April 21, 2017

The private bath is a definite plus after a long day of walking.

homeikanonsen.jpgI've stayed twice now and it's always been a wonderful experience. The private bath is a definite plus after a long day of walking.

From Canada
Apr. '17
Stayed at Homeikan, Tokyo

I would definitely come back and stay here if I'm in Osaka.

My first Ryokan - I have no idea what to expect but this place set a good standard. Perfect location to Dotonburi and busy area in Osaka. About 5 mins walk to nearest station and the staff were so friendly and helpful. The best of all is that you have the option of shower in your own room and communal Onsen. My friend and I did not have the opportunity to sample to food at the place as we only stayed one night but if the food is anything like the service, I have no doubt it would be amazing. I would definitely come back and stay here if I'm in Osaka.

From England
Mar. '17
Stayed at Kaneyoshi Ryokan, Namba Dotombori, Osaka.

April 6, 2017

Guests from Indonesia. Thank you for staying with us!

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Mar. '17
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Fantastic place to stay for an authentic Japanese experience.

Fantastic place to stay for an authentic Japanese experience. I stopped off before heading skiing and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Was able to leave my large ski bag after check out so I could explore Tokyo. Would highly recommend it!

From New Zealand
Feb. '17
Stayed at Homeikan, Tokyo

March 24, 2017

Guests from Belgium. Thank you for staying with us!

seikirobelgium03222017.jpgFrom Belgium
Mar. '17
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Outstandingly helpful staff.

This is a great place but what impressed us most was the front desk person's advice (which he offered without our request) that saved us much hassle on our return to Tokyo. Specifically, he recommended changing from Shinkansen to Narita Express at Shinagawa instead of at Tokyo because Shinigawa is a much smaller station so save about 15 minutes of racing to the next platform far away. It worked just like he said! The five of us are grateful. Rooms are large, clean, equipped with refrigerator, phone, shampoo, etc. A pitcher of tea and a pitcher of ice water daily with a small treat.
The breakfast is the guest's choice of 7, 7:30, or 8am. A fabulous set meal served at a reserved table in a large special room. The meal has a few variations such as a different kind of fish each day. Each of the four breakfasts we ate there, we had the room to ourselves. Seating is on the tatami floor, using a cushion. The staff was unusually welcoming and cheerful, constantly greeting us and thanking us as if we were celebrities. A suggestion on getting there from Shin Osaka or the main Osaka station: Of course take the Madosuji Line, but changing to the Sennichi subway line at Namba involves a lot of stairs up and down, and spiraling around, riding two minutes to Nihombashi Station, then a lot more stairs and spiraling around to use Exit 2. A big chore with suitcases. Much easier is avoiding all the stairs and spiraling at both stations by just walking 8 minutes from Namba to Nihombashi. The underground passageway "Namba Walk" has tile floors and shops on both sides, very smooth and pleasant, and cooler and drier than being outside. (If the Namba walk ends in about 40 meters you are going the opposite way, not the correct way. The correct way has numbers on the walls getting bigger: B14, B15, B16, etc.) Still take Exit 2 at Nihombashi Station.
From Exit 2, go to the surface road, turn left, soon cross over a bridge, then take the first road to the left. Kaneyoshi is on your left in about 50 meters.
Strong wifi in the rooms. A computer and printer in the lobby.

From U.S.A.
Jul. '16
Stayed at Kaneyoshi Ryokan, Namba Dotombori, Osaka.

March 14, 2017

Ijika Daiichi Hotel Kagura offers fresh seafood, renovated guest rooms with gorgeous views overlooking the ocean.

img_roo_1.jpgimg_roo_4.jpgimg_di_3.pngFamous for its black kite feeding experience, Ijika Daiichi Hotel Kagura offers fresh seafood, renovated guest rooms with gorgeous views overlooking the ocean. It is conveniently located near Toba.

Visit Ijika Daiichi Hotel Kagura homepage at http://ijikajyo.com/en/ for more photos and reservations.

March 2, 2017

Guest from Germany. Thank you for staying with us!

seikiro03022017.jpgFrom Germany
Feb. '17
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Staff are nice and pleasant!

Hotel is located on the main street of the city and parking area is spacious and safe. If you are not driving, still okay as train station is right next to the hotel. Only 2 minutes walk from the station to the hotel. Place is near and clean. Staff are nice and pleasant!

From Hong Kong
Feb. '17
Stayed at Mutsumikan, Gero Onsen, Gifu

February 16, 2017

This place has a lot of history and atmosphere.

homeikan0217.jpgThis is my second stay in the past two years and it's just as charming as I remembered it. This place has a lot of history and atmosphere. Right next to Tokyo Univ. Homeikan used to be a dormitory for students but is turned into a ryokan style hotel. If you want a western style hotel, this isn't the place for you because this place is 100% Japanese. Note that because this is a dormitory, everything is more or less shared. Sinks, Baths, and toilets are all shared. But this place has personality.

From U.S.A.
Jan. '17
Stayed at Homeikan, Tokyo

The food was excellent!

Good location. We enjoyed the spa. The food was excellent! We also enjoyed visiting the snow monkeys. We felt safe at the hotel and the staffs were friendly.
From Knokke, Belgium
Feb. '17
Stayed at Hotel Shirakabaso, Shiga Kogen, Nagano

February 2, 2017

Guests from Thailand. Thank you for staying with us!

siekirothailand0202.jpgFrom Thailand
Jan. '17
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Guests from Australia. Thank you for staying with us!

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Jan. '17
Stayed at Hotel Shirakabaso, Shiga Kogen, Nagano

January 22, 2017

Guests from U.S.A. Thank you for staying with us!

Mutsumikan.jpgFrom U.S.A.
Sept. '16
Stayed at Mutsumikan, Gero Onsen, Gifu

The staff is extremely kind and made sure everything was accommodating.

Great location near Tokyo University! Close to just about everything via train. The staff is extremely kind and made sure everything was accommodating. Only con is that the facilities are a bit old.

From U.S.A.
Jan. '17
Stayed at Homeikan, Tokyo

January 5, 2017

Convenient location, excellent food, helpful staff.

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From Malaysia
Dec. '16
Stayed at Mutsumikan, Gero Onsen, Gifu

Wonderful staff and facilities!

Wonderful staff and facilities! It was great to experience the feeling of a traditional ryokan, including sleeping in cozy futons on the tatami floor.

From U.S.A.
Dec. '16
Stayed at Homeikan, Tokyo

December 23, 2016

Guests from Taiwan. Thank you for staying with us!

seikirotaiwan12232016.jpgFrom Taiwan
Dec. '16
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Amazing for culture immersion.

We stayed here for 3D2N. Location of the place is excellent as it's right smack in the middle of Dotonbori/Namba area. The only downside is is it's maybe a bit of a distance to walk from the nearest train station especially if you're lugging a lot of bags. (we alighted at Namba on the Midosuji Line). The staff can speak English and check-in was really smooth. We got the Japanese style room for 2 people and compared to other places in Japan, this one was really spacious. Everything was super clean. Hot water and Ice water was served to us every day along with some snacks. We didn't opt for the meals, so couldn't comment. They had a really cool heated mirror so it doesn't get fogged up after a hot shower and that fancy toilet too. The bath products were Shiseido and it really helped with my dry skin (went in Autumn). They also have a small gender-separated communal bath for use. The wi-fi in our room was weak though. :( Other than that we had everything we needed for a pleasant stay. (You can change into provided Yukatas while lounging in your room) Loved my stay - excellent location, service, rooms.

From Singapore
Dec. '16
Stayed at Kaneyoshi Ryokan, Namba Dotombori, Osaka.

December 6, 2016

The service is superb.

It was the best vacation! The hotel is owned by Mrs. Saito, Mr. and Mrs. Saito. Because of them, that's what made the vacation so special. The service is superb. Because they are so exceptional, so is their staff. You just don't find a hotel that makes you feel so welcome as well as tending to your needs. The food was also superb. The dishes were so beautifully prepared as well as being healthy and very delicious. I've never felt so rested and rejuvenated. This place is truly exceptional and the waters so healing. Can't wait to go back.

From U.S.A.
Oct. '16
Stayed at Mutsumikan, Gero Onsen, Gifu

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