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Shunkoin Temple Guest House

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  • Excellent66%
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  • Average6%
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Reviewed 30 April 2015

This is truly a magical place to place to stay. Simple rooms, but in a compound of dozens of beautiful temples. Welcoming and knowledgable priest, a well furnished kitchen so you can cook your own meals, and a central location. We had a wonderful week...More

2  Thank HarwoodCA
Reviewed 29 April 2015

My mother and I stayed here for five nights whilst doing various daytrips from Kyoto. Though there is a slight inconvenience element to having to catch a train out of Kyoto to reach Hanazono (nearest JR station to the Temple Complex), the peace afforded by...More

7  Thank Alquitran
Reviewed 8 April 2015

We stayed at the temple for one night - we would have stayed longer but they were booked up (book in advance!). The temple is part of a large complex, an easy 10 minutes on a JR line from central Kyoto. As others have said...More

3  Thank Jrjohnson247
Reviewed 7 March 2015 via mobile

I only stayed here one night, it was a bit difficult to find the temple but once there you realise it is only a 10-15 min walk from the station. I recommend taking a map with you beforehand to save time. The staff were very...More

3  Thank AliceinWonderland19
Reviewed 1 March 2015

After spending two days in central Kyoto seeing the sites, we took ourselves a bit outside of the city to check out this well regarded temple stay. The location is was not what could be called central or highly convenient, which is why we chose...More

4  Thank Carla G
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USD 42 - USD 56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Price range
USD 42 - USD 56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Western Kyoto
Western Kyoto is home to some of the city's best
eccentricities. Kyoto's Saga-Toriimoto Preserved
Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji
Period, where old homes have been transformed into tea
houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the
riverbank, under wooden bridges that beckon nature
lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The
area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and
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16 June 2017|
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Response from dorifuta | Reviewed this property |
Book though email, pay upon arrival. You can pay by cash or card if you'd like; although I think cash is easier on them, they do have a card reader. You will need to provide information including your flight number, passport... More
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Tony T
24 April 2017|
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Response from Quinn W | Reviewed this property |
Hey, Tony! My guidebook recommended emailing them, and that worked perfectly for me. You can look up their website and email address. The staff were very helpful and responded promptly. Enjoy your stay!!
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"We had the rooms at ground level in the old building and they were excellent."
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"Second floor avoids noisy neighbors upstairs. One room on the second floor is nearest to the common room."
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"Reserve well in advance, as sometimes large groups stay here."
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"Stay on the upper floor if you can to avoid noisy guests stomping above you."
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