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25-17 Horigauchi-cho Uzumasa Ukyoku Kyoto city, Kyoto, Japan

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314 Total Reviews
  • 94%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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Amazing traditional ryokan in suburban kyoto. Fantastic staff and facilities, just make sure you get a JR rail pass to save you money!


Very good location, within walking distance to the kyoto tram lines and a JR line. The owner is very friendly and provides you with a cute hand drawn map of kyoto and the attractions with recommended places to visit and eat! Rooms were clean and cosy, although one of the bathrooms is located in the courtyard outdoor area, so you'll have to bear the cold while you are inside the shower room


The man who runs the guest house speaks excellent English. There is no parking on site so we paid for parking about two blocks away. We are a family of 5 and stayed in two different rooms. There are futons, blankets, and a pillow in the room. There is a heater in the room if you get cool. (I was comfortable without the heat on.) The shower and toilet room were clean. There is a kitchen you can use. I would recommend this place if you are looking for something inexpensive in Kyoto!

  • 29th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


The hostel is only a 30 minute walk from Arashiyama. The rooms are like a ryokan. The directions from the train station to the hostel need to be improved. A crossing over the train track was very difficult to find.


To experience Japanese style house, this is the place for you. Very cozy and quiet. The host is very helpful too.

  • 21st Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Sleeping mats and blankets provided for sleeping on the tatami floor. Rotating fan and air conditioner set at 25 C. Kyoto was very hot/humid so it would have been nice to lower the temperature. The hostel owner was kind enough to say that construction was happening nearby during our stay, but failed to mention the proximity to a railroad - in the backyard of the hostel. Light sleepers beware! Best part of staying here: Bike rentals are ¥500 for the day ($5) - great for riding out to Arashiyama!

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