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1 room, 2 adults

Sparkling Dolphins Inn Kyoto, Kyoto

2-star2 stars
56 Kamigoryo-cho, Higashikujo, Minami-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 601-8017, Japan

Within easy reach of Kyoto Tower
  • Free WiFi
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  • Great room. Super nice owners. Very clean and reasonable rate. If you sleep "warm,"…Mar. 23, 2020
  • Amazing host and hostess, they go above and beyond for guests. They helped us made…Nov. 25, 2018

Sparkling Dolphins Inn Kyoto, Kyoto

from $45 CAD
  • Japanese Room for 2 (Newly Renovated)
  • Japanese Room for 4 (Newly Renovated)
  • Japanese Room for 5 (Newly Renovated)

What’s around Sparkling Dolphins Inn Kyoto, Kyoto


  • In Minami
  • Kyoto Tower - 18 min walk
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine - 27 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 41 min walk
  • Sanjusangendo Temple - 22 min walk
  • Gion Corner - 40 min walk
  • Tofukuji Temple - 19 min walk
  • Nijō Castle - 3 mi / 4.8 km

Getting around

  • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 76 min drive
  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 47 min drive
  • Toji Station - 11 min walk
  • Tobakaido Station - 17 min walk
  • Shichijo Station - 18 min walk
  • Kujo Station - 4 min walk
  • Tofukuji Station - 9 min walk
  • Jujo Station - 12 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 13 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 8:00 AM-11:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 11:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to go stay out late must check-in first.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Year Built - 1997
  • Elevator
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Slippers
  • Washer/dryer
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Individually decorated
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 15-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Microwave
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Daily housekeeping

Sparkling Dolphins Inn Kyoto, Kyoto’s small print

Also known as

  • Station Ryokan Sparkling Dolphins Kyoto Hostel
  • Sparkling Dolphins Inn Kyoto Kyoto
  • Sparkling Dolphins Inn Kyoto Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Ryokan Sparkling Dolphins Hostel
  • Station Ryokan Sparkling Dolphins Kyoto
  • Ryokan Sparkling Dolphins
  • Sparkling Dolphins Inn
  • Sparkling Dolphins Kyoto
  • Sparkling Dolphins
  • Sparkling Dolphins Kyoto
  • Sparkling Dolphins Kyoto Kyoto


The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A city tax may be collected at the property, effective October 1, 2018. The city tax ranges from JPY 200-1,000 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: JPY 1000 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Sparkling Dolphins Inn Kyoto, Kyoto

  • Does Sparkling Dolphins Inn Kyoto offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Sparkling Dolphins Inn Kyoto does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Are pets allowed at Sparkling Dolphins Inn Kyoto?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Sparkling Dolphins Inn Kyoto?
    You can check in from 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Sparkling Dolphins Inn Kyoto?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Partik (6-min walk), Coco Ichibanya (6-min walk), and NAKAU (9-min walk).
  • What is there to do near Sparkling Dolphins Inn Kyoto?
    Recommended spots to visit include Kyoto Tower (0.9 mi) and Tofukuji Temple (1 mi), along with Sanjusangendo Temple (1.1 mi) and Fushimi Inari Shrine (1.4 mi).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 5 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Fantastic little ryokan off the main tourist strips (definitely a good thing). Not a mass of restaurants around but some great little fins if you get out and explore. 10 mins walk to Kyoto station and 5 mins walk to subway. Bus stop 2 mins walk. Amazing service and lovely tatami ensure rooms. Great experience!
Chontelle, au4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Brand new remodel. So awesome you got to stay here. So close to Kyoto station. Nice and kind owner operator
us3 night romance trip

Sparkling Dolphins Inn Kyoto, Kyoto

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