March 15, 2004
The hotel is presented in a very simple, yet sophisticated way with the front desk situated on the third floor set apart from the other on-site attractions. Artistically this hotel is very smart. Architecturally the floor design is well done, though the guest rooms are a bit cramped for the tastes of an American traveler. The rooms are larger and cleaner in comparison to other Japanese hotels offering the same location and prices.
I recommend this hotel because of the unique concept employed by the staff and management. While large chain hotels offer laundry, satellite television, room service, and everything in between, this hotel emphasizes an escape from the franchise impersonality found at the largest and most famous name hotels. Those afore mentioned services are not available at this hotel, however they are more than made up for with their attention to detail and personal service.
A stay at Hotel Dew Oyamazaki provides the weary and road tested with a truly unforgettable and relaxing alternative to Osaka and Kyoto. Room prices are equal to or slightly less than those of major hotels, priced at 6500 Yen for a single. Double rooms (see photo) run 10,000 Yen. Family rooms accommodating up to four guests cost 16,000 Yen, and large group rooms are 3,500 Yen per person. Check-in is at 16:00, check-out at 10:00.
The hotel is located directly in front of the Oyamazaki JR station on the Kyoto line. Its central location to a variety of local historical sites, a post office, and quiet mountainside roads provides an excellent central location from which to base your explorations.
Please continue reading about the other sites of interest, stores, and services available in Oyamazaki in this journal.
From journal Kyoto / Osaka Peregrination #1