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kuala lumpur
Reviewed 10 September 2013

We spent 4 nights here. The rate was reasonable and the location was so strategic. The main Kawaramachi station was just minutes away and we used the public transport most of the time to go to Nara, Arashiyama, etc. We also had a good walk to Kiyamizudera, etc. from this ryokan. It's located next to the Kamo river at Gion...

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New York, New York
Reviewed 18 December 2012

Kyoto was our first stop on our whirlwind tour of Japan. We stayed here for four nights, in the Western Double Room (we chose this room for it's low cost, though I'd rather have stayed in the more traditional rooms). The personnel were friendly, helpful and always available when needed. The common rooms were beautiful. The location was perfect for...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 30 October 2012

I was just in Kyoto and Osaka. I stayed in this guest house, a budget ryokan and a business hotel. I also went to a minshuku. Of all of these lodgings, this place really felt the most Japanese. True, the floors creak, there is one shower, etc. but I appreciated the experience despite these small inconveniences. People were considerate and...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 27 October 2012

Enjoyed my 3 nights stay at this guesthouse. The futon was comfy and had a good sleep. It is extremely quiet at night though, that I can hear snippets of conversation of my opposite room neighbour. There is a 24hr small supermarket about 2mins walk away.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2012

It was very easy to get there from the Gion-shijo subway exit 1, probably within 1-2 minute walk. We arrived before the offical check-in time. But the front desk lady told us the room was ready, and we could check-in and settled our things there. It is an authentic old Japan house which made of wood, dim lights, living/common rooms...

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Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 2 October 2012

Rakuza is located in the ancient quartier of Gion, in the centre of Kyoto. There are many traditional restaurants and beautiful gift shops around. The ryokan is entirely traditional style, clean and confortable. They provide a laptop, free wifi, hair dryer and some fruits in the morning in the lobby. They rent bikes for 500 yen/day. We took them for...

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South Korea
Reviewed 21 September 2012

.. I suggest you to stay here. It's very affordable yet it gives you that authentic feeling. We stayed there for two nights after our trip to Hiroshima and we decided to stay in a ryokan after a series of stay in business hotel to experience living in a real traditional Japanese house. The ryokan, to our surprise, is not...

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Foshan, China
Reviewed 28 January 2012

This is a small guesthouse in a fantastic traditional building. Wooden walls and doors, with mat flooring - shoes do need to be removed when inside. Sliding doors, and I liked there was a padlock on the door, which has not been the case in other places. We stayed in Dec so the air con was not needed. We were...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 July 2011

I changed my booking so many times when coming here (felt awful for it), however they were very patient and did not charge me any extra for it. When I got there, I got a tour of the building - which is lovely to see from the inside as it is different than anything I've ever been in in England...

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Melbourne
Reviewed 30 April 2011

We were keen to experience more traditional Japanese accommodation rather than staying in a Western-style hotel, and to accept any differences from what we're accustomed to. We enjoyed staying in this beautiful old house, even though negotiating the one shared bathroom and two toilets was more challenging than the hard sleeping surface. There seemed to be a lot of women...

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Staying in Gion

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Gion
Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko" in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners, Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the streets on their way to and from work, where they fan dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.
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"Guest House RAKUZA" is Japanese style guest house, cheap hostel in Kyoto, Gion. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Guest house Rakuza

Address: 2-255 Miyagawasuji Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0801, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Gion
Price Range: $33 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Guest house Rakuza 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Light sleepers can request for a room at the end of the second floor corridor to minimize noise.”
 of 5 bubbles 134willc, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If budget allows and if available take the deluxe room in the upper floor.”
 of 5 bubbles arlop2013, 7 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Try to book a few months earlier as only little rooms available.”
 of 5 bubbles YvnLee, 24 Nov 2013 | Read review
“Book your room at least 3 months earlier.”
 of 5 bubbles 948hcf, 9 Sep 2013 | Read review
“We chose the Western Double Room, but if I wasn't on such a budget, I would've chosen a traditional room. The Western Double Room, though small (like everything in Japan), was perfectly adequate for two adults, including suitcases, etc.”
 of 5 bubbles mkriegal, 17 Dec 2012 | Read review
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