Kyo no Minshuku Ohara no Sato
601-1248 Kyoto, Kyoto, Sakyo-ku Oharakusao 41, Japan – Great location - show map
You're eligible for a Genius discount at Kyo no Minshuku Ohara no Sato! To save at this property, all you have to do is sign in.
Ohara no Sato Onsen is a minshuku, or a Japanese-style private home, that features original miso-based hot pot dishes. The property has been making miso paste, or red-bean paste, for over 100 years. Guests can relax in the open-air bath while enjoying the scenery of the traditional Japanese-style countryside.
Free toiletries and green tea bags are provided by the property. The TV, bathroom and toilet are shared. Free WiFi is available on site.
There is a garden, public bath, hot springs bath and gift shop on site. On-site luggage storage and free shuttle service is available for guests.
For dinner, guests can savor miso hot pot that uses vegetables grown in their garden and local meat. Their original miso does not use any artificial additives. Special diet menus are available upon request. There is a cafe across the street from the property.
Kyoto Station is a 1-hour drive from the property. Free parking is available on site. Jakko-in Temple is a 5-minute walk from Ohara no Sato Onsen and Sanzen-in is a 22-minute walk away. Kifune Shrine is a 90-minute train ride away on Eizan Dentetsu-Kurama Line.
This property is a ryokan, which is a type of traditional Japanese Inn. Learn more
- What's a ryokan?
- A ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn. They usually feature bathhouses, multicourse dinners, communal spaces where guests can relax, and rooms with woven-straw flooring and futon mats. Like hotels, a range of ryokans (from budget to luxury) is available. What originated centuries ago as a free rest house for long-distance travelers has evolved into a popular destination for relaxation surrounded by therapeutic mineral springs.
- What are the big differences between a ryokan and a hotel?
- Unlike a hotel, where the guest room is just a place to turn in for the night, a ryokan is more than just a place to sleep. In Japan, many travelers journey long distances to relax in a hot spring bath and feast on a traditional multicourse dinner – staying in a ryokan is an experience in and of itself. These ryokans typically have Japanese-style rooms with woven-straw floors and futon beds (no Western beds and carpeting). You should also remove your shoes at the entrance of the room, or before you enter it. Modern ryokans might serve buffet-style meals in a dining area, while more traditional ryokans tend to serve in-room dinners. Some ryokan rooms have a private bathroom, and others might just have a shared bathroom.
- What's a kaiseki meal?
- Kaiseki is the culinary highlight at a ryokan, embodying beautifully presented dishes that delight both the palate and the eyes. Every one of the 10 to 15 dishes that make up the multicourse Japanese dinner is prepared in a way that highlights the unique textures, colors, and flavors of featured seasonal ingredients and local specialties. Most commonly served at special restaurants and ryokans, a traditional kaiseki dinner usually consists of bite-size appetizers, fresh sashimi (raw fish, like sushi), soup, grilled fish or meat, a hot-pot dish, rice with miso soup, and a small dessert.
- What's a yukata?
- A yukata is a casual summer kimono or robe, typically made of light cotton. Many ryokans provide guests with yukata robes during their stay. In some areas, it's common to see guests strolling through the neighborhood in their yukatas. The loose-fitting garment is perfect for sleeping and relaxing in.
- How should I wear a yukata?
- First, put your arms through the sleeves like you would with a robe. Take the right side of the yukata and wrap it across your body. Then, take the left side and wrap it over the right, making sure that the robe is level at your ankles. Pinning the yukata closed on the right side, wrap the sash around your waist a couple of times and then tie a bow. Generally, the bow is tied around the waist for women, and the hips for men.
- What's a Japanese hot spring (onsen)?
- Onsen (literally "hot spring") is a term often used to refer to both the mineral-rich hot springs and the bathing facilities that house them. Whether the bath is public or private, gender-segregated or mixed, indoor or outdoor, soaking and unwinding in the soothing geothermal waters at an onsen is a millennia-old custom deeply embedded in Japanese culture.
- What's standard bathing etiquette?
- At a bathhouse—onsen or not—guests are expected to remove all clothing in their respective changing rooms before entering the bathing area. As a common courtesy, once inside the bathing area, guests should wash and rinse their bodies thoroughly before quietly stepping into the hot water. Whether you relax in solitude or converse softly with others is up to you, but guests should always be mindful of others. Wash towels are often used to cover one’s private areas while walking around. However, note that you should not put towels in the water.
- Why are tattoos not allowed?
- While tattoos have become more popular among Japan's youth, many Japanese people still associate them with outlaws and organized crime. Nowadays, not all businesses ban customers with tattoos, but you might still be refused admission to bathhouses and swimming pools. Small tattoos can be covered up using waterproof bandaids, but keep in mind that each property has the final say on what’s acceptable.
Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.7 for a two-person trip.
Select dates to see this property's availability and prices
- What time are the communal baths available?bath spa ( onsen) is available from check-in to 23 pm and in the morning from 7-8:50 AM.Answered on 8 September 2019
- Are tattoos allowed?Even if you have a tattoo, you can enjoy the hot springs.Answered on 7 December 2019
- Do you cater for any allergy or food preferences?we offer vegetarian options and will do our best to adapt meals for guests with special requests within the limits of our main menu. please feel free ..Answered on 8 September 2019
- What is the closest train station?Thank you for your message. Please use Kyoto Bus to get to our inn. The closest bus stop is Ohara. It is about a 15-minute walk from the bus stop to ..Answered on 20 November 2022
- Can my husband and I reserve a private onsen?Thank you for your inquiry. Sorry, I don't have a private onsen. Best regards,Answered on 20 March 2022
- Still looking?
Open for: Lunch
- Special diet meals (on request)
- Street parking
- Shuttle service
- Daily housekeeping
- Vending machine (drinks)
- Baggage storage
- Fax/PhotocopyingAdditional charge
- Meeting/Banquet facilitiesAdditional charge
- Invoice provided
- Fire extinguishers
- CCTV outside property
- Smoke alarms
- Security alarm
- Key access
- Designated smoking area
- Air conditioning
- Smoke-free property
- Family rooms
- Non-smoking rooms
- Public Bath
- Open-air bath
- Hot spring bath
3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children & Beds
Children of all ages are welcome.
Children 7 and above are considered adults at this property.
To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.
Crib and extra bed policies
Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.
No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
Kyo no Minshuku Ohara no Sato accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Smoking is not allowed.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
Meals can also be arranged for guests without a meal plan, with a request in advance.
Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
An accommodation tax per person, per night is not included in the price and must be paid at the property.
FAQs about Kyo no Minshuku Ohara no Sato
The prices at Kyo no Minshuku Ohara no Sato may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.
Kyo no Minshuku Ohara no Sato has 1 restaurant:
Kyo no Minshuku Ohara no Sato is 9.3 miles from the center of Kyoto.
Guests staying at Kyo no Minshuku Ohara no Sato can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.4).
Breakfast option(s) include:
Kyo no Minshuku Ohara no Sato offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):
- Hot spring bath
- Public Bath
- Open-air bath
Check-in at Kyo no Minshuku Ohara no Sato is from 3:30 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.
Room options at Kyo no Minshuku Ohara no Sato include: