Was there in 2013... 1st its a house not a hotel. More like renting a fully furnished house. Traditional ryokan house... Needs some maintenance though... Hard to find even with gps/ you must know your way around the area... The staff speak little English thankfully my brother speaks Japanese so no problem with communication... great for experiencing traditional japanese house but suitable only if you are driving...
2015年11月入住 4 晚
Wanokura was an older traditional house with paper doors and walls which had quite a lot of holes. It was a 30 minute walk from public transport in Kyoto and was very difficult to find. Our stay was pleasant but you can find better value for money
2016年4月入住 1 晚
Sleeping above the Shinkansen ”
The “hotel” is very hard to find, though we were driving there. It is a traditional Japanese style house, which doors are made of paper that means no security and no privacy at all as people can easliy see through the room from the gap of the door.
The owner inform ua they make a mistake jsut 2 days before my arrival and said the room was over booked but they can offer us another Moden Style Japanese Room but actually it is the living room.
And there is no offical area for parking as well. Due to the location of the hotel which just above the high speed train, you can hear the sound that train pass through whole day.
2015年11月入住 3 晚
They cancelled my reservation The day before”
Never stayed poor.
2015年10月入住 2 晚
2015年10月入住 7 晚
Traditional japanese housing”
Room design, room size, garden.
We spend some very pleasant and relaxed days in this fine traditional japanese house and enjoyed the beautiful garden.
2015年10月入住 1 晚
Staff are awful”
This hotel needs more responsible staff. No one was around between 3-5pm when we were told to check in. We, and others, waited and hoped someone would turn up. Hotel is next to Shinkansen train tracks so every ten minutes a train would crash by until late at night and starting before dawn. Not recommended. Far from anything thing to see or do.
2015年8月入住 3 晚
Get the Ryokan experience on the cheap!”
The traditional bamboo room and its lovely atmosphere, the sleeping arrangements on comfortable futons (great for the back, never slept better) and the very affordable price of the place.
We had a very nice stay at Wanokura. The experience was that of a traditional Ryokan, for a fraction of the price. The room was wonderful, clean, and had a powerful enough A/C to deal with a Japanese summer. The futon sleeping arrangements provided the best night of sleep I've had in years - excellent for the back. The bathroom is shared and though generally well-kept is clean but not the best - mostly because of the occupational hazard of shared bathrooms and the fact that it very hot in non A/C rooms. There is a kitchen, which was handy, and a set of lockers for any personal belongings. The walls are pretty thin - though we didn't really mind much, there was a lot of chatter next door until quite late!
Overall though, I'd say it was a very pleasant experience, and we are very glad to have stayed at Wanokura.
2015年8月入住 1 晚
Far from station ”
New japanese experience, nice bed, air con is cold
Stay in this place for 1 night is ok but anymore would be too much as this place is very far from the nearest train station. There is no staff in the place and you are pretty much left to your own device. The place itself is very authentic japanese experience and could be scary if you are travelling alone.
2015年5月入住 5 晚
traditional Japanese wood house, close to a local bus service (Keihan Bus), reasonable rate.
The ryokan is right next to a major highway. This is a drawback.