Station Ryokan Sparkling Dolphins Kyoto

56 Kamigoryo-Cho, Higashikujo ; Minami-Ku, Kyoto, Japan, 601-8017  show map
 2 stars
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Station Ryokan Sparkling Dolphins Kyoto

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Air conditioning

Overview

Station Ryokan Sparkling Dolphins Kyoto is a 2-star property only 1.9 km from Samurai Kembu Kyoto, Gion and Kyoto Imperial Palace. Such facilities as an elevator and a luggage storage are also offered.

Guests are invited to explore the temple, the palace and the castle located in close proximity. A downtown area offers Tagotozakyubu and Capricciosa Kyotoporta in proximity to the hostel.

Easily accessible from Kujo subway station.

Rooms

Station Ryokan Sparkling Dolphins Kyoto consists of rooms like Double Room, Style Quadruple Room, Single Room and Family Room. Some of the rooms at Station Ryokan Sparkling Dolphins Kyoto are fitted with multi-channel TV, climate control, a dressing area, high-speed internet and a separate toilet. This property provides private bathrooms with showers and bathtubs.

Services

The on-site bicycles are available for rent.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hostel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms:   13.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Vending machines
  • Coffee shop
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator

Services

  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast

Leisure facilities

  • Leisure/TV room

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Kettle
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator
  • Shared kitchen

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  10 am

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

How to reach hostel

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Hostel Address:

56 Kamigoryo-Cho, Higashikujo ; Minami-Ku, Kyoto, Japan, 601-8017

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City Center
  • Kyoto
    2.2 mi
Airports
  • Itami (ITM)
    22.6 mi
  • Kobe (UKB)
    38.9 mi
Train Stations
  • Kyoto Railway Station
    2700 ft
  • Kyoto Station
    2700 ft
Underground stations
  • Kujo Station
    4000 ft
  • Gojo Station
    1.1 mi
Restaurants
  • Kushikatsu Furaisenmon Kushinobo Kyotostationten The Cube (cuisine: Japanese)
    1200 ft
  • Tagotozakyubu (cuisine: Japanese)
    1400 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    13

Rooms and availability

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    Japanese-Style Room
    Bed type: 2 Single beds
    Size: 195 sq. feet
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      Japanese-Style Quadruple Room
      Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
      Size: 195 sq. feet
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        How to reach hostel

        hostel Station Ryokan Sparkling Dolphins Kyoto Kyoto location
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        Hostel Address:

        56 Kamigoryo-Cho, Higashikujo ; Minami-Ku, Kyoto, Japan, 601-8017

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Kyoto
          2.2 mi
        Airports
        • Itami (ITM)
          22.6 mi
        • Kobe (UKB)
          38.9 mi
        Train Stations
        • Kyoto Railway Station
          2700 ft
        • Kyoto Station
          2700 ft
        Underground stations
        • Kujo Station
          4000 ft
        • Gojo Station
          1.1 mi
        Restaurants
        • Kushikatsu Furaisenmon Kushinobo Kyotostationten The Cube (cuisine: Japanese)
          1200 ft
        • Tagotozakyubu (cuisine: Japanese)
          1400 ft
        Hostel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  10 am
        • Number of rooms:
          13

        Station Ryokan Sparkling Dolphins Kyoto Location

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        What's nearby

        Places of interest

        • Mielparque Kyoto - 2300 ft
        • Kyoto - 4000 ft
        • Fushimi Inari - 5000 ft

        Train stations

        • Kyoto Railway Station - 2300 ft
        • Kyoto Station - 2300 ft
        • Fushimi Inari Station - 4300 ft
        • Inari Station - 1.0 mi
        • Kiyomizu Gojo Station - 1.1 mi
        • Karasuma Station - 1.6 mi
        • Kawaramachi Station - 1.7 mi
        • Gion Shijo Station - 1.7 mi

        Convention centers

        • Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka - 1.5 mi
        • Ishibe Alley - 1.7 mi
        • Gion district - 1.7 mi

        Shopping areas

        • Kyoto National Museum - 4600 ft

        Monuments and Landmarks

        • Kyoto Tower - 3000 ft
        • Tofuku-ji Temple - 3700 ft
        • Sanjusangen-do Temple - 4000 ft
        • Higashi Hongan-ji Temple - 4300 ft
        • To-ji Temple - 4600 ft
        • Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine - 1.0 mi
        • Nishi Hongan-ji Temple - 1.1 mi
        • Rokuharamitsu-ji Temple - 1.3 mi
        • Jishu Jinja Shrine - 1.6 mi
        • Kiyomizu-dera Temple - 1.6 mi

        Golf courses and Country clubs

        • Kyoto Aquarium - 1.0 mi

        Underground stations

        • Kujo Station - 3700 ft
        • Gojo Station - 1.1 mi
        • Shijo Station - 1.6 mi

        Local attractions

        • Fushimi Inari Shrine - 1.1 mi
          68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto
        • Unryuin - 1.0 mi
          36 Sennyuji Yamanochicho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
        • Nishi Honganji - 1.0 mi
          Horikawa-dori hanayamachi-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
        • Kyoto Aquarium - 1.0 mi
          35-1 Kankijicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
        • Hokoji Temple - 1.0 mi
          527-2Yamatooji, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto

        Near the hostel

        • Kyoto Tower - 3100 ft
          Karasuma Shichijo sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
        • Sanjusangendo Hall - 4100 ft
          657 Sanjusangendo Mawaricho, Kyoto
        • Shosei-en Garden - 4300 ft
          Karasuma-dori Shichijo-agaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
        • Yogenin - 4400 ft
          656 Sanjusangendo Mawaricho, Kyoto
        • Tofukuji Temple - 3700 ft
          15-778 Honmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
        • Sesshuji Temple - 4000 ft
          15-803 Honmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
        • Higashi Honganji - 4300 ft
          754 Tokiwacho, Karasumadori Shichijo-agaru, Kyoto

        Restaurants nearby

        • Kushikatsu Furaisenmon Kushinobo Kyotostationten The Cube - 1200 ft

          Address: Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyoku
          Phone: +81 75-365-8734

          55% likes this, based on 41 reviews
          Cuisine: Japanese
          Price Range: USD 10 - USD 30

        • Restaurant Oak - 1600 ft

          Address: Hotel Keihan Kyoto 13F, 31 Higashikujonishisannocho, Minami-ku
          Phone: +81 75-661-0321

          59% likes this, based on 38 reviews

        • SHIZUYA - 1900 ft

          Address: Higashishiokoji Takakuracho, Shimogyoku
          Phone: +81 75-692-2452

          85% likes this, based on 37 reviews
          Price Range: USD 10 - USD 12

        • Tagotozakyubu - 1400 ft

          Address: Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyoku
          Phone: +81 75-365-8729

          86% likes this, based on 48 reviews
          Cuisine: Japanese
          Price Range: USD 12 - USD 32

        • Capricciosa Kyotoporta - 1700 ft

          Address: Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyoku
          Phone: +81 75-343-3499

          65% likes this, based on 10 reviews
          Cuisine: Italian
          Price Range: USD 12 - USD 32

        Hostel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  10 am
        • Number of rooms:
          13
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        Station Ryokan Sparkling Dolphins Kyoto Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Station Ryokan Sparkling Dolphins Kyoto

        Average guest rating

        5.8out of 10
        Guest rating
        Based on 84 reviews

        Guest reviews

        • Family with children
          5.4

          They want money for everything: new towels, internet, teapot, coffee...

        • Family with children
          6.2

          Overall, its a friendly backpackers place, great for meeting other travellers.

          Many restrictions, cannot this and that notices are pasted on almost every wall!

        • Older travelers
          5.0

          Price, comfort and location close to Kyoto Station.

          Ceiling light is too bright especially at night. Should have a dimmer.

        • Older travelers
          2.4

          After paying by credit card for the 4 days, at the head office, Ryokan Seiki, we went to Sparling Dolphins Ryokan 500 meters further, we check in our room, we almost fainted . For 145 $cdn per night, our room is dirty, it's a hotel for young bagpackers. There is soap in half a bottle, the hall of the room is lined with dirty tatami. They offer old dirty worn used slippers, we must pay 200 y for 2 new slippers. The pillows, sheets , covers are yellow old, it smell human odors from previous customers. We want to decline and find other hotel but it's tooo late , they have withdrawn money from my credit card, no return money. We were very angry and we will tell our friends. Please check the origin of your hotel before annonce it on internet.

        • Group of friends
          6.6

          Friendly staff

          Have to check in at an alternate address which was difficult to find.

        • Single
          3.2

          I really dont like this hotel. The staff is really bad. He has no manner at all. There ia no service too. If I want to do anything in this hotel I have to pay money. I already pay money for stay so why I have to pay more money? The staff only want the money from customer. The other hotel that I stayed, the staff is really kind and take care me really well.I Travel in japan for 1 month and this hotel is the worst!. How can Booked.net has this hotel as a list. It make me feel that Booked.net does not have any qualifiquaton for the hotel. It make me feel your hotel list are untrustable and dont want to book ant hotel from this website anymore.

        • Family with children
          6.6

          My son and daughter enjoyed the ryokan much more than I did. They enjoyed the traditional Japanese hotel. They thought it was different to sleep on the mats on the floor. The owners/caretakers were very nice though.

          I am used to sleeping in beds and found the mats uncomfortable. The room was too sparce and lacked basic amenities like, soap, hand towels, cup and kleenex. There was not even a table for the tv. The key prevented you from leaving the air conditioning on during the day and the room was very hot when we returned. You had to go to the main room to use the internet.

        • Group of friends
          7.0

          i find chip and good restaurant near the ryokan

        • Group of friends
          5.4

          This Ryokan is very basic in what it provides, but then its also cheap compared to the other hotels in Kyoto. We were 4 people and shared the same room. The room size reminds me of College, was really undersized for 4 people. On the other hand, Kyoto is a large city with a lot of sites to visit hence a lot to walk during the day. By nightfall we were already exhausted and the room was just fine to sleep. There are 3 supermarkets nearby and some sort of kitchen if you want to eat noodles/heat food. However, we would strongly recommend the japanese restaurant at the corner of Kujo/Aburanokoji. It's easier to get to almost every place in Kyoto with the bus, although at rush hour can be quite slow. If you take more than 3 buses a day, it's cheaper to buy the 1 day pass either at Kyoto Station tourist center or ask at the Ryokan. IPhone owners can get the free application MetrO (by Kinevia) and then download the Kyoto city to access the public transportation routes. For Yakiniku lovers there's a good restaurant on the Kujo boulevard, 1 stop before Toii temple (Kujo Shako Mae) If price matters to you, this is a good backpackers choice. If comfort matters, you will have to pay almost double and go somewhere else.

          It seemed clean when we enter the room, but when we looked under the bed there was a lot of dirt/objects from previous guests. We also found in one bed a lot of hair from a previous person.

        • Family with children
          2.8

          The wifi did not work in our room on level3 - as too far from modem. The bedding did not smell fresh and I suspect it wasnt washed. The room was v noisy with traffic as building is on a main road. On 3 occasions other guests tried to enter our room 'by mistake' as they got off the lift on wrong floor. I did not feel safe staying here with my daughter. This is the only place I stayed in Japan where it did not feel safe and secure. There was no handsoap in the sinks and I thought it very unhygienic.

        • Group of friends
          5.4

          This Ryokan is very basic in what it provides, but then its also cheap compared to the other hotels in Kyoto. We were 4 people and shared the same room. The room size reminds me of College, was really undersized for 4 people. On the other hand, Kyoto is a large city with a lot of sites to visit hence a lot to walk during the day. By nightfall we were already exhausted and the room was just fine to sleep. There are 3 supermarkets nearby and some sort of kitchen if you want to eat noodles/heat food. However, we would strongly recommend the japanese restaurant at the corner of Kujo/Aburanokoji. It's easier to get to almost every place in Kyoto with the bus, although at rush hour can be quite slow. If you take more than 3 buses a day, it's cheaper to buy the 1 day pass either at Kyoto Station tourist center or ask at the Ryokan. IPhone owners can get the free application MetrO (by Kinevia) and then download the Kyoto city to access the public transportation routes. For Yakiniku lovers there's a good restaurant on the Kujo boulevard, 1 stop before Toii temple (Kujo Shako Mae) If price matters to you, this is a good backpackers choice. If comfort matters, you will have to pay almost double and go somewhere else.

          It seemed clean when we enter the room, but when we looked under the bed there was a lot of dirt/objects from previous guests. We also found in one bed a lot of hair from a previous person.

        • Older travelers
          7.0

          The amenities in our room were clean, and the traditional bedding was excellent. Once familiar with our location we found it accessible, and within walking to Toji Temple.

          Entrance and instructions on use of facilities not apparent, no sign in front of hotel for first identification.

        • Family with children
          5.4

          It's close and value for money. Basic facilities are available but nothing extra. Probably because it is a family-run low-budget motel,

          Very limited English of the staff, in spite of their general politeness. No special service available, not even morning call can be provided

        • Group of friends
          9.6

          Friends and I stayed in a traditional-seeming room with modern tatami- like mats on the floor and very thin mattresses that rolled out for sleeping. We were initially sceptical of the mattresses, but all found we slept well and had none of the aches and pains one often gets from a night on a hotel bed. We stayed for four nights, and enjoyed all of our time there. I would recommend the Station Ryokan Sparkling Dolphins to anyone.

          The wi-fi connection we had in our room was sporadic, and it was not mentioned to us as a feature of the room. So it could be we just lucked out in the evenings and mornings with a few hours of piggy-backing on an unsecured connection. I honestly don't know. But Kyoto, like most big cities, has remarkably few open networks so if being connected is crucial the Sparkling Dolphins might not be the place for you. If an hour a day at Starbucks will suit you, though, then this should not keep you away.

        • Family with children
          10.0

          is a very good place and his owners a beautiful people

        How to reach hostel

        hostel Station Ryokan Sparkling Dolphins Kyoto Kyoto location
        Show big map »

        Hostel Address:

        56 Kamigoryo-Cho, Higashikujo ; Minami-Ku, Kyoto, Japan, 601-8017

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Kyoto
          2.2 mi
        Airports
        • Itami (ITM)
          22.6 mi
        • Kobe (UKB)
          38.9 mi
        Train Stations
        • Kyoto Railway Station
          2700 ft
        • Kyoto Station
          2700 ft
        Underground stations
        • Kujo Station
          4000 ft
        • Gojo Station
          1.1 mi
        Restaurants
        • Kushikatsu Furaisenmon Kushinobo Kyotostationten The Cube (cuisine: Japanese)
          1200 ft
        • Tagotozakyubu (cuisine: Japanese)
          1400 ft
        Hostel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  10 am
        • Number of rooms:
          13