"Simple hotel meets hostel type format. Enthusiasti"
We stayed for 3 nights in this, the 2nd week the hotel was open. The staff were very enthusiastic and friendly, excellent level of English. Location is 10mins walk from the centre station with a metro station close by. Rooms were functional, very clean and whilst compact, room for two. Don't expect a cooked breakfast unless you want to make it yourself, as there are plenty of facilities on the ground floor. For the price, you really can't fault it.
We have now stayed at 2 hotels in this chain. They are quite ok for the price you pay, rooms are clean and the staff are helpful. It will assist you if you know a little Japanese language (or can understand a little)
This one unlike the last one we atayed at in Osaka was resonably close to transport. Local bus from Kyoto can be caught (Bus 81) which there is a stop 5 mins walk away. Convenience stores close by (7/11 and Lawsons) Local train is 18mins walk with heavy luggage. Do suggest the ¥590 taxi to local station if you have luggage.
Room did not have microwave, however there is a food reheating serivce available.
Great laundromat is around 5 mins walk away.
The hotel was clean, and well kept, with lovely staff who spoke a little English and were willing to help even if there were a few stumbling conversations.
IT IS A LOVE HOTEL! Just keep this in mind, it is a well known chain of hotels that you can utilise as pleased, with toys and a few extras in the "minibar". However our 3 night stay was wonderful. The room was cleaned everyday, with toiletries restocked, and a wonderful selection of hair dryer, straightner, and curler for the ladies to use.
The room service was good, if a little difficult to convey due to the language barrier, but still easily solved.
One of the 11 wards of the city of Kyoto, Fushimi ward is well known for the production of Japanese rice wine, sake. The water in this area is prized by sake brewers for its softness, enabling this area to become the second most important sake producing region in Japan. The path to the Fushimi Inari shrine offers a hillside walk with beautiful views of Kyoto.
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