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 boutique vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Costume Museum and Higashi Honganji …More
Wow, what a surprise this place was! Lovely boutique hotel right in the middle of everything. Close to all the wonderful sites in Kyoto with easy access to buses and subway. Rooms were very nice and clean. Breakfast was awesome, really nice with smoked salmon, prosciutto, eggs, crumpets, yogurt, smoothies etc. Staff were very helpful and informative. Overall, highly recommend staying here.
Traveller from Seattle WA
Located in Central Kyoto, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kyoto Tourist Information Center and Gion Corner. Nijo …More
The owners live in this family ryokan. Very helpful in locating restaurants etc. Very clean. Gives you the "Japanese experience" Breakfast had a variety of Japanese dishes.Only drawback it was a little difficult to find after getting off the train in Kyoto. Had to finally take a cab to locate the hotel even though we had map quest instructions.
Located in Central Kyoto, this ryokan is within a 15-minute walk of Kyoto Tourist Information Center and Gion Corner. Nijo …More
We enjoyed to stay in a beautiful Japanese style house for 2 nights. It is located close to Higashiyama underground station and you will find there easily from the station. There are coffee and Japanese tea (3 kinds of Japanese tea!!) Only one big issue is the internet connection in the house. There is a pocket wi-if upstairs but it almost didn't work for searching for a restaurant or checking SNS or uploading photos. Overall, I highly recommend you :)
Located in Central Kyoto, this vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Kyoto Tourist Information Center and Gion Corner …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 1 mi (2 km) of Kyoto Shibori Museum and Nijo Castle. 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
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