Most facilities of Otabi-an Hostel are shared-use facilities for all hostel guests and staff.
Kyoto “machiya” townhouses traditionally are built with earthen ground floors, known as “doma” in Japanese. At entrance hall of our hostel, and Otabi-an's living room, original “doma” with a hundred-year-old wooden table top, made of Muntingia calabura has been preserved for authenticity. Please feel free to spend relaxing time and enjoy conversations with other hostel guests while using the lounge.
This room can be used as a dining room.
A refrigerator, a toaster oven and a microwave are available in the living room for self-service use.
IH cooker, kitchenware and tableware shared with the hostel staff are available.
Before using the kitchen, please contact hostel staff for assistance.
Please clean kitchenware and tableware by yourself after each use.
A shared bath/shower is located on the second floor of Otabi-An Hostel
and available from 16:00 until 23:30 in the night and from 7:00AM until 9:45
in the next morning .
Please give consideration to other guests who may be waiting to use the same shower after you.
Free shampoo, conditioner, body wash and Cleansing foam are available. An electric hair dryer is also available for your convenience
at the wash stand on the second floor. Please finish a use of the hair dryer by 23:30, as its loud noise may disturb sleep of other guests.
A “Sento”, Nippongo for a public bath, known as the “Hinode-yu” , is also available near the Otabi-An Hostel.
Hinode-yu is a public bath located in Nishi-Kujo area, near the Otabi-an Hostel.
It is famous for its quaint appearance, maintaining its original structure, built in 1928. Hinode-yu is also famous as set location of the Japanese film “Mother Water” released in 2010, staring Satomi Kobayashi and Kyoko Koizumi.
It is one of exotic experiences you must have during your stay in Kyoto to go to a public bath! (Closed on Thursdays)
For more information about "Hinode-yu", please click here for Hinode-yu web page
A shared rest room and wash stand are available on both levels of Otabi-An Hostel.
Each rest room is equipped with the TOTO Washlet with automatic flashing and a motion sensor light /extractor fan, although the door to the rest room is an original fitting of the ‘machiya”.
The wash stand on the first floor is a replica of an original design of a Japanese tiled sink, popular in early Showa era of Japan.
An earth ware washbowl on the second floor is a piece of original fine art work by MORI SHUNZAN, pottery of Kiyomizu Ware, specially handcrafted for Otabi-an Hostel, adorned with Toji Temple's five story pagoda, spring cherry blossoms and highlighted by leaves with autumn colors.
The pottery of Kiyomizu is located near Sennyu-ji Temple, noted for its connection with the Japanese Imperial Family.
|Hot coffee , Black/Gren tea bag service||Free|
|Cold soft drink, cup instant noodle||100 JPY|
|Bath towel :rental||100 JPY|
|Face towel :rental||50 JPY|
|Face towel (Otabi-an original ) :sale||200 JPY|
|Earplugs:1 pair||30 JPY|
|“Sento” Public bath coupon ticket :normal 490yen||470 JPY|
|City Bus One-day pass||700 JPY|
|City bus ticket :normal 230yen||210 JPY|
A brief minute walk from Otabi-An Hostel, located in front of the Omiya-Hachijo bus stop.
This is a meat shop, but freshly-fried croquette and Japanese deep-fried foods at the front of shop (Last orders at 19:00) are very popular with the locals and you may often see a queue forming during the busy hours.
Just one-minute walk from Otabi-An Hostel.
“Shouyu-tonkotsu ramen”, ramen braised with pork bone broth and soy sauce, is a specialty of this shop.
This ramen shop is open until midnight, but we request your return to Otabi-An Hostel no later than 2330. Thank you.
About a four-minute walk from Otabi-An Hostel.
Japanese “teishoku”, or set meal, also known as combo meal, is what this restaurant offers. It is located at the corner of Hachijo-Abranokoji crossing, near Kyoto station.
Open from 7:00 to 23:00.
About a four-minute walk from Otabi-An Hostel.
Lively Japanese style drinking and Okonomi-yaki spot, offering foods grilled on the hot iron plate, where local people often gather and talk. Open at 18:00.
About a six-minute walk from Otabi-An Hostel,close to the Kyoto Aquarium
in Umekoji park and the 2nd floor of "Mini-Stop" convenience
A buffet style restaurant offering freshly picked organic vegetables (Kyo-Sayai) delivered from local farms in the every morning.
Brunch from 10:00 to 11:00. Lunch time from 11:00 to 15:30. Evening time from 17:00 to 22:00 (last entrance 21:00).
Roughly six minutes by foot from Otabi-An Hostel.
A mall near Kintetsu rail Kyoto station offers stores bountiful of souvenirs, and restaurants with local delicacies for dining. Others stores that can be found here are book shops, travel agencies, and convenient stores for various sundries and shopping.
A large-scale, western style shopping mall with a food court on the fourth floor and multi-cinema complex is also close to our hostel at about a six-minute walk. The AEON Mall also houses one of the largest Daiso store (Hundred Yen Store) of the Kansai region.
*Information for shops shown here is subject to change.