Hotels Near Mingei Kissa Kura In Kurashiki

4.1/5Very Good12 Reviews
0.09km from Mingei Kissa Kura
Enjoyed our stay here, private rooms, shared toilet, male and female shower rooms. Stairs down to check in and the restaurant/bar, stairs up to your room. Beds unforgiving but the showers were great! The bar is a funky little place, comfortable lounging and fair food. Very well located for visiting the Bikan historical precinct and the Ohara museum. Our thanks to Kevin behind the desk who made our stay very enjoyable. Would return.
FromUS$30.00
0/50 Reviews
0.11km from Mingei Kissa Kura
Ryokan Kurashiki is in the middle of Kurashiki Bikan historical quarter. The Front hall is old and harks back to historical times. Once in through the sliding door, the ryokan interior is modern and yet timeless. Black tiled floors and corridors that lead you in many directions. We were given tea in the terrace and check in formalities were quickly completed. We were then brought to our room, where our luggage, which was left with the hotel earlier, was now placed. We took off our shoes and entered a tatami room off to the left was a separate toilet from the double sinks and further in, a large Japanese-style double shower area and a bathtub. Toiletries are provided in his and hers baskets beside the sink. Inside, you’ll find hair wash and conditioner, body wash, and various items that he or she would need. A powerful hairdryer is placed beside the sink. There is ample space for your personal toiletries. Toilet has the usual Japanese toilet functions. There’s also a sink here. There are two large areas before the master bedroom. The main entry tatami area where we placed our luggage on luggage rack, which in turn rested on a carpet (to protect the tatami floor). A large clothes rack for hanging jackets and other clothing is provided. My son slept in the room tatami style. The next room has a low table and seating for how ever many is in the room. A medium sized flat screen TV is in a cupboard and the owner has decorated the rooms with her western antique finds such as old clocks or radios. A tea set rests on the table and a kettle is plugged into the nearby wall socket. You can fix yourself a cup of Japanese tea. Our bedroom had a hidden fridge, safe and a smaller TV. The items in the fridge are part of your room charge. There’s a couple of bottles of fruit juice, a beer, soft drink and water. The ryokan provides yukuta to go to the onsen as well as really comfortable pyjamas to sleep in. WiFi can be received in the room and it is a strong fast signal. An Additional treat was the daily delivery of English newspapers. There’s a smaller toilet and separate bathroom, both with sinks in their respective areas. Our rooms were large and very generous in terms of space. It was also very Classical Japanese. The beds in our room were, however, modern in that it was raised on a platform, had side table and electrical points on my side of bed. Light switches are shared in the Centre of the bed bead. Without the air conditioning in the room, it would have been really cold. We were glad to run some of the air cons at 1/2 speed to at least keep the room at a comfortable temperature. The shower area also felt cold to start. But once you run the shower for awhile, the room gets quite comfortable. Onsen The onsen can be booked for private use during certain times. The staff will ask you at breakfast for your preferred timing as well as your meal time schedules. The onsen is small and can fit three showering individuals. There’s a small dry
FromUS$764.00
4.3/5Excellent12 Reviews
0.11km from Mingei Kissa Kura
The location was very convenient and the breakfast and dinner was very good.But we were on the 2nd floor tatami room where there was no fridge in the room and there was no bathroom (bath). The other thing that was unsatisfactory was that the staff could not communicate in English.
FromUS$220.00
4.6/5Outstanding10 Reviews
0.11km from Mingei Kissa Kura
We (2 adults, 2 children) stayed at Yuji-Inn for 4 days and used it as a base to travel around the region. Yuji and his wife are generous with their time. On Christmas Eve, they shared takoyaki with us and our fellow guests. Every time we left for a day of sightseeing, Yuji printed off a timetable of the trains we needed and gave us an overview of what we could expect to see. Yuji also provided recommendations for dinner - although his preferred choice was booked out on 3 evenings and closed the other evening - tip, go early or be happy to wait! The Yuji-Inn is immaculately clean and has free coffee (instant) and tea. As for potential downsides, there are few. Like most inns at this price point, showers, toilets and hot tub are communal - but immaculately clean. The rooms are comfortable, warm in winter and with comfortable traditional Japanese futons. I would recommend the inn to anyone looking for a cheap(ish) base to explore the town and the local area.
FromUS$46.00
4.6/5Outstanding65 Reviews
0.22km from Mingei Kissa Kura
This is not a bad little three star hotel, it has some good points but depends what you want. We walked down from Kurashiki Station because not too far with rolling luggage but it was a hot day so it was nice to be immediately presented with cold towels by reception. We checked right in although a little bit early which also appreciated. Room a bit small but you could just about walk round the bed. Hard bed and hard pillow but high point was to find an actual real shower not a stupid tub thing so extra points for that. Lighting nicely controlled from one bedside but Dormy have this really dumb idea of a motion controlled light by the door. Fine but at a certain time in life you tend to get up in the night which puts the bright light on and wakes everyone up. The fix is to catch the light when it is off and give the bulb a slight anticlock twist so it is permanently off. Problem solved. Hotel is just a few seconds walk from the historic district which is very convenient as that is the main purpose of visiting Kurashiki. So far so good, except that they advertise specifically a breakfast with elements for both Japanese and Western tastes. Well sorry no they don’t. Nothing wrong with the food but it is all Japanese. Fruit is minimal and even the junk tinned fruit runs out very quickly, no bacon or tomatoes and funny little toasts. You can make the best of it but a traction toaster would make life easier for guests and even the Japanese would probably appreciate some smoked salmon and other sashimi. It is ok and not expensive but if they advertise western breakfast they should provide it. Free lobby coffee was well used and apparently free basic ramen after 9.00pm if you still need a snack by then. However the hotel is surrounded by decent ramen places so I got my regular fix. I would actually recommend the hotel but they do need to up their game a little bit and not rely too much on tour groups.
FromUS$56.00
4.5/5Excellent27 Reviews
0.24km from Mingei Kissa Kura
While the decor is a bit old fashioned, the room was a good size. Everything was clean and comfortable, the staff were friendly and it was easy to check in and out. As we were only there for one night (to see the canal and historic quarter) that was all we needed - the location was very handy! It’s just a short walk to the main sites. It wasn’t an expensive hotel so I didn’t really expect much more than that. It’s a convenient base to explore Kurashiki from and very easy/quick to get to from the train station.
FromUS$35.00
4.4/5Excellent13 Reviews
0.27km from Mingei Kissa Kura
The most comfortable and pillows!!! After our early morning and ton of walking, the beds here were heavenly. The staff amazing. The marble bathtub was huge. I read some negative comments about how dated the rooms were but we clearly had a renovated one. The Ivy and the Dormy Inn, both with public baths, were my top choices for Kurashiki but fully booked. So this was the only option available for the tour package I booked. The Japanese breakfast the next morning was also amazing. Did not expect to like it as much as I did. Prices can run much higher than the deal we got. But we felt lucky to stay here.
FromUS$126.00
4.4/5Excellent23 Reviews
0.32km from Mingei Kissa Kura
We stayed at the Ivy Square , Kurashiki , In late April . Located in a revamped 19 thC cotton mill, this hotel is extraordinary . The decor is historic & intriguing ,& there is a museum showing the history of the building . The room we had was very comfortable , spacious & really well equipped, with what appeared to be a brand new bathroom , it was spotlessly clean ... we looked out into.a tranquil courtyard, with trees & shrubs... & joy ... we could open a window 😀 Staff were, without exception. Thoughfull & attentive, even delivering an English language edition of the Japan times to us ( we hadn’t asked ) Breakfast was a buffet, with choices of both Japanese & western dishes .... was well organised, well presented & delicious ... Oishi !!! We highly recommend Ivy Square & will definitely stay again when er re- visit Kurashiki .
FromUS$52.00
0/50 Reviews
0.34km from Mingei Kissa Kura
The 1st and 3rd floors are made of cloth, and the rooms on the 2nd floor are decorated with denim to give you a feel for local traditional crafts.The main color differs depending on the room, so I try to enjoy it no matter how many times I stay.In addition, the bathroom equipped with slippers and a hairdryer is a good place to relieve the fatigue of the day. With a beautiful environment, coupled with meticulous and thoughtful service, the hotel's leisure area will surely meet your quality needs.
FromUS$117.00
0/50 Reviews
0.38km from Mingei Kissa Kura
With a stay at Green Rich Hotel Kurashiki Ekimae in Kurashiki, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Kibitsu Shrine and Canal Area (Bikan Historical Quarter). This hotel is 12.3 mi (19.9 km) from Orient Museum and 12.3 mi (19.9 km) from Hayashibara Museum of Art.This hotel offers designated smoking areas.The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.Make yourself at home in one of the 120 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and blackout drapes/curtains, and housekeeping is provided daily.
FromUS$45.00
0/50 Reviews
0.49km from Mingei Kissa Kura
The room is small as expected.However the car park is great. It could accommodate around 32 cars with height limit 1.55m. The charge is very reasonable at 500 yen per night. The entrance is a bit difficult to find. The breakfast offers rice and bread.
FromUS$50.00
0/50 Reviews
0.6km from Mingei Kissa Kura
5 minutes walk from Kurashiki station. The area in front of the station where you can check in without getting wet even on rainy days. Restaurants and shops line up from Kurashiki Station to the Bikan area, and the entire area around the hotel, including the Kurashiki Bikan area, is bustling every day.
FromUS$91.00

Hotels Near Mingei Kissa Kura In Kurashiki Review

4.6/565 Reviews
This is not a bad little three star hotel, it has some good points but depends what you want. We walked down from Kurashiki Station because not too far with rolling luggage but it was a hot day so it was nice to be immediately presented with cold towels by reception. We checked right in although a little bit early which also appreciated. Room a bit small but you could just about walk round the bed. Hard bed and hard pillow but high point was to find an actual real shower not a stupid tub thing so extra points for that. Lighting nicely controlled from one bedside but Dormy have this really dumb idea of a motion controlled light by the door. Fine but at a certain time in life you tend to get up in the night which puts the bright light on and wakes everyone up. The fix is to catch the light when it is off and give the bulb a slight anticlock twist so it is permanently off. Problem solved. Hotel is just a few seconds walk from the historic district which is very convenient as that is the main purpose of visiting Kurashiki. So far so good, except that they advertise specifically a breakfast with elements for both Japanese and Western tastes. Well sorry no they don’t. Nothing wrong with the food but it is all Japanese. Fruit is minimal and even the junk tinned fruit runs out very quickly, no bacon or tomatoes and funny little toasts. You can make the best of it but a traction toaster would make life easier for guests and even the Japanese would probably appreciate some smoked salmon and other sashimi. It is ok and not expensive but if they advertise western breakfast they should provide it. Free lobby coffee was well used and apparently free basic ramen after 9.00pm if you still need a snack by then. However the hotel is surrounded by decent ramen places so I got my regular fix. I would actually recommend the hotel but they do need to up their game a little bit and not rely too much on tour groups.
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FromUS$56.00
4.4/513 Reviews
The most comfortable and pillows!!! After our early morning and ton of walking, the beds here were heavenly. The staff amazing. The marble bathtub was huge. I read some negative comments about how dated the rooms were but we clearly had a renovated one. The Ivy and the Dormy Inn, both with public baths, were my top choices for Kurashiki but fully booked. So this was the only option available for the tour package I booked. The Japanese breakfast the next morning was also amazing. Did not expect to like it as much as I did. Prices can run much higher than the deal we got. But we felt lucky to stay here.
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FromUS$126.00
4.5/527 Reviews
While the decor is a bit old fashioned, the room was a good size. Everything was clean and comfortable, the staff were friendly and it was easy to check in and out. As we were only there for one night (to see the canal and historic quarter) that was all we needed - the location was very handy! It’s just a short walk to the main sites. It wasn’t an expensive hotel so I didn’t really expect much more than that. It’s a convenient base to explore Kurashiki from and very easy/quick to get to from the train station.
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FromUS$35.00
3.5/516 Reviews
We had a twin room with two double beds. The daughter had a triple room. The carpet clean. The bathroom was clean and smelled fine. It had adequate facilities for a perfectly convenient hotel to the station and the old town. Would use it again if we visited old Kurashiki again. There were sufficient clothes hooks and hangars - one thing that is always in short supply in Ryokans is hanging space for coats and used towels. There was a good heater and a good tv. The beds were a little tired looking and in need of repair as were the mattresses but the protectors and sheets were clean and even though beds a bit springy were dtill comfortable. We had a room on the traffic side, and it was not too bad and didn't interrupt my sleep. Breakfast looked good but we opted out as we wanted just yoghurt and banana. The twin corner room is roomier. Single room a bit on the small side. Curtains had been refurbished, floor carpet also, but not the side strip of carpet Price and location all a factor. It's not five star but we found it good for the night's stay and good value.
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FromUS$32.00
4.5/522 Reviews
We were booked into this hotel as part of a tour by Gem Japan Tours (which I highly recommend). We stayed one night on our way from Matsuyama to Kyoto, with a visit to Ritsurin Garden in Takamatsu, an amazing garden that was my favorite of all the gardens we visited. Setouchi Kojima Hotel is a good place to stay on the way to somewhere, but not much of a destination in itself as far as I could tell. We stayed there at a time when there were very few visitors, and the hotel seemed almost deserted. I was assured, however, that this hotel is quite popular during the summer with vacationers. I got a sense of the building being a Cold War era construction. Our room felt sort of antiseptic and spare, and I had the feeling that it must be what a hotel room in Russia must have felt like 50 years ago. I understand the hotel was built in the 80s, but it seems to have more of a 70s vibe to it. I guess the hotel's claim to fame is the panoramic view of the Great Seto Bridge -- and our room did have a commanding view. However, the main attractions for me were 1) the hot baths and 2) the Surf and Turf dinner. I saw more people in the hot baths than at any other place around the hotel. At the time I visited the women's bath, there was an outdoor pool and an indoor pool. The outdoor pool had a great view of the Great Seto Bridge, and that pool was more popular than the indoor pool. The outdoor pool is showing its age, however, with a lot of missing tiles along the water's edge. Otherwise, the baths were nice and hot, with good amenities and clean facilities. We seemed to be the only guests at dinner time. Our group had the lobster surf and turf, and it was really outstanding. The live lobsters were shown to us and then taken away to be killed and split lengthwise. They were then cooked at the table side and flambé-ed, a spectacular treat. The lobsters were cooked to perfection! Kobe beef was also served. I believe it was a prix fixe menu, because we were served a soup, appetizer, surf and turf entree, and dessert and coffee. The meal was in keeping with the retro feel of the hotel. Excellent service and a special-occasion sense of the meal. We all really enjoyed it! We returned to the same dining room the next morning and were served a good Western breakfast. We later learned that we could have visited the Japanese dining room for a traditional Japanese breakfast. One of our late-comers to breakfast chose the Japanese breakfast and declared it to be very good. Everyone on staff was friendly, welcoming, and very helpful. There is a small gift shop in the lobby, and I had a nice conversation with the attendant there. I bought a few small items. I liked that the gift shop showcases local goods, including denim clothing, for which Kojima is known. They also carry hand-made roses made from paper-thin slices of hinoki wood -- really beautiful and an unusual souvenir. I would stay at this hotel again if I were i
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FromUS$75.00
4.6/510 Reviews
We (2 adults, 2 children) stayed at Yuji-Inn for 4 days and used it as a base to travel around the region. Yuji and his wife are generous with their time. On Christmas Eve, they shared takoyaki with us and our fellow guests. Every time we left for a day of sightseeing, Yuji printed off a timetable of the trains we needed and gave us an overview of what we could expect to see. Yuji also provided recommendations for dinner - although his preferred choice was booked out on 3 evenings and closed the other evening - tip, go early or be happy to wait! The Yuji-Inn is immaculately clean and has free coffee (instant) and tea. As for potential downsides, there are few. Like most inns at this price point, showers, toilets and hot tub are communal - but immaculately clean. The rooms are comfortable, warm in winter and with comfortable traditional Japanese futons. I would recommend the inn to anyone looking for a cheap(ish) base to explore the town and the local area.
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FromUS$46.00
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