First of all, i hardly give hotel a review, but for one, I have to give some good feedback as it deserves.
Point 1) Very friendly staffs no matter what time you approach them and ask for information about Kyoto and help. Including early in the morning for breakfast or late even for their compliment supple.
Point 2) Hotel location is really convenient, so close to the train exit when we came from Osaka with 2 big 2 small luggages. (we took little time to find it as it entrance is in small alley) close to Gion, shopping street malls, bus stops.
Point 3) Interior design is modern while blending the traditional japanese artworks. In room facilities are very user friendly, good lighting design for your comfort, free movies on TV(in Aus is paid), amazed fancy shower set plus massage function, quite top range japanese toilet seat( heated, spray, blow dry, music), Humidifier plus Air-purifier(yes important is Kyoto is dry).
P.S. every room even equipped a Latest panasonic top range hair dryer (16,000 yen) which only is only sold in Japan. we just love it so much.
The room is decent size, but very spacious, but i believe they do their best to provide a pleasant staying time for all visitors. at least we really enjoy our time in there.
Traveller from Melbourne
Located in Central Kyoto, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Nishiki Tenmangu and Gion Corner. Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu …More
We stayed for two nights in August. The lady who runs the place is so sweet and kind. The room was relatively spacious and as an American I thought it a fun treat to sleep on tatami mats for a few nights. It's in a great location as it's easy to walk to the Gion neighborhood and within a block or two of most bus stops. While it is close to some busy areas it is quiet at night. I would definitely recommend it! There is no WiFi in the room, only in the lobby.
Located in Central Kyoto, this ryokan is within a 15-minute walk of Nishiki Tenmangu and Gion Corner. Nijo Castle and Kyoto …More
Great location, tidy and has all the essentials. 4 star accommodation and lots of character for the adventurous seeking the local lifestyle.
Only downside are that beds are too hard, futons uncomfortable and not enough pillows.
Traveller from south florida
This family-friendly Kyoto vacation home is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Kyoto Municipal …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
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
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
The location is perfect. You're near almost everything is important for a tourist. Rooms are clean and comfort. Maybe A/C controller position should be change for more comfort. accessibility is ok as we had a baby trolly. Staff are helpful and friendly and know English.
Traveller from Tehran
Located in Central Kyoto, this ryokan is within 1 mi (2 km) of Rokakkudo Temple, Nijo Castle, and Kyoto Imperial Palace …More
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