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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was wonderful stays! I stayed here 4 nights with my friends and we really loved it. We experienced traditional ryokan through this beautiful machiya. The staffs were friendly and helpful. I would like to come back here again someday

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 June 2016

I brought my parents to stay for 4 nights but tried different rooms. I personally really like it. But for my dad who has knee problem, it's better to stay at ground floor rooms. The wifi on the second floor was not strong but it doesn't matter too much, because you can easily to buy SIM card in Japan. The...

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Putrajaya
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Very traditional ryokan, the staff said this house probably 100 over years old. The only way to access this ryokan is by bus. Simply take bus 206 from anywhere. However you require to walk about 10mins from bus stop to the house. It is very clean and has everything you need. I was struck down by fever on my 3rd...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 25 January 2016

We stayed here 4 nights in January and had a wonderful time. The ryokan is tucked away in a neighborhood a little far from the hustle and bustle of downtown Kyoto (about a 45 minute bus ride or a 20 minute cab). But surrounding area is very picturesque and noted a number of sites within walking distance (Golden Temple, Funaoka...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

If you would like to experience traditional machiya(町家) this is the place you should visit. The nishijin 西陣 area is exactly what I think the taste of kyoto. kingyoya staff are so welcoming and friendly, thank you Yumiko,Yuki and Jumbo. The music they played perfectly matches the atmosphere and the architect. I will definitely come again.

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Toulouse, France
Reviewed 25 July 2015

Location was hard to find, I got lost trying to find the guesthouse, passages in Japan looked alike especially when it was already dark. However the place had an excellent traditional japanese atmosphere. The bed was super comfy. It was located not far from a 24h convenience store. Personnel were kind and helpful

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Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 20 March 2015

My stay at Kingyoya was great. I slept in women's dormitory. Hotel can be easily reached by the bus from Central Station. I loved the calm atmoshpere, nice Japanese garden, delicious breakfasts, helpful staff. I want to stay there again in the future!

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Reviewed 24 September 2014

We fell in love with this ryokan at first sight. It is very tastefully decorated and has a homely atmosphere. The house itself is very traditional (this means thin walls, but earplugs are provided free of charge). There is a lovely zen garden where you can spend some relaxing moments while surfing the internet on the computer provided outside. Barley...

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Paris
Reviewed 27 June 2014

We had a pleasant stay in the luxury room. The atmosphere is very "authentic" and the staff are extremely friendly. They respond quickly to emails, which was most helpful on several occasions. Breakfast is delicious. Internet works perfectly. You can rent bikes from the hosts for a very reasonable price. As noted by earlier guests, the walls are made of...

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makati city, philippines
Reviewed 16 April 2013

I booked a twin room in Guesthouse Kingyoya after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor. And I wasn't disappointed. The house is old but well-maintained, and I loved the feeling of being in a traditional Kyoto machiya. We followed the instructions on the access map on the Kingyoya site and found no problems finding the place. The room was a little...

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Staying in Nishijin District

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Nishijin District
A district with a long textile heritage, ancient Kyoto is still alive in the Nishijin District. Studded with its weaving factories, tea houses, and onsen, the neighborhood is charming and peaceful with a self-possessed air. Less traveled than other parts of the city, it is a district where you can take it at your own pace. Visitors can explore the many weaving and cloth houses, the free kimono shows, and the many shops selling traditional clothing and goods. Showcasing architecture with sloping roofs and wooden reliefs dating to decades past, the streets in the Nishijin District transport you back in time, making them a joy to wander.
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Additional Information about Guesthouse Kingyoya

Address: 243 Kankicho 3-Chome, Omiya-Teranouchi Agaru-Nishiiru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8492, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Nishijin District
Price Range: $31 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“I stayed in deluxe room with balcony to look over the garden. It's nice to see snowfall from here”
 of 5 bubbles Traveladdictor_VN, 28 Feb 2013 | Read review
“We managed to fit our babies Phil and Ted sleep tent along with two futons into the extra room of the triple and our friend stayed in the main space. It was a squeeze, but it worked. It's nice to open windows at night, but watch out... there can be mosquitos!”
  • Neat bamboo sink setup
 of 5 bubbles ForrestAndGeorgette, 9 Jun 2012 | Read review
“You can reserve up to 4 months before your stay, so be sure to book early as the 3 private rooms are popular. If you will arrive late in the evening, be sure to notify the guesthouse so the staff can wait for you at the front desk (the front desk usually closes at 9pm). The triple room is very big and if I would definitely reserve this room if it is available. Don't forget to order daily breakfast at the time of reservation because it is well worth the extra cost (it will cost you more to eat the same kind of the breakfast in a Kyoto restaurant).”
  • The bedroom within the triple room (it has a small desk and a futon---outside of this bedroom is
  • Very warm heater table
 of 5 bubbles ar_e2000, 4 Mar 2012 | Read review
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