Seryo Ryokan is a modern Japanese inn, located in Ohara, Sakyo Ward in Kyoto.

The inn is in close range with historical sites in the area such as: Sanzan-in Temple, Hosen-in Temple, and many more. The area has been described as a place where time is slower than the bustling city of Kyoto, and seems to be frozen in the temples.

The ryokan offers nine rooms, ranging from 45,000 to 70,000 JPY, with varying styles inspired by Japanese and Western elements. Some of which come with their own open-air baths. All the rooms offer serene views of the property’s garden, letting the guests enjoy the richness of nature with the view of the landscapes in the distance.

Guests are invited to enjoy a calm and healing soak in the open-air baths and indoor baths, supplied with natural hot spring water that springs up in Ohara, the outdoor options situated in the serenity of a Japanese Garden.

Seryo Ryokan can be accessed from Kyoto Station by taking the Kyoto bus bound for Ohara.

The inn is operating normally with safety measures in place and limited acceptance to prevent the spread of infection.

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Onsen Area
Ohara

Is this place ryokan only or ryokan with an onsen?
Onsen Ryokan

Does this ryokan have private onsen (hot spring)?
Yes

Is there a communal shared public bath?
Yes

In or near
Kyoto

Price range (yen)
45,000 – 70,000

Seryo

Total rating: 4.5
avatarKI-NRT
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Excellent stay in rural Kyoto
Seryo is an excellent ryokan that exceeded our expectations. It's situated in Ohara town, located about an hour north of Kyoto, which is an agricultural area known for its fine Kyoto vegetables, its rural beauty, as well as the renowned Sanzen-in and Jakko-in temples (as well as the picturesque Kurama & Kibune towns nearby.) We stayed 2 nights at Seryo.... our main purpose for being in the area was to do the hike from Kurama to Kibune (highly recommended!) While Seryo is not a stone's throw from Kurama or Kibune, it's not far, either - about 15 minutes by car. And, it's right next to Sanzen-in, and overlooks a beautiful valley and the mountains beyond, so the location is actually a plus in many respects. While it's a small, family-run establishment, it also charges luxury ryokan prices. In just about all respects, it delivers a level of comfort, luxury and service that matches the price. First, the room - we stayed at the best room at Seryo, the "Sakura no Ma Japanese Suite with open-air bath." I believe it to be the only room on premises that has its own private onsen hot springs bath, and it's pure bliss. if it's available, I'd recommend that you snag it quickly. The room itself was reasonably spacious (although not gargantuan by other luxury ryokan standards, and we would've gladly paid more if they offered an even higher category room), well appointed and came with all of the necessities - toiletries, yukata, free WiFi and even free minibar. It was a nice room to spend our down time in Ohara. And when we felt like taking a walk, not only was there Sanzen-in next door, but also Jikko-in, Hosen-in and and Shorin-in just a few minutes walking distance away - all worth visiting, and all with its own unique charm. The food was good. Not super gourmet like some of the top ryokans in Hakone or Kaga Onsen town, but they did a good job focusing their offerings relying on local ingredients - Ohara is renowned for its amazing produce, and many of Kyoto's finer restaurants (including Michelin 3-star Kitcho) procure many of their vegetables from Ohara. Of particular note was the local Jidori chicken - it was amazing. It was steamed (which is unusual, and doesn't strike me as the best way to cook chicken), but was done amazingly well. It was definitely a memorable dish. Breakfast, on the other hand, was a comparatively spartan affair - not much variety, and quantities were low. If you're hungry, be prepared to scarf down a healthy portion of rice. Service is typical ryokan-like. Courteous, helpful, and a bit inflexible in some areas, namely in terms of meal times. At Seryo, it's strictly 6PM for dinner and 8AM for breakfast. That said, they did make an exception, which gives us hope for Japan 🙂 When we told them we might leave early and skip breakfast (to get a head start on our hike the next day), they said "how about 7:30 then?" For a small ryokan with rigid schedules (for understandable reasons, mind you), it was a surprisingly gracious gesture. Overall, we were very happy with our choice and would not hesitate to recommend Seryo for those that seek a great accommodation and dining experience to go along with a wonderful tour of Ohara, Kurama and Kibune's beautiful countryside, villages, temples and shrines - assuming you're prepared to pay for the privilege.

avatarHarempercussion
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Good lunch looking at good traditional garden
I visited there only for lunch. The place is in front of Sanzenin temple in Ohara. I liked Japanese traditinal Yuba lunch course with various small dishes.The taste was very good.The garden out of window was Japanese traditional style.I was able to relax well.

avatarRaiE
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2 nights
Spent 2 night here, the inn was very accommodating of my family's dietary needs and the family running the place are fantastic. The owner of the inn is a older lady and by the end of the first day I felt like she was my grandmother. The futons are comfy and food delicious and the onsen is fantastic

avatarhealanila
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In love with this Ryokan of Ohara
Where to I even begin. We took a 40 minute buss ride out of Kyoto in to the beautiful country side of Ohara. The Autum colors were in full display and the mountain sides were a bright orange with hints of gold. The walk up to the Ryokan is uphill and littered with cute little local shops and took us about 9 minutes. The Ryokan will be on your left right before the stone gray stairs. The staff was lovely and very accommodating. Dinner was kaiseki style and very pretty. And breakfast was Japanese style. Kyoto is known for making tofu and the Ryokan definitely served us an array of tofu which was delicious. The Onsens are not very big but are clean and still very nice. Make sure you take time to take in the koi ponds and gardens. Again the maple trees in Autum were in full display and beautiful. I would definitely visit here again to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

avatarLe D
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Great romantic getaway!
We came to splurge on a night here after spending four nights in Tokyo. What a great way to unwind from the big city! The staff here is nothing short of excellent and ushered us in the front door and sat us down for tea time while they brought our bags to our room. When they showed us our room, we were amazed at how immaculate, orderly, and beautiful everything was. We got the private hot spring and really enjoyed the quietness of the surrounding mountains in each other’s company. The meal service here was also superb and probably one of the best meals I’ve had in Japan. I would highly recommend splurging a bit for at least one night here with the private hot spring!

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