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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here for a night with my family and it cost us ¥8,500.00 each person...sounds okay right? But this did not include dinner meal which cost each of us an additional ¥2,500.00. That's okay, but the dinner we paid for was not a fair representation of a ¥2,500.00 meal. As you can see in the pictures, the only type... More 

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ohara1126, 広報担当マネージャー at Minshuku Oharanosato, responded to this review

Thank you for your staying. My inn is "Minshuku" not "Ryokan". So my building is old. My room is the same quality as the other common inn. Dinner is a traditional pot of Japan. You might have saw to be simple, but this is the Japan of the pot. If you want to eat you "Kaiseki", I recommend that you... More 

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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

It took quite a while from the time we called to when they picked us up at the bus station. As soon as a staff member had shown us our room he ran off without even showing us where the washroom and other shared amenities were. The layout of the place is quite odd with the closest sink being two... More 

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Reviewed 2 January 2016

Stayed 1 night here. First time in a minshuku as we have only stayed in ryokans before. Moderate your expectation on service and food, and you will have a good stay. Yes, the outdoor rotenburo is as idyllic as the pictures. It was full moon when we were there. And despite running pretty full, I still had the chance of... More 

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Reviewed 9 December 2015

Ohara is located in a picturesque valley about an hour from Kyoto city center. On the short walk from the bus stop to the minshuku (inn), you will see beautiful old houses, green rice fields and a clear river running throught the valley. Ohara no Sato is not like the ryokans you will find throughout Japan. It is a minshuku.... More 

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Reviewed 31 October 2015

We spent one night (Saturday) there during our stay in the Kyoto area. It was an awesome time of relaxation and an opportunity to see what life is like in more rural areas without traveling for hours. Per the suggestion of a forum post, we took the Kyoto Metro Karasuma Line (the one that runs north/south) all the way to... More 

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Reviewed 30 July 2015

I stayed in this Minshuku in Ohara for 3 nights instead of staying in Kyoto and have no regrets. Pros: 1.The food and the staff were exceptional - 2. Located in a sleepy japanese village at the bottom of green lush hills. Quiet neighbourhood. 3. You can arrange drop off/ pick up & to/from the bus station with the inn.... More 

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Reviewed 3 May 2015

We spent one night here at the end of our trip to Japan and wish we could have stayed longer. It is set in rural Kyoto and we had a wonderful time there. We loved the sound of the stream just outside our rooms. Our rooms were spacious and everything was clean. The outdoor onsens were sheer delight and so... More 

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Reviewed 30 April 2015

Nested between hills, Ohara is a place where time slows down, and you get to fully take in the experience of walking through temple grounds, or sit and enjoy the scene with a cup of matcha and a red bean cake at your own pace. For us, Ohara-no-sato complemented this experience wonderfully, and yet did not burn a hole in... More 

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Reviewed 28 April 2015

Ohara no sato is a rustic ryokan in the mountains overlooking Kyoto. The food was amongst our favorite meals in Japan, featuring hotpot cooking, fresh local vegetables, and homemade miso, homemade pickles with shiso, and the best tofu I have eaten in my life. Of all the places we stayed on our three week trip in Japan, they were the... More 

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Reviewed 2 April 2015

Beautiful peaceful place located in a beautiful village in kyoto. The food is good and you will enjoy the authentic dining room overlooking the beautiful garden. The rooms are simple & clean. The surrounding area is beautiful and take a walk to see the old temples near by.

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Address: 31 Oharakusaocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1248, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range: $159 - $429 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Minshuku Oharanosato 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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“Request the garden view for your meals. Free wifi but connection may be bad in your room. Go downstairs to the entrance of the inn.”
 of 5 bubbles 43naomim, 30 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the maple trees or the back garden.”
 of 5 bubbles Boho-Soho, 1 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room on lower floor as the higher floor is steep with lots of stairs. The room on the top floor smelt of tatami, dmap and musky, not very pleasant if you have sensitive nose like mine.”
  • Communal dining room - dinner is set
  • Miso hot pot for dinner
 of 5 bubbles TravelGypsy2013, 3 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Two rooms have private bathrooms, the two rooms are next to each other. They are at the top of the complex, so there are hallways and stairs to get to your room.”
  • Room 37's private bathroom - Oct 2013
 of 5 bubbles Tammy_and_Brent, 8 Mar 2014 | Read review
“bring an earplug! or dont stay unless you are a large group !”
  • room 37
 of 5 bubbles layang-kangen, 26 Dec 2011 | Read review
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