Seryo is a beautiful ryokan located just outside the main gate of Sanzen-in Temple in the picturesque village of Ohara, 30 minutes north of Kyoto by bus or taxi. It’s a fantastic place to sample the ryokan experience without having to travel far.
Japanese Ryokan Seryo exterior
Japanese Ryokan Seryo At A Glance
- Great for: couples, small families, solo travelers
- Strong points: close to Kyoto, quiet setting, great food, reasonable rates
- Sample rates: from US$500 to $700 per night for two including two meals
Guest room at Seryo
Ohara is one of our favorite day trips out of Kyoto. It’s very close to Kyoto but it feels worlds away. Once the day trippers have gone home, it’s extremely quiet.
Ohara rice paddies
Seryo is an excellent and reasonably priced ryokan in a commanding spot overlooking the village and steps from beautiful Sanzen-in Temple, which is a truly lovely spot.
Outdoor bath at Seryo
The rooms and baths at Seryo are lovely and comfortable and the luxury rooms have private onsen-style baths. Otherwise, you can reserve time in the common onsen-style baths. Of course, all rooms have private toilets.
The meals are a real highlight at Seryo and include local produce whenever possible. When you consider what two great traditional meals would cost you in restaurants down in the city, it becomes clear that Seryo is a great value. So if you’re looking for a country ryokan experience and don’t have the time or energy to head up into the Japan Alps, this is a great choice.
Name in English:
Japanese Ryokan Seryo
Name in Japanese:
22 Oharashorinincho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, T601-1241, Japan
Price range: moderate to luxury
10 minutes’ walk from Ohara bus stop
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