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

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88%

Rating
373 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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100%

Remind guests to bring own towel to onsen to save money. Good advice on where to go around bola bola. Very comfortable stay.

  • 29th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Singapore
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Very great experience all around! Heru was very helpful with showing us how to get around. He rents bikes and gave us a nice map of the area. Very nice traditional Japanese rooms and a hot shower with I'll kitchen! 7 minute ride to bamboo forest and 20 minutes to golden pavilion. 20 minute bus ride to Kyoto station. Only complain was some loud kids came in at around 12:30 and were very loud for a while.

  • 17th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Very cute and cosy place, authentic Japanese atmosphere. Not exactly in the center but at a very convenient location, with shops, restaurants and stations nearby. Great place to stay if you want to experience the "real" Kyoto and not mind commuting for around 20mins to the tourist destination destinations. The owner is very kind and helpful, we really enjoyed our stay. Thank you for such a nice experience.


89%

we fell in love with the house. The owner also very helpful and their map were quite good. However during night we were afraid to make some noise due to the kitchen area is very close to other rooms and the atmosphere is very quiet at night.

  • 8th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


74%

The room is smaller than we expected but it was nice if want to experience japanese-style home. It was a peaceful experience.


86%

A nice place situated in West Kyoto. It isn't really that close to the main attractions but what's around it is very nice. Owner is helpful and I would stay here again.


97%

We really enjoyed our stay here and it was one of our favorite places we stayed. Staff extremely helpful and gave us many recommendations. Close to an amazing onsen. Great location in a nice quieter neighbourhood and we rented bikes to see the golden pavilion etc and we strongly recommend seeing things by bike. Quite easy to find and fairly close to the train station. We would stay here again.


83%

Great little traditional guest house in Western Kyoto. A little loud as it's right next to the train station


100%

We love it! It was very clean, quiet and near the train station. For the price is excellent

  • 3rd Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

It was my first time in Japan and we had a wonderful experience in Bola Bola. The traditional kind of Japanese house, the host maintained the house's details with attention, giving it unique touches. It is just pleasant to watch the light plays on the ground of the house in the morning and afternoon. I had a twin room and it was equipped with tatami, clothes hanger and a small, low table. Kitchen and bathroom are well-facilitated.

  • 2nd Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Haru-san is a real gentleman with a kind demeanor. Helpful with everything. It was a very pleasant stay.

  • 18th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


94%

It's absolutely lovely and Japanese and in a sweet area (close to a great, old, rural-ish area, including monkey park and bamboo forest) two good onsens are close.




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