Fodor's Expert Review Ryokan Seryo

22 Shorinin-cho, Ohara, Kyoto, Kyoto-fu, 601-1247, Japan

A bit of a miniature miracle, the Ryokan Seryo is in the semirural village of Ohara, near the Sanzen-in Temple. The rooms are spacious with views of beautiful gardens and access to natural hot-spring baths in the rooms. Breakfast and the kaiseki dinner includes mountain vegetables and seasonal specialties like wild boar stew in winter, and is served on a veranda overlooking the koi pond. Two new rooms have outdoor baths with memorable mountain views. The hotel is a 70-minute bus ride from Kyoto Station or from buses leaving from the Kokusai Kaikan subway station, 20 minutes away.

PROS

  • peaceful atmosphere
  • great food
  • rejuvenating hot springs

CONS

  • far from downtown
  • communal hot spring is open to the public during business hours

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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 075-744–2301

HOTEL DETAILS

8 rooms
Rate Includes: Some meals

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