About guest rooms and facilities
- Are there any amenities?
Yukata, face towels, and toothbrush sets are provided in each guest room.
There is body wash, 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner in the communal bathrooms.
We do not have bath towels, so please bring your own.
- Are there hair dryers?
Hair dryers can be rented for free from the front desk.
There are also hair dryers in the dressing rooms of the bathrooms.
- Are there toilets and baths in the guest rooms?
There are not.
The bathrooms, toilets, and sinks are communal.
- Is Wi-Fi available?
Yes. However, some areas may have a poor connection.
- Can I use a credit card?
We do not accept credit cards, we ask payments to be made in cash.
- Is there parking?
There is free parking for guests (reservations required). Click here for details.
- Do the rooms have a heater/air conditioner?
Yes, all guest rooms do.
- Is there a curfew?
Yes, at 23:00.
*The east gat closes at 16:30. Use the intercom to let us know when you need to get through the gate.
- Can I be put on a wait list for a reservation?
No, we are unable to do wait lists.
- What time are meals served?
Dinner time : 18:30.
Breakfast time : 7:30.
- Can I have my meals in my room?
We do not serve meals in the guest rooms.
All meals will be served in the Japanese restaurant “Bon”.
- Is it Shojin (Buddhist vegetarian cuisine) cuisine?
Dinner is not.
Dinner will be Kyoto cuisine, using seasonal ingredients.
But breakfast is Shojin (Buddhist vegetarian) style.
Click here for details.
- Do you serve alcohol?
Yes. We serve beer, Japanese sake, and shochu.
- Can we eat in the restaurant dressed with our yukata?
There are no dress restrictions inside of Omuro Kaikan, but please wear regular clothes when going out and walking around Ninna-ji Temple.
About morning Buddhist services
- May I observe a morning Buddhist service?
Yes, you may. Details of the service will be explained to you at check-in.
- What time are the services?
Spring: April 1 ~ September 30 from 6:00.
Winter: October 1 ~ March 31 from 6:30.
- What kind of clothes should I wear?
Regular clothes are fine, but refrain from wearing room yukata or pajama.
- Is it mandatory for me to assist the morning buddhist service?
No, it is not mandatory. We ask you to join only if you wish to.
- Can I hold a memorial service and pray for my ancestors?
Yes. If you would like to do this we ask you to contact us to apply in advance.
- Is it okay to bring small children?
Yes. Many children have participated in the past. It is possible to enter and leave the service at any time, so please feel free to bring them.
- Is it okay to belong to a different religion or denomination?
Anyone is welcome.
- Are there any restrictions?
Taking photos or videos and eating or drinking within the hall is strictly prohibited.
Also, please refrain from talking during the service.
- How many people can use the bathroom?
The large bath can accommodate up to 20 people at once, and the small bath up to 10 people.
- Is there anywhere else to eat nearby?
There are izakaya, okonomiyaki restaurants, and other restaurants nearby. Please ask at the front desk for more information.
- Is there a convenience store nearby?
There is one about a 5 minute walk away. Please ask at the front desk for more information.
- Can I take a bath in the morning?
The bathrooms are not open in the morning.
Baths can be taken from 16:30 to 23:00.
- Would you hold my luggage for me?
We can store your luggage at the front desk after you check out, but only for the morning.
- Can I use a delivery or carry service to/from Kyoto Station?
We are a member of both a carry and delivery service. If you wish to arrange delivery of your luggage between accommodations, please click the links for available services.
- Do you accept parcel deliveries?
Yes. Please let us know in advance of any deliveries.
Please not that shipping from here (using Yamato Transport) is cash on delivery only.