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I loved staying here. The roll-out mats, sitting on floors, the sliding doors and the overall atmosphere and architecture gave this guesthouse the most authentic Japanese feel. Good location - walking distance to public transit, food, bath houses and more! We went during a cold...More
this hostel is well located for the attractions at Arashiyama. It is a quaint place, very clean , tidy and comfortable.
The showers and toilets are excellent and it has a kitchen that is reasonably well equipped.
The owner has produced some excellent maps and...More
I spent a night here in August 2015. The owner is a nice guy, don't hesitate to ask him for direction or a map, he'll be helping you. It is located near to Katabiranotsuji station (approximately 5mins walking) and also Uzumasa station (approximately 15mins walking)....More
Very nice and cheap guesthouse in Kyoto. The owner makes the place especially nice. He is a friendly old Japanese man who speaks good English and likes to talk to his guests about Japan and Kyoto. Bikes can be rented for a good price at...More
Friends highly recommended this place. It was a convenient place to stay as we were heading to Arashiyama. Shopping street with a number of eating places, convenience stores, supermarkets and public baths are within walking distance. Place is clean and host is staying on the...More
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
impressive vistas during the Hanami cherry blossom viewing season mean that it is busiest in warmer months, though also gorgeous in the fall, when the mountains and hills along the banks turn multi-colored. Historic and engaging, even the rail cars in Western Kyoto seek to exemplify its traditional nature and scenic beauty. Many people, including natives, come to visit the 1,200 rakan statues at the Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple, which is still in use as a religious site.