Temporarily closed

Please be informed that Otabi-an is temporarily closed  from

June 10 until June 19, 2018.

During this period, responses to inquiries by email may be delayed.

We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Baggage storage service at JR Kyoto Station

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We would like to introduce baggage storage services at Kyoto Station.

(We, Otabi-an accept will accept guest’s luggage(s) before check-in to store in the morning time from 7:00 to 10:30, only if requested by email or phone in advance.)

There are around 1000 coin-operated lockers at Hachijo Exit of Kyoto Station, but you may find difficulty in finding a vacant locker specially in sightseeing season of Kyoto.

In such cases, following baggage storage services may help you.

 

 Service to Find Info about Vacant Coin Lockers

This new service started from April 2018.

This service is available only for ICOCA lockers (lockers where payment is made with a transport system IC card). Please note lockers at Hachijo-exit area are NOT corresponding to this service.

Touch screen will guide you where vacant coin lockers are.

 

 

JR Kyoto Station Carry Service
http://carry-s.com/
The office of this service is located at Kyoto tower side (North) of Kyoto station, which is opposite side of Hachijo exit (South). Go downstairs using the escalator near the central ticket gate.

When you arrive at B1F, find the sign for Underground Central Gate.
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The entrance of Carry Service is just in front of the underground central ticket gate of JR.
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The baggage storage service there costs 700 yen for one item per day.

Service hour 8:00 – 20:00

Kyoto Central Post Office Hand-free Sightseeing service

The Central Post Office is located in the west of the bus terminal (Kyoto Tower side).

Fees : 600 yes per item, per day

Service 9:00 – 18:00 (Luggage can be picked up by 19:00)

Luggage delivery service by the Central Post Office is also available, but you cannot use it to send luggage to Otabi-an from there.

JR Kyoto Isetan, department store, Cloakroom
http://kyoto.wjr-isetan.co.jp.e.do.hp.transer.com/service/service_3.html
A cloakroom on the third floor of Isetan will keep your baggage until 8:00 PM of the day.
It costs 500 yen for one item, but storage of up to 5 items will be free of charge for purchases at Isetan over 5,000 yen. If you plan a shopping in this department store, it will be a good choice.

To go to Otabian from the Kyoto Tower side of the Kyoto station, please go upstairs to Pedestrian Walkway, the 2nd floor of the station, then get out from Hachijo West Exit.

Men’s dormitory will be changed to a private room

From stays on June 1st, current Men’s dormitory will be changed to a private room for 2 – 4 persons.

Please stay with a couple, group or family.

(We do not accept reservations from, or solely for any minors aged 12 or younger.)

For a single use for men, please book Japanese private room.

Japanese private room renewal !

March 25, 2017

Japanese style private room now accepts up to 2 persons.  The room charge for a single use maintains the same.

Please book this room at Otabi-an web site.

Event news from “Hinode-yu”, an old pubic bath in Kyoto /Sep – Dec, 2016

A “sento”, public bath near Otabi-an which is famous for its quaint appearance of Showa-era provided us with their event news as follows:

  • September 9 – 21  : closed every Thursday
    Noren (Japanese store curtain) used in Japanese film “Mother Water” released in 2010, staring Satomi Kobayashi and Kyoko Koizumi is shown.
  • November 18 -30 :closed every Thursday
    Evenning of Take-Tourou  – Japanese garden lantern made of Bamboo
  • December 21 
    “Yuzu-buro”  Yuzuz – Citron – are set afloat in the bath , traditional Japanese custom for the winter solstice.

Business time 16:00 – 23:00  closed every Thursday

We sell discount ticket for public bath in Otabi-an hostel.

“Hinode-yu” is located at about 400m from our hostel, a distance of 5-minute walk. A guide map is available also.

We hope you can enjoy an exotic experiences for “sento”  during your stay in our Otabi-an hostel!

Finished: Wearing a Japanese summer kimono, stroll along the stree of Kyoto!

Special plan only for guests of Otabi-an ! (This plan is finished.)

The season for Gion festival has come.

Rather than going to a Kimono rental shop, why don’t you start the day by weaing a Japanese summer kimono in your room during stay in Kyoto Guesthouse Otabi-an and go out to sightsee in a town of Kyoto ? All necessary items such as kimono, obi, bag, hair accessory,  Japanese sandals and so on are also available.

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– Dressing on the day : Please reserve the dressing time between 9:00 and 11:00 am.

– Time required for dressing one person : approx. 30 – 40 minutes.

 

Price (tax included)

Summer Kimono rental plan — 3900 yen

Please choose one from  variety of summer kimono  and hair set shown below.

Summer Kimono-1

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Summer Kimono-2

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Summer Kimono-3

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Summer Kimono-4

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Summer Kimono-5

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Summer Kimono-6

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Summer Kimono-7

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Summer Kimono-8

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Summer Kimono-9

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Hair set-1

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Hair set-2

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Hair set-3

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Hair set-4

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Hair set-5

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Hair set-6

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Summer Kimono, half-width obi, inner wear, koshi-himo, face towel for redressment, date-jime, wooden clogs and a bag are included.

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How to reserve

Please emai to info@otabi-an.com for checking availability and reserve a plan, by 18:00 of 3 days before.

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Return time

Please return all rental items by 21:00 of the day.

If you stay at Otabi-an at the night, please put all items to a bag for return and leave it in your room or on the bed.

Cancellation policy

Upon cancellation of a reservation, the Customer will be charged a 100% of the price of Kimono dressing if the cancellation notice is made after 18:00 of the previous day

No cancellation charge is required, if the Summer kimono rental is canceled before 18:00 of the previous day.

 

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Event news from “Hinode-yu”, an old pubic bath in Kyoto

A “sento”, public bath near Otabi-an which is famous for its quaint appearance of Showa-era provided us with their event news as follows:

June 10 – 15 : Evening with light of fireflies

July 1 – August 31  Cool feeling with wind chimes

July 29 – August 3 Cool feeling with an ice pillar

* August 19 : temporary closing

Business time 16:00 – 23:00  closed every Thursday

We sell discount ticket for public bath in Otabi-an hostel.

“Hinode-yu” is located at about 400m from our hostel, a distance of 5-minute walk. A guide map is available also.

We hope you can enjoy an exotic experiences for “sento”  during your stay in our Otabi-an hostel!