Overview of HOUKA

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4.8 / 5Exceptional
6 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast Available



Popular LocationKyoto Tower12 min walk
Popular LocationShijo Omiya15 min walk
RestaurantGinjo Ramen Kubota1 min walk
Restaurantつるやここな3 min walk
AirportOsaka (ITM-Itami)53 min drive

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  • House, 2 Bedrooms (East)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 6
    • 2 Single Beds and 4 Single Futons
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  • House, 3 Bedrooms (West)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 8
    • 2 Large Single Beds and 6 Single Futons
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About this area


HOUKA is located in Kyoto's Central Kyoto neighbourhood. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Philosopher's Walk and Lake Biwa, while Kyoto Aquarium and Toei Kyoto Studio Park are popular area attractions. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Kyoto Racecourse or Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Kyoto Tower - 12 min walk
  • Shijo Omiya - 15 min walk
  • Kyoto Aquarium - 17 min walk
  • Nishiki Market - 11 min drive
  • Toji Temple - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Gojo Station - 9 min walk
  • Kyoto Station - 13 min walk
  • Osaka (ITM-Itami) - 53 min drive


  • Ginjo Ramen Kubota - 1 min walk
  • つるやここな - 3 min walk
  • 招福亭 - 3 min walk
  • Wanderers stand - 4 min walk
  • Shiba Raku Cafe - 4 min walk

About this property


3.5-star Kyoto guesthouse in Central Kyoto, near Kyoto Tower
Along with concierge services, this smoke-free guesthouse has a garden and a front desk safe. WiFi in public areas is free. All 2 rooms boast deep soaking bathtubs, and offer free WiFi and kitchens. Other amenities available to guests include separate living rooms, flat-screen TVs and fridges. Limited housekeeping is available.
HOUKA offers 2 forms of accommodation with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. This accommodation offers separate living rooms. Accommodation at this 3.5-star guesthouse has kitchens with fridges, microwaves and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a deep soaking bath, toilets with an electronic bidet and complimentary toiletries.
This Kyoto guesthouse provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

No on-site parking available

Food and drink

Breakfast available for a fee: JPY 2200.00 per person

Family friendly

Separate living room


Front-desk safe

Guest services

Concierge services
Housekeeping (limited)

Languages spoken





Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Climate control (air conditioning)
Climate control (heating)


Deep-soaking bathtub
Electronic bidet
Free toiletries
Separate bathtub and shower


Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker
Free bottled water


Iron/ironing board
Separate living room



Check-in between 3 PM and 7 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property for check-in information


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

American Express
Diners Club
JCB International

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A city tax may be collected at the property, effective from 1 October 2018. The city tax ranges from JPY 200–1,000 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: JPY 1000 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: JPY 2200.00 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No on-site parking is available.
Property registration number H28-第1244

We should mention

The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ); additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file

Property is also known as

HOUKA Guesthouse
HOUKA Guesthouse Kyoto

Frequently asked questions

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Quiet and spacious

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Charming, spacious, comfortable, attractive accommodation. Off the beaten path so taxis were sometimes unsure how to find even with the excellent directions provided by Houka staff...nevertheless would still be our first choice in Kyoto. We loved it. Totally up to date. Concierge service through the provided mobile device was helpful and immediately responded. Quiet. Conveniently located for transport. 👍👍👍. Delightful check in experience. Felt like a typical Japanese home. Top marks on all fronts. So pleased we found this gem.

Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities


Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

    保存了老房子的格調, 重新裝潢后讓生活方便并舒適, 除了廚房稍小,其他一應用具齊全且高級和好用。雖說在深巷中, 可離旁邊一條通車的街道較近, 其中一個房間還是難免會被車聲叨擾。

    Stayed 7 nights in Nov 2018