I only stayed one night however it was definitely the best hotel I stayed at during my short trip to Japan!
The location is perfect for those who wish to shop at Teramachi(shopping streets) located opposite the hotel; Food(Nishiki market during the day and Potoncho for evening restaurants) - 5/10 walk to Gion also.
The hotel itself is pretty much brand spanking new. The free amenities in the rooms are offers is amazing! Moreover they offer free food to guests; any hotel offering free food is a winner for me (rice and tea are offered as a little night snack in the hotel restaurant). Beds are Extremely comfy and best of all.. The shower!!! power shower with sprinkle shower with normal shower head with normal tap. Amazing hotel for a decent price. Highly recommend.
Traveller from London
Located in Central Kyoto, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Nishiki Tenmangu and Gion Corner. Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu …More
My fiance & I really enjoyed our experience at Ryokan Kyo-no-yado Kagihei. It was very clean & tidy. The location was fantastic. Super close to Gion station & a few houses away from Nishiki Market. The Ryokan is owned & ran by a husband & wife, the most lovely & hospitable people. I would recommend getting the breakfast & experiencing a traditional Japanese breakfast. The food is so fresh & amazing. Highly recommended!
Traveller from Sydney, Australia
Located in Central Kyoto, this ryokan is within a 15-minute walk of Nishiki Tenmangu and Gion Corner. Nijo Castle and Kyoto …More
We loved our 4-night stay here. It was a wonderful experience to be in our own traditional five -room Japanese house in a beautiful part of eastern Kyoto near subway stations and easily accessible to every part of the city. A large shower/bath room, and two additional half baths, full kitchen and every conceivable appliance--even a lit enclosed garden off the living room, made this a 5 star home experience. Twin western beds in the largish upstairs bedroom, with floor cushions available to use living/dining room for additional traditional sleeping arrangements. This was a charming experience. Due to narrow steps to second floor this is not appropriate for people with accessibility needs.
Traveller from SW Virginia
Located in Central Kyoto, this vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Kyoto Tourist Information Center and Gion Corner …More
Our family of four (two kids aged 11 and 15) enjoyed a fantastic week at Gagakuan. Our host Saki was very responsive from the initial reservation until we departed. She even dropped off a delicious birthday cake for my daughter who celebrated her birthday the day before we arrived.
This is not a traditional hotel room but a traditional Japanese house in a very nice neighbourhood. The house itself is very well equipped and a fantastic way to experience living in a traditional family home. Although more than 100 years old and very traditional, it has been equipped with a number of modern touches that enhance the stay. Our two kids were absolutely fascinated with the house and the entire environment. For our purposes, it was ideally situated between Kyoto station and central Kyoto. The Gojo subway stop and the bus stop are both less than a five minute walk from the house. This allows you to easily access the public transportation system to all of the wonderful temples. We also took side trips to Osaka, Nara and a day trip to Hiroshima using our Japan rail passes.
Except for a few hot days (typical for Kyoto in the summer), we had a perfect time in Kyoto thanks to our great stay at Gagakaun and the kind generosity of Saki. We hope we get another chance to return to Kyoto and see the things we missed this visit and stay here again.
Located in Central Kyoto, this vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Costume Museum and Higashi Honganji Temple. Kyoto …More
Overall, this is very nice hotel.
There are few minor cons:
1. Stair is too steep for elders
2. cooking equipment and washer/dryer machine do not have full translation how to operate
3. cookware and dishware need to be improved the cleanliness.
Traveller from New York
This family-friendly Kyoto vacation home is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Kyoto Municipal …More
This guest house sets the standard: clean, comfortable and well-run. The staff were very helpful and polite. The sleeping areas were clean and comfortable. I slept well each night. It's location, just 5 minutes walk from Nijo station, is perfect for whatever you need or wherever you want to go to in Kyoto.
If you're looking for somewhere to base yourself for seeing Kyoto then this is the place for you. If you're looking to get drunk and party then look elsewhere.
Traveller from England
Located in Central Kyoto, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Shinsenen and Nijo Castle. Kyoto Imperial Palace and …More
This Hostel was very nice! Clean, Friendly and they even had activities occasionally.
I stayed in the girls dorm , you have storage under your bed (locker) for your suitcase and storage for your shoes. Location is nice also but its a little hard to find at first (It's located near a 7'11 which is nice when you need an ATM) , it's in central Kyoto where all the shopping is near huge malls and traditional stores near Kawaramachi station.
I was nervous at first since its shared bathrooms but it's very safe and easy they have one just for females on the 3rd floor. A kitchen and laundry on floor 5 ( also nice just clean up after yourself!)
Bar in the basement floor. (last call is 10:30pm bar closed at 11)
It's usually quite but when I stayed There were a couple Europeans talking loudly in the hallway , but only lasted maybe 5-10 min , just letting you know sometimes you can hear people but people usually are considerate of others in the night time. I didn't have any other problems.
The staff is very helpful and knows the area well , Erika was the sweetest ! very friendly!
The beds are twin size i guess? japanese style so their on the stiffer side but its still comfy.
you can rent a towel i think for 100yen (I brought my own)
The staff helped me a lot to figure out how to go from Kyoto Station to Osaka Kansai INTL airport.
If I ever need a hotel in Kyoto I will stay at this hostel and other location as well In Tokyo!
very nice I 100% recommend for budget travelers!
Traveller from West Virginia
Located in Central Kyoto, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Seiganji Temple, Nijo Castle, and Gion Corner. Kyoto Imperial …More
I enjoyed my stay at Guesthouse Yahata. It has affordable price with clean rooms. The hotel is located in a very quite neighborhood. It was fun for me to experience tatami the first time. The owner is a very nice lady. She planned a one-day trip agenda with beautiful attractions while I was there. Also, I accidentally left my glasses while I was leaving to Tokyo. It was very kind of her to offered to mail it to my new hostel. Overall, I highly recommend this place.
Parry from New York
Located in Central Kyoto, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Costume Museum and Higashi Honganji Temple. Nijo …More
Payments accepted on expedia.co.uk include American Express, Diner's Club International, Maestro, MasterCard, Visa, Visa Electron and PayPal.
Flight-inclusive holiday packages and Flight-Plus arrangements created on Expedia.co.uk are financially protected by the Civil Aviation Authority (under Expedia, Inc.'s ATOL number 5788). But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then your booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see our general terms and conditions for further details on ATOL or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate.
For the sale of travel insurance Expedia Inc. is an Appointed Representative of Mondial Assistance (UK) Limited trading as Allianz Global Assistance which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Mondial Assistance (UK) Limited's FCA registration number is 311909. FCA authorisation can be checked at the Financial Services register at www.fsa.gov.uk/register/
Expedia, Inc., is not responsible for content on external Web sites.