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Alberta
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Kyoto Accommodations

Hey,

Me and my husband are wanting to stay in Kyoto (preferably a ryokan) from March 31 to April 5th and right now we don't have any accommodations in Kyoto. I have tried literally 50 Ryokans and none can accommodate the time frame. Does anyone know of any good "out of the way" places no one has thought of?

We have tried from Shimizu to Zuihoukaku and nothing. Well the $300/night ryokans are still available but we want to budget around $120-150 night.

I THOUGHT Tani house was good and we had reservations but after reading the reviews I am scared and will to stay at Oharasansou and commute the 1 hour in a day! (btw only place that will take us the full 5 days!)

Sigh! suggestions/tip would be really helpful.

I know I shouldn't of done this so late minute and I have been trying since early last week and still searching!

Help! SOS!

Kurashiki, Japan
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1. Re: Kyoto Accommodations

Wow, that's peak season for domestic tourists heading to see the cherry blossoms. I booked 6 months in advance last time I went there & stayed 5 days with my Mom at that time. Are you absolutely dead-set on a ryokan? If not, it would widen your search...

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2. Re: Kyoto Accommodations

Trying to book a ryokan in Kyoto in the peak Sakura season now is almost impossible. Try Osaka. The commute is much better than from Ohara.

Alberta
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3. Re: Kyoto Accommodations

Wow! I thought if I booked a couple of weeks ago I would have been safe but that doesn't seem to be the case! I guess I was hooped either way! ha-ha! I DID find accommodations till Saturday than we are heading to Ohara for the 2 days and that to Osaka and if we need to commute we can go back to Kyoto. Does that sound decent? I really wanted to say that I actually stayed in a Ryokan in Kyoto. That was my main goal.

I booked with Sawaya Honten. Has anyone heard of them? The website looks decent but reading on trip advisor places that look good on the website doesn't necessary mean they are a good place to stay.

Lesson learned. If going back around this time book WAYY in advance!

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4. Re: Kyoto Accommodations

Yeah, you're probably out of luck this close to the date, given the season. But, in case you haven't already, be sure to check these two sites:

http://www.japaneseguesthouses.com/index.htm

http://www.itcj.or.jp/en/index.html

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5. Re: Kyoto Accommodations

Try this place. It had some rooms left. Charges by the room(their home page info. is misleading. See the actual under Accommodation).

http://www.hotel-village.jp/kyoto/eng/

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