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I love my stay in this a century old traditional Japanese house which used to be a Maiko teahouse. It gives me the real taste of Kyoto with the wooden interior and furniture.
The location is unbeatable as it's in the center of Gion area,...More
We have a good stay at Rakuza Guest house (a Japanese 100 year old houses in the center of Gion area). You can experience a real traditional ryokan in Kyoto. The flooring is all wood and it is covered with tatami mat. We booked a...More
the guesthouse sits in a quite yet center of gion-shijo area, 3 mins walk to shopping/eating busy kawaramachi street. The room is clean and has no smell. though only 2 toilets and 1 bathroom, but clean and well arranged. Walking from the place to kiyomizu...More
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...More
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...More
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.