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OYO Ryokan Sparkling Dolphins Inn Kyoto

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Down comforters, individually decorated, desk, blackout drapes
Down comforters, individually decorated, desk, blackout drapes
Down comforters, individually decorated, desk, blackout drapes
Down comforters, individually decorated, desk, blackout drapes

Overview of OYO Ryokan Sparkling Dolphins Inn Kyoto

OYO Ryokan Sparkling Dolphins Inn Kyoto

2 out of 5

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
601-8017, Kyoto, Kyoto, 56 Kamigoryo-cho, Higashikujo, Minami-ku

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKyoto Tower15 min walk
  • Popular LocationNintendo World Headquarters19 min walk
  • Popular LocationTofukuji Temple19 min walk
  • AirportOsaka (ITM-Itami)35 min drive

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About this area


OYO Ryokan Sparkling Dolphins Inn Kyoto is located in Minami, a neighborhood in Kyoto, and is near a metro station. Notable landmarks in the area include Kyoto Tower and Sanjusangendo Temple, and travelers wishing to experience a bit of culture can try Gion Corner. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium or Kyoto Racecourse. Guests appreciate the hostel's convenience to public transportation: Kujo Station is 4 minutes by foot and Tofukuji Station is 9 minutes.

What's nearby

  • Kyoto Tower - 15 min walk
  • Nintendo World Headquarters - 19 min walk
  • Tofukuji Temple - 19 min walk
  • Sanjusangendo Temple - 2 min drive
  • Higashi Honganji Temple - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Kujo Station - 4 min walk
  • Kyoto Station - 9 min walk
  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 35 min drive

About this property

OYO Ryokan Sparkling Dolphins Inn Kyoto

Kyoto hostel in Minami, near Kyoto Tower
This smoke-free hostel features a microwave in a common area, laundry facilities, and a TV in a common area. WiFi in public areas is free. All rooms are soundproofed and offer free WiFi and in-room massages. Conveniences include washers/dryers and microwaves, and guests will appreciate thoughtful touches like slippers and children's slippers.
OYO Ryokan Sparkling Dolphins Inn Kyoto offers 13 air-conditioned accommodations with washers/dryers and slippers. These individually decorated accommodations include desks. Beds feature down comforters. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with rainfall showerheads, bidets, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

This Kyoto hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. 15-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Mini-fridge
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Washer/dryer


  • Elevator

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Japanese


  • Massages


  • Shared microwave
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Down comforter
  • Heating


  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels


  • 15-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Griddle
  • Microwave
  • Mini-fridge
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Toaster


  • Children's slippers
  • Desk
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • In-room massage
  • Individually decorated
  • Laundry detergent
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing
  • Washer and dryer

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests planning to go stay out late must check-in first.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for JPY 2000.0 per day
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A city tax may be collected at the property, effective October 1, 2018. The city tax ranges from JPY 200-1,000 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: JPY 2000.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
This property accepts Visa and Mastercard; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ); additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file

Property is also known as

Ryokan Sparkling Dolphins
Sparkling Dolphins
Station Ryokan Sparkling Dolphins Kyoto
Station Sparkling Dolphins Kyoto
Station Ryokan Sparkling Dolphins Kyoto Hostel
Ryokan Sparkling Dolphins Hostel
Sparkling Dolphins Inn
Sparkling Dolphins Kyoto
Sparkling Dolphins Inn Kyoto
OYO Ryokan Sparkling Dolphins Inn Kyoto Kyoto

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 4 out of 5 reviews
5 - Excellent 80%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 5 reviews
4 - Good 20%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 5 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 5 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 5 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Owners feel like your friends
Great room. Super nice owners. Very clean and reasonable rate. If you sleep "warm," ask for a blanket because the comforters can make you sweat. Also, the location is very close to the Kyoto Station, but not too close. We look forward to staying there again.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Amazing host and hostess, they go above and beyond for guests. They helped us made reservation and even stand in the cold outside to help us get a taxi. Clean and convenient place. 5 minutes walk from subway station. You can store your luggage at the common area after check out. Such a wonderful place to stay and for sure will stay there again.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Fantastic little ryokan off the main tourist strips (definitely a good thing). Not a mass of restaurants around but some great little fins if you get out and explore. 10 mins walk to Kyoto station and 5 mins walk to subway. Bus stop 2 mins walk. Amazing service and lovely tatami ensure rooms. Great experience!
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Brand new remodel. So awesome you got to stay here. So close to Kyoto station. Nice and kind owner operator
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2018

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019