back in time and never had a problem with noise. We personally opted to pay extra for a room with a private bath and did not use the public bath although we did see that they were immaculately clean. Do not be alarmed by the Japanese style pillows. Allow we were a little leery at first, we slept very comfortably. The beds were also nice and the blankets were so fluff. We were initially unsure about how to book this Ryokan, but we had great success using: http://www.yado-web.com. All of our correspondance was with: yoshitomi@yado-web.com. Their first email to use got caught by our SPAM filter, but after that we had no problems with the reservation and they were very prompt. I cannot recommend this place enough! We were looking for a traditional Japanese experience without staying too far from the city and without paying exhorbitant prices. Ohanabo, while pricier than our other "western" style hotels was perfect for a single night respite in Kyoto!
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Date of stay: April 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Samantha L wrote a review Apr 2017
1 contribution6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved our time at this ryokan and would highly recommend others to do stay here. Don't be nervous about sleeping on the floor. We stayed five nights and slept great every night.

Our Room (#101) was very spacious and cozy. We booked the room with a shower and toilet only because we had a small infant. Without small children, you definitely would not need to pay more for a room with the shower. There public bath is basically a spa. Very nice, clean and relaxing. Most of the time I had the public bath to myself. It was a great touch to have cute kimonos provided to you when using the public bath.

We had the western breakfast four mornings, the Japanese breakfast one morning and a Japanese dinner one night. The western breakfast was a feast of delicious, fresh food. Each morning the breakfast was slightly different so you never will get bored. We were a little nervous about having the Japanese breakfast but it was great and tasty intro into a true Japanese food experience. They take great pride in their food and the presentation of their meals. The Japanese dinner was such a unique and wonderful experience. It was a five course meal so it was well worth the price. Each course, the staff explained all the different items and how best to enjoy. If you want a "kaiseki", this is all you need.

The service during our stay was amazing. Every single member of the staff is a ball of energy, kindness and happiness. Every evening upon your return from the day, you are welcomed with excitement and then served hot green tea to your room. They will go above and beyond with any request you may have. For example, they walked us to a restaurant to make sure we found it; worked tirelessly with the local police department to try and find our lost phone (which in the end was found!); and kept an ear out for our sleeping son while we ate (common eating area was only a few steps down the hall from our room, although most rooms are upstairs away from common eating area).

As for location, Kyoto is pretty large with many attractions requiring a bus, subway or train. For this reason, being walking distance to the Kyoto Station was a huge plus.

All and all, we were so impressed with how much staff made sure all guests felt welcome and comfortable. A must when you travel to Kyoto!
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Date of stay: April 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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ryan8846 wrote a review Feb 2017
Hong Kong, China2 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the 3rd time I visited Kyoto and this is the best ryokan experience i have ever had.

Location:
Just within walking distance from Kyoto station. You can reach the hotel from the Kyoto subway station north-most exit, after exiting the underground tunnel it is just a block away. A Lawson and Familymart store round the corner so if you wanna grab some snack for the night it is so convienient. not to mention it is near to Kyoto station, literally the hub for intra and inter city transportation that can send you to most place you want to visit e.g. Inari, Nara, most sightseeing spots in Kyoto and Osaka downtown.

Service:
Best i have ever seen. It is not that kind of 5-star hotel service that you might have seen but the hostess and the staff of the ryokan make you feel like you are at home (in fact throughout the whole trip my mum call it "home") and they do everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible. if this is your first time in Kyoto, this is the right place for you. Just experience the traditional Japanese hospitality, being brought to an extreme and friendly extent.

Room:
Just as normal ryokan, you won't expect the room to be too big, we had 2 rooms for 2 ppl. for the sleeping (and living) area each were of 7 tatami large, excluding the private bath and the genkan (door) area. Room are non-smoking (smoking chamber available on the ground floor, right next to the main door). All rooms are japanese traditional rooms that you sleep on futons on the floor. Futons are thick enough and the pillows are filled with plastic beads so it supports your head real great. If that's not your pillow, try to ask the staff for a normal one (I opened the closet and grab a foam pillow myself, my parents loved the plastic bead ones though).

Every room had private bath, water temperature was stable and everything is clean. I recommend using the public bath (traditional japanese furo) to experience the ryokan fully. it is great for relaxing after a full day of sightseeing and walking.

Meal:
I had 2 breakfasts and 1 Kaiseki Dinner with them. all great food. I am not good at writing about food so I skip here. everything was very traditional and tasty. also for everyday they put some snacks on my table in the room :)

Staff:
This is the highlight of the hotel, everyone was so helpful and lovely. everytime i return to the ryokan after a whole day journey i was greeted by a warm smile. at the first night we didn't have any umbrella and it poured, we were welcomed with dry towels first hand before anything happened. this is just so great and beyond description. you have to see for yourself. all staff members speak good english. :)

last but not least because the ryokan building is traditional and it is built mostly by wood and tatami, especially at night please mind your step and don't stomp on the floor. Be respectful and mindful to others because every stomp you make can be heard throughout the ryokan :)
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Date of stay: January 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sarah wrote a tip Aug 2023
Bendigo, Australia23 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The lovely staff will also store bags before and after check-in. We were also able to check in early!"
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cherylblauth wrote a tip Mar 2020
3 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"get the traditional dinner served in your room."
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akanksha b wrote a tip Jul 2019
Hyderabad, India31 contributions22 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Traditional yet modern ryokan experience"
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johnaadey wrote a tip Feb 2019
Oxford, United Kingdom18 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't be nervous about wearing your yukuta in the ryokan - it's comfortable and stylish!"
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Anthony wrote a tip Feb 2019
london england193 contributions163 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Better to get a room at the back away from the traffic."
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£142 - £243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hokkaikan Ohanabo
Which popular attractions are close to Hokkaikan Ohanabo?
Nearby attractions include Higashi Hongan-ji Temple (0.07 miles), Shosei-en Garden (0.09 miles), and Kyoto Tower (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hokkaikan Ohanabo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and room service.
Which room amenities are available at Hokkaikan Ohanabo?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hokkaikan Ohanabo?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hokkaikan Ohanabo?
Yes, free private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hokkaikan Ohanabo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tonkatsu Satsuma Yodobashi Kyoto, Tajimaya, Kyoto Yodobashi, and Pound Kyoto Ekimae.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hokkaikan Ohanabo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Hokkaikan Ohanabo?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (1.8 miles), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (1.4 miles), and Sanjusangendo Temple (0.7 miles).
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