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O-yado Sato Reviews

93 Kamiwakamiya-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan

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99 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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My friend and I really have a great time here, the room is clear and traditional Japanese style, staff are nice and we will come back next time when we visit to kyoto again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We appreciate your perfected rating. There is no need for us to add any descriptions of us, and we will merely wait for your next visit with a big expectation. Thank you very much again for your stay this time, and we look forward to your next stay.


stayed in a private room. you need to know that this is an old building. feels grimey. very small room. very small bathroom and everything in there is old. windows without bug screens. not impressed at all. would rather stay in a clean hostel dorm room.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for giving us your opinion. It always helps us to improve our service. Using traditional house is one of our character. If guests could enjoy its atmosphere we are really happy. There is more modern style accommodation available in one of our branches. If you coming Kyoto again please try it. Thank you.


Nice experience to stay in a traditional Japanese wood made building! Very clean and good privacy. Locates in small quiet street but very close to the train station. Watch out the narrow stairs, I fell down the first day. It's part of the traditional building though. :)

  • 17th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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We deeply appreciate your positive rating. We are grateful that you seemed to take every single aspect of us in a good way and enjoy your stay with us. Getting known our features in a traditional building by our guests is a little hard, but you perfectly did it for your stay. We hope that the fall from the stairs did not cause you a critical injury. Please take a good care of yourself. We all look forward to seeing you here again at your future opportunities.


Lovely place, great location. Our room was quiet, had a nice window and was very traditional but a bit tight quarters for we westerners. I enjoyed reading the notes about the Ryokan and the art work and bldg. designs as well as the suggestions for things to do in the neighborhood.

  • 6th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review.Regarding the room size, we proceed traditional structure as much as possible, so not a spacious one like western ones.This is all for our guests to experience real life by traditional style.We always hope they enjoy these even a little.We appreciate you even read through information of Machiya town houses in our guide book.We are grateful our guests utilize it or facility to the full extent like you.We will wait for your next visit with more information prepared.


this is a very traditional place, sober, in a quiet street, 15 min walking from Kyoto train station. Quite small, you need to be thin, and not too tall ! We were a group of 6 people and barely had enough space for the 6 mattresses. We are all around 1m80 (6 feet) and we had to be very careful not to bang our heads on the doors and the ceiling of the mezzanine. We reach the rooms through a small staircase, difficult to enter with big luggage. It's expensive but that's Japan...

  • 27th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The rooms for four people are more suitable for 2. Perhaps a couple with children. Certainly not 4 adults.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your evaluation.Regarding the room size, we proceed traditional structure of Machiya town houses in those days as much as we can, that's why it is not a spacious one like western hotels. However we hope our guest can enjoy experiencing real living by traditinal Japanese style.We are willing to offer you a room as your favor, so please contact us directly for the next visit if happens.We can give you an offer with more details as your favor.

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