January 22, 2015

From Germany

seikirogermany.jpgFrom Germany
Jan. '15
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A wonderful ryokan experience.

Throughout our 2 week Japanese adventure, my sister nagged and nagged me to book a night in a Japanese Ryokan. I was hesitant, as I had researched a few places with paper thin walls and communal bathing ( clearly not my style Ya' know). Whilst in Osaka, we decided we would do it, so the night before I booked a room for 3. The hotel was a little difficult to navigate to, only because we walked from our other hotel, and obviously can't navigate that well - being females and all ;) When we arrived, the loveliest man greeted us and welcomed us with a big smile. His English was amazing, and he assisted us with our bags. We were quite early, a few hours before check in, but he arranged to have our bags taken to our room. When we went up to our rooms, I was pleasantly surprised! The room was awesome- great views, smelt clean, sizeable living/sleeping area with a traditional Japanese table and tea set, as well as a nice sized bathroom. Our bags were waiting, and we were told to let the staff know when we were ready for bed ( so they could come and make our beds up). We us our showers after a humid day in Osaka, then went out for dinner. Just behind us was the river, and alongside it were lanterns and heaps of restaurants! When we got back, our beds were made and we just jumped in! I could not have any bad comment about this place! Once again, the hotel host was so lovely, he kept us up to date about the approaching Typhoon and helped us with directions. If I ever travel back to Osaka ( I definitely will!!) I will be coming back here, for a longer stay! Thank you!

From Australia
Jul. '14
Stayed at Kaneyoshi Ryokan, Namba Dotombori, Osaka.

January 9, 2015

From Australia

seikiroaustralia.jpgFrom Australia
Dec. '14
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Enjoy the public bath and surrounded environment.

Close to Tokyo university, enjoy the public bath and surrounded environment, highly recommended to stay here, new(old) experience in Tokyo =)

From Hong Kong
Nov. '14
Stayed at Homeikan, Tokyo

December 25, 2014

Great hospitality.

seifuso12252014.jpgGreat hospitality. English - Japanese Language barrier doesn't exist .

From Israel
Dec. '14
Stayed at Seifu-so, Yudanaka Onsen, Nagano

Extremely friendly hosts.

Stayed here one night and ordered the breakfast/dinner package.. well worth it. The hosts were extremely helpful in providing us with a layout of the city as well as to make us feel perfectly at ease in the Ryokan.There is one main room for eating/sleeping as well as a side room which acts as a sun room overlooking the river, perfect for having a quiet read.
The dinner was.. an experience. I don't think I have ever eaten as much as I did that night.. unless it was the next morning having breakfast. Definitely worth the visit if you can.

From New Zealand
Dec. '14
Stayed at Kaneyoshi Ryokan, Namba Dotombori, Osaka.

December 11, 2014

From Singapore

fromsingapore.jpgFrom Singapore
Dec. '14
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We wished we had stayed longer.

My friend and I had a great time! Very welcoming, we had a blast! We strongly recommend you to get rid of your "shame" and bathe in the several Onsen (Hot Springs) baths that are at your disposal! We wished we had stayed longer.

From France
Dec. '14
Stayed at Seifu-so, Yudanaka Onsen, Nagano

November 27, 2014

Thank you from Thailand.

fromThailand.jpgFrom Thailand
Nov. '14
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A great retreat to relax at after a crazy day in the city.

Very beautiful hostel - if you're looking for a really social situation I'm not sure this is it, but this was my favorite place I stayed during my trip to Japan. Authentic -- Tatami mat rooms, soji screens, sliding windows that overlook gardens... a great retreat to relax at after a crazy day in the city. Would go back again & recommend to anyone.

From USA
Nov. '14
Stayed at Homeikan, Tokyo

November 13, 2014

Thank you from Korea.

seikirokorea1113.jpgFrom Korea
Nov. '14
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One of my best stays in Japan.

The staff were particularly helpful one of my best stays in Japan.

From England
Nov. '14
Stayed at Seifu-so, Yudanaka Onsen, Nagano

October 31, 2014

Thank you from Switzerland.

fromswitzerland.jpgFrom Switzerland
Oct. '14
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October 30, 2014

Comfortable beds and great yukatas.

Delightful ryokan in a very peaceful area. 10 minutes easy walk to Hongo-sanchome station. Loved the breakfast (order day before). Comfortable beds, great yukatas. Highlight was the ladies' basement bath- spacious and lovely decor.

From Australia
Oct. '14
Stayed at Homeikan, Tokyo

October 17, 2014

From Italy

seikiroitaly.jpgFrom Italy
Oct. '14
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Highly recommend!

What a wonderful place to stay. Despite other comments in regards to decor it is very easy to look past this when staying in such a fantastic location. As other posts have alluded to the staff are amazing - the cleaning staff are excellent, clean the rooms everyday and make your bed. The staff at the front desk are extremely helpful providing information about trains and even provided a gift to apologise about the size of our room (which was very spacious). If you come to Osaka and want to stay in the excellent location of Dontonbori this is the place!! Close proximity to everything you need. Wifi speeds within the ryokan are awesome!

From Australia
Oct. '14
Stayed at Kaneyoshi Ryokan, Namba Dotombori, Osaka.

October 3, 2014

Do it, you won't regret it.

When we went to Japan last April (my review is late, I know!), we were debating if we needed to have the "Ryokan experience." But after reading about it we decided to do it. We really wanted to see the "snow monkeys" so found this place. We are so happy we stayed at Jinpyokaku. It was a magical experience, we felt like we were the only ones here - at the Rykokan, in the town, anywhere around. Treated like royalty, amazing food, and very comfortable stay. One of the best sleeps I'd had in a long while I was so relaxed after our multi course dinner and fantastic onsens. We visited the shared onsen (very pretty) but enjoyed our private onsen off our room the most. The staff was very accommodating and we felt like we were in traditional Japan.
They also took us by van to the "town" nearby to walk around, and were accommodating with anything we asked for in our short stay.
I highly recommend anyone stay here. I feel like we got a great value for the money as well.

From U.S.A.
Apr. '14
Stayed at Jinpyokaku, Kanbayashi Onsen, Nagano.

From Spain

seikirofromspain.jpgFrom Spain
Sept. '14
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September 19, 2014

The room itself was very nice traditional Japanese room with tatami matte.

The room itself was very nice traditional Japanese room with tatami matte. Took me a while to find the hostel and I finally showed up at the wrong building (they have three different locations in this area) but they provided a free shuttle to get me to the right wing. It is a super calm place and every noise you make will be noticed, but everybody was self aware so I didn't had any noise issues. There's a shared public bath and a private one. It's a nice place, just a bit remote and boring.

From Canada
Sept. '14
Stayed at Homeikan, Tokyo

September 10, 2014

Amazing service and clean room.

We stayed here one night to be close to the nightlife in Osaka before we ventured to Kyoto the next day. The front desk was very helpful and thorough with all of our requests. We got a little lost as we didn't realize that we needed to make a right as soon as we came out of exit 2 at nipponbashi station. You'll have to walk across Nippon bridge (nipponbashi) and make an immediate left and you will see a blue sign with white letters for kaneyoshi ryokan. We got the river view which was nice but the area can get a little loud from the weekend partying; we had the air conditioner on through the night to drown out the noise. Yes the furniture is a little outdated but everything was clean and in order so that was fine.

The Japanese style breakfast was quite tasty but for those who aren't used to eating breakfast or eating only a light western breakfast (e.g., toast and coffee) you should maybe bypass getting the breakfast option with your room. The bedding on the floor was fine for me but a little too hard for my boyfriend. The room was a good size and I enjoyed wearing the yukata provided. Unfortunately I wasn't able to check out the shared bath on the 6th floor. The ladies who work here were very hospitable and hard working. Note that they lock the ryokan at 1am for safety reasons.

Our stay was great and I would stay here again!

From USA
Jul. '14
Stayed at Kaneyoshi Ryokan, Namba Dotombori, Osaka.